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CURTAIN UP Spring PROGRAMMING 

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Experience virtual theatre-based workshops in a variety of art forms including musical theatre performance, writing poetry, movement and character creation through costume design led by Soulpepper Artists.

PROGRAM DETAILS

We are looking for participants for Soulpepper's Curtain Up program who: 

  • Are between the ages of 7-13 for our Junior sessions 
  • Are interested in exploring the performing arts with a small group
  • Want to participate in hands-on workshops with Soulpepper Artist Educators
  • Are interested in watching and discussing theatre

No experience necessary! 

PROGRAM COST

FREE! There is no cost to apply or participate.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Workshop #1: Musical Theatre Performance on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, from 4 - 5 PM
Instructor: Lena Maripuu

Workshop #2: Writing Your Own Poem on Thursday, April 7, 2022, from 4 - 5 PM
Instructor: Saja Kilani

Workshop #3: Movement on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, from 4 - 5 PM
Instructor: Khadijah Salawu

Workshop #4: Characters & Costume Design on Thursday, April 14, 2022, from 4 - 5 PM
Instructor: Abby Esteireiro

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Friday, April 1 at 11:59 PM

If you need assistance or require accommodations during the application or selection process, we will work with you to address your needs. Information related to accommodations will be confidential. If you have questions, please contact the Soulpepper Education Department at education@soulpepper.ca.

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Soulpepper Artist Instructor Marcel Stewart will lead the Senior Curtain Up program with a focus on acting and scene study related to the play Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau. Youth participants will gain exposure, knowledge and skills in storytelling, collective creation, voice and movement. ​

Please Note: We anticipate being able to hold in-person sessions for the Curtain Up Spring Seniors Program, however, we will follow Public Health guidelines and offer these sessions virtually if required. Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is a prerequisite for participation in any in-person programming at Soulpepper. 

PROGRAM DETAILS

We are looking for participants for Soulpepper's Curtain Up program who: 

  • Are between the ages 14-18 for our Seniors sessions
  • Are interested in exploring the performing arts in-person at Soulpepper Theatre with a small group
  • Want to participate in hands-on workshops with Soulpepper Artist Educators
  • Are interested in watching, creating and discussing theatre

No experience necessary! 
Please note: a maximum of ten applicants will be selected to participate in these workshops.

PROGRAM COST

FREE! There is no cost to apply or participate.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Day 1 - Saturday, March 26 - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 2 - Saturday, April 2 - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 3 - Saturday, April 9 - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 4 - Sunday, April 10 - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All workshops will be led by Marcel Stewart, in-person at Soulpepper Theatre located at 50 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON, M5A 3C4. This program requires commitment to attend all dates (unless participants are feeling unwell or have been exposed to COVID-19).

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications are now closed.

If you need assistance or require accommodations during the application or selection process, we will work with you to address your needs. Information related to accommodations will be confidential. If you have questions, please contact the Soulpepper Education Department at education@soulpepper.ca.

CURTAIN UP ARTIST EDUCATORS
ABBY ESTEIREIRO
SAJA KILANI
KHADIJAH SALAWU
LENA MARIPUU

1. Make a plan and be prepared: plan what you want to say and perform.
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 text

3. The equipment is not the important part: use a phone, a camcorder, a webcam or anything that you have access to. (Digital cameras are available for use at certain Toronto Public Library branches.)

  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, choose UNLISTED*
  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).


This program is generously supported by Canada Life. Public Support from Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts.


REBROADCAST: CURTAIN UP WORKSHOPS

Soulpepper is excited to about the series of virtual theatre workshops that you can do from the comfort of your own home! Take a moment to dig into the incredible Curtain Up workshops below with artist educators Paula Wing (Sr. Workshop), Augusto Bitter (Sr. Workshop), Jennifer Villaverde (Jr. Workshop) Breanne Tice (Jr. Workshop), and Kevin Chiao (Sr. Workshop). 


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