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Category: SocialWorks

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

 

SocialWorks Update

Hello All!
Last week we had a great session continuing with our creative expression. The past 2 weeks we have been focusing our exercises on concepts such as
-public speaking
-assertiveness
-awareness of others
-spacial/surrounding awareness
During the last 30 minutes of class – we took a quick field trip out into the mall for a little scavenger hunt, to practice awareness of surroundings.
This week we will be focusing our exercises and games surrounding the theme of conflict resolution.
We will continue to take this physical-hands creative arts approach as we go through the term – it is a lot of fun for everyone, and hopefully will help to increase confidence and willingness to public speak.
May 31st 2017 will be our bowling excursion at Classic Bowl – Wintson Churchill and Dundas – just 5 minutes from Sheridan Mall in the Starsky’s Plaza. More info coming soon!
We look forward to seeing you all tonight,

SocialWorks Update

Hello All!

We hope you enjoyed your extra-long Easter Break! As a reminder our spring session starts back up today at Youth 180 Merge inside the Sheridan Centre from 6:15-8:15pm.
This term we are going to take a more drama-game based social interaction approach, as many of our returnees have done our life-skills programming for several years. This term we will focus more on social interaction between one another as well as tying in life-skills – but it will not be as academic as in the past.
There will be information on our fun bowling night to follow!
We look forward to seeing you all there!

The Spring Term of SocialWorks starts back up on April 19th/2017

 
Tonight will be the last class of SocialWorks for the winter term.   
 
Remember, our Spring term starts back up on April 19th 2017. 
Thus far we unfortunately only have 5 participants enrolled for the Spring semester. This is not an ideal number to run the program going forward. If you have not made payment or do not plan on attending the Spring session, please let Danielle or myself know as soon as possible.
We are planning on having a bowling-night made available to everyone for a small fee (less than $15 a participant) in the Spring. We will make it available to all past and present attendees. Details to follow soon.
We hope to see everyone tomorrow,

Sign up for Summer Camp today!

http://dramaway.com/summer-camp-full-program/

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

 

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.

 

ExpressionWorks Update – Spring Session 2017

We just wanted to update our ExpressionWorks Family on the updates that are happening with the Program!

Reminder we still have Crafty Arts scheduled March 2!

We will then move onto doing Clown on March 9 and *16 with Guest Artist Joan Barrington of Therapeutic Clowns International! Reminder the 16th is the *Make Up class for our Winter term.  If need be we have March 23 on hold for a potential Make Up Class if need be.

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

The Spring Term will be 11-weeks:

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

We are delighted to have Divya Lamba overseeing our leadership sessions; while also rotating Arts-Specialists to lead our various Art-Hour sessions:

Here are the Workshops we’ll be doing during the Spring term:

• Musical Theatre (March 30, April 6) 7:45-8:45p

• 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 1 accounts for Dec. 8 make-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

We invite you to attend our upcoming 2017 DramaWay Showcase! Hope to see you there.

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DramaWay to appear on CBC The Good MARCH 3

Sorry to disappoint, but we found out this morning that our segment will not air today but instead on March 3rd at 2 pm on CBC The Goods. We hope you’ll tune in to watch.