Karina's Arts in Africa!
Organized by: Karina Sindicich
This whole trip would not be happening if it were not for you :-)
June 11, 2016
Hello lovely ones!
My name is Karina Sindicich and I really appreciate you taking the time to read this and watch my video! I hope it made you giggle a lot... I'll even take the odd chuckle. RHI-know what you're thinking. You're probably wondering who I am if you don't know me already. Well, here is a quick rundown...
I am an Australian Actress who has lived in New York City the last two years. Two of my greatest passions in the world are theatre and children and bringing them together. My whole career has been based solely on these magical things!
It began when I studied and worked in Singapore where I received my Bachelor of First Class Honors in Acting and worked as a Program Manager for a non-profit drama education company called The Learning Connections. I was in charge of developing and teaching the drama and musical curriculum for children aged 3-10 years old. Let me tell you, it was a hoot!
I was also a children's party entertainer and acted in many children's edu-tainment plays such as James and the Giant Peach, The Rainbow Fish, Upstairs in the Sky and many more. In 2011 I was the co-host of a preschool tv series called the 'Sunshine Station' which would educate children through singing, dancing, playing and learning. We even had a magical bus! Honk honk!
When moving back to Australia I was incredibly HONORED to become a Captain Starlight with The Starlight Children's Foundation Australia where we would dress as outter space superheroes and facilitate daily entertainment in a Sydney Children's Hospital. (My name was Captain 'Smurfette' because I am smurf size and have blue skin) This is still one of the most treasured experiences of my life.
Jump to living in New York and working as a Magicians assistant for the Off-Broadway show "The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things" for children and working as a kids party entertainer. ***Psychic Rhino parties now available, please enquire)***
When I first saw the audition for The Dramatic Theater Company, I knew I had hit the jackpot! This was everything that I am passionate about in one jam packed journey and I could feel the fire and happy goosebumps cascade all through my body. INSPIRATION HAD HIT HARD!
The Dramatic Adventure Theatre is a very special company that strives to bridge the gap between Artists all over the world. They Began nine years ago and have travelled with over 250 theatre Artists to 9 countries. DAT have taught theatre to over 1000 children and participated in more then 40 service projects in 23 communities and villages and not to mention produced 26 original plays! Artists are able to explore the world intimately and share their skills and provide service to the community where it is needed whilst teaching and making theatre.
This year DAT travel to Africa in ACTion: Tanzania for a month long journey across the beautiful Tanzanian landscape where a group of Artists come together to:
- Explore diverse cultures and terrain
- Engage local communities in several service projects (orphanages, youth community theaters & animal conservation and rehabilitation centers)
- Empower local youth through theatrical education (Acting and Playwriting) and providing them with essential dramatic tools to create on their own.
- Workshop & collaborate with professional international theater Artists and companies and then...
Put all our experiences together and share it on a Manhattan stage! (Oh. My. Smurf!)
I believe that this is truly what theatre is about and why I became an Artist in the first place. Artists are here to simply connect, heal and empower a community with new skills and create meaningful experiences. No matter who you are or where you are in the world I believe everyone has the right to have the tools to express themselves creatively. ACTion Tanzania provides a unique platform to reach a diversely cultural community to do this.
I CANNOT WAIT TO BE A PART OF THIS MAGICAL JOURNEY and I vow to put my heart and soul into it. I take my role as an Artist very seriously and the responsibility it requires. As you can tell, I am a kind of all or nothing fun size gal :-)
It would mean the world to me to have you on board this journey with me! Thank you for watching and reading and I would be so appreciative if you could donate and share. I mean it when I say every dollar counts! A motto I live by is a quote by the great Daniel Day Lewis which is "Performance, even if it is only an illusion, is a celebration of the fact we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities." AMEN DANIEL, AMEN. I can't wait to share and celebrate the infinite possibilities in Tanzania!
THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART!!!! Psychic Rhino can sense, you will have an amazing day :-)
I want to make sure all you beautiful donors know how much I value your generosity, so here are some perks just for y'all :)
For every $25 or more you receive a social media shout out!
For every $50 or more you receive a social media shout out and a personalised thank you video from Tanzania!
For every $100 or more you receive a social media shout out, a personalised video from Tanzania and a framed photo of ACTion: Tanzania from myself and the DAT Community.
For every $250 or more you receive a social media shout out, a personalised video from Tanzania and a framed photo of ACTion: Tanzania from myself and the DAT Community, a free childrens half hour party gift with a choice of facepaint, balloons or magic.
For every $500 or more receive a social media shout out, a personalised thank you video from Tanzania, and you or your corporation will recieve a free childrens party one hour gift which will include face painting or balloons and magic as well as 2 free tickets to ACTion: FEST in NYC July 16-24th 2016!
For every $1000 or more you receive a social media shout out, a personalised thank you video and photo from Tanzania, personal video updates as the journey continues and you or your corporation will recieve a free childrens two hour party gift which will include face painting or balloons and magic as well as 4 free tickets to ACTion: FEST in NYC July 16-24th 2016!
ENJOY!!! AND LETS CELEBRATE!!!