Theatre 3×60 is pleased to announce the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation for its Youth Theatre Collective, now running at the Arts Resource Centre in Oshawa. The 3×60 Theatre Collective is a free, theatre training experience for Durham youth and young adults emphasizing performance skills, stagecraft, playwriting, and process. With the guidance and mentorship of Theatre 3×60’s qualified theatre professionals and instructors, 3×60 Theatre Collective members experience writing and collaborating to create their own original work, while developing their performance and production skills. Through hands-on exercises and activities, and production opportunities, Theatre 3×60 Theatre Collective participants discover and explore theatre creation both on the page and on the stage.
The playwriting and creation phase of the 3×60 Theatre Collective is now underway until December, and participants are learning play structure by creating monologues, dialogues and ensemble scripts, led by Theatre 3×60 artistic director, Carey Nicholson, with playwrights Graeme Powell and Rob Corbett. The performance skills phase of the program takes place January to early March and will feature guest instructors Amanda Jane Smith, Alex Courey and Carol Salamone, and Ms. Nicholson. Participants will work with original and scripted material for scene study and character development, in addition to learning skills in voice, movement, and ensemble. A studio performance will take place at the end of the program.
It’s not too late to get involved in this unique program!
Registrations are still being accepted for the performance skills phase of the 3×60 Theatre Collective, which starts Tuesday, January 10 and runs to Saturday, March 4, 2017. No previous experience is required. Sessions take place twice weekly on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. The 3×60 Theatre Collective is open to all youth and young adults, ages 14 to 21, in Durham region and there is no fee to participate; however, space is limited to 20 participants. Registration forms are now available online at www.theatre3x60.ca until December 21, 2016.
Theatre 3×60 is also proud to partner with the City of Oshawa to bring the 3×60 Theatre Collective to the city’s Arts Resource Centre. In addition to youth involvement in theatre, Theatre 3×60 is committed to artistic excellence, accessibility to theatre, and audience engagement through touring productions to schools, community workshops, staged readings and full productions.