Magnetic Storm has been supporting youth theatre in Port Elizabeth for over ten years. As we celebrate Youth Day 2017, David Limbert who spearheads work with local schools and community theatre talks about the importance of investing in tech skills for emerging talent.
Schools throughout Port Elizabeth have been creating professional standard productions for over a decade. Adding to the audience experience, Magnetic Storm has offered mentoring coupled with the hire of equipment for the technical crew to create a sound and lighting experience one would expect in established theatres.
So much goes on behind the scenes to create a theatre production, much of which falls under the heading of technical services, and although technical in name the execution is more creative. “Lighting and sound create mood,” explains David Limbert, who is a theatre lighting professional and heads up Creative Services at Magnetic Storm. “It enhances the actors’ work on stage, it gives the audience goosebumps and places them on the edge of their seat. Without technical creativity and skills, ‘behind the scenes’, productions would be a less immersive experience.”
By spending time with young people, professionals in the arts can spark an interest in the entertainment industry, and expose them to experiences and potential careers they may have never considered. At Magnetic Storm, we train and mentor the learners so that they run the shows themselves. Mentoring is available for positions of great responsibility
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