In Memorium: Helen Zdriluk

CODE is tremendously saddened by the loss of an important member of our community, Helen Zdriluk. Helen was an inspiring drama educator, Artistic Director of Centre Stage Theatre School, and instructor at Brock University. She has been a great champion of CODE for many years, and was instrumental in co-ordinating the Brock volunteer students who make our conferences so special. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Funeral and vistatation information can be found here. 

The Artist Educators in Communities and Schools Exchange Conference: EVERYONE CAN PLAY!

Register now for this exciting one-day conference bringing together artist educators, organizational staff, curriculum specialists, teachers, community partners, funders, policy-makers and program participants from across the GTA to exchange ideas, theories and skills that will enhance their arts education practice in communities and schools and explore ways to ensure that EVERYONE CAN PLAY.

Dance 101 - For Teachers Only!Members only

Teaching dance really can be fun!  This 3 hour workshop will break down the elements of dance in a fun and accessible way.  You'll leave with a better understanding of how to apply the new elementary dance curriculum and how to create dance lessons, which are accessible and easy to teach! 

TheatreFace: Putting a Face on Theatre - an interesting social web site for all things Technical

This is a very interesting social web site for all those involved in theatre.  They host chats, have a central location for questions and answers to technical problems and have photo contests of set and lighting designs.http://theatreface.ning.com/

Hamlet Educator's Night at Rosedale Heights School of the Arts

711 Bloor St. EastToronto, ON (Bloor and the DVP across from Castle Frank subway)Thursday, February 24th, 2011Tickets $10 available at the doorPre-show talk with staff and students: 5:45pm in the Staff RoomEvening Performance of Hamlet: 7:00pm in the AuditoriumThe staff and students of the Drama Production courses at Rosedale Heights School of the Arts invite you to a pre-show talk and evening performance of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Learn about the model of our ADD 3M/4M focus course, and hear from student designers, dramaturges and actors who worked on this unique Japanese-inspired take on the classic play.Questions? E-mail rhsahamlet@gmail.com

Tarragon Theatre Educator's NightMembers only

Tags: CODE Event, Drama
Join Tarragon Theatre for a special educator appreciation event on Wednesday, March 2nd as part of our 40th Anniversary Season.  This is the opening night of our world premier and Theatre Columbus co-production of More Fine Girls!  The event will include a pre-show talk with Artistic Director Richard Rose, tickets to the opening performance as well as the post-show celebrations in our lobby.  Tickets to all Tarragon Theatre shows  are free for CODE members!  Click "See More" to find out how to get your free tickets!More Fine Girlsby Jennifer Brewin, Leah Cherniak, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Alisa Palmer and Martha Ross directed by Alisa Palmer Jayne, Jojo and Jelly get together ten years after the party that drove them apart. This time, the sisters go into the basement. They convene for a family crisis, and share an overwhelming need to be together again. It is an intimate and comic look at sisters and the surprising truths of middle age.

Limited Engagement! Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company Presents One of a Kind

The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company and Nephesh present, direct from Israel, a fascinating story that appeals to students of all ages. Two shows only on Thursday, February 24th at 1:15pm and 7:30pm at the Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front Street East, Toronto.

Multiple Award Willing Playwright Linda Griffiths Reads at Theatrebooks

Join award-winning playwright Linda Griffiths on Wednesday, January 19th at 7pm at Theatrebooks, part of Meaningful Words: A Playwrights Reading Series at Theatrebooks.

Yoga in the Elementary Classroom Workshop from The Travelling Stage!Members only

Back by popular demand!  Join us on March 6 from 2-5pm, for a yoga workshop guaranteed to help you bring calm, clarity and focus into your classroom. You'll leave with a plethora of yoga poses, techniques and games you can use to help students make positive behavioural choices and to increase their self-esteem.  

Lighting Design Workshop Notes

The lighting design workshop offered at Rosedale Heights School of the Arts was a huge success.  For those of you who attended, the workshop notes and a few handouts are available in the resource section of our website.  The link is below:http://code.on.ca/resource/january-2011-lighting-design-workshop

Check out Theatre Museum Canada's You Tube Channel for One-on-one Interviews with Canadian Theatre Legends

Theatre Museum Canada now has its own You Tube Channel, where you and your students can access video interviews with Canadian theatre masters such as Bill Glassco and R.H. Thompson.  A fantastic teaching tool!