LEANE Maddren of Panorama Theatre Company wants to provide theatre experiences for young people and entertain the community.
But that opportunity could be lost unless the non-profit company can find another suitable storage shed to house props, settings and costumes they use for their productions.
Maddren said the company had been using the storage area next to the Hastings SES building but was recently notified by Mornington Peninsula Shire that the arrangement can no longer continue.
“There is such shortage of suitable places in the shire, so we so far have had no luck finding somewhere to go,” she said.
“If we don’t find something in a few weeks, the alternative is not operating anymore and that would be devastating,”
The theatre company mainly caters for young performers learning the craft and polishing their stage skills, specialising in musical theatre comedies and plays for young people between 14 and 21, and running school holiday workshops
Maddren said young people learned valuable skills when performing, which built confidence, resilience and social connections.
“Theatre is such a fantastic thing for young people to be involved in and is so empowering, so we really want to continue to offer this,” she said. “We are appealing to any businesses or people who know of a suitable venue for us to use to come to our aid.”
Anyone who can help can contact Panorama Theatre Company at firstname.lastname@example.org