Moresby Arts Theatre

Outstanding turn up at PNG’s film festival

The public flooded the Festival for the opening night film Power Meri, a documentary on the PNG Orchids journey to the 2017 Women’s Rugby League World Cup.

The screening was followed by a panel discussion with PNG NRL Team Leader and PNG Orchids 2017 Captain, Cathy Neap, as well as Karen Haive, Department of Community Development and Religion, Susan Ferguson, UNWomen Country Representative, and Stella Rumbam, World Vision PNG Operations Manager.

Moresby Arts Theatre’s newest play focus on Meisoga clan

The play is said to be a historically-fictitious play, based on how the Meisoga clan came to be on the island of Misima in the Milne Bay province.

The Meisoga is one of the biggest clans on Misima Island and the word Meisoga itself means Sea Eagle.

Kuliniasi is 14th generation Meisoga – biggest clan today in Milne Bay Province, and wants to capture the story of this clan, which he says has been lost in time.

Human Rights Film Festival creates discussion

With the theme for this year, ‘Forgetting Not My Rights' ~ Noken Lus Tingting Long Raits Bilong Mi, local films depicting human rights stories like “The tale of the coconut”, “Illeksen" as well as “The Story of Human Rights” were screened.

A panel discussion was held after the screening of the films to discuss Papua New Guinea’s arts, culture and politics.

Singer will appear as ‘Queen of the Fairies’

The singer scored this role for the 12 productions of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, a more contemporary twist to one of Shakespeare’s famous comedy written between 1590 and 1597.

Alyson’s participation in this production will be her very first theatre appearance.

She revealed to Business Plus, a weekly program on local TVWAN during an interview, that she has always been interested in theatre.

Alyson also told Loop PNG that the production has been modified to be relevant to the Papua New Guinea audience.

Over 500 students undergo PRIDE Youth Arts Program

PRIDE is a program for schools in Port Moresby that aims to influence education, confidence-building, and the development of expressive abilities in young people.

The students had the opportunity to learn about healthy lifestyles with Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation (PNGCF) who were invited to speak to the students.

PNGCF health educator Jacob Oburi conducted an energetic and informative workshop on PNGCF’s ‘Healthy Teens School Program’ (HTSP).

​Moresby students participate in health program

The students were from Kopkop College, Limana Vocational Centre and Paradise High School.

The health awareness was carried out at the Moresby Arts Theatre (MAT) during its ‘PRIDE Youth Arts Program'.

PRIDE is a week-long program for schools in Moresby that aims to influence education, confidence-building and the development of expressive abilities in young people.

The health program focused on empowering teens with information on healthy eating and the benefits of regular exercise.

Sound of Music musical a great success

‘The Sound of Music’ is based on the true story of German family, the Von Trapp Family singers which had an adaptation to the PNG setting after the Second World War.