Creative Teens Theatre
Creative Teens Theatre is a new Arts Club initiative that will provide 14 motivated teens access to a long-term arts education program. Youth in grades 8–10 will have an opportunity to explore creative theatre-making in a collaborative environment. Instructors and guest artists from the theatre community will impart basic acting skills that will aid the students to express their own stories. This program emphasizes student agency, self-reflection, and process over product to develop works that are both culturally and socially relevant to the participants. A final showcase, written by the students, will be presented in June 2018.
QUICK PROGRAM FACTS
- 14 spots available for students in grades 8–10
- 3-hour Sunday classes from October 2017 to June 2018 (25 weeks)
- Final showcase written by the students and performed at the Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre
- Price: $750
- Subsidized placements available*
- Application deadline: September 29, 2017
*The Arts Club Theatre Company recognizes that access to theatre programming is an important part of who we are. If you are interested in this program, but are facing challenges accessing the program due to socio-economic barriers, please contact Kevan Ellis for more information.
Kevan Ellis, Education and Outreach Manager
Term 1: October 15–December 17, 2017
Term 2: January 14–March 11, 2018
Term 3: April 8–June 3, 2018*
Sundays, 1–4 PM
*Some term three classes will be 4 hours in length leading up to the showcase
No classes on holiday weekends (Nov. 12, Feb 11, May 20)
Nitasha Rajoo is an actor, director, and teacher. She holds a Master of Arts in the Advanced Teachings of Shakespeare from the University of Warwick and The Royal Shakespeare Company in the UK. She has been teaching for over 15 years in both Canada and the UK. Whilst in the UK for 10 years, Nitasha has worked as Head of Drama for The City Academy, Hackney in London. Nitasha's links in the UK have allowed her to work with the Barbican (Barbican Box ), Tamasha Theatre Company, The Old Vic Theatre, and the National Theatre on their Black British Plays Project. She has been praised for her artistic direction of 1984, Lord of the Flies, The Crucible, and numerous Shakespeare productions with casts of up to 50 students. Nitasha’s love for Shakespeare recently took her to Limpopo, South Africa, with Warwick in Africa, where she trained English teachers using drama techniques to make Shakespeare more accessible in the classroom. She is thrilled to be part of the Arts Club and the Creative Teens Project.
THIS PROGRAM IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY ART VERTIEB AND BEV BRISCOE