PORT PERRY: On Friday, Theatre 3x60 invited the public to attend an open house, displaying the accomplishments of Building the Playground, the first of two Summer Stages Youth Theatre Camps, made possible with the support of a $5,100 Seed grant, offered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation last November. Local MPP, Granville Anderson and OTF Grant Review Team member Penny Smith were on hand to admire the set, scenic design and properties created by the program participants and to view a short presentation, by members of Theatre 3x60, showing the set in action.
“Theatre is a wonderful outlet for youth to express themselves creatively, and this program sounds like an amazing opportunity for our young people,” said Durham MPP Granville Anderson. “I am thrilled the Ontario Trillium Foundation was able to fund such a great community-based project.”
Theatre 3×60 is a not for profit, professional, collaborative company in which committed artists can produce high quality work in a broader scope of theatre and storytelling.
Summer Stages is a summer youth (12 to 18 years) theatre program, offering two exciting sessions this July, at Town Hall 1873, Centre for the Performing Arts, in Port Perry. Using the grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Summer Stages’ participants are able to work with trained professionals to develop their skills, and have the opportunity to present/display their achievements in a public forum.
“Creativity in theatre is not limited to just the performers on stage, and Summer Stages offers creative and technical skills training in both theatre production and performance,” said Carey Nicholson, Co-Artistic Director, Theatre 3x60.
Through Summer Stages, Theatre 3x60 is supporting the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s commitment to enrich people’s lives, through arts, culture and heritage. This initiative is helping the transfer of skills and knowledge to the next generation of artistic leaders. With the support of the grant, Theatre 3x60 is also able to fulfill its commitment to affordable, accessible theatre skills training for youth, offering the Summer Stages camps for only a nominal cost to participants.
The second, performance skills based session of Summer Stages – Playing on Stage takes place, July 25th–29th.
The leading grant-making foundation in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities: www.otf.ca
For full details on the Summer Stages Youth Camp program, visit www.theatre3x60.ca or contact Carey Nicholson, General Manager of Theatre 3x60 at, 905 431-0977 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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