In 2012 MTNZ added a NextGen representative to the executive, to represent the importance of the "next generation" in ensuring continuity through all roles in our community groups.
The NextGen Rep is a nominated and elected member of the Musical Theatre NZ Executive. This person assists societies and MTNZ membership to develop and advance future leaders into leadership roles; which is required for ongoing rejuvenation and longevity of theatre in New Zealand.
The NextGen Rep facilitates communication between NextGen, the MTNZ membership and the MTNZ Executive.
The NextGen Rep will also work directly with the NextGen community, aged 18-30, encouraging engagement and development in theatre in NZ.
MTNZ has facilitated a number of NextGen workshops across New Zealand over the last 10 years. The workshops aim to empower young performers and musical theatre enthusiasts to develop their skills, connect with other likeminded NextGenners from around the country, and go back to their own societies with new skills and experiences to share.
Keep an eye on the MTNZ Facebook page and Spotlight magazine for news about upcoming workshops. After our successful camp in Epworth in May 2023 we are looking ahead to our NextGen offereing for 2024.
If you are NextGen we would love to connect you within our community with a free individual membership to MTNZ. You will receive training and networking opportunities facilitated by MTNZ straight to your inbox.
Join the MTNZ NextGen Community group here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1147356508627657
Follow us on Instagram: mtnz_Nextgen
Do you have questions about how to get NextGen into leadership roles? Get in touch with NextGen Rep Joshua Downs - firstname.lastname@example.org