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‘Radically inclusive art and film festival celebrates diverse Kiwi talent next month’

Glass Ceiling Arts Collective is today thrilled to announce its second Through The Roof youth arts festival, a radically inclusive day of creativity and fun, taking place early December.

Through the Roof is a series of FREE events showcasing the unique and diverse talents of participants in Glass Ceiling’s nine classes, which are run in Auckland, Whangārei, Hikurangi, Tauranga and Christchurch.

The day will include excerpts from the year’s theatre events – including Grease, School of Rock and Finding Nemo – along with the WORLD PREMIERE of eight films created by the Glass Ceiling participants. Prepare for the warm fuzzies as young people tell their stories their way!

Charlotte Nightingale, artistic director at Glass Ceiling, says: “We’re so excited for this epic day of creativity, celebrating the talents of our disabled and non-disabled artists. These wonderful young people have been so committed to creating hilarious theatre and magical short films – we can’t wait to show them to the world!

“Glass Ceiling is a place where everyone is welcome, everyone is supported, and everyone has the space to just be themselves. We see our kids absolutely thrive in this environment and we’re so looking forward to seeing them perform at Through The Roof next month. Please come and celebrate with us!”

Through the Roof celebrates 2023’s UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and is being presented in three locations across New Zealand:Saturday 2nd Dec 2023 in Auckland, Aotea CentreSaturday 2nd Dec 2023 in Tauranga, The Village CinemaSaturday 9th Dec 2023 in Christchurch, NASDA TheatreThrough the Roof is a true kids’ YES day with only one rule: It includes absolutely everyone.

Glass Ceiling’s mission is to create a radically inclusive society. It smashes barriers to participation, no matter the challenges kids may face. Because that matters for the well-being and health of our young people, and the future of Aotearoa-.


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