Drama Outreach Program

Theatre Workshops

At MTYP, we believe nurturing your imagination is one of the most valuable experiences you can enjoy in this world.

In these uncertain times, giving young people the opportunity to express themselves creatively is as important as ever, and we are committed to finding safe and flexible options to meet the needs of your students during COVID-19 and beyond. In-person workshops can be customized within the parameters of physical distancing; many of our workshops can be enjoyed outdoors; and online options are also available!

Our workshops aim to inspire each student’s empathy, confidence, and sense of community, all within a fun and welcoming environment. Whether you’re interested in a one-time session to spark your students’ creativity, or looking for an engaging long-term program over the course of several months, we want to find a plan that works for you!

Please consult the following list to find the programs that inspire you! To book a workshop, please email MTYP’s Drama Outreach Coordinator, Matthew Armet, at [email protected]

WORKSHOPS FOR PRESCHOOL-GRADE 6

-Physically distanced at your school/location, with desks pushed aside – maximum capacity of 25

-Physically distanced at your school/location, with students sitting at desks – maximum capacity of 25

-Outdoors and physically distanced at your school/location (weather permitting) – maximum capacity of 25

-Physically distanced at MTYP – maximum capacity of 10-16

-Online: students participate from an independent learning space on their own device, with a teacher or support person from the school/group also present – recommended capacity of 12, maximum capacity of 25

-Online: students and their teacher participate together in the school classroom; the MTYP instructor appears remotely – recommended capacity of 12, maximum capacity of 25 (*currently in development)

-Instructional videos for teachers and/or students (*currently in development)

A fun and encouraging introduction to drama. This workshop empowers students’ imagination and self-expression through games, movement exercises and story theatre.

Workshop Formats: All, except sitting at desks
Maximum Group Size: 10-25 students (depending on workshop format)
Minimum Workshop Length: 1 hour
Price: $94.50/hour for a minimum of 2 consecutive hours (can be combined with other workshops)

Let’s imagine together! Students use theatre exercises and storytelling techniques to engage in the art of the story.

Workshop Formats: All (sitting at desks not recommended)
Maximum Group Size:
10-25 students (depending on workshop format)
Minimum Workshop Length:
1 hour
Price:
$94.50/hour for a minimum of 2 consecutive hours (can be combined with other workshops)

Students experience the thrill and total freedom of creating theatre without a script while developing skills in communication, listening and teamwork.

Workshop Formats: All, except sitting at desks
Maximum Group Size: 10-25 students (depending on workshop format)
Minimum Workshop Length: 1 hour
Price: $94.50/hour for a minimum of 2 consecutive hours (can be combined with other workshops)

Students explore a scene through a character’s perspective, then put their acting skills to the test in front of the camera!

Workshop Formats: Physically distanced at MTYP or your school (with desks pushed aside); outdoors; may be modified for online learning by eliminating the use of a video camera
Maximum Group Size: 10-12 students (depending on workshop format)
Minimum Workshop Length: 2 hours
Price: $115.50/hour for a minimum of 2 consecutive hours

From the biggest whale to the smallest snail, everyone loves a good story! Students use movement, soundscapes, character exercises and the power of their imaginations to bring a beloved storybook to life.

Choose from: Guess How Much I Love You, The Snail and the Whale, or The Velveteen Rabbit.

Workshop Formats: All, except sitting at desks
Maximum Group Size: 10-25 students (depending on workshop format)
Minimum Workshop Length: 1 hour
Price: $94.50/hour for a minimum of 2 consecutive hours (can be combined with other workshops)

Students practice empathy in this interactive drama workshop designed to explore and appreciate the fact that we are each unique!

Workshop Formats: All, except sitting at desks or online in independent learning spaces
Maximum Group Size: 10-25 students (depending on workshop format)
Minimum Workshop Length: 1 hour
Price: $94.50/hour for a minimum of 2 consecutive hours (can be combined with other workshops)

Currently in development. Available for bookings as of February 2021.

What does water mean to you? For some, clean water comes from the tap- but this is not the case for everyone. Join us on a theatrical journey of empathy and understanding as water is given a voice and its relationship to the very fibres of life is explored.

Workshop Formats: All, except sitting at desks
Maximum Group Size: 10-25 students (depending on workshop format)
Minimum Workshop Length: 1 hour
Price: $94.50/hour for a minimum of 2 consecutive hours (can be combined with other workshops)

WORKSHOPS FOR GRADES 7-12

-Physically distanced at your school/location, with desks pushed aside – maximum capacity of 25

-Physically distanced at your school/location, with students sitting at desks – maximum capacity of 25

-Outdoors and physically distanced at your school/location (weather permitting) – maximum capacity of 25

-Physically distanced at MTYP – maximum capacity of 10-16

-Online: students participate from an independent learning space on their own device, with a teacher or support person from the school/group also present – recommended capacity of 12, maximum capacity of 25

-Online: students and their teacher participate together in the school classroom; the MTYP instructor appears remotely – recommended capacity of 12, maximum capacity of 25 (*currently in development)

-Instructional videos for teachers and/or students (*currently in development)

Are your students quite the characters? This workshop encourages creativity and self-expression as students use drama activities to explore three key acting tools: the body, the voice and the imagination.

Workshop Formats: All, except sitting at desks
Maximum Group Size: 10-25 students (depending on workshop format)
Minimum Workshop Length: 1 hour
Price: $94.50/hour for a minimum of 2 consecutive hours (can be combined with other workshops)

Students experience the thrill and total freedom of creating theatre without a script while developing skills in communication, listening and teamwork.

Workshop Formats: All, except sitting at desks
Maximum Group Size: 10-25 students (depending on workshop format)
Minimum Workshop Length: 1 hour
Price: $94.50/hour for a minimum of 2 consecutive hours (can be combined with other workshops)

Iambic pentameter. Caesura. Rhyming couplet. What does it all mean, and why does it matter? This workshop empowers students with concrete tools to crack the code and bring the words of Shakespeare to life!

Workshop Formats: All
Maximum Group Size:
10-25 students (depending on workshop format)
Minimum Workshop Length:
75 minutes
Price:
$94.50/hour for a minimum of 2 consecutive hours (can be combined with other workshops)

Every person has a story to tell. Students use creative writing techniques to express their own thoughts and feelings.

Workshop Formats: All
Maximum Group Size:
10-25 students (depending on workshop format)
Minimum Workshop Length:
75 mins
Price:
$94.50/hour for a minimum of 2 consecutive hours (can be combined with other workshops)

Students explore a scene through a character’s perspective, then put their acting skills to the test in front of the camera!

Workshop Formats: Physically distanced at MTYP or your school (with desks pushed aside); outdoors; may be modified for online learning by eliminating the use of a video camera
Maximum Group Size: 10-12 students (depending on workshop format)
Minimum Workshop Length: 2 hours
Price: $94.50/hour for a minimum of 2 consecutive hours

SATELLITE PROGRAMS

One of the most rewarding ways to encounter the art of theatre is to collaborate on a long-term project. Offer a summer or after school program in your community, and we will consult with you to develop an expanding curriculum as your program grows.

Prices start at $94.50/hour for a minimum of 2 consecutive hours per session.

RESIDENCIES

Welcome an artist in your school for a week or longer! Classes will create and rehearse a play or movie to be performed or screened for an invited audience.

Prices start at $94.50/hour.

WORKSHOPS FOR EDUCATORS

MTYP instructors have a wealth of performing arts experience and knowledge. Our workshops are designed to add fresh ideas to your curriculum by providing practical, yet playful, approaches to teaching and learning through theatre.

Price: $136.50/hour for a minimum of 2 consecutive hours

Contact
Matthew Armet
Drama Outreach Coordinator
[email protected]
204.947.0394  ext. 227

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