In November 1986, film maker Ann Andrews organised a week-long drama workshop for six 13 year olds from Kelston School for the Deaf. The workshop concluded with the play, The Magic Park, written and acted by the students.
Wānanga held in 2001, involving both Deaf and hearing Māori, focusing on NZSL skills, learning about community and culture as well as socialising and having fun.
A group of deaf and hearing-impaired people feature in ‘First Half’, where they “are using drama as a means of communicating”.
FYD Leader Chris Blum explains how the programme works.