Drama

Theatre Museum Canada - April 2012

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The April 2012 issue of the Theatre Museum Canada Newsletter brings to the reader's attention their Legend Library of videotaped interviews which are positioned to be a valuable resource for students, teachers and theatre buffs alike!  Just recently these clips hit over 100,000 views on the TMC website.The most watched clip thus far is Christopher Plummer's advice to young actors.This interview clip is posted on YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJBypSl47-s&list=PLF5F4A6ED2E7DB57E&index=42&feature=plpp_videoFor more information visit:  www.TheatreMuseumCanada.caTheir phone number is 416  413-7847

Roseneath Theatre Presents Tough Case | Grades 7 - 12 | Touring March 12 - May 4, 2012

Tough Case is a moving play that explores the practice of restorative justice. Told from the perspective of Dane, a teen-aged young offender, Tough Case challenges existing assumptions about justice and retribution. Both entertaining and thought provoking, don't miss this show! For more information or to book a performance at your school, contact education@roseneath.ca.Available bookings for schools:Monday April 23rd – AM and PM Performance available, Friday April 27th – AM Performance available, Tuesday May 1st – AM Performance available, Wednesday May 2nd – AM Performance available.

Scripted for Schools Video by the Playwrights Guild of Canada

This amazing video from the Playwrights Guild of Canada features educators, students and arts advocates speaking about the power of Canadian plays in the classroom. To find out more about what benefits you receive from the PGC with your CODE membership, visit CODE Benefits.

The National Theatre War Horse Teacher Training Residency program - January 30 - February 3rd & a presentation on February 10th

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War Horse is a dramatic epic staged at the Outbreak of World War One that describes how a boy's cherished thoroughbred horse, Joey, has been sold, to the British calvary by his father who had fallen on hard times.  Young Albert's horse was subsequently shipped to France; after a disastrous offensive, Joey was captured by the Germans and then his ownership changed hands twice more before he was finally entangled in a barbed wire fence.  Private Albert Narracott, determined to locate Joey would soon find himself alone in no man's land and found that he would be serving firstly on one side and then later on the opposition. War Horse was later transformed into a poignant cinematic experience by Director, Steven Spielberg, albeit with a varying impact upon the film's audiences.  The National Theatre War Horse Teacher Training Residency program, compiled by the Blyth Education Academy in Thornhill is making its presence with a multi-venue GTA presentation from January 30 - February 3, 2012 and a major presentation in Toronto, February 10.

Register Now for THE FESTIVAL OF ORIGINAL THEATRE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO - Feb. 2nd-5th, 2012

This year’s FOOT interrogates the complex relationships between Theatre and Learning in both theory and practice. The conference will comprise three broad areas of exploration: learning theatre, learning through theatre and theatre plus learning. Each stream will feature scholarly panels, performances, workshops and a roundtable discussion. With presenters joining us from six different countries, this year’s festival promises a unique international forum for researchers, artists, students, teachers and parents to meet and explore theatre in education, theatre for social change, theatre training and theatre for young audiences (TYA), among many others. We are especially excited to announce our international keynote panel: from the UK, Professor Helen Nicholson (Royal Holloway University, author of the seminal work Applied Drama: The Gift of Theatre); from Canada, Professor Admission to all FOOT events is free!

A Code of Ethics for Theater Workers

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A Code of Ethics for Theatre Workers - Developed in 1945 for the Circle Players Theater in Los Angeles.  The code consists of seventeen common sense, stringent and binding rules to follow for actors and others engaged in the work of the theatre.  While now almost 70 years old, literally everything stated remains vital, practiced and relevant.  The following is excerpted from the forward to the code:  “A part of the great tradition of the theatre is the code of ethics which belong to every worker in the theatre. This code is not a superstition, nor a dogma, nor a ritual which is enforced by tribunals; it is an attitude toward your vocation, your fellow workers, your audiences and yourself. It is a kind of self-discipline which does not rob you of your invaluable individualism.  Those of you who have been in show business know the full connotation of these precepts. Those of you who are new to show business will soon learn. The Circle Players, since its founding in 1945, has always striven to stand for the finest in theatre, and it will continue to do so..." The complete code post can be found at:  http://www.lastagetimes.com/2009/08/a-1945-code-of-ethics-for-theatre-workers-surfaces/

Forum Theatre Intensive

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Join us for an intensive workshop series in Augusto Boal's Forum Theatre. Some previous experience in forum theatre is required.-Build on your forum theatre play development skills -Build on your improvisation skills to prepare for spectactors-Learn some tricks behind being a joker-Continue Rehearsing for your personal Revolution 

Drama & Dance Workshops with The Travelling Stage

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Affordable & fun extra-curricular dance, drama and yoga clubs available at your school for lunch time and after school fun!  You supply the space and we'll take care of everything else. 6 week sessions include a final performance and certificate of achievement. New sessions begin this month!  Contact Aria at  info@travellingstage.com for more information.Effective in 2012, all Travelling Stage bookings will include a FREE 30 minute TEACHER WORKSHOP (Dance 101), customized according to your needs in an effort to help you feel more confident about teaching dance curriculum once we're gone! Contact Information: www.travellingstage.com / (416) 317-8950

ENHANCE YOUR THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE WITH WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS & TEACHERS: Young People's Theatre

Enhance your students’ theatregoing experience with an hour-long pre or post-show workshop taught by a professional YPT Artist-Educator! Workshops available for: SeussicalTM, The Great Mountain, and Jack and the Giant Beanstalk. We also offer a variety of other workshops in schools that can be customized to your needs. 

Red Snow Special Teachers' Night - January 21st at Theatre Passe Muraille

The World Premiere of RED SNOW by Diana TsoForbidden Love. Forgotten Holocaust.RED SNOW: Isabel’s recurring nightmare of her grandparents’ favorite Chinese opera drives her to search for their silenced story. On her journey she falls in love with Jason, a man who is connected to the same forgotten holocaust. When their lives collide they struggle to reconcile the past with the present - for themselves and their families, shaken from their lifelong silence by Isabel’s pilgrimage to uncover the secrets of her grandmother’s history ... and her own.