We're pleased to partner with a number of organizations offering in-school, virtual and/or onsite programming that our funding can be used to support. Explore the organizations below to continue to bring experiential learning to your students!
Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP)
MTYP is one of the largest theatres in Canada dedicated solely to children’s theatre and education. The company operates a Theatre School where over 1,500 children and teens learn the art and craft of theatre and related disciplines. Our Native Youth Theatre program offers free classes in theatre and related disciplines to Winnipeg’s Indigenous youth.
Here are some examples of workshops offered:
- Creative Drama (Preschool-Grade 6): A fun and encouraging introduction to drama. This workshop empowers students’ imagination and self-expression through games, movement exercises and story theatre.
- Improv Power (Grades 3-12): Students experience the thrill and total freedom of creating theatre without a script while developing skills in communication, listening and teamwork.
Learn more: www.mtyp.ca/
Roseneath Theatre is a touring theatre company for Young Audiences. We bring our plays to school gymnasiums and auditoriums throughout Ontario. Our plays support cultural literacy, address specific curriculum expectations and promote character and values education. All performances have study guides created by respected educators in subject-related fields that provide activities and discussion questions relating to the performance. Roseneath is dedicated to helping our children learn in these unusual times, to grow into young adults and make responsible socially informed decisions in the new normal we’re building together - so we are offering virtual workshops! We are working towards virtual and social-distanced solutions to bring our performances to schools across Ontario in the 2020/2021 season.
The Travelling Stage
The Travelling Stage provides curriculum based dance, drama and music enrichment to 36+ school boards across Canada both in person and virtually via live synchronous remote programming. The Travelling Stage works in educational partnership with the Toronto District School Board, the Girl Guides of Canada, the Mini Pop Kids, the YMCA, the Boys & Girls Club and Mirvish Productions. All of our teachers are professional singers, dancers, choreographers, directors, actors and writers, who have a passion for sharing their craft with young people. All Travelling Stage faculty carry current vulnerable sector screenings.
Learn more: www.travellingstage.com
Now entering its 44th season, Theatre Direct Canada is one of the country’s leading theatres for young audiences whose award-winning productions have reached audiences in schools and theatres across Canada and the world. Their mission is to innovate in form and style as we experiment with digitally integrated, immersive, audience-driven and site-specific work that activates the imaginations and aspirations of young people by inviting them to join in!
Their programming to schools this fall includes the virtual play Eraser: A New Normal that follows the lives of six elementary students as they navigate their way through this unprecedented time in the world.
Learn more: www.theatredirect.ca
Young People’s Theatre
Young People’s Theatre is North America’s oldest – and Canada’s largest – professional producer and presenter of theatre for young audiences. With this season's new online drama-based programming, YPT continues to support the needs of educators and students, creating innovative opportunities for online learning.
Exclusively online, the fall programming will feature drama programs designed to connect with young audiences virtually everywhere. With fresh initiatives and brand new live-stream facilities, YPT will deliver theatre experiences directly to young people at home, at school and in the community, along with resources to support parents and teachers as they navigate this virtual world.
Learn more: www.youngpeoplestheatre.org/schools/