As we aim to provide our young members with practical training in the arts, we run classes throughout the year to facilitate this.
In addition to the classes, young Faith members will participate in a number of performance based projects throughout the year. Our aim is to produce at least 3 projects or productions in various venues. Projects will vary from year to year but the thinking behind work produced in this manner is outreach. Not only do young members get the opportunity to apply their learned skills in a performance setting but the pieces will minister to the hearts of other young people too. We will work together with Faith members to produce work that raises social awareness, promotes emotional and spiritual growth and that really speaks to the young people about their lives. In short: Drama by the youth, for the youth.
Previous projects have highlighted issues such as teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, and racial hatred. This way of working has proved extremely successful amongst both FAITH members and the audiences who enjoy such work as it is not a bunch of old people telling them how to live their lives. The message is coming from their own peers, often from similar backgrounds to themselves. It is also a way of accessing the arts for a generation more interested in playing video games and watching Channel U. The pieces produced will always be relevant to its target audience and so they can and often are more likely to be impacted by it. We also regularly take our productions and projects to
to venues that are of interest to the youth.