Tonight I had the opportunity to attend a live improv performance by a local drama and arts community group. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but based on my experiences in Tonga so far, I knew that, even with little, Tongans knew how to make a big impact. Tonight was no exception.
With an empty stage, two teams used their imagination to fill it with props, and their acting skills to make them fully functional, allowing the audience to join them in a series of three minute trips to different scenarios, countries, and even planets.
We laughed, we cheered, and even joined them on stage for a dance at at the end. I got to see how important such creative community events are. In a country where the wrong opportunities are highly available, it is so important to have as many positive ones as possible.
Especially ones that encourage as much expression and escape as drama and art. It was great to see Westpac donate $10,000 to the program, but in another way, these guys themselves also proved that when you bring the right kind of minds together, you don’t need much else.