Hunter TAFE teacher and local playwright, David Brown, is presenting his groundbreaking work on youth gender and identity at the annual International Arts & Health conference in Sydney.
Mr Brown and Hunter TAFE students from the Regional Institute of Performing Arts will present ‘The Pronoun Project’, a verbatim theatre piece based on the words and conversations of young LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex and asexual) people.
“Taking this work to a conference of this calibre will demonstrate the important work we are doing at Hunter TAFE in training creative practitioners in how to use creativity in the health and social awareness area,” Mr Brown said. “The Pronoun Project is an expressive piece delivering positive and affirmative messages for change. It also serves to generate greater understanding of LGBTQIA people.”
Four current students and one graduate of Hunter TAFE’s Advanced Diploma of Acting
perform excerpts from ‘The Pronoun Project’ at Art Gallery of NSW as part of the international conference. Hunter TAFE’s acting students and a Headspace LGBTQIA support group from Newcastle originally developed the performance piece.
The eighth annual International Arts & Health Conference
has a charter of fostering the effective and efficient use of arts and creative services to meet the needs of people with disabilities or disadvantage.