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.

Our workshops aim to inspire each student’s empathy, confidence, and sense of belonging, all within a playful 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 weeks, we want to find a plan that works for you!

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. With in-person and online options available, we can meet you where you are, or welcome you to our beautiful home at The Forks.

Please consult the following list to find the programs that inspire you! To book, email MTYP’s Drama Outreach Coordinator, Heather Russell-Smith, at [email protected], or call her at (204) 947-0394 ext 227. Let’s imagine together!

DRAMA WORKSHOPS

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

Maximum Group Size: 25 students
Minimum Workshop Length: 60 minutes (minimum of a 2 hour booking when travelling outside of MTYP)
Price: $95/hour + GST

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

Maximum Group Size: 25 students
Minimum Workshop Length: 60 minutes (minimum of a 2 hour booking when travelling outside of MTYP)
Price: $95/hour + GST

Discover the art of puppetry! Stimulate your students’ creativity through the invention of stories and characters using rod, sock, or shadow puppets.

Maximum Group Size: 25 students
Minimum Workshop Length: 90 minutes (minimum of a 2 hour booking when travelling outside of MTYP)
Price: $95/hour + GST plus $2 per student supply fee

Students transform themselves into a character by designing a mask all their own, while using their imaginations to invent a unique voice and movement style.

Maximum Group Size: 25 students
Minimum Workshop Length: 90 minutes (minimum of a 2 hour booking when travelling outside of MTYP)
Price: $95/hour plus GST plus $2 per student supply fee

Give your students the Broadway experience. Learn to act, sing, and dance – all at the same time!

Maximum Group Size: 25 students
Minimum Workshop Length: 75 minutes (minimum of a 2 hour booking when travelling outside of MTYP)
Price: $115/hour + GST

Lights, camera, action! An excellent behind-the-scenes introduction to the world of acting for film and television.

Maximum Group Size: 25 students
Minimum Workshop Length: 2 hours
Price: $115/hour + GST

Students shift their perspectives and use simple, yet elegant, theatre techniques to transport themselves through time and space.

Maximum Group Size: 25 studentsMinimum Workshop Length: 1.5 hoursPrice: $115/hour + GST

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

Maximum Group Size: 25 students
Minimum Workshop Length:
60 minutes (minimum of a 2 hour booking when travelling outside of MTYP)
Price:
$95/hour + GST

PLAY-RELATED WORKSHOPS

Are your students seeing an MTYP play? Enhance their comprehension and enjoyment of the production by adding a play-related workshop! Explore the key issues, themes or styles of the show in fun and imaginative ways. Students go from seeing, to doing and being!

Students use movement, narration and the power of their imaginations to become beloved characters from The Velveteen Rabbit.

Length: 60 mins.
Cost: $95/hour + GST 

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

Length: 75 mins
Cost: $95/hour + GST 

Sing, dance, and act, just like Charlie Brown and his friends! Your students will feel like stars as they learn to perform a song in this musical theatre workshop.

Length: 60 mins
Cost: $115/hour + GST 

Students celebrate differences as they create a puppet of themselves and bring it to life!

Length: 60 mins.
Cost: $95/hour + GST plus $2/student supply fee 

What does water mean to you? Explore how the moon and turtles play a significant role in Indigenous cultures; the concept of promises and how breaking them can have big impacts; and how clean water is vital to every living creature on earth.

Length: 60 mins.
Cost: $95/hour + GST

Students dream up their own silly characters, and explore them through costume, voice, and dramatic play!

Length: 60 mins.
Cost: $95/hour + GST

Students use light, dark, shadow puppetry and sound to create whimsical worlds inspired by the play.

Length: 60 mins.
Cost: $95/hour + GST plus $2/student supply fee 

*NEW* PRESENTATION: WHAT'S FUNNY ABOUT AUTISM? • GRADES 9-12

Adam is a stand-up comedian on the autism spectrum. In “What’s Funny About Autism?” Adam presents his hilarious half-hour set, followed by a question and answer period to start conversations about creating inclusive spaces where all students feel welcome.

Maximum Group Size: 60 students
Length: 45 mins
Price: $275 + GST

WEEKLY DRAMA COURSES

Offer a weekly drama class and see your students shine! From introductory acting courses to performance-based programs, you’ll be providing a profoundly valuable opportunity for students to create, collaborate and find joy as they encounter the art of theatre. Our experienced instructors will encourage and inspire, while developing your students’ theatrical skills and confidence.

Maximum Group Size: 12 students
Minimum Workshop Length: 2 hours a week, for 4 to 20 (or more!) weeks
Price: $95.00/hour plus GST

RESIDENCIES

Welcome an artist to your school for an extraordinary week of creativity, connection and play. Whether you’re looking for the chance to delve deeply into a theatrical style, or want to devise an imaginative original performance, it’s sure to be one of the most magical weeks of the year!

Maximum Group Size: 12 students
Price: $95.00/hour plus GST

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.

Maximum Group Size: 25 participants
Price: $135/hour + GST

Contact
Heather Russell-Smith
Drama Outreach Coordinator
[email protected]
204.947.0394  ext. 227

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Every student deserves the opportunity to visit unique places of learning, but not all can afford it.

MTYP is proud to be a partner organization with Daytrippers Children’s Charity that enables experiential learning opportunities by providing funding to students in low-income and remote communities. Eligible schools serving grades K – 8 may apply directly to Daytrippers for funding in support of activities with MTYP.  For more information on eligibility and how to easily apply, visit their website by clicking here: