Thursday, 14 March 2013

Indulge in your Passion for Theatre with our Summer Theatre Intensive

By Brandon Moore, Communications Coordinator

Workshops are a terrific way to learn theatre skills, but there’s something special about the camaraderie of an intensive—the way shared exploration creates the kind of connections and collaboration that leads to great theatre.  Theatre Ontario’s Summer Theatre Intensive is our annual week away from all distractions to immerse yourself in theatre study—learning new skills, meeting people who share your passion, and flexing your creative muscles.  We invite you to join us and indulge your passion for theatre from August 11 to 17 in Waterloo.

My first experience at our Summer Theatre Intensive was as a student in the Advanced Scene Study course with John P. Kelly, Artistic Director of Seven Thirty Productions in Ottawa (and this year’s Festival adjudicator.)  That week was a life-changer for me artistically—whether it was exploring characterization using Stones In His Pockets or Betrayal, studying the power of space in A View From The Bridge and How The Other Half Loves, or just getting to play scenes from beloved plays like Translations and dream roles like Frankie And Johnny In The Claire De Lune.  I learned new techniques that I bring to my work as a director and actor.  In the evenings, we’d unwind with conversations and songs and trips to the theatre.  By the end of the week I was both exhausted from the experience and energized with an eagerness to put what I had learned into practice.  (Just writing this paragraph brings back so many fond memories, both of friends I haven’t seen in a long time, and of plays I want to explore again...)

For 2013, we have another terrific lineup of courses for you to choose from, featuring a mix of exciting new opportunities and returning favourites:
Your week includes accommodation and meals, a ticket to see Romeo And Juliet at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and best of all, the opportunity to share your enthusiasm, experience, and passion for theatre, while meeting other like-minded, talented, and creative people.

Read more about Theatre Ontario’s Summer Theatre Intensive on our website

1 comment:

  1. Since publishing this post, we've had to cancel "Where There's a WILL, There's a WAY - A Path to Acting with Shakespeare, Text Study, and Performance." Jack Wetherall has received a wonderful job opportunity with a theatre in Washington, D.C. that we couldn't let him turn down. "I am particularly apologetic to the actors who have enrolled in my course thus far," said Jack.