Workshops

MISCELLANEOUS Productions offers free workshops to local youth organizations and secondary schools!

Our 3-6 hour workshops focus on skills in writing, acting, dancing, or a screening of one of our films. Each workshop is structured on the students'/youths' preferences. The goal is to have the youth thinking, acting, and moving in whatever way feels good for them. Our workshops are a low-pressure environment, full of fun ways of creating. MISCELLANEOUS has a commitment to listening and responding authentically to any program participants.

Our next production: International Fairytale and Folklore Project (working title), encourages youth members to bring relevant folklore and/or fairy tales from their own cultures and imaginations to the rehearsal process. To start off this next program, our workshops we will teach local youth to create their own folklore or fairy tales from their own lived experience.

All we need from our community partner is a commitment of ten to twenty-five youth and a space large enough so that students/youth have a place to write, dance, and perform.

TELL YOUR OWN FAIRY TALE WORKSHOP

Youth Exploring Fairy Tales From Their Own Cultures

In preparation for the creation of MISCELLANEOUS Production’s next theatre work, tentatively titled “Plague” the company will conduct a free series of two to six-hour virtual workshops via Zoom for youth and their supporters (youth workers, teachers, etc.) focussing on developing skills in writing, storytelling and acting. In some of the longer workshops, we will also use dance and music exercises and improvisations with youth participants. Each workshop is structured by the youths’ preferences, with the goal of having them thinking, acting, storytelling and performing their own fairy tales, influenced by their cultures as well as those from their imaginations.

The workshops will teach youth to create their own folklore or fairy tales from the traditional storytelling of their own Indigenous and international cultures and their lived experiences.

For further information youth and their supporters are invited to contact: Leah McGraw, Outreach Coordinator for educational institutes and Indigenous organizations at leah@miscellaneousproductions.ca.

RESURRECTING DEAD FAIRY TALES

A Jack Zipes Lecture

20.5th Anniversary

Watch Party

Distance Hats:

A Celebratory Workshop for Youth in a time of Isolation and Quarantine

Join us for an exciting and creative FREE Zoom workshop where youth will create their own imaginative big hat with the help of professional artists. Youth will explore fantastical characters, fairy tales and folklore from their own cultures and imaginations and use these to inspire improvised movement and sound fitting to their distance hat.

Distance Hats – Workshop 1

Monday, March 8, 2021 at 4pm

Distance Hats – Workshop 2

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 4pm

**Only participants that have filled out and returned the form will be admitted to the workshop.

There are a few options for you to filled out and submit your release waiver:
• Fill out the form online HERE
• We email you a PDF the form, after printing and filling it out, you can:
Take a picture on your phone and send to us through email please send to alex@miscellaneousproductions.ca
OR
• Mail* the filled out and signed form to:

309-1016 E. 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 1T9

* ensure you have the form in the mail at least 5 business before the workshop!

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the release waiver.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop of Distance Hats will be filmed for the purposes of documentation for our website, social media platforms, as well as in grants and other promotional material. All participants will be required to sign an image release waiver to join. Our outreach team will follow-up with registrants to have this form filled out and signed. Please note that minors will need to have the form signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Distance Hats – Workshop 3

Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 4pm

Distance Hats – Workshop 4

Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 1pm

Film Workshop with Ann Marie Flemming

Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 4pm

This FREE workshop will provide youth, emerging artists and professionals interested in the film and television industry a chance to learn from Ann Marie Flemming, an internationally renowned filmmaker. Youth and emerging professionals will be provided information on educational and training avenues, what it is like to work in as a professional filmmaker, and learn how they can gain professional experience.

Music 101

A series of “Music Industry 101” workshops for those interested in becoming professional musicians or working in the BC music industry.

We encourage all youth and emerging professionals to attend!

All four FREE sessions will be facilitated by three Vancouver professional composer/musician/performer/teachers: Tonya Aganaba, Jaya Story and Robin Layne.

Panelists will present their own histories, training options and tools that might help emerging professionals. This pragmatic approach to the realities of the music industry for young musicians, singers will include Q&A portions in each session.

Music 101 – Workshop 1

Friday, March 12, 2021 at 4pm

Description: Welcome and Introduction of MISCELLANEOUS Productions and our Music 101 Workshop series. Personal stories of the Guest artist’s journey into the music industry.

Music 101 – Workshop 2

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 4pm

Description: How to access grants, scholarships and bursaries for aspiring musicians and music industry professions wanting to go on the post-secondary track.

Music 101 – Workshop 3

Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 4pm

Description: Learn about Electronic Press Kit (EPK), Distribution, Promotion, and Politics of the Music Industry.

Music 101 – Workshop 4

Friday, April 9, 2021 at 4pm

Description:
Please note that this workshop deals with mature subject matter that some participants may find upsetting.

Topics include harm reduction; substance misuse, sexual harassment, and mental health in the music industry; #MeToo and #TimesUp movements; digital hygiene; privacy; cyber bullying.

We encourage participants to be aware of their own comfort levels and potential triggers.