Busselton drama school Acting Up! collaborate with Cahoots

Busselton drama school Acting Up! ran workshops with Perth-based group Cahoots, which help teens living with a disability or have trouble making friendships. Image supplied.
Busselton drama school Acting Up! ran workshops with Perth-based group Cahoots, which help teens living with a disability or have trouble making friendships. Image supplied.

Busselton drama school Acting Up! collaborated with Perth-based group Cahoots to bring acting experience to teens attending the camp in Busselton on the weekend.

Cahoots is a not-for-profit organisation who take children between the ages of 5 and 17 years, who are living with disabilities or who have an exceptionally hard time creating friendships, skills and confidence, on camps, offering them a wide range of activities to be part of.

Last weekend, a group of teens and their carers stayed at Busselton Baptist Camp where they participated in many activities including dance, visiting the iconic Busselton Jetty and a drama workshop run by Busselton's own drama school - Acting Up! a not-for-profit organisation too.

Drama and singing teacher Emma Louise Nisbet said the workshop was well attended, and the students (and carers) had great fun exploring their voice, movement and emotions and creating their own characters.

"We had lots of fun and laughs during the workshop, including lots of attempts at my Scottish accent," she said.

Ms Nisbet said they offered opportunities for young and old alike to participate in drama and musical theatre classes.

"We also offer private singing tuition with myself and have several productions throughout the year for willing participants to take part in," she said.

"Currently we are rehearsing for the hugely popular musical Annie, with performances running from Friday, July 5 throughout the school holidays."

"If you are interested in learning more about acting or singing and how we help to build confidence and encourage teamwork in our classes, then have a look at our website actingup.com.au or email your enquiry toterry@actingup.com.au and don't forget to be on the lookout for information about Annie."