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DramaWay Updates

Welcome Adina Isaacs as our new Office Coordinator. When you read her Bio you’ll notice she’s definitely no stranger to DramaWay and has in fact been working almost the longest with our Artistic Director at ErinoakKids.

Welcome Adina!


Class back in action this week! Can’t wait to see you all!

All of our classes are back in action this week.

ExpressionWorks will be post-poned for 1 more week but all others are running.

SocialWorks will start next week.

Thanks so much.



Our Friend Mitchell Lolli is performing at a Fundraiser check it out!

Mitchell a long time attendee of ErinoakKids Drama & SocialWorks is performing with the band he plays with at an upcoming fundraiser. We are delighted to share this news with you all. We encourage any who are able to attend this fun event. He keeps the band on its toes and through all the videos I’ve watched, he’s definitely a crowd pleaser like he was when he acted with DramaWay.


Come on out for a wonderful evening full of good times, great food and fantastic music!!  All in support of a great cause!

Hello family and friends,

Please join us and Mitch’s Special Olympics basketball team for a dinner dance in support of the team.

The band Mitch plays with, The Doctor Jim Bruce Lee band is going to be playing.  And of course, Mitch will be playing and singing too. There will be a yummy dinner catered by Nino D’aversa Italian Bakery.

When:  Saturday October 1st 2016

Where: Port Credit Legion, 35 Front street Mississauga, Ont.

Doors open at 5:30

Dinner at 6:30

Pop, water, soda water, coffee and tea are included

Tickets are $20 each (pay at the door)

The band will play from 8:00-12:00

Don’t miss out on supporting a great cause and having a fantastic evening!

To reserve your tickets, email me the number of tickets you would like.  The night of the event give Mitch’s name, pay and come on in for the party.

R.S.V.P. by September 26 the number of tickets you would like.

Email diannelolli@sympatico.ca

ErinoakKids Clients are welcome to access DramaWay programming

Take a look at what DramaWay is offering this year at ErinoakKids!

These programs are being offered at the South Millway site between September 2016-April 2017. Start date is September 17th, so please contact us immediately if you are interested.

Also open to past clients, as long as they are still attending High School.



DramaWay offers programming once again at ErinoakKids in Mississauga

Here is the link for the Theatre Arts Program DramaWay will be offering in both the Fall of 2016 for 10-weeks and the Winter term of 2017 for 10-weeks:

The DramaWorks Mississauga Program (previously known as ErinoakKids Players)
will be offered from September 2016 to April 2017. Here is the write up for the Program:

Here is the link with the dates and payment details for the DramaWorks Mississauga/EK Players Program:

Must be a past or current client of ErinoakKids to apply.

Our Director & Founder Danielle Strnad to speak at Artist Educators Training Day at Young Peoples Theatre

Our dear Director & Founder Danielle Strnad is invited to speak at the Artist Educators Training at Young People Theater! It’s an honour to be invited to speak alongside with Morgan Joy!

Call for Registration
Thursday, September 15 & Friday, September 16, 2016


Actress with Down syndrome for Virtual Reality Project

We saw this post through DSAT and thought we’d share it in the event any DramaWay actresses are interested:


Actress with Down syndrome for virtual reality project

I’m producing a Virtual Reality series and I’m looking for a 38-45 year old actress with Down Syndrome for one of the parts.

Synopsis of Little Death: Grandma is in a coma. From limbo between life and death she watches as the lives of her family fall apart. Can she get back to the living in time to save them?

The viewer will essentially be grandma, choosing which “episode” to watch in whichever order they want.

It will be filmed on a GoPro Omni, which is essentially 6 cameras in 1 that capture footage from every direction so when the viewer is wearing the Virtual Reality headset they can look wherever they want and it’s as if they’re in the room with the characters.

It’s being produced under the ACTRA co-op agreement, which means there is no pay up front, but everyone gets the same size share of the project including myself (which will be just over 10%). Because of this agreement the actress would have to be a member of the acting union ACTRA.

The part is Celia, grandma’s eldest daughter, 43. She has been mute and living on her own ever since grandma made her give up her son for adoption. She was 20 when this happened. In the series she is reunited with her long lost son and eventually helps raise his baby.


If you are interested, please contact Aris at tyrosaris@gmail.com

RhythmWorks Update – New Home for our 2017 Dance Showcase!

DramaWay is happy to announce that we have finalized the details for our 2017 Annual Dance Showcase.

This year we will be having our Dance and Theatre showcases on different dates and separate locations.  Our Theatre Performances will continue to take place at Papermill Theatre. Our Dance Showcase will be held at a new location. 
We are delighted to share that we have worked hard to secure a beautiful professional setting for our 2017 Annual Dance Showcase.   Our new location will be at fully accessible Swansea Town Hall Community Centre in Bloor West Village. There is parking onsite as well as free Street parking.  DramaWay has a longstanding relationship with the staff at Swansea Town Hall and they have always been extremely accommodating. They do an excellent job at helping us to promote our events and classes yearly.  We are excited about this new opportunity and look forward to another creative adventure with our Dancers!  Although we know this is further for our Downtown Dancers to travel, we are confident that you will enjoy the space. For those who prefer to avoid the drive from Downtown, you can easily access the Transit which is only a few blocks away from the Centre.

For your calendar purposes, we have also included the Year Round Dates Document to reflect this update.

Your patience and understanding is much appreciated. We look forward to another successful year!


DramaWorks West performs their adapted version of Cinderella at Swansea Town Hall “Break Free”