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Month: April, 2015

SingingWorks Prom Songs Order

Hi Vocalists
Adam and Alysha have provided us with the Links for your SingingWorks Vocal Performance. YOu can save these and rehearse as much as you can before May 14th, our performance date and Amelias Birthday!






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ExpressionWorks Update for Families & Participants

Our TTC adventure is fast approaching. Tonight is on-site (same time, same place). Starting next Thursday, we will take our next 3 TTC classes off-site to sharpen your independent travel skills in the community and aboard the TTC.

To clarify the TTC dates (as one was pushed back due to Dec. postponed class):

TTC Independent Travel and Street Safety: April 23, *30, *May 7, 14.

1st session (April 23rd-tonight) is on-site to review our travel expectations, street safety, overview of what to pack, etc.

2nd session (April 30th) is our 1-hour introductory travel into the community. We will still run our leadership component with stretch and communication circles on-site before taking a short ride off-site.

3rd & 4th sessions (April 30th & May 7th) are our 2-hour sessions travelling in the community and allow us to travel further than ever before. We will aim depart from the front of 30 Birch Ave. promptly at 6:40pm and return for 8:35pm. Thank you for doing your best to arrive on time for these nights in particular and ensuring participants are dressed appropriately for the travel to and from the station. The weather has been unpredictable lately, as we all well know 🙂

We encourage all the families to email Alanna briefly with the following in mind so she may cater the off-site training to the group as much as possible:

1. How comfortable is the participant is with the TTC and/or being out in the community. Any considerations or triggers worth mentioning?

2. Does the participant require fare for TTC (does he/she already have a metro-pass and/or TTC Support Person Card?)
*This is covered as part of the program cost if you do not!

3. Is there is a TTC station or bus route or scenario that would benefit the participant in gaining practice and a better understanding of system? Alanna and our team will take everyone’s suggestions in mind while arranging the 3 off-site routes.

4. Is the participant likely to miss any of 3 off-site sessions; if so, which one(s)? Knowing this will help Alanna arrange our buddy-system in advance.

5. If your contact number (# you are most likely to answer during our session) has changed for some reason, please email this to us so we can update our records.

Please do your best to email Alanna at dramawayalanna@gmail.com and CC our office at dramawayoffice@gmail.com within the week, ideally before next Tuesday 28th, so our team has time to coordinate. Thank you for your involvement outside class!

For your information, here is a link to the TTC Support Person Assistant Card:

A note on safety: Alanna has arranged for extra support staff to ride with us, just to be super safe. Alanna’s cell-phone is available and will be on at all times, but obviously may be out-of-service at certain points underground.

We look forward to hearing back from you soon with the questions above in mind and to strengthening our independent travel skills over the weeks to come.

Looking for a Respite/Pesonal Support Worker? DramaWay can refer you to some great ones.

As you are aware, we have a lot of senior staff available who do Support Work/Respite Work privately outside of program time. If you are interested let us know. Amongst them, is our friend and staff member Adam, who is keen to work with a few more people.

Adam Bailey has been an Arts Facilitator with DramaWay for the past five years where he has gained a great deal of hands on experience. His love of Assisting and Directing drives him to support individuals of all abilities with special needs to reach their potential. As an after-school Drama Facilitator as well as a weekly Arts Facilitator he has been trained in First Aid and the relevant background checks. When Adam is not teaching, he spends his time as a Playwright and Director engaging in many projects across the GTA. He is looking to extend his support work aiming to secure some private clients that may be interested in having him as their Personal Support Worker. He would be interested in supporting clients with one-on-one drama/theatre time, help with homework, or assistance in daily living activities such as shopping and developing life skills or enhancing hygiene habits. If you would like to find out about possible availabilities please contact Adam at stillyourfriend@gmail.com and he will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Candice Doherty, Actor and Dancer helps DramaWay as Social Media Associate. Thanks Candice


CORRECTED LINKS for purchasing Showcase 2015 tickets

Families we are working on getting these inserted into our website, and have already posted on our Social Media sites for your convenience, but just in case you can’t access those here they are again. We find it safest to copy the link and post it into your browser:

This is the link for our WEST END SHOWCASE on May 28th:

Below is the link for the East End PAPERMILL SHOWCASE on June 9th and 19th:

Reminder, it’s best to purchase ahead as if you wait until show day, there are no guarentees that your seats will be reserved.


SocialWorks Request, Preperation for our Final Open Class this Spring of 2015

Letter to socialWorks families Spring 2015

BUY YOUR SHOWCASE TICKETS TODAY for our DramaWay Annual Multi Arts Showcase 2015 Annul

​Click on the links below to make sure you don’t miss out on saving your seat to our year end Showcase 2015.



ExpressionWorks Update Current Update

Fun times this week at ExpressionWorks was a highlight for us all. Congrats to our friends and in particular our leader Jeffrey was the leader of the Afraid of the Dark story circle, and they also had fun exploring Stewart McLean style story telling as well. The group is making a alot of growth with our News flash, while demonstrating appropriate questions, working on active listening… and the group has really shown that they are learning to focusing more on other individuals by asking engaging questions etc. We are so proud and looking forward to Storytelling Through Song this coming week.

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DramaWay getting known out in the community

Hi Everyone

We are excited that word is slowly starting to spread and people are finally beginning to recognize the great work you are all doing here at DramaWay.

We are thankful for our Interns Anne and Mila who have been helping us to draw attention for our upcoming big Annual Multi Arts Open Class Showcase 2015 #DramaWay2015.

We just received word that well-known Canadian Playwright Judith Thompson will be attending our showcase. We are not clear on which date yet, but that is a true honour. We also just heard that Jeniva from Scene Changes Publications is happy to feature our productions in Previews so we are waiting to hear when that will come out.

We’ll keep working to get any or some local celebs to attend, let’s so who else comes out of the wood works. Thanks for helping us make this the best year yet. We appreciate your support.

Dramaway Poster 2015 (Web)

SocialWorks Updates for Families & Participants to review

Letter to socialWorks families Spring 2015_PDF