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Category: Actingworks

Motionball Marathon of Sport Event

The Motionball Marathon of Sport event will be held at The Hangar at Downsview.
They apparently have 84 teams of 10 competing in this day long sporting event where each team competes in 7 different sport stations throughout the day and each time is required to raise a minimum of $3k.
The beauty of the event is that they add 1 Special Olympic athlete per team.
The band Superfire are playing at 4 pm during their closing ceremonies for 15 minutes. They have invited all those who competed during this years Motionball Idol to come up on stage to perform the last few songs with them! This means we will have up to 6 DramaWay Performers potentially performing that day along with Jessica Rotolo who will be joining as well as the Winner of the Motionball Idol.
It is not a ticketed event, but you are welcome to swing by and check it out as the event has a great atmosphere with fun activations eveywhere; Djs spinning music and over 100 Special Olympic athletes in attendance. If you need further information it’s best you contact Paul Etherington at the number below as it’s not a DramaWay event, but we love to share info about wonderful events such as this.
Paul Etherington, M.S.M.
p – (416) 481-5630 x231
Program Start Dates

Visit from TV Professional

DramaWay is excited to have a visit from Corina Isaacs next week at our ActingWorks progam. Corina is a Broadcast television professional who has worked on shows such as…

Big Brother Canada

The Juno Awards

Canadian Screen Awards

Canada’s Walk of Fame

YTV Summer Beach Bash

Game of Homes

Great Canadian HomesCorina Isaacs Bio pic

Summer Evening FREE Open Classes!

Come on out and see the final product of what we’ve been doing for the past 8 weeks during our two evening programs. You will have fun, laugh cry and enjoy all the theatrics. Simply show up for 7:30 pm at 30 Birch Avenue on August 22 & August 24.

See attached posters for details.

We hope to see you there.

Cash donations of $10 are welcomed and encouraged!




Sign up for Summer Camp today!


Casting Opportunity from Pixcom Productions



Hi Everyone


We received this email and thought we’d share it with all of you.

From: Harriet Luke <hluke@pixcom.com>
Date: Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 12:01 PM
Subject: Pixcom Productions – Development/Casting
Cc: Taeo Soleil Levine <taeolevine1@gmail.com>

I just wanted to follow up on our conversation re: the show we have in development right now with CBC, that you might be able to help us with!

Just to recap the series will feature a group of individuals with disabilities who are super eager to get a job in the restaurant industry, but have struggled to do so. They will be put through a training course with a top head chef in order to learn the skills needed to work in a restaurant and set them up to enter the workforce!

We are looking to cast people with a wide rage of disabilities, ideally people who are starting out in their careers (18 –  25  years old). We are looking for people who have a positive attitude, an outgoing personality, and who would be capable of working long days and can communicate effectively. They can be located anywhere across the county.

Any leads would be greatly appreciated! At this stage we are just looking to speak with people on the phone and do Skype interviews. Taeo, cc’ed here is heading up the trainee casting, and will be in touch as well.

Look forward to hearing from you and don’t hesitate to give me a call if you have any questions!

Chat soon,


Harriet Luke

Development Supervisor
Pixcom Productions
C: 647 830 9095



Jessi Cruickshank and the Hosts of CBC The Goods show has invited some of our DramaWay performers to take part in their show! The show will air on Feb 24th and we look forward to sharing these details with all of you.


Anyone who wants to be part of the live taping on Thursday, January 26th is welcome to contact our office as we have up to 40 free seats available. Those who will be in the audience will need to arrive for 2:30 pm and the taping is from 3-6 pm at 25 John Street.


Email us for details dramawayoffice@gmail.com before January 20th/2017.



Programming Dates for DramaWay – 2017 Winter & Spring Terms

happy-holidays-from-dramaway-2016PROGRAMMING DATES 2017

 Please reserve all rehearsal and showcase dates and look for more details to come in the New Year.

  • We also request that all participants wear deodorant and bring indoor shoes and water.
  • Please be advised that we have staff and participants with severe allergies, therefore we ask that you help us strive to maintain a scent free environment and avoid wearing cologne or perfume and scented creams.
  • Those attending programs 2-hours or more are encouraged to bring a nut-free snack as well.



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

  • Annual Open Class Showcase is scheduled to take place onsite April 3rd & 10th, 2017
  • Final In-Class Celebration & Certificate Distribution to take place onsite on April 24th, 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

  • Dress Rehearsal is scheduled to take place offsite at Papermill Theatre on June 13th, 2017
  • Annual Theatre Open Class Showcase is scheduled to take place offsite on June 17th, 2017



Winter Term: Wednesdays, January 18thMarch 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

  • Dress Rehearsal is scheduled to take place offsite at Papermill Theatre on June 14th, 2017
  • Annual Open Class Showcase is scheduled to take place offsite at Papermill on June 17th



Winter Term: Mondays, January 9th to March 27th, 2017

Winter Break: No class February 20th or March 13th, 2017

  • Final Open Class to be held onsite the final class of the Winter Term




Winter Term: Wednesdays, January 4th – March 29th, 2017

March Break: No class March 15th or 22rd, 2017

  • Spring Term: Wednesdays, April 19th to June 14th, 2017

Spring Break: No class May 18, 2017

  • Final Open Class showcase to be held onsite on June 21st, 2017



SINGINGWORKS: 3:45-4:45 pm

Winter Term: Thursdays, January 12thMarch 9th, 2017

March Break: No Class on March 16th, 2017 (1-week break)

Spring Term: Thursdays, March 23rdMay 11th, 2017

  • West End SingingWorks Open Class Showcase is scheduled to take place onsite on May 11th, 2017



Winter Term: Thursdays, January 19thMarch 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)

  • Dress Rehearsal will be held offsite at Papermill Theatre on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
  • Annual Theatre Open Class Showcase is scheduled to take place offsite at Papermill Theatre on June 17th, 2017



Winter Term: Thursdays, January 19thMarch 9th, 2017

March Break: No Classes March 16th & 23rd, 2017 (2-week break)

Spring Term: Thursdays, March 30th June 1st, 2017

  • Annual Dance Showcase to be held at Swansea Town Hall Community Centre on Saturday, June 10th, 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 1stJune 3rd, 2017

Break: No Class on March 25th or May 20th, 2017 (Holidays)

  • Annual Dance Showcase to be held at Swansea Town Hall Community Centre on Saturday, June 10th, 2017.


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

  1. Groove Dance (January 12, 19)
  2. Musical Theatre (January 26,February 2)
  3. Storytelling (February 9, 16)
  4. Clown & Comedy (February 23,March 2nd)
  5. Crafty Arts & Puppetry [Break] (March 16 & 23)
  6. Musical Theatre (March 30, April 6)
  7. Storytelling (April 13, 20)
  8. Independent Living Skills (April 27, *May 4)
  9. *Special 2-hour out-in-the-community session (6:30-8:30pm)
  10. Photography & Art (May 11, 18, 25)
  11. Final Open Class (June 1, 2017)

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




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

  • Open Class Showcase for family and friends will be held onsite on June 24, 2017


It’s that time of year again folks.

The Holiday Season is a time when most like to give back to the community. Please consider putting some of that good cheer and generosity to a project close to home!

My company @DramaWay has launched our yearly @Indiegogo campaign. Funds raised will go towards our many costs for our upcoming Showcase/production which will feature over 100 performers of #AllAbilities. Any little bit you can donate will help us tremendously. It only takes a minute to watch our campaign video and hear from our #performers themselves.

As our performers say “when you donate – we create”.

Special mention to the talented @AdinaIsaacs for the coordinating, filming of this footage and helping with the technical aspects of this campaign.

Additional Shout out to @AlyshaMae and @YankoYankov & @MilaShu for additional footage and support.
@OrinIsaacs for music support

We credit all of our wonderful performers for supporting and helping to make this their campaign with their own words!

Thanks to all who help us spread the word. For those who live out of town or can’t attend our showcase this is perfect way to show your support. I encourage everyone to share even if you can’t donate …maybe someone you know can!

Thanks and Happy Holidays from our DramaWay family to yours.


Our Actors make a difference in the Community!

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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.