Spirit of Celebration: Bookings are now open for the MRP Foundation’s bi-annual celebration evening, ‘Just Imagine’, directed by theatre legend Peter Court and featuring performances by the MRP Foundation Schools’ Choir. Image: MRP Foundation/ Pierre Tostee
For one night only, learners from MRP Foundation supported schools will take to the stage in the inspiring production Just Imagine, directed by local theatre legend Peter Court (Friday 31 August 2018).
Audiences will be treated to a magic evening of theatre, music, dance and delicious food in celebration of the MRP Foundation’s impact, as passionately portrayed through performances by talented learners from five MRP Foundation supported Schools in KwaDukuza: Aldinville Senior Primary School, Kearsney Primary School, St Christophers Primary School, Nyakana Combined Primary School and Zulingesle Primary Schools.
The multi-media production has been expertly designed and directed for the fundraising event by Durbanite Peter Court, a multi-award-winning theatre director, as well as the Creative Arts Implementation Partner for the MRP Foundation Schools Programme. Apart from practically encouraging learners to explore their passions for the arts, Peter has also developed Creative Arts Content for Primary School educators, sharing his decades of creative arts experience through the invaluable classroom resource. Peter is excited for the upcoming production, his first for the MRP Foundation, which theatrically explores the Schools and Skills Development Programmes.
“I come from a community education background and developing and showcasing the potential of youth has always been part of who I am and what I do. I’ve created an exciting show by combining MRP Foundation’s programmes, the technical wizardry of sound and lighting Company Black Coffee and unique stage techniques. The audience can expect an evening of great food, live music, extremely talented youngsters and a whole lot of fun! Just Imagine
represents a world of possibilities. If we can imagine it, we can make it a reality.”
MRP Foundation’s Schools Programme is a holistic schools model that aims to create learning environments that benefit learners, educators and school management for schools from low-income communities. Jump Start develop the skills of unemployed youth and connects them to employment opportunities. All programmes aim to cultivate positive change in South Africa through empowering young people to unlock their full potential.
Join us for an exciting of evening of celebration as we imagine a future where young South Africans break the cycle of poverty and inequality. Book online here.