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Category: ExpressionWorks

Fringe Show worth seeing!

sul Express poster

https://fringetoronto.com/festivals/fringe/event/seasons

 

Some of our friends are doing this show in the Fringe. Let’s support Theatre that promotes and showcases #AllAbilities!

sul express poster

 

ExpressionWorks update

Wow, Time Flies! We can’t believe another amazing term of Expression Works is coming to a close. Everyone has been so patient and wonderful this term with the transition that took place at the end of March.
The last class will be on June 8th, 2017. Participants will arrive at the regular class time at 6:30 pm. June 8th is also the date for our Open Class from 7:15 – 8:15 pm. Families, friends and anyone you know who may benefit from our class are invited to attend the Open Class.  Families are encouraged to bring nut free/gluten free snacks to share if possible.
Thank you so much for the continued support and enrollment.
Looking forward to seeing you all on June 8th, which is the last day for Expression Works this term.

Update for ExpressionWorks

The April Showers are upon us and boy did it rain on Thursday. The rain was the topic of interest and did create a bit of anxiety in the first half of the stretch. However as the class progressed and News Flash began, everyone was a trooper and did not let it hamper their focus.
We were all happy to note that the day for our annual TTC Outing is around the corner. In order to prepare our group for the Outing, last week we talked about safety while traveling, learned about the accessible stations and stations that have washroom. We also had a conversation around where we wait on the station, who we travel with, what we do if there are delays and the route we would take.
Before breaking into small groups and then coming together to talk about our upcoming TTC outing, we played an engaging educational game. The game involved questions that related to different scenarios on how one might feel. Each person was given a feeling like sad, excited, happy and then had to see which emotion best matched the question as they were randomly chosen from a bag.
Overall a very informative, proactive session!  We look forward to our outing tomorrow. Please bring rain gear to plan for the weather.  Looking forward to our TTC Outing on May 4th

ExpressionWorks update April 21/2017

What another amazing fun night that included Puppetry, Tongue Twisters, Songs, and a Talk Show with experts on various topics of interest!
The evening started with the usual Stretch Circle. The group was small and the staff trickled in through the evening despite the rainy weather.
Communication circle brought in a lot of laughter and silliness especially with two of the tongue twisters chosen. The group sang two songs which everyone really enjoyed. One was a repeat from last week and the other was a new song where the puppets introduced themselves using different voices and sang a song about friendship.
The mood had been set for the second half of the evening.The puppets played with expressing the intensity of their different emotions with the help of a conductor. Later on, one by one, each puppet was introduced as an expert on various topics hosted on a talk show. The rest of the puppets had a chance to ask questions or make comments. Some of the conversations and the rapport between the puppets was hilarious and silly.
You know you have had a great time when on the way home you cannot stop smiling and laughing just thinking about all that had transpired during the ExpressionWorks class.

ExpressionWorks update!

We had such a great class last night!
Everyone did their own musical theatre performances!
We aimed to capture most of it through video!

Here are a few shots:

Petra T singing Memory with our volunteer Jan
Petra S singing a Spoonful of Sugar
And Devon dancing to You Can’t Stop the Beat with our volunteers Katherine & Susan

So much fun was had by all , and everyone has adjusted easily and quickly to our Team Teaching approach!

 

Devon dancing to You Can't Stop the Beat w Katherine & SusanPetera T singing Memory w JanPetra S singing A Spoonful of Sugar

ExpressionWorks Progressing!

We have updated the clowning google drive folder to include memories from last Thursday.  What magic!  Check out from the direct link here if you’d like.

Our talented Office Coordinator and talented Video Lady Adina will be piecing all of the year’s photos and short video snips into a video to air at our final class in June.

It’s been a joy and refreshing now that we are incorporating new ideas and truly embracing  our current Team-teaching approach. It’s been wonderful to have all of our staff and volunteers come together to share their collective talents for our Spring Term. We will miss Alanna but I know we will make her proud by continuing on this wonderful program she spent so much time fostering and nurturing.

Our class on the 30th– with our Staff members Divya and Anne leading the opening hour, and then Alex spearheading our Musical Theatre portion in the later have will be so fun! We look forward to seeing you all.

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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
hluke@pixcom.com
C: 647 830 9095

 

ExpressionWorks Families!

 

We are looking forward to clowning around with ExpressionWorks leaders over the next couple classes– tonight and next week, on March 16th.
ExpressionWorks will break on March 23rd, and resume for the Spring term in team-teaching on March 30th.
Tonight— the ExpressionWorks clowns will embark on many playful adventures!  Our Head Facilitator Alanna aims for the group to celebrate the beauty of travel and change, as you know Alanna will soon be embracing travelling herself in B.C.  Please do not hesitate to contact her or our office with any strategies or insight you have on how to support this transition for all of us.  We have attached one of the clowning visuals we’ll be utilizing tonight in case it serves to be helpful at home as well.
If you fancy getting your groove on tomorrow, come join Alanna as she facilitates her final Ontario dance party for a while.  The poster with more details is attached.  It’s destined to be a fun opportunity for every age and ability to dance their hearts loud and embrace their personal style in a safe and accepting community.  The studio is big and beautiful, but please note that its located on the 3rd floor and only accessible via wide stairs.

DramaWay March Break – Spring Break Reminders! Take Note of when your class is NOT running!

Hello DramaWay Families,

Here is a reminder of all the March/Spring Break dates. There will be no class for the following dates please take note and mark your calendars!

Use the time off to rehearse when you can.

Theatre Arts Break

March 13th 2017

DramaWorks Mississauga Breaks

March 13th & April 17th 2017

 

DramaWorks East Breaks

March 15th & 22nd

 

SocialWorks Mississauga Breaks

SocialWorks WILL run sessions on March 15th &  22nd in lieu of a Make-Up Dates

  • No SocialWorks on May 18th 2017

 

SingingWorks Break

March 16th 2017

 

DramaWorks West Breaks

March 16th , March 23rd & April 27th

 

RhythmWorks Downtown Breaks

March 16th & March 23rd 2017

RhythmWorks West  Breaks

March 11th, March 18th, March 25th & May 20th 2017

MultiArtWorks Fairlawn Breaks

March 11th , March 18th , April 15th &  May 20th 2017

DramaWorks Group A & DramaWorks Group B

THERE WILL BE NO SPRING BREAK IN LIEU OF THE CANCELLED CLASSES

GROUP A & GROUP B MAKE-UP CLASSES WILL RUN ON THE 14TH AND 21ST OF March

ExpressionWorks Dates Revised PLEASE REVIEW – Corrected info!

  • No class on March 23rd 2017 – This date is reserved for our Make Up class if needed.

PLEASE NOTE: There will in fact be an ExpressionWorks class on March 16th 2017.

EXPRESSIONWORKS SPRING 2017 OUTLINE:

  • Clown (March 9, *16) with Guest Artist Joan Barrington of Therapeutic Clowns International!

*Make Up Class for the winter term; if need be is March 23! As of now, there is no class this date unless we have to cancel for some unforseen reason.

Please make note of WEEK BREAK Between Winter and Spring Terms!

ExpressionWorks Term Three- 11 spring sessions

[10 spring sessions include make-up culinary class + 1 closing final class = 11 spring sessions]

The talented team will oversea leadership sessions; rotating Arts-Specialists will lead various 

Art-Hour Workshops/Sessions:

  • Musical Theatre (March 30April 6)
  • Storytelling & Puppetry (April 13, 20)
  • Independent Living Skills (April 27, * May 4)
  • *Special 2-hour out-in-the-community TTC session
  • Musical Improv (May 11, 18)
  • Culinary Arts (May 25, * June 1accounts for Dec. 8make-up)
  • FINAL Open Class (*June 8, 2017)

*ExpressionWorks members, families and friends are invited to attend our Open Class on

Thursday, June 8th from 7:15 – 8:15 pm. Participants arrive at regular class time 6:30 pm.

 

ActingWorks March Break Camp has been cancelled due to low enrollment.

Sign up today for our Summer ActingWorks Program to avoid missing out.