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Relaxed Theatre (1st Semester, 2018 - 19)

Service description

Students will assist in a special theatre setting called “Relaxed Theatre” organized by the Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection (AFTEC) in the 1st semester of 2018-19.

Relaxed Theatre is a format of social inclusion theatre that caters performances for individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other learning/communication challenges. Theatre rules are modified to meet the needs of the audience and create a supportive environment for them to enjoy the performance (Visit here to learn more about AFTEC and Relaxed Theatre).

Students will take up the role as Front-of-House volunteers. Main duties include:

•    Supporting the performers in creating a relaxed, interactive and discrimination-free atmosphere

•   Maintaining order at the auditorium
•   Providing assistance to the audience, e.g. escort them in and out of the house, guiding of
    direction, 
etc.
•   Addressing the ad hoc needs of the audience


Specific requirements

All Front-of-House volunteers are required to:
1)   Attend the training and dressed rehearsal; and
2)   Assist in at least ONE of the FOUR Relaxed Theatre shows as listed below:

 

Date

Time

Venue

Training

Oct 6, 2018 (Sat)

2:30 – 4:30 pm

CEDARS-CoPE office

Dressed rehearsal

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre

Relaxed Theatre shows (at least ONE out of the four)

Oct 8, 2018 (Mon)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm (Cantonese)

Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Cantonese)

Oct 9,2018 (Tue)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm (Cantonese)

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (English)


What will I gain as a Front-of-House Volunteer?
•   Deeper understanding of children and teenagers with ASD and other SEN
•   Practical skills and hands-on experience in managing audience’s behaviors and interacting with 
     them
•   Learning how the idea of inclusion is implemented in a theatre setting
•   Exclusive chance to enjoy a different theatre experience

 

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