Wondering if the Youth Play Production is for you?
~Do you love theatre?
~Are you between the ages of 12 and 16?
~Do random phrases like ‘yes and,’ ‘to be or not to be’ or ‘Alexander Hamilton’ mean anything to you?
If you answered yes to any one of these, then the Youth Play Production Program might be for you! The program runs for 19 weeks from October 27th to production on April 4th & 5th
$250/person per term (2 payments of $250: October and January)
Registration is now open! Click here to register!
2019-20 Youth Play Production Program
Tuesdays 7:00pm-9:00pm / Sundays 10:00am-1:00pm
Orientation: Parents will receive an orientation email from Theatre; Just Because in advance of the start date of Sunday October 27th
Production: April 4th (matinee) April 5th (matinee & evening)
*review full calendar for all dates and times below*
About the Program
Theatre; Just Because is producing the 2019-20 Youth Play Production Program hosted at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts and presented by the Friends of the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts. This six month program gives new and experienced theatre artists (age 12-16) the opportunity to develop and hone their acting skills in a fun and safe environment. The program concludes with the presentation of a full theatre production featuring the participants of the program.
This year’s production is entitled An Evening of Commedia and is inspired by three short comedies. The play is written in modern language and performed in the broad comedic stylings of commedia dell’arte. This style of theatre was selected because it gives participants the opportunity to practice improvisation, character building through mask work, as well as the chance to explore one of the earliest forms of theatrical story-telling.
To build this production, the program is designed so that participants may gain a foundational performance knowledge and vocabulary, as well as the chance to practice in a rehearsal setting. The program is split into two distinct working days: Tuesdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, and Sundays from 10:00am to 1:00pm.
Tuesdays are focused on theatre education. Participants will be taught from a lesson plan that includes, voice, movement, character building, and theatre etiquette. These lessons will include exercises, guest lectures, written assignments, and, of course, games. The primary goal of these lessons is to enhance the participant’s work during rehearsal.
Sundays are focused on rehearsal. Participants will be working towards building a theatre production to be staged at the conclusion of the program. In this environment, participants will have the opportunity to learn to how to take direction, listen and work with their team, and to think creatively. The goal of the rehearsal process is to give the participants the opportunity to practice what they have learned during the education component.
At the program’s conclusion, participants will have the opportunity to showcase their skills and achievements during the full-length theatre production that will leave audiences laughing with joy and marvelling with wonder at the next generation of theatrical performers.
About the Instructor
BAILEY YARKIE – The Youth Play Production Program will be lead by theatre artist Bailey Yarkie.
Please check back for Bailey’s bio!
Sunday, October 27 – 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday, October 29 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday, November 3 – 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday, November 5 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday, November 12 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday, November 17 – 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday, November 19 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday, November 24 – 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday, November 26 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday, December 1 – 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday, December 3 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday, December 8 – 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday, December 10 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday, December 15 – 10:00am-1:00pm
Sunday, January 12 – 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday, January 14 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday, January 19 – 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday, January 21 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday, January 26 – 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday, January 28 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday, February 2 – 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday, February 4 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday, February 9 – 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday, February 11 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday, February 16 – 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday, February 18 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday, March 8 – 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday, March 10 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday, March 15 – 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday, March 17 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday, March 22 – 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday, March 24 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday, March 29 – 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday, March 31 – 7:00pm-9:00pm TECH REHEARSAL
Friday, April 3 – 7:00pm-9:00pm DRESS REHEARSAL
Saturday, April 4 –11:00am call time; 1:00pm matinee
Sunday, April 5 -11:00am call time; 1:00pm matinee; 4:00pm-5:00pm Dinner break; 5:00pm call time; 7:00pm show