It was with great sadness that we said goodbye to our beloved colleague, Learning Manager Adèle Jeffreys, who passed away in November after a courageous battle with cancer.
In her memory and with her families blessing, we have created the Adèle Jeffreys Memorial Fund to ensure young Australians have access to transformational theatre experiences that entertain, inspire, and help them learn. Adèle’s legacy will continue through this fund, which is supported and managed by ATYP. To date an extraordinary $18,615 has been raised by 64 donors, and the fund continues to grow.
Adèle was passionate about championing drama education for young people. At the same time she made sure that the processes we use for creative learning are applied not just with young people, but across the whole company. Even our staff meetings were changed by Adele – she would encourage us all to get out from behind the board table and articulate the project that was giving us ‘a fire in the belly’, the thing that we were passionate about that week.
The Adèle Jeffreys Memorial Fund will be used to establish a permanent creative space in our new home being built on Pier 2/3, where young people and professional artists can apply the processes and philosophies that Adèle developed for interactive, participatory learning.
If you would like to join other supporters in donating to the Memorial Fund, please click here or contact Andrew Deane directly on +61 2 9270 2421.
On behalf of Adèle’s family, we thank you for your support