Equipment for Outdoor Arts Crew

Geraldine Roche Drama (GRD) has managed to purchase a wireless speaker as part of its mission for self-sustainability, which will liven up the drama crew's rehearsals and performances.

GRD, and the Sally Foundation in Zimbabwe, place high importance on providing creative arts opportunities for young people to learn skills and find jobs and this necessitates the provision of adequate equipment.

The film director, Khally Sibanda, remarked that they are glad to buy the speaker with their own money and this points towards the objective of self-funding wherever possible.

"We bought the speaker for US $85, and we bought it because it is user-friendly. We can travel anywhere with it," said Sibanda. "The speaker is rechargeable and will be useful for our outdoor activities."

A theatrical member, Michael Matini, said the speaker was crucial, especially during rehearsals.

"As an actor, it means a lot to me that we are able to buy our own speaker. The speaker will go a long way towards helping us during our rehearsals and performances, "said Matini.

“This will attract more income and more sponsors as we are able to try and sustain
ourselves.”

Meanwhile, film directors in the country have been describing the local film industry as having the potential to reach greater heights if filmmakers diversify.

With the rise in popularity of social media platforms, new opportunities for actors and audiences to interact have opened up, and Geraldine Roche Drama has fully exploited this opportunity.