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Tegan Arazny (Facilitator & Documenter)

Tegan Arazny (Facilitator & Documenter)
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Tegan is a strong advocate for the development of Theatre and the Arts in community settings and has been involved with numerous Applied Theatre programmes throughout her professional training and experience. Tegan graduated with a Master of Arts with Distinction in Applied Theatre from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She has professional experience in Community Performance that promotes Young People’s expression and engagement through Puppetry and Theatre practices. As well as collaborating and performing with ERTH Visual & Physical Inc and Welsh theatre company PuppetSoup, she has co-directed and worked alongside Shop Front Arts Co-Op Junior Ensemble of 8-14-year old’s to create the original devised production, The Unknown. Tegan is currently working as Teaching Artist for Sydney Theatre Company’s ‘School Drama’. This is a Teachers Professional Development Program designed to improve teaching and learning by modelling the use of drama-based strategies with quality children's literature.

A Day in the Life of a Magnet Theatre Trainee

Magnet Theatre’s Full-Time Training and Job Creation programme is a 2-year programme for “youth who for one reason or another struggle to be absorbed into the training at the University”. For some, this may...

Spirit Songs – Part 2

This is Part 2 of our materials on the production of Spirit Songs (click here for Part 1). To hear more about the project, we sat down with Yonela Sithela, one of Magnet Theatre's Culture Gangs Facilitators who was...

Spirit Songs – Part 1

This is Part 1 of our materials on the production of Spirit Songs (click here for Part 2). Spirit Songs, the result of a collaboration between Magnet Theatre's Culture Gangs Programme, the International Theatre and Literacy...

Cape Town’s Culture Gangs

Magnet Theatre’s Community Arts Development programme, the Culture Gangs, works to support existing youth drama groups in Cape Town’s townships. In 2017, the groups being supported are Chris Hani High School in Khayelitsha, iThemba Labantu...

Highlights of the Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) Multimedia Toolkit

Dialogue has been working with Clowns Without Borders South Africa to develop an audiovisual toolkit for their Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) Programmes. In South Africa, the programme is referred to as the Sinovuyo Caring Families Programme,...

The ‘Our Story, Your Story’ Project

Clowns Without Borders South Africa (CWBSA), an artist-led humanitarian organisation, arrived in George (South Africa) in early May 2017 to facilitate the final component of their 'Our Story, Your Story' (OSYS) project in local Primary...

A Platform for “Local Talent and Local Stories”

Having received training from the Clowns Without Borders South Africa team, four young facilitators from The Seven Passes Initiative visited nine local schools, in the final part of the ‘Our Story, Your Story’ project. Having...

Reflecting on ‘Our Story, Your Story’

On the benefits of storytelling… “you learn more about yourself.” Young Facilitator “storytelling is great, it gives you more confidence you believe in yourself.” Young Facilitator “people started opening and being vulnerable and just showing us...

Sharing Stories in SEN Contexts

Carpe Diem School provides for “Physical-, learning- and intellectually impaired learners between the ages of 6 and 18 years, that cannot be accommodated in mainstream education.” Based in George (South Africa), and serving young...