Here at Fortune we support the development of emerging talent in
Through initiatives like our education programme, the 4X4
Emerging Writers programme and our Family Season, we seek to bring
new artists into our Fortune whanau. It is this culture of
development that has led to the introduction of the Fortune Theatre
This programme is unique for New Zealand and aims to bring
emerging practitioners into the development and performance of a
professional, mainstage production here at Fortune.
In 2017 that production will be Into The Woods, our magical
musical for the winter months. We have identified 8 exceptional
emerging practitioners who are ready to take to the stage in this
beloved musical: Sophie Morris (emerging professional singer and
actress), Max Beal, Nic Laughton, Bryn Monk, Rose Pickard (local
youth performers), Summer Millet, Joe Witkowski and Sophie Wright
(final year acting students from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama
This programme will enable them to work onstage alongside the
nationally selected 2017 Fortune Company and receive additional
coaching from international Musical Director Mark Dorrell and
Artistic Director Jonathon Hendry.
"This is a first for New Zealand and speaks to Fortune's desire to
be at the heart of the development of greater youth participation
in arts from the talented high school student through to those
beginning to forge a career." - Jonathon Hendry (Fortune Theatre
Fortune is incredibly excited and proud to be introducing this
ground-breaking initiative, but to implement it we need your
We are seeking $10,000 to support the scholarship recipients
while working here at Fortune. Your donations will go directly
towards supporting these talented young professionals as they forge
their careers in the arts.
Can you help Fortune give these talented young artists the
opportunity of a lifetime?
We're on the way!
21 MONTHS AGO
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