Interested in theater? Join our Playing to Act workshop!

We are excited to invite you to join our Playing to Act Workshop, a series of 12 sessions where you can learn basic theater knowledge in a fun and supportive environment.

This is a great opportunity for young people to explore their creativity and express themselves through theater. Also it is a good way to relieve stress, improve communication skills and build confidence.

The program is facilitated by Lilibeth Rivas, an experienced professional who is passionate about theater and love working with young people.

If you’re interested in joining our class, please let us know by September 21st.

There is a limited number of participants.

For registration, please contact Stefan JK, Youth & Access To Education Coordinator, at
stefanjk@fcjrefugeecentre.org

A VIRTUAL ORIENTATION of the program will be provided on Friday September 22 at 4:00 pm.

After your registration you will receive the Zoom link to join the orientation.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Objectives:

  • A platform for young individuals to discover new dimensions involving their bodies, voices, imagination, and personal experiences.
  • Involves scenic exercises as a medium of exploration.
  • Encourages expressive use of bodies for storytelling.

Class Development Areas:

1. Human body / Movement and expression
2. Oral expression
3. Stage composition

Facilitator:

Lilibeth Rivas is an actress (theater and cinema), born and raised in El Salvador. She has been involved in artistic projects that advocate for social justice. Her experience is based on working with youth, teaching them techniques that help them to build confidence, improves verbal communication and develops their creativity, among other benefits.


When:

  • September 26 to December 12, 2023
  • Every Tuesday
  • Sessions Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Attendance: 10 per session

Where:

  • 192 Spadina Ave.
    Toronto, ON M5T 2C2

Sessions:

Session 1
How many ways to introduce myself to others?

Session2
“My Own Voice”. Participants engage in voice exercises that lead to diverse evaluations of their individual voices’ significance.

Session 3
Walking for nature’s elements.

Session 4
“I trust me, I trust you”. Trust exercises.

Session 5
“Body Sounds”. This session focuses on voice encompassing techniques.

Session 6
“Lines to Walk”. This session delves into the study of scenic displacements.

Session 7
“Born Again”. Participants engage in physical exercises.

Session 8
“How I Move”. Participants will take part in body exercises, exploring their personal movement qualities.

Session 9
“How They Move”. This session involves examining the movement of other individuals, particularly focusing on their spinal columns and dorsal spine.

Session 10
“Stage”. This session entails a study of stage composition, involving actors’ bodies, set design, props, and various other elements.

Session 11
“I am and I am here”. This session introduces an exercise for participants to enter the scene confidently, emphasizing their presence.

Session 12
“To Be or Not To Be”. In this session, there will be a reflection on the workshop process, considering individual and collective projections as youth.


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