DramaWay

Enriching Lives through Creativity since 1999

TTC & ROAD CLOSURES JUNE 17/2017

DramaWay Showcase Attendees:

TTC AND ROAD CLOSURES
Here are the TTC and road closures scheduled for June 17th. Please find an alternate route to get to the Papermill Theatre (67 Pottery Road).
TTC Closures
There will be no subway service between Sheppard West and St George stations on June 17 and 18 due to signal upgrades. All trains on Line 1 will turn back southbound at St George Station.
Shuttle buses will operate between Sheppard West and Lawrence West stations during this closure. Customers are encouraged to use existing east-west bus/streetcar routes to the Yonge portion of Line 1 or north-south bus routes to Line 2.

Road Closures

F. G. Gardiner Expressway
• Gardiner At Off Ramp York/Bay/Yonge
• Gardiner Expy From Bathurst St To York St
• Gardiner Expy EB At Rees St
W. R. Allen Roadway
• WR Allen Rd From Sheppard Ave W To De Boers Dr
Lake Shore Boulevard
• Lake Shore Blvd W At 1 York St
• Lake Shore Blvd W From Fort York Blvd To Newfoundland Rd
• Lake Shore Blvd W From Rees St To Bathurst St
• Lake Shore Blvd W From Bathurst St To Parkside Dr

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Invitation to our MultiArtWorks Final Open Class! Hope to see you all there!

Final Show invitation MultiArts 2017

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SHOWCASE TICKETS ARE CHEAPER IF YOU PURCHASE THEM ON-LINE IN ADVANCE:
RhythmWorks Tickets in Advance on-line:
Adults $15
Children (Under age 10)  $5 
RhythmWorks Tickets at the Door:
Adults $20
Children (under age 10) $10
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Children (under age 10)  $10 $10
DramaWorks Tickets at the door:
Adults $25
Children (under age 10) $15

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.

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,

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

DramaWorks Rehearsal Tools

For all of those unable to access the rehearsal tools, we have added them on a YouTube Playlist so that it is more convenient for you.
Here is the link:
We are passing along some rehearsal resources on our google drive for at home practice for those who are familiar with that also. If not, just use the Youtube link above. 
 
In the Google folder (for those not accessing YouTube) you will find a tutorial to help the Lunites learn their parts. Keep in mind our Royal Lunites are both speaking while also using some sign language. This has been an exciting challenge but our actors are rising to the occasion and doing a wonderful job.

There is also the song (Oh Luna) for anyone playing a Royal Lunite or Royal Queen Luna. The words are in the scripts. We also have the Count on Me Song attached for the Star Crew/Star Fleet (Full first Verse & Chorus) and Lunites (Chorus only).

 
 
 
 

Thanks for doing at home rehearsals so we can ensure everyone is familiar with their scenes. The Starcrew Team does more individual based lines, therefore a tutorial is not needed other than for the Count On Me song.

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.

SingingWorks Vocalists – Update – Song List!

Hello SingingWorks Vocalists,

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!