Byline: Jackie Munro
YOUNG people will now have increased access to professional training and performance opportunities from a leading regional-based theatre company thanks to new grant funding.
The Northern Rivers Performing Arts Inc theatre company, or Norpa, announced it would benefit from a NSW Government grant of $106,282 for their Youth Theatre Hub.
The funding is aimed to support professionally led weekly theatre classes, specific skills-building master classes, a youth theatre ensemble and an annual theatre production and youth theatre forum.
Norpa CEO and artistic director Julian Louis said the funding will allow the theatre company to offer "a significant youth theatre program".
"This is an important new initiative for young people in our region to provide experiences that develop confidence, a sense of...