Theatre 3x60 is pleased to announce the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation for its Youth Theatre Collective, now running at the Arts Resource Centre in Oshawa. The 3x60 Theatre Collective is a free theatre training experience for Durham youth and young adults, emphasizing performance skills, stagecraft, play writing, and process. With the guidance and mentorship of Theatre 3x60’s qualified theatre professionals and instructors, 3x60 Theatre Collective members experience writing and collaborating, to create their own original work, while developing their performance and production skills. Through hands-on exercises and activities, and production opportunities, Theatre 3x60 Theatre Collective participants discover and explore theatre creation, both on the page and on the stage.
The play writing and creation phase of the 3x60 Theatre Collective is now underway until December, and participants are learning play structure by creating monologues, dialogues and ensemble scripts, led by Theatre 3x60 artistic director, Carey Nicholson, with playwrights Graeme Powell and Rob Corbett.
The performance skills phase of the program takes place from January to early March, and will feature guest instructors Amanda Jane Smith, Alex Courey, Carol Salamone, and Ms. Nicholson. Participants will work with original and scripted material for scene study and character development, in addition to learning skills in voice, movement, and ensemble. A studio performance will take place at the end of the program.
Registrations are still being accepted for the performance skills phase of the 3x60 Theatre Collective, which starts Tuesday, January 10th and runs to Saturday, March 4th, 2017. No previous experience is required. Sessions take place twice weekly, on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. The 3x60 Theatre Collective is open to all youth and young adults, ages 14 to 21, in Durham region, and there is no fee to participate; however, space is limited to 20 participants. Registration forms are now available online, at www.theatre3x60.ca until December 21st, 2016.
Theatre 3x60 is also proud to partner with the City of Oshawa to bring the 3x60 Theatre Collective to the city’s Arts Resource Centre. In addition to youth involvement in theatre, Theatre 3x60 is committed to artistic excellence, accessibility to theatre, and audience engagement, through touring productions to schools, community workshops, staged readings and full productions.