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$70,000 grant enables Norpa to tell local tales

BIG GRANT: Norpa artistic director Julian Louis, NSW Minister for the Arts Troy Grant and Member for Lismore Thomas George at Lismore City Hall for the announcement of the grant.
BIG GRANT: Norpa artistic director Julian Louis, NSW Minister for the Arts Troy Grant and Member for Lismore Thomas George at Lismore City Hall for the announcement of the grant. Rodney Stevens

A DYNAMIC new production by Norpa will hit Lismore City Hall stage courtesy of a $70,000 performing arts grant from the NSW Government.

Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant and Member for Lismore Thomas George announced the funding for development of the Norpa production Dreamer at Lismore City Hall yesterday.

Norpa artistic director Julian Louis said the funding for Dreamer will allow Norpa to tell local stories in a dynamic way through theatre.

"The idea for Dreamer came to me last year so it was a matter of seeing how we could get it funded," Mr Louis said.

Norpa was successful in applying for an Arts NSW grant for $70 000 from a total of $465,000 provided by the government to regional theatre projects.

Mr Louis said Dreamer is a "cross-artform" theatre work that will draw on real local stories.

He said the development of Dreamer will include digital storytelling, workshops and locally commissioned short monologues.

"I am committed to creating original theatre work with a direct link to the local community."

Mr George said he was looking forward to seeing Dreamer, which will be developed in 2014 and 2015, come to life on the stage in 2016.

He also announced a $750 grant for the Lismore Musical Festival Society to buy an audio mixer.

Topics:  norpa, state government



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