The Play: Our First Charity Production
Rajan, a young theatre director, attempts to stage the perfect love story… in real life. Together with his assistant, Priya, and one of his actors, Barney, he plays cupid for two of his unwitting friends. But, as they soon discover, real life is nothing like the stage, and people don’t always act according to the script.
On the 7th of July MAYA headed to the stage with its first production: To Be Arranged. A unique performance, it aimed at recruiting the young local talent of Sydney in tandem to producing a well-orchestrated fusion of dance and drama. Our goal to refresh cultural ties within our community allowed us to connect our three motives “People, Passion and Performance” and formulate an extravagant production. To Be Arranged had the 700 strong audience in hysterics, and with incredible feedback and widespread critical acclaim MAYA put this production back on stage for one final show on the 24th of August.
The story, a light-hearted romantic comedy with a Bollywood twist that focused on the need for relationships, for the friends and family that are constantly around us.
In true Bollywood fashion, this show incorporated the incredible singing, dancing, acting and musical talent of a highly motivated and enthusiastic team. This production provided a important and significant outlet for youth to demonstrate their ability and enthusiasm for culture and the arts.
Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Established in 1880, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead is a registered charity caring for over 70,000 sick children and their families each year in a family focused, healing environment. The Hospital provides much needed assistance to children throughout NSW, Australia and across the Pacific Rim.
Annai Saratha Children’s Home
Annai Saratha Chilrdren’s Home is an orphanage for children who have lost both parents, their relatives as well as all means of support and care during the period of civil unrest in the North and East Sri Lanka. There are now 56 children (largely school aged) based in two permanent homes in Mallihaitheevu and Sanbaltheevu, where these children can lead lives in relative peace. These homes are still in the process of building basic amenities. The funds raised by MAYA were used for the construction of this kitchen and storage space in the home.
Letter of appreciation