Fresh theatre for social change

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FRESH – Theatre for Social Change, is a not for profit theatre company primarily focused on achieving social change through the use of applied theatre techniques. Fresh uses a range of applied theatre practices to bring about societal development and personal growth in the community, corporate and education sectors.

There is a unique aesthetic inherent in every FRESH program that effective, resilient and healthy young people are an integral asset to every community. The staff at FRESH believe in connecting, supporting and building positive relationships with young people. It is because of this belief that the FRESH programs have the ability to transform the lives of young people by providing them with the resources to live amazing, positive and effective lives.

Fresh Primary Schools -  offers 4 interactive workshop series over 10 weeks that culminates in a short, educational performance piece. The programs explore a range of issues facing primary school aged young people. In a quirky and funny narrative a handful of characters investigate the important issues of emotional intelligence, coping with change, choices we make and the way we behave and the relationships we have.

Fresh Secondary Schools – offer workshops used by many schools for their wellbeing days. Workshops cover topics such as choice in how we behave when we have strong feelings, issues specific to men and women such as body image, values and fear, stress management, team building.

Fresh Theatre - FRESH engages the young people involved in two seasons a year. Each season comprises of an original play, created for implementation by the creative team at FRESH and workshopped by the young people involved. Each play addresses a particular theme identified as an issue facing young people in society today. The young people are given the opportunity to engage in the vital questions and messages interactively through the characters they perform and the scenarios the performance engages them in.

    • Service Provider

      Fresh Theatre

    • Service Name

      Fresh theatre for social change

    • Service Address

      104 Beverley Street, Doncaster East

    • Phone

      0432 400 844

    • Email

    • Service Area

      Knox, Maroondah, Yarra Ranges, Valley, Hills, Urban

    • Service Hours


    • Age Group

      6 - 25

    • Interpreters


    • Service Type


    • Website

    • Service For

      Schools program - Primary schools, secondary schools

    • Languages (other than English)


    • Disability Access


    • Drop In Service


    • Outreach


    • Outpost


    • Costs


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More information for teachers, wellbeing staff and service professionals

    • Participation Length

      Schools programs – 1 to 10 weeks Theatre program – unlimited     

    • Participation Type


    • Secondary Consult


    • Staff Profile


    • Specific Exclusions


    • Funding Limit?


    • Who Can Refer

      Self Referral, Parent/Guardian, Other service, School

    • Point of Intake


    • Emergency Referral and Intake Process


    • E-Referral Option

      Yes - website