FD THEATRE & PERFORMANCE
PARTNER INSTITUTION: ST. HELENS COLLEGE
Nadia came with her ten siblings from Sierra Leone over 20 years ago to escape the Civil War. After receiving her Right to Remain status, she temporarily lived at the Ann Fowler House, which is a hostel for women run by The Salvation Army.
Nadia was keen to put back into the community what she had received herself and for her Community Arts project, she completed a project called "Project Merge" using art as therapy. With consent from the other residents of the hostel, Nadia wrote a script based on their life experiences and they acted it out as a performance. One of the residents enjoyed it so much that she has now taken up acting.
"I had always been interested in theatre and I wanted to learn more about contemporary theatre as I previously studied BTEC First Diploma Musical Theatre at Liverpool Community College. When I auditioned for the course, I realised that the modules offered were perfect for what I wanted to do, which was to improve my theatre directing and acting skills.
As a student on this course my confidence has improved greatly over the past two years. As I have learnt about different practitioners, it has given me the passion to explore more about how to create a successful devised performance."
Nadia progressed to the BA (Hons) Contemporary Theatre Studies at UCLan Preston in September 2012.