DramaWay

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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!

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

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,

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.

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

 

Watch our Finale Celebration choreographed by Morgan Joy for our DramaWorks Performers!

Hello DramaWorks Group A & Group B, DramaWorks East & DramaWorks West:

Please follow and subscribe to our YouTube Channel for resources at home.
We have uploaded our Final Dance Choreo to the 2017 Playlist linked below.