PROGRAMMING DATES 2017
Please reserve all rehearsal and showcase dates and look for more details to come in the New Year.
DRAMAWORKS MISSISSAUGA GROUP aka ERINOAKKIDS PLAYERS: 7-8:30 pm
Fall Break: No class October 10th, 2017
Winter/Spring Term: Mondays, January 9th – April 24th, 2017
Winter & Spring Break: No class February 20th, March 13th or April 17th, 2017
DRAMAWORKS GROUP A 5-6:30 pm & DRAMAWORKS GROUP B: 6:45 – 8:15 pm
Winter Term: Tuesdays, January 17th – March 7th, 2017
March Break: No Classes March 14th & 21st, 2017 (2-week break)
Spring Term: Tuesdays, March 28th – June 6th, 2017
DRAMAWORKS EAST/SCARBOROUGH: 6:45-8:15 pm
Winter Term: Wednesdays, January 18th – March 8th, 2017
March Break: No Class March 15th & 22nd, 2017 (2-week break)
Spring Term: Wednesdays, March 29th – June 7th, 2017
Spring Break: No class April 26th, 2017
THEATRE ARTS – MISSISSAUGA AT ERINOAKKIDS: 5-6:30 pm;
Winter Term: Mondays, January 9th to March 27th, 2017
Winter Break: No class February 20th or March 13th, 2017
SOCIALWORKS – MISSISSSAUGA: 6 – 8 pm;
Winter Term: Wednesdays, January 4th – March 29th, 2017
March Break: No class March 15th or 22rd, 2017
Spring Break: No class May 18, 2017
SINGINGWORKS: 3:45-4:45 pm
Winter Term: Thursdays, January 12th – March 9th, 2017
March Break: No Class on March 16th, 2017 (1-week break)
Spring Term: Thursdays, March 23rd – May 11th, 2017
DRAMAWORKS WEST: 5-6:30 pm
Winter Term: Thursdays, January 19th – March 2nd, 2017
March Break: No Class on March 16th or March 23rd, 2017 (2-week break)
Spring Term: Thursdays, March 30th – June 8th, 2017
Spring Break: No class on April 27th, 2017 (1 week break)
RHYTHMWORKS DOWNTOWN; 5-6:15 pm
Winter Term: Thursdays, January 19th – March 9th, 2017
March Break: No Classes March 16th & 23rd, 2017 (2-week break)
Spring Term: Thursdays, March 30th – June 1st, 2017
RHYTHMWORKS WEST; 2:45 – 3:45 pm
Break: No class October 8th, 2016 (Thanksgiving)
Winter Term: Saturdays, January 7th – March 4th, 2017
Break: No Classes on March 11th or March 18th, 2017
Spring Term – Saturdays, April 1st – June 3rd, 2017
Break: No Class on March 25th or May 20th, 2017 (Holidays)
EXPRESSIONWORKS (Includes Leadership & Self-Advocacy + Creative-Hour Program): Thursdays, 6:30-8:45 pm
ExpressionWorks Thursday Nights Creative-Hour after Leadership Hour – Schedule Winter/Spring Overview:
Express your creative self in these ExpressionWorks Art-Hour Sessions after Leadership-Hour Term 2 & 3
ExpressionWorks members, families and friends are invited to attend our Open Class on Thursday, June 1st 7:15-8:15 pm. Participants arrive regular class time 6:30 pm
MULTIARTWORKS AT FAIRLAWN; 9:45 am – 11:45 am
Winter Term: Saturdays, January 7 – March 4, 2017
Break: No class February 8, 2017
Spring Term: Saturdays, March 25 – June 24, 2017
Break: No class on April 15 or May 20, 2017
Lindsey Chalmers has been a member of DramaWay for years. As we enter our campaign season, we’d like to highlight her as one of our outstanding Performers. For those of you who don’t know Lindsey check out all she has accomplished to date. She’s a stellar lady!
Lindsey has always been an avid athlete beginning with the Caledon Cougars Basketball Team when she was a youngster. In 2007 Lindsey moved with her family to Etobicoke and immediately joined the Etobicoke Stingers Special Olympics Basketball Team and the Etobicoke Eagles Baseball Team. She has participated in countless tournaments throughout these years and has always enjoyed and been proud of the camaraderie and team spirit that these two teams have exuded.
Lindsey graduated from Heydon Park S.S. in June 2013 and was presented with the Edith L. Groves Award for the student demonstrating Determination, Self-Advocacy and Compassion throughout her high school career. She then attended Humber College for two years in the Community Integration Through Co-Operative Education Program followed by one year in The Culinary Skills Program sponsored by Christian Horizons and Humber College.
Lindsey has also had a passion for the arts all her life, beginning with music lessons through the Humber College Community Music Program. She has been part of the Theatre Orangeville Youth Program, DramaWay’s DramaWorks and RhythmWorks Programs at Swansea Town Hall and Centauri Summer Music Theatre Dance Camp where she trained in Hip Hop, musical theatre, ballroom and breakdancing. Besides attending countless musicals over the years, in May 2012, Lindsey acted in a Clearwater Theatre Company production of Seussical the Musical at the Meadowvale Theatre. In 2014, Lindsey was part of a cast of 5 actors with disabilities in a play called Wolf Sounds that ran for two weeks at The Box Theatre in Toronto.
In 2013, Lindsey participated in the Mentorship in Motion project where she created an original painting that has been displayed in art exhibits in Toronto, including at the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg.
In 2015 Lindsey participated in the Disability/Visability Photography Project held at the Jewish Community Centre in Toronto and her photograph was displayed in their gallery this past February.
Lindsey just got hired this fall by McDonald’s Restaurant and is so excited to start her first paying job using the skills she has acquired through her culinary program.
Seeking past and present DramaWay performers, staff, and volunteers to participate in interviews about their time and experiences with DramaWay.
Dear past and present DramaWay performers, staff, and volunteers,
My name is Becky Gold and I am a former DramaWay staff member/volunteer. I am currently a second year Master’s student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. My research focuses on theatre and disability. For my thesis, I’ve decided to write about DramaWay and plan to explore DramaWay’s history, artistic practices and acknowledge the company’s contribution to Canadian disability theatre.
From October 25-27th, I will be visiting DramaWorks classes at Birch, Scarborough and Swansea, to speak to your class about my project and invite to you participate in interviews in mid-November. There will be no pressure to participate from either Danielle or myself. Participating in these interviews will be entirely voluntary.
I will be handing out consent forms for interested participants to sign and return the following week either in class, or they can be sent to me directly in the pre-addressed, stamped envelope that will be provided.
For any former DramaWay performers or facilitators that would be interested in scheduling an interview but are no longer attending classes, please feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will send you a consent form to complete and email back to me.
I look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks!