Panel Info
Unique IDSU0152
Status:Finalist
Application Details
Entrant Club(s):DramaSoc
Entry completed by:Shania Lahina
Club Role:President
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Category SelectionReminder that events and initiatives must have occurred in the eligible period: 7 September 2020 to 12 September 2021
Which category is this nomination for?Best Arts Event 2021
Name of event or initiative:DramaSoc Presents Love and Information
Brief overview of the event or initiative:

Our first major production in our Centenary year. With a cast size of 20 it brought lots of people together to share in the love of theatre which a lot people didn't get to enjoy in 2020.

What were the aims of the event or initiative?

To bring our community together and educate our members. It's hard to keep up with your passion of theatre while being a student at UC as there are no theatre performing arts courses people can take. We also brought the whole wider community together to celebrate local theatre.

How did you make it happen?

It was rough we had weeks of rehersal in masks and social distancing. We had these huge curtains that we planned to hang from the ceiling in the Ngaio and trying to block it our in a small class room Otakaro 104 and not DW1 was really challenging. The biggest asset we have is other theaters in Chch and the wider community, we pulled resources from experienced people which allowed the production team to have some relief to their stress

How did you make it better?

In previous years when we read through the production teams' reports a topic almost always brought up is not having enough time to put it on, this time we gave them 14 weeks, not one report mentioned time constrains as an issue. Other common issues were not having enough time in the Ngaio to reblock and get their bearing before their first show, we tried to work with the UCSA to try and get them in there every chance we could.

How did you show your commitment to sustainability?

All costumes and props are being stored in our container so that they can be reused which significantly reduced the amount of waste of the production

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