Showing posts from June, 2018

Interview with Faust Member - Thilo Roehrich

One of our Faust members, Thilo Roehrich shares with us about his experience with Faust and his experience in taking on roles in professional shows, including the recent production of Evita which ran at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts in May and June 2018!

Hello Thilo! Please introduce yourself (what school do you attend, when did you start Faust)

I am Thilo, I go to Kennedy School. I started Faust when I was 5 and have been doing it ever since. 
Thilo, you’ve been involved in so many professional shows! How did you get involved?
I have been to Faust classes for so many years and there have been lots of opportunities to perform. My first big stage productions were with Faust - I auditioned and got parts in Treasure Island and Jungle Book. I then heard about a role for Priscilla Queen of the Desert last year from a friend who was auditioning and I went and auditioned. I was lucky to be offered the part. 
Auditions can be nerve wracking experiences for some. Why do you think you we…

Creative Writing: Express Yourself and Your Story

Faust is known primarily as a youth theatre company. We produce plays and encourage children of all ages to perform in front of audiences to showcase their skills and commitment as actors. We have also been running creative writing programmes for years, helping children from ages 6 to 13 to unlock their creative potential as writers. Our programme has steadily grown over the years with over 300 students participating during the holidays and we thought it would be great to share how and why we teach our creative writing programmes.

"You can make anything by writing."
C.S. Lewis, Author of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
Stories and words are so important to us as they guide us and tells us who we are and who we can become. We use our stories to express our imagination. We feel that this is a natural, human instinct and that we should nurture this instinct.
A lot of children may have grown with the impression that writing is not fun or not enjoyable as they’re faced with expe…