The National, Monday July 15th, 2013
THE Awalava theatre group from Mataita Goodenough hosted four-stage productions thanks to the support of the National Cultural Commission and the UPNG Melanesian Institute of Arts and Culture.
The simple yet determined group of actors who arrived in Port Moresby six weeks ago with a mission to raise K50,000 for their community in Mataita, Goodenough Island, Milne Bay, have hosted four-stage productions at the Uli Beier Theatre at the University of Papua New Guinea.
As part of helping the group, university creative arts students and their lecturers gave two days of training to the group to improve their performance.
The group’s liaison officer in the National Capital District, Vincent Manukayasi, said the turnout and support had been good.
He said Kiriwina-Goodenough MP Douglas Tomuriesa gave K5,000 and pledged K60,000 from the district services improvement programme (DSIP) to fund the infrastructure needed for the school and its 60th anniversary celebrations.
The group has performed in a number of churches in the city and a few primary schools to raise money for St Michael’s Primary School (Eloelolona village) Goodenough Island, Milne Bay.