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Month: November, 2013

MovieWorks embarks on a Poetic Narrative Project with published author Nicole Flynn

I Am Not Invisible

Nicole Flynn

People talk to me as if I am a child
I am an adult,
Look at my eyes and talk to me as an adult.

People treat me as if my feelings don’t matter
I feel things,
I hurt inside when things happen.

People won’t even let me try
I want the chance to try,
I might make mistakes; I will keep trying.

People do not see me; they treat me like I am invisible
I am here,
I want people to look at me.

People tell me what to do all the time
I can make decisions,
I am able to think for myself.

People treat me like a non-person
I am a human being,
I am not a mistake.

* Nicole credits Julianna Armstrong for helping to support this creation and looks forward to sharing it with all of you.

Come on out to the World Premier of her Documentary on December 28th to see more of what Nicole is all about.

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RhythmWorks West Production 2013 DVD’s are available for those who purchased

Due to a technical glitch, the Production DVD’s given out after this years show, did not have the West end RhythmWorks performance included. This was an error due to our Production company. However, this has now been rectified and we have copies waiting with Danielle coming to and from our DramaWorks classes for those who ordered them. Please contact us if you have not as of yet received your copy.

We apologize for the lengthy delay. But we assure you, the wait is worth it.

Watch out for the upcoming Trailer of that performance soon to be released by Lizz Hodgson of LA Hodgson Photography

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SingingWorks invites you all to attend our FREE Holiday Celebration from 4 – 4:45 pm at Swansea Town Hall on Dec 5th

If you have time, please come visit us on December 5th at Swansea Town Hall Community Centre in Council Chambers room for a Holiday Celebration World Music style! Arranged by Lara Martin & supported by Adam Bailey, I am proud as Artistic Director to have our talented Vocalists featured at this event.  Bring in the holidays with this festive celebration. Located at 95 Lavinia Road in Bloor West

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Photos by Kathy Flagler of West End Annual Multi Arts Showcase 2012 – Original Production of Believe by Adam Bailey and DramaWay staff; edited by Adam Collier

Here are some photos long over due, but better late than never.

Seeing these photos is a fast reminder as to why we do

the work that we do at DramaWay. Nothing like seeing those smiling faces!

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Photos by Kathy Flagler of West End Annual Multi Arts Showcase 2012 – Original Production of Believe by Adam Bailey and DramaWay staff; edited by Adam Collier

Here are some photos long over due, but better late than never.

Seeing these photos is a fast reminder as to why we do

the work that we do at DramaWay. Nothing like seeing those smiling faces!

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Photos by Kathy Flagler – 2013 Production of Snow White Ever After at Annual West End Multi Arts Showcase

Production Images from 2013 thanks to Kathy Flagler

West end DramaWorks Production Images featuring our West End Performers at our original play Snow White’s Ever After written by Morgan Joy and Alanna Balicki in collaboration with our Senior Staff members
Choreography by Brooke Banning
Music supported by Orin Isaacs, Adina Isaacs and more
Filmed at Swansea Town Hall Community Centre

Long time friend and performer of DramaWay- Nicole Flynn will be recognized for her many talents in a 69 documentary on Dec 28th!

Hi everyone!  

 

Tickets are now available for the World Premiere of I AM NOT INVISIBLE.  

 

I Am Not Invisible is a 69 minute documentary about our long time DramaWay participant and talented performer Nicole Flynn. The documentary showcases her as “an artist, athlete, and advocate for people who – like herself – happen to have Down Syndrome.”  

 

You can watch the premiere announcement video here: http://vimeo.com/80425610

 …and buy tickets here: http://www.diffest.com/#!films/galleryPage

 

Please note, the venue is limited to 150 tickets, so if you are interested you are encouraged to buy early.  

 

When: Sat. Dec. 28th at 2:15 pm

 Location: Measure Theatre
296 Brunswick Ave
Toronto, ON, Canada

 

CONGRATS NICOLE FROM ALL OF US HERE AT DRAMAWAY. You make us so proud!

Fundraising Campaign for a feature film starring past DramaWay participant Dylan Harman

Hi Everyone
Just wanted to give you a heads up that our long time volunteer and support staff and Toronto Filmmaker, Kire Paputts has a fundraising campaign we’d like to encourage you to consider if possible.
Since 2010 Kire has been a dedicated and loyal volunteer working alongside our Director & Founder Danielle Strnad. We are proud to announce that he made an award winning short film in 2012 called Rainbow Connection which featured many of our talented DramaWay participants and starred Dylan Harman an actor with Down syndrome and past MovieWorks participants. More info can be found at the link below:
I’m contacting you today because he’s getting ready to start a fundraising campaign for a feature length version of the film. As I’m sure you’re aware, there are few films that star actors with special needs and they’re a voice that gets easily overlooked. Like the short film, Kire’s goal with this feature is to bring awareness to this oversight, while also creating a unique film that showcases an actor with special needs in a way that hasn’t been seen before.
He’s already raised a portion of the funds through local arts councils here in Canada, but he’s still short. He plans on launching an IndieGoGo campaign in the next few months in order to raise the remaining funds. To help accomplish this he’s going to be hiring a publicist to help create media exposure.
Kire believes it’s important to reach out to other communities and organizations for endorsements. When approaching media outlets he’d love to include that they have the support of various special needs organizations and show people that this film goes beyond being just a film, that it stands for something much larger. Also, the media interest he does get, might want to speak with someone from organizations that you/your son/daughter attend. He is more than happy to include organizations in their campaign marketing, whether it’s the use of their branding, other visuals, or statement.
When they screened the short film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June they got Down’s Syndrome Scotland behind them and The Scotsman (their National paper) did a really nice piece, creating great exposure for both the film and the organization. We’ve included a link to it here.
He has also been able to generate some great local press, both on Global News and News Talk 1010 radio, which for a short film is unheard of. So, luckily, they are already getting some connections that are promising.
He is willing to send you more info on the film as well as himself if you’d like. Please don’t hesitate to contact him directly if you have any questions. His number is 647 209-9514

“Born to Hand” Jive Tutorial choreographed by Morgan Joy for our 2014 Production

We now have our Born To Hand Jive routine available here led by our Choreographer Morgan Joy. We encourage you to rehearse this routine as much as possible. Keep in mind it is fast, but we’ve got plenty of time to learn it. The more you rehearse it however, the easier our in-class rehearsals will be. Plus, it keeps you active, so you have fun and get an enjoyable workout.