In the past two months, we’ve seen the incredible resilience and flexibility of artists as our community comes together to respond to current closures. The Citadel Theatre Stuck-in-the-House Series has seen over 150,000 views, we shared a public reading from The Garneau Block with hundreds of viewers coast-to-coast, and now we’re thrilled to celebrate the immense accomplishments of our education team’s temporary move online.
Our team is determined to welcome students and families back into the building this summer in a way that assures confidence and safety for all involved. As the Foote Theatre School faculty and administration prepare for in-person summer camps in accordance with all provincial guidelines, our May and June workshops and classes have moved online to smashing success.
Throughout May, the teaching faculty of the Foote Theatre School launched a series of free workshops supported by the Edmonton Community Foundation and shared their expertise with students aged 2-18 to entirely sold-out sessions. This June, the education team is taking all the success of that project with a lot of new learnings to launch an all-new set of online June classes!
The reduced-cost twice-weekly classes are designed to be accessible, friendly, and engaging for kids and teens of all experience levels – both with technology and theatre – to be part of the magic and hang out with likeminded young artists. The June classes range from musical theatre and playwriting to puppetry and improv and guarantee a playful and meaningful experience with some of Edmonton’s most renowned theatre artists and educators.