Mix-Tub disability drama group celebrates grant and Christmas

Pat Conaghan, Federal Member for Cowper, visits Mix-Tub drama group for their end-of-year show.

 

MIX-TUB Theatre, a group of young adults with disabilities, has been successful in its application for funding under 2021 Volunteer Support Grants.

Pat Conaghan, Federal Member for Cowper, personally visited the group in time to see one of their end-of-year shows in early December.

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“I had the pleasure of visiting Mix-Tub Theatre in Coffs Harbour to let them know their Volunteer Support Grant application was successful,” Mr Conaghan told News Of The Area.

“The Mix-Tub team’s purpose is to encourage young people living with disability to engage in community theatre, and to give them the tools needed to achieve this.

“I was treated to what I can honestly say was the best rendition of ‘We Are Australian’ I have ever seen.

“(I) may have even teared up a little.

“To know that these funds will be spent on enhancing wonderful performances like the one I enjoyed by providing a laptop and visual/audio equipment is extremely gratifying.

“I cannot wait to see bigger and better performances from this amazing group in months to come.”

“The group also performed Waltzing Matilda for Pat, it was lovely,” Mix-Tub’s Marian Braun said.

Allan Green, President of Mix-Tub, told News Of The Area, “Pat is actually adding a further $1,000 to the grant after coming to see our show and seeing we could benefit from the additional funding – we are very proud and pleased.”

Celebrating Christmas, the Mix-Tub group gathered at Marian Braun’s home for a BBQ last Saturday, 18 December.

After their successful end of year performances, the group was only too happy to have fun together and relax.

Enjoying lunch, the table talk was about the show and Christmas.

Marion has a collection of nativity costumes which came into good use – everyone dressed up and created a nativity scene.

Mix-Tub students love the social activity of drama and putting on a show, whether there’s an audience or not.

Mix-Tub is always looking for more students to join up.

Anyone interested, or any carers interested please contact Allan Green on 0401861642.

 

By Andrea FERRARI

 

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