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Young Company Fall Program
This summer, MT Space launched a free Youth Theatre training and mentorship program, during which 6 youth came together for 5 weeks to create a new play called “Wake-Up Stories”. We are pleased to announce that we have received funding from the Kitchener-Waterloo Community Foundation - Smart & Caring Community Grants Program to continue the Young Company program into the fall and are recruiting culturally diverse youth between the ages of 15 and 25 who are interested in working together to create a new piece of theatre while developing their theatre and performance skills. Through theatre training, this program aims to cultivate leadership while centralizing Indigenous and culturally diverse voices.
We will be holding a meet and greet for parents and youth who are interested in the program on Wednesday, September 7th, from 6pm-9pm (location TBD).
Training and rehearsals will take place between September 21st and December 11th. Sessions run Wednesdays from 6pm to 9pm and Saturdays from 12pm to 5pm. Participants who are chosen for the program and complete it will receive a minimum $100 honorarium, and tickets to all MT Space shows in the 2016-2017 season. Bus tickets and light snacks will be provided at each session.
Participants will receive theatre training from experienced local and guest artists in a variety of disciplines such as acting, voice, improvisation, collaborative creation, mime, movement, set & costume design, sound & lighting design, music, dance, drumming, marketing, scriptwriting and directing. This work will lead to the creation of a new theatre piece that will be performed December 10th and 11th at the Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre.
The MT Space Young Company is a safe space that embraces all identities, faiths, abilities, and backgrounds.
If you are interested in participating or have any questions about the program, please contact Amanda Lowry at firstname.lastname@example.org.