Classes (Edmonton): Spring Session, Improv Classes – Grindstone Theatre

grindstone-classes-poster-MARCH-MAY-3IMPROV, MUSICAL IMPROV AND STAND UP CLASSES

SUNDAYS MARCH 22 – MAY 3RD
(no classes Easter Weekend)
$180
REGISTER BY EMAILING
bmartin@grindstonetheatre.ca

IMPROV LVL 1 – SAY YES…AND, take improv level 1. This class is great for learning the basics of improvisation. It will cover how to set up scenes, get suggestions, tell a story, create a character and make strong offers in an improvised scene. Using warm up excersises and short form games, Improv level 1 will get you on your feet, making it up on the spot. (No experience necessary)
Taught by Byron Martin
10AM-12PM

IMPROV LVL 2- Lets step it up a notch! Improv level 2 builds upon the basic skills taught in improv level 1. This class will introduce new games and new exercises to help you become a better improvisor. (Must take improv lvl 1 and have approval from the instructor)
Taught by Byron Martin
4:30PM -6:30PM

MUSICAL IMPROV LVL 1 – This class is all about making up songs on the spot! We explore song structure, melody, rhythm, song styles and the different techniques used to make up unforgettable songs! (must enroll in Improv lvl 1 or have completed Improv lvl 1)
Taught by Byron Martin and Erik Mortimer
12PM-2PM

MUSICAL IMPROV LVL 2 – In this class students have the opportunity to learn solo songs and incorporate scene work into songs. Continuing the work from level 1 the students will further explore rhyme, improvised dance breaks, and begin to structure long form musicals and musical genres.
Taught by Byron Martin and Erik Mortimer
2:30PM -4:30PM

STAND UP COMEDY LVL 1 – Yep, we’re doin it. You know you’ve always wanted to be a comedian, so do it already! This class is going to help you create your first stand up set, or if you’ve already got some material, then it is going to help you refine it into comedy gold! This class is gonna be a good time. (No experience required)
Taught by the legendary Jon Mick.
12PM-2PM

Camp (Calgary): Spring Break 2015 Drama/Theatre Camps for ages 7 – 14 – Theatre A Go-Go

Only 4 days remain for Early Bird discount to kids Spring Break Drama Camps!

Register today and invest in your loved ones by providing them with a rich Theatre Arts experience that engages body, emotions, and senses in dynamic fun learning!

This spring, it’s all about the Jungle Book at Theatre A Go-Go and we’re proud to present our exciting line up of Spring Break Drama/Theatre Arts Camps. Join us, meet new friends and have fun while improving physical, emotional and verbal literacy.

WHO: Ages 7-14
WHAT: JUNGLE BOOK ADVENTURES with Tanya Lukenoff – Imagine the Literary world of Rudyard Kipling and the jungles of India. In a series of fun-filled drama classes, players will begin with self-development before creating their own character mask and exploring another character. With a new sense of body and vocal confidence, players will express their character and the style of Theatre by presenting an adaptation of The Jungle Book, at the end of the camp. This Celebration of Learning is for friends, family and anyone who would like to see how we play.

WHEN: Monday – Friday, March 23-27 OR April 6-10, 2015 from 9:00am – 4:00pm (Pre & post care available)

INVESTMENT: Discount = $230/player if registered by February 23, or for members of: the same family, Parkdale Community, Calgary Kids Club, Morpheus Theatre
Regular = $280/player
INVESTMENT INCLUDES: 5 classes x 7 hours/class plus 2 hours for dress rehearsal and performance at the end of the program. For the performance, costumes, props and set are supplied by Theatre A Go-Go. $10 of investment goes towards the supplies needed for take home Character mask.

WHERE: All classes take place at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre in the Parkdale Community Centre (3512 5 Ave. N.W.).

ACCOLADES: “My overall impression of the programs is that they are very child focused, with the goal of character development as well as self-discovery and confidence, as well as exploring dramatic skills and techniques. My child developed in all of these areas. Thank you!!!” – Parent
“The program is a good chance first and foremost to learn about collaboration and for kids to make some friends; a good introduction to what working in the theatre is all about; learning that a character is the whole picture: inner thoughts and feelings, physical presence and mannerisms etc. and getting to experience putting on a show!” – Parent

T.A.G.G.–You’re it!

CONTACT Tanya for more information at:
EM: theatreagogo@telus.net or PH: 403.283.4622 or WEB: http://www.theatreagogo.ca/SpringBreakdramacampforkidsinclagary.html
Register: http://www.theatreagogo.ca/Registration.html

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Classes (Edmonton): Foote Theatre School 2015 Spring/Summer Classes – Citadel Theatre

We have a Class for You!

We have a Class for You!

Stamina, Strength and Agility of Body, Mind and Heart

REGISTRATION FOR 2015 SPRING/SUMMER CAMPS

OPEN NOW!

We have classes for children, teens and adults. Choose from a variety of classes including improvisation, musical theatre, acting, scene study, directing, playwriting and acting for the camera. Visit our website at www.citadeltheatre.com to check out the online brochure and find the class perfect for you!

We also are offering I Can Pretend! Drama for children with Autism. I Can Pretend! teaches children with autism how to play with peers and form relationships, something that children with ASD typically struggle with. Younger children learn imaginative play skills and older children hone social skills. This program was created by a seasoned drama educator and parent of a child on the autism spectrum.

THREE WAYS TO REGISTER: Phone 780.425.1820 ● Fax 780.428.2130 ● Mail

Click here to download the Spring/Summer Class schedule (PDF).

Classes (Calgary): Playwriting, Showcasing, Sex and a Production! – Urban Stories Theatre

UST-Logo-NEW-colorJoin Caroline Russell-King as she leads a ten week playwriting class starting March 2nd – May 4th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Monday nights at Knox United Church.

    • ALL of the participants will have 10 minutes of their work read in front of a live audience to showcase their play.
    • TWO participants will go on to have a full length reading of their play in front of a live audience.
    • ONE participant will go on to have a full day workshop and full production of her/his work by Urban Stories Theatre.

Urban Stories Theatre is interested in producing plays that examine sexuality. So if you are interested in writing about gender and sexual politics in any genre, this class is for you. The chosen play will be produced in November of 2015 for a minimum of 6 performances.

There is no prerequisite for this class; you can come with an idea or a first draft.

COST is $225.00 per playwright. Co-writers are welcome.

To register for the class go to: info@urbanstoriestheatre.org

This is a joint venture between Dramaturgy on Demand, Knox Theatre Collective and Urban Stories Theatre.

Caroline Russell-King

Caroline is an award winning playwright, dramaturg and instructor. She has written over 30 plays and has been produced all across Canada. Caroline has been teaching for over 35 years and has taught for many arts organizations including Alberta Playwrights Network, Theatre Alberta and The Alexandra Writers Centre. Currently she is The Southern Alberta Representative of the Playwrights Guild of Canada and she sits on the board of Alberta Playwrights Network. Caroline is also a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. Frontenac House published a trilogy of her one act plays- Palliser Suite in October. For more information or to contact Caroline go to www.carolinerussellking.com

Classes (Edmonton): Short Form Improv and Musical Improv – Grindstone Theatre

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Grindstone Theatre will be teaching 8 weeks of workshops from January 18th to March 15th in Short Form Improv (Sundays 12-2pm) and Musical Improv (Sundays 2-4pm). Taught by Artistic Director Byron Martin and Musical Director Erik Mortimer the classes will take you through the fundamentals of what we like to call “making sh*t up”! From scene work to song structure, you’ll be sure to learn something new and have a blast while you do.
To register please email Byron at bmartin@grindstonetheatre.ca
Each course is $240, payable by cash, check or credit card on the first day of classes.
Classes are 18+

For more information please visit our website www.grindstonetheatre.ca

Classes (Calgary): Winter Adult Physical Theatre/Acting classes – Theatre A Go-Go

Threatre-Go-Go-final-01What is Physical Theatre?
Modern physical theatre has grown from a variety of origins and is steeped in ancient traditions of both Eastern and Western cultures. It is a style of Theatre performance where a story is expressed primarily through the use of the body, but also contains the integration of the vocal, mental and emotional resources of the performer. Physical Theatre can include a wide variety of styles, approaches and aesthetics that can include dance-theatre, movement theatre, clown, puppetry, mime, mask, Commedia dell ’Arte, vaudeville, and circus.

WHO: Calling all Adult Fools with some performance experience
WHAT: A Master Class in Commedia dell’Arte
For more info, go to: http://www.theatreagogo.ca/actingclassesforadultscalgary.html

WHO: Adults with some performance experience
WHAT: CHARACTER MASKS
For more info, go to: http://www.theatreagogo.ca/actingclassesforadultscalgary.html

WHERE: All classes take place at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre in the Parkdale Community Centre (3512 5 Ave. N.W.)

For more information or to register,
contact Tanya @ theatreagogo@telus.net or 403.283.4622
or http://www.theatreagogo.ca/actingclassesforadultscalgary.html
Please visit/like us @ www.facebook.com/theatreagogo
T.A.G.G.–You’re it!

Deal (Calgary): Discount for Winter Shakespeare/Theatre Arts classes, for ages 7-17 – Theatre A Go-Go

Threatre-Go-Go-final-01Register now to receive a discount for Winter Shakespeare classes at:
http://www.theatreagogo.ca/Registration.html

This winter, it’s all “To be or not to be…” (William Shakespeare) at Theatre A Go-Go and we’re proud to present our exciting line up of Winter Drama/Theatre Arts Classes. Join us and have fun whilst improving physical, emotional and verbal literacy.

WHO: Ages 7-11
WHAT: ADVENTURES WITH SHAKESPEARE’S FAIRIES with Tanya Lukenoff
For more info, go to:http://www.theatreagogo.ca/winterdramaclasseskidscalgary.html

WHO: Ages 12-17
WHAT: ADVENTURES WITH SHAKESPEARE with Tanya Lukenoff
For more info, go to:http://www.theatreagogo.ca/winterdramaclasseskidscalgary.html

Winter 2015 Curriculum Integrated Drama/Theatre Classes for Homeschoolers, for ages 10-16
NEW SHAKESPEARE THEATRE ARTS DAY – Homeschoolers, may register for both the morning and the afternoon classes. We will work with an adaptation of the Shakespeare story, A Midsummer Night’s Dream to develop voice and body in in the mornings, and develop Poetry writing skills in the afternoons.

WHO: Ages 10-16
WHAT: ADVENTURES WITH SHAKESPEARE with Tanya Lukenoff
For more info, go to: http://www.theatreagogo.ca/homeschooldramatheatreclassesforkids.html

WHO: Ages 10-16
WHAT: SHAKESPEARE MAKESPEARE with guest artist Kirk R. Miles
For more info, go to: http://www.theatreagogo.ca/homeschooldramatheatreclassesforkids.html

WHERE: All classes take place at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre in the Parkdale Community Centre (3512 5 Ave. N.W.).
ACCOLADES: “My overall impression of the programs is that they are very child focused, with the goal of character development as well as self-discovery and confidence, as well as exploring dramatic skills and techniques. My child developed in all of these areas. Thank you!!!” – Parent
“The program is a good chance first and foremost to learn about collaboration. And for kids to make some friends; a good introduction to what working in the theatre is all about; learning that a character is the whole picture: inner thoughts and feelings, physical presence and mannerisms etc. and getting to experience putting on a show!” – Parent

WHY: Invest in your loved ones by providing them with a rich Theatre Arts experience that engages body, emotions, and senses in dynamic fun learning!

CONTACT: Tanya for more information at:
EM: theatreagogo@telus.net or PH: 403.283.4622
Register: http://www.theatreagogo.ca/Registration.html
T.A.G.G.–You’re it!

Classes (Edmonton): Foote Theatre School – Winter Term Registration Open

Theatre Classes make a Great Gift! Register today!

Theatre Classes make a Great Gift! Register today!

WINTER TERM REGISTRATION – NOW OPEN
CLASSES START JANUARY 10th, 2015

We offer the largest theatre education program in Edmonton and one of the largest in Canada.

The Foote Theatre School (FTS) is the oldest and largest theatre school in Edmonton. Since 1966 we have provided year round classes for all ages and experience levels, teaching physical, technical and creative skills in both acting and musical theatre. Over 1,000 students annually are taught by our faculty of 25 local theatre professionals.

OUR CLASSES PROVIDE:

• An excellent instructor-to-student ratio.
• Instruction from experienced theatre professionals and educators.
• A structured and progressive curriculum.
• Potential audition opportunities: Our students have appeared in many Citadel productions including The Three Musketeers, A Christmas Carol, Oliver!, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Sound of Music, Peter Pan and The Wizard of Oz.

OUR INSTRUCTORS:

• Work as performers, directors, choreographers, teachers and coaches in Edmonton and beyond!
• Share a passion for arts education.

OUR ALUMNI:

• Are everywhere!
• Many of our former students can be found working as actors, directors, designers, stage managers, technicians and teachers in Edmonton and beyond.

Click here to view the Foote Theatre School brochure (PDF).

Classes (Edmonton): Singing for Actors – Shannon Boyle

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Actors need to be able to belt, sing an aria or sustain a character voice. Shannon Boyle has been teaching music for over 25 years and knows that we all have the same anatomy and physiology- we just need to learn how to use it.

Shannon currently teaches voice and acting in the BFA Acting program at the University of Alberta, with the Citadel’s Young Companies and in her private studio. She has her MFA (Theatre Voice Pedagogy), BMus and BFA (Acting). Certified in Estill Figures and armed with years of teaching acting, she knows how to marry technique to an expressive performance.

Past students perform all over Canada in productions, bands and at festivals. No experience necessary.

Individual and group lessons are available. Email shansong@shaw.ca for more details or to set up a time. Please click here for further information.

Class (Edmonton): Introduction to Film Acting – Steve Dhillon

INTRODUCTION TO FILM ACTING

The class will go through a beginners approach to tackling a scene and reading for an audience/camera, which should be the goal of any actor regardless of his/her experience. The class will be facilitated by an experienced actor who has worked locally and internationally and has instructed adults at the University level for 8 years.

We will be covering the following subjects in detail over the span of several weeks (depending on avail. of participants)

The ‘Business’ of acting

- General information on what you need to know about the industry
– The advantage of NEVER Giving up your day job
– Why you absolutely CAN succeed in theatre and film being based out of Edmonton, AB
– How independent and studio projects are cast and auditioned
– Skype sessions and advice from actors/directors who are full time in the industry
– The benefits and drawbacks of working as an extra
– How to get an agent
– How to recognize the fakes and snakes that the industry is full of!

The Process

- The real truths and difficulties you may encounter through the auditioning process
– The many different ways to approach analyzing a scene
– The simple and difficult idea of “letting go”
– The difference between theatre and film
– The tedious and nerve racking auditioning process and how to tackle it
– Physical, Emotional and Mental approach to acting and auditioning
– Why you can never get it right, but definitely get it wrong.
– The final project for the class will consist of a mock audition modeled after the real
process with a casting director in the room to give notes and feedback following.

Facilitated by Steve Dhillon, an award nominated actor, full ACTRA and EQUITY Union Member.

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Location TBA but will plan for 3-4 week intro program at 1-2 times a week. For more information about the class and your facilitator, please respond with email to ndnactor@gmail.com. To maximize quality of sessions, we would like to limit class size to maximum 10 participants

Classes (Calgary): Fall Physical Theatre/Acting classes for Adults – Theatre A Go-Go

IMG_6757WHO: Adults (with performance experience)

WHAT: CHARACTER MASKS – Join us in discovering the world of character masks! Masks guide us back to the roots of our physical presence. Players will explore various Character Masks and choose one to develop. Through exploratory mask work, movement, ensemble and Improvisation games, players will utilize issues of relevance or importance to create a modern day Chorus. The ensemble will play and share their creation at the end of the program.

WHEN: Sundays Oct. 19 – Dec. 7 @ 1:00-3:00pm
OR Mondays Oct. 20 – Dec. 8 @ 7:30-9:00pm (8 classes)

INVESTMENT: Discount = $134/player, for registration by Oct. 6 or members of: University/college, Parkdale Community, Morpheus Theatre, or Calgary Acts
Regular = $184/player

WHERE: All classes take place at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre in the Parkdale Community Centre (3512 5 Ave. N.W.)

Register now and give yourself the gift to imagine and express through the Physical Theatre Arts!
For more information or to register,
contact Tanya @ theatreagogo@telus.net or
http://www.theatreagogo.ca/actingclassesforadultscalgary.html
T.A.G.G.–You’re it!