With the evolution of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation worldwide, and to help slow the spread of this virus, Soulpepper has made the difficult decision to suspend public performances starting immediately until May 6, 2020.
Ensuring the health and wellbeing of our guests, staff and artists is always our top priority. Thankfully, we had no shows on stage last week, and we were able to use that time to assess the impact of these decisions and make appropriate plans as they pertain to our year-round season of programming.
This means the suspension of all public performances of:
The Seagull (March 26-April 26)
Fresh Ink – play reading event (March 20): moved online at Friday March 20, 4:30 pm. Read more.
March Break Program(March 16-20)
At this time, ticketholders are asked to check their emails and select one of the options provided. For more ticketing information, please visit our COVID-19 ticketing policy here.
The situation will continue to evolve, and no decisions have been made for future productions or programs. As we learn more, we will continue to update you directly via email and/or phone. You can read our full statement here.
City Youth Academy
CITY YOUTH ACADEMY - SUMMER 2020
Soulpepper is looking for young people ages 16-19 to participate in its six-week performance training program!
WHAT IS THE CITY YOUTH ACADEMY?
A FREE six-week summer performance training program for youth from across the GTA, taught by professional artists
A next step for driven young artists to inspire their creativity, artistic discipline, and support the development of their artistic practice
WHO IS THE CITY YOUTH ACADEMY FOR?
16-19 year olds not currently enrolled in a post-secondary theatre program
Those deeply interested in the performing arts and seeking training opportunities
Those who are interested in collaboration and contributing to a creative ensemble
Those who can commit 100% to all the dates and times of the program
Young people excited to learn from professional artists
No performance experience necessary
IT’S FREE! Additionally, participants will receive $490/week
Monday, July 13 – Friday, August 21, 2020 (No session on Civic Holiday Monday, August 3) | 10AM—5PM daily
PROGRAM LOCATION/MAILING ADDRESS
Soulpepper Theatre Company Young Centre for the Performing Arts Distillery Historic District 50 Tank House Lane, Toronto ON, M5A 3C4
Monday, April 6, 2020. Soulpepper will interview and audition selected applicants in April 2020.
After the interview/audition process Soulpepper will invite a short-listed group of applicants to participate in a full-day workshop (11AM – 5PM).Attendance at the callback is mandatory to be considered for the program.
The callback date is TBD.
Interested applicants must fill out an Application Form, and submit a Video Introduction.
Please create aone-minutevideobriefly introducing yourself to us creatively. We want to meet you and get to know who you are as an artist. Your video must include the following:
Please state your full name (first and last name) and age clearly
Perform or showus the creative things that you do: this could include a song you sing or play, a movement piece (anything from flamenco to tae kwon do to hip hop), reciting poetry, a stand-up comedy set, DJing/creating a mix, performing a monologue, a rehearsal of a piece you wrote, or video of you creating visual art (graphic design, sculpture). Please refrain from explaining what you love and rathershow us what you love to do.
Important: please see ourVIDEO TIPS (above) about how to submit your video. Videos must be uploaded to YouTube.com as anunlisted videoand the link must be sent to us directly in the applicant’s online application. Videos will not be accepted in any other format.
A reference letter must be sent to us directly from the applicant’s teacher, employer, mentor, or equivalent.This person should not be a family member or a friend. This letter can be emailed email@example.com mailed to “Soulpepper City Youth Academy Selection Committee” by April 15, 2020.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO INTRODUCTION
1.Sign into your YouTube Account or create one for free by visiting www.youtube.com
2. Upload your video and when given the option to upload the video as Public, Private or Unlisted, chooseUNLISTED*
3. Send us the link to your unlisted video when submitting your application
*Unlisted means that only the person who you have sent the link to can view your video. An unlisted video will not appear in any of YouTube's public spaces (such as search results, your channel, or the browse page).
1. Make a plan and be prepared: Plan what you want to say and perform.Stay under the 1 minute time limit.
2. Make sure we can see and hear you:
Speak clearly and audibly
Make sure we can see you (set up in a place where the light isn’t behind you)
Be imaginative when presenting/performing your creative introduction
3.The equipment is not the important part: Use a phone, a camcorder, a webcam or anything that you have access to. (*NOTE:digital cameras are available for use at certain Toronto Public Library branches.)
We welcome and encourage applications from diverse youth, including but not limited to ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, and/or disability status. If you need assistance or require accommodation during the application or selection process, we will work with you to address your needs. Information related to accommodations will be confidential.
For further questions please contact Jacob Kay, Education Coordinator at 416.203.6264 x135 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is generously sponsored by Scotiabank Group. Public Support: Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts