Based in East Belfast, Terra Nova Productions is Northern Ireland's only professional theatre company to place intercultural work at the core of what we do. Our mission is to collaborate with people of different cultures from a base in Northern Ireland, exploring where cultures ‘meet, mix and explode’, our activities are designed to examine, express and challenge these points of interaction.
Our key aims are:
to create innovative exciting drama by bringing together stimulating professionals with both traditional and cutting edge skills, from around the world, in Northern Ireland;
to build tolerance and understanding by positively highlighting the multicultural nature of modern Northern Irish society through our work;
to develop the next generation of multicultural Northern Irish artists with excellent intercultural skills.
Our intended audiences and participants are two-fold. Firstly we engage ethnic minority audiences and participants, providing a place in Northern Ireland's professional theatre sector where ethnic communities can see themselves, their lives, and stories represented on stage.
Secondly our activities engage the indigenous population enabling expression of the views, values and beliefs they hold about our changing society; creating experiences and processes where all of the people can mix, learn and share.
NiStars is a company dedicated to the development of young people in arts and media – providing training and opportunities.
Training is provided on all aspects of performance relating to the arts and media, including: