The Diwali drama project with Sandwell Council

A retelling of the story of Diwali through drama and dance was performed by a selection of students from Holly Lodge School, Smethwick. This project was commissioned by Sandwell Leisure Trust and the workshops facilitated by Caste Away Arts. Reena Jaisiah fronted the project with the aid of volunteers Ravinder Karra and Christian Sadler. This intensive half term project was based on how these young people see Diwali.  Through their own research and teamwork, these talented youngsters devised and produced their own short play which was performed at the Public in West Bromwich last Sunday to a lively audience. The event had sold out! For the participants, this was their first brush with professional theatre and performance and they have taken away news skills and an impression that is long lasting.

Reena Jaisiah – Caste Away Arts