Acting Against Bullying

Eighteen-year-old founder of Two Face Drama Charlizza Harris from Lower Hutt was one of 33 teenage entrepreneurs honoured at the first annual Dare to Dream awards dinner in New York City on 18 April. They were selected as stand-out entrepreneurs by Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), a non-profit organization that teaches low-income students entrepreneurial skills. Growing up in a rough part of Lower Hutt Harris got involved in a local theatre program. “It helped me come out of my shell,” she says. Two Face Drama is a non-profit organization that runs acting and performing arts workshops for struggling teens. “I work with five volunteers and we write and direct plays and short films,” she says. “The works are mostly centred around bullying and other hard issues that teens face everyday.” After a workshop is finished, Harris sells DVDs of the performances.


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Berlin-Based Poet Hinemoana Baker on Connections

Berlin-Based Poet Hinemoana Baker on Connections

Ahead of her recent reading at Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin (ILB), mould-breaking poet Hinemoana Baker talked English-language magazine Exberliner through her new book, the New Zealand-Berlin connection and why Germans should stop…