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: Imaan Jeraj, Outreach Coordinator for multicultural organizations, community centres, and arts organizations at imaan@miscellaneousproductions.ca. OR Leah McGraw, Outreach Coordinator for educational institutes and Indigenous organizations at leah@miscellaneousproductions.ca.