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Join the Scarborough Youth Playwrights Hub!

“Have you always wanted to join a theatre group? Test out your writing skills? Try something exciting and new? Join the Youth Playwrights Hub!

The Youth Playwrights Hub is BACK! We, once again, are partnering with Tarragon Theatre to offer free play creation opportunities to youth living in Scarborough! Sign up for nine free playwriting workshops hosted at Scarborough Arts from 6 – 8 pm on Thursday nights from January 9 – March 12th, 2020. This program is open to any and all youth currently attending high school in Scarborough. 

Each participant will work toward developing their own short play that will be shared with the public this spring! These sessions will be co-facilitated by Caitie Graham and Charles Marco Diokno Manzo. 

To be a part of this FREE writing hub all we ask is for you to fill out this quick Google Form, including a short writing submission. (If the nature of this application process is a barrier to applying, please contact education[at]tarragontheatre.com to discuss the possibility of alternative forms of application.)”

For more information, please visit: http://scarborougharts.com/youth-playwrights-hub-2020/

-from Scarborough Arts
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Workshop: Rainbow of Desire Applied Theatre (Mixed Company Theatre & Scarborough Civic Library)

“What happens when you take apart a single moment of conflict to explore every possible desired action?

In this experiential workshop led by Mixed Company Theatre’s Artistic Director Simon Malbogat, participants will employ Augusto Boal’s Rainbow of Desire techniques to broaden perspectives and reframe situations by focusing on the inner thoughts and impulses of the individual. Through storytelling and performance, artists, educators and community leaders will gain a deeper understanding of their conflicting and co-existing desires, which will enrich their experiences onstage and in social and personal settings.

This workshop is made possible by the Toronto Arts Council’s Artist In The Library Program.

Scarborough Civic Centre Library
Tuesday November 26th, 2019 from 2pm-4pm
There is limited space available in this free workshop, so reserve your spot by clicking here!

-from Mixed Company Theatre
Read Mixed Company Theatre’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Cahoots Theatre: Hilot Means Healer

A CAHOOTS THEATRE PRODUCTION
in association with b current performing arts

October 5 – 27, 2019
BMO Incubator, Theatre Centre
1115 Queen St W, Toronto

Set in Manila, during World War II, and drawn from the long tradition of Philippine folklore, legends, and Indigenous spirituality, HILOT weaves the tangible with the intangible to tell a story of unexpected bonds formed during cataclysmic change. Written by Jo SiMalaya Alcampo, and directed by Jasmine Chen, this interdisciplinary story explores the social and political consequences of war and occupation in the Philippines and its impact through generations.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.cahoots.ca/shows/hilot

-from Cahoots Theatre

July Workshop with Mixed Company Theatre: Forum Theatre Performance and Creation Workshop!

Mixed Company Theatre is excited to announce our July workshop for artists, educators, and community leaders!

Forum Theatre Performance and Creation Workshop (2 Days, July 19th & 20th 2019, 10AM-5PM)

What is Forum Theatre?

This intensive all-levels workshop led by award-winning artist Simon Malbogat is a hands-on introduction to Forum Theatre, a style of theatre rooted in anti-oppression principles. This workshop explores how theatre facilitates community engagement, addresses social justice issues, sparks community dialogue and bring about grassroots advocacy.

Artists will explore how forum theatre techniques of community participation, intervention and improvisation can help build tool kits for character development, devised creation and audience engagement.

Community Organizers, Social Workers & Educators will learn they can use Forum Theatre in their everyday practice to initiate vital conversations, engage in critical inquiry, and create social change in their communities.

Questions? Contact: communications[at]mixedcompanytheatre.com

For more information, please visit: http://www.mixedcompanytheatre.com/artists/training/

20% Discount for CAEA Members, and 50% Discount for Students and Arts Workers who identify as under-waged. Bursaries also available upon request!

-from Mixed Company Theatre
Read Mixed Company Theatre’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Round Table Discussion: Making a Living in Theatre (Sarasvàti Productions, Winnipeg)

“Are you new to the world of theatre? Just graduated? Feeling a little lost? Or have you worked in the industry for years and are looking to share and hear common experiences? Every year, we hold a series of panels, workshops and discussions. Next on the docket, we are hosting a round table discussion all about, “Making a Living in Theatre.”

We have brought together professionals who not only work in the theatre industry, but who have found success in their respective fields. In the round-table, you will sit among professionals and newbies alike and discuss the theatre industry. You will have opportunities to ask your own questions and have them answered by people who have experienced exactly what you are working towards, all while sharing a common love of theatre.

Please email production[at]sarasvati.ca to RSVP your spot! Tickets are not required but space is limited. Entry to the discussion is based on a “Pay-What-You-Choose” donation upon arrival at the event. The discussion will take place in room 2T05 on the second floor of the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film.”

-from Sarasvàti Productions
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Profil à découvrir : Unité théâtrale d’interventions locales (UTIL)

À mesure que notre répertoire de l’art communautaire prend de l’ampleur, nous réalisons qu’il devient un peu lourd de parcourir tous les profils… Nous avons donc pensé qu’en soulignant certains profils dans notre blogue, de temps à autre, nous vous permettrions de découvrir des projets que vous n’auriez pas encore vus. Merci de nous informer si vous connaissez des projets ou des organismes d’art communautaires canadiens qui ne se trouvent pas encore dans notre répertoire. Cette ressource se construit grâce à vos contributions! -l’équipe d’ArtBridges/ToileDesArts.

“Les actions d’UTIL ont pour but de favoriser la mobilisation citoyenne par le biais de la pratique artistique et de participer au dynamistme des villages de la MRC des Basques et plus largement ceux du Bas-Saint-Laurent. Nous aspirons au rassemblement, au décloisonnement, à l’expression collective et au développement d’un regard critique et inventif sur notre environnement immédiat et lointain”

Nous vous invitons à lire le profil complet d’Unité théâtrale d’interventions locales (UTIL) dans notre répertoire de l’art communautaire.

Call for Participants: Like Mother, Like Daughter (Sarasvàti Productions, Winnipeg)

“As part of Sarasvàti Productions’ FemFest, we are excited to welcome Why Not Theatre and their production Like Mother, Like Daughter. They will be bringing together mothers and daughters who were born outside of Canada (newcomers, as well as those who may have immigrated many years ago) as well as Indigenous mothers and daughters, in order to create and perform in a participatory project whose 2016 Toronto premiere was described as “delicate, generous, inspiring, warm, funny, and in moments, heart-rending.” (Sprockets & Greasepaint)

Directed by Rose Plotek, Like Mother, Like Daughter weaves together stories from 12 pairs of mothers and daughters into a performance of unscripted conversations performed by the mothers and daughters themselves. At the end of each performance the audience is invited to join the mothers and daughters for a meal– to continue the conversations.

No performance experience necessary! We’re looking for real stories!

We’re looking for mothers and daughters who…

  • Are either Indigenous, or have migrated to Canada (at least one member of each mother-daughter pair must have been born outside Canada)
  • Feel comfortable conversing and answering questions in English
  • Span a variety of ages/generations (minimum age requirement: 14 years old+)

Selected mothers and daughters will be paid an honorarium for their participation, and will be expected to participate in all rehearsals, workshops, and performances:

  • 6 workshop/rehearsal sessions, between September 7-17
  • 3-4 selected performances, between September 19-21

All interested mother/daughter pairings are asked to submit an expression of interest to admin[at]sarasvati.ca by June 15th.

For more information please visit our website www.sarasvati.ca or contact our administration team at admin[at]sarasvati.ca.”

-submitted by Sarasvàti Productions
Read Sarasvàti Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

The Rivers Speak Community Play (Thinking Rock)

Thinking Rock Community Arts is pleased to invite you to a special screening of the full performance of Gigidoowag Ziibiik (The Rivers Speak), a co-created community play about life on the land and waters of Central Algoma, on Saturday, May 11th from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Admission is free! The event will be held at the Misswezhaging (Mississaugi First Nation) Sports Complex (In Motion Fitness Centre) at 64 Park Road. Light snacks will be served. Please feel free to bring your favourite snack to share! For more information, call us at (705) 542-1100 or email miranda[at]thinkingrock.ca.

As a non-profit community arts organization, Thinking Rock is committed to creating art with and for the people along the North Shore of Lake Huron, from Genaabaajing (Serpent River First Nation) to Bawating (Sault Ste. Marie), building relationships across cultures and communities, increasing opportunities to live, work and play in the arts, and helping to build more inclusive, vibrant and resilient communities across the region of Algoma. 

The performance being screened is the final product of a four-year process that involved hundreds of Indigenous and non-Indigenous community participants of all ages, cultures, and abilities working together with professional artists to tell their personal stories about local rivers and waterways through art. 

The Rivers Speak was conceived of and written by Artistic Director Robin Sutherland, with Co-writer/Dramaturge Elizabeth Rucker, Director Varrick Grimes, Choreographer Aria Evans, Musical Director James Stephens, Designer Miranda Bouchard, and many other artists including Marianne Alas, Nani Bell Gonawabi, Julia Hune Brown, Steafan Hannigan, Ange Loft, Adrienne Marcus Raja, Roxanne Martin, Jamie Oshkabewisens, Sasha Tate Howarth, the O’Schraves (of AlgomaTrad), and others, along with a cast of over 50 local people. The project and production were developed with the guidance from local Elders and Advisors, including Elsie Bissaillon, Max Chiblow, Marly Day, Willie Pine, Gerard Sagassige, Jon Cada and Tracy Fraser, and mentorship and support from Ruth Howard and Jumblies Theatre. Footage of the play was filmed and edited by Village Electric.”

For more information, please visit: thinkingrock.ca

-from Thinking Rock Community Arts
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2019 Workshops with Mixed Company Theatre: Rainbow of Desire and Masks of Manipulation! (Toronto)

Mixed Company Theatre is excited to announce our lineup of annual workshops for artists, educators, and community leaders!

Rainbow of Desire (March 9th 2019, 10AM-5PM)

What happens when you take apart a single moment of conflict to explore every possible desired action?

In this experiential workshop led by Simon Malbogat, participants will employ Augusto Boal’s Rainbow of Desire techniques to broaden perspectives and reframe situations by focusing on the inner thoughts and impulses of the individual. Through storytelling and performance, participants will gain a deeper understanding of their conflicting and co-existing desires, which will enrich their work onstage and in community settings.

Masks of Manipulation (March 16th and 23rd 2019, 9:30AM-5:30PM)

The “Masks of Manipulation”, an invaluable character development and conflict-resolution process designed by Simon Malbogat and co-facilitated by Peter Jarvis, gives face to each of the manipulative forces we encounter both onstage and in daily life.

This workshop draws on Commedia dell’Arte-inspired masks to help participants acquire a deeper awareness of manipulation and oppression: how and why it happens, what it looks and feels like, and how to de-escalate it.
Participants will also take away from this two-day workshop a Mask of their own creation, which they will learn to use as a physical touchstone in processes ranging from character development to community mediation.

Forum Theatre Performance + Creation (July 19th and 20th 2019, 10AM-5PM)

In this all-levels workshop, we will explore how Forum Theatre techniques of participation, intervention, and improvisation can help performers, educators and community leaders build tool kits for character development, conflict resolution, and catalyzing change in their own circles.

This workshop, which acquaints participants with Augusto Boal’s pedagogy and applied theatre techniques, is a great opportunity for artists who are looking to hone their performance creation skills as well as for educators, social workers and health professionals, and any and all practitioners of community engagement.

Through learning and practicing Forum Theatre under the guidance of Simon Malbogat, participants in this workshop will receive the skills to become better facilitators, conflict resolution mediators, artists, community leaders, and more socially-aware educators.

For more information and full workshop descriptions, please visit:
http://www.mixedcompanytheatre.com/artists/training/

20% Discount for CAEA Members, and 50% Discount for Students and Arts Workers who identify as under-waged.
Bursaries also available upon request!

-from Mixed Company Theatre
Read Mixed Company Theatre’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Canada-Wide Call for Performance Proposals: Caminos 2019

CAMINOS returns October 9th – 13th, 2019 to Aki Studio / Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. East, Toronto, ON)
produced by Aluna Theatre in partnership with Native Earth Performing Arts

Deadline for proposals: Friday February 8, 2019

CAMINOS is a week of new performance proposals and works-in-progress from risk-taking artists working in theatre, dance and inter-disciplinary practices. It is our way of inviting audiences to re-imagine the Americas, and to see themselves as part of that re-imagining. In 2017, CAMINOS presented the work of over 80 emerging and established Latin Canadian and Indigenous artists.

We are currently seeking proposals from artists across Canada. The festival’s focus is on work from the Pan-American Diaspora, Indigenous and culturally diverse artists.

Selected projects will be featured during the festival and will receive technical, production, promotional, and artistic support. Submissions are encouraged from both established and emerging creators, in English, Spanish, Spanglish, or any mix thereof. Presentations will run 20-30 minutes in length, and can be presented in any language.

Aluna will select works for CAMINOS that are already in development and will now benefit from a presentation with production elements. The Festival’s goal is to move projects closer to production, and to help artists create strong support material for future funding applications and presentation opportunities.

Shorter works at earlier stages may be selected to present 5-10 minute excerpts during one of the Festival’s cabaret evenings.”

-from Aluna Theatre