THE KNAKEDIK PROJECT
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the young people within the Jewish community. We have experienced a year where there have been almost no cultural community celebrations, events or holy days, which has been a devastating experience for most. The Knakedik Project performance meets this devastation and brings young people together to celebrate themselves and their voices, giving them a space to be seen and heard.
During this creative development and performance outcome, 25 young people, lead by established Jewish artists, will collaborate with each other, foster connections and bring Yiddish and Jewish inspired live performance to audiences during the Term 1 school holidays. Knakedik will bring an opportunity to physically come together and celebrate the young people in our community. It will add to our community’s collective healing from this difficult year and spotlight our communal strength and resilience.
Creative development will take place weekly on a Sunday (times TBC) during Term 1 2021. Rehearsals and the performance outcome will be in the Term 1 school holidays during Chol Hamoed Pesach.
The Knakedik project has been made possible by generous partners (as listed below). Therefore, there is no cost attached for applicants.
Expressions of Interest
We are looking for 25 Jewish identifying young people aged 5 to 18 years of age who are creative and interested in theatre and performance. You do not need to have experience in performance or theatre! This is an inclusive project and we welcome all applications from diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Please complete the below form to apply. We will be shortlisting applicants at the end of December/beginning of January. Please give us as much detail in the below form, as the successful 25 applicants will be chosen from this information.