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Creation & Performance for Social Change: A Forum Theatre Intensive Workshop (Mixed Company Theatre, Toronto)

Dates + Time: July 18th to July 22nd (5 days), 10AM to 4PM (with an hour break) 
Location: In Toronto in person. A specific location will be announced closer to the date.
Facilitated by Simon Malbogat  

Cost of Workshop* 
General Admission: $678 
CAEA Members, Students, & Underwaged Arts Workers: $508.50 
PWYC â€“ Pricing available for limited number of participants 
*All prices include HST 

Creation and Performance for Social Change is a five-day, Forum theatre intensive facilitated by Simon Malbogat. Forum Theatre is an interactive approach that involves the audience in developing real-time strategies for dealing with social and personal issues. In a Mixed Company production, a story representing an issue is created with community members, rehearsed, and performed.

Over the course of the week, Simon will take participants through the steps involved in shaping and refining a Forum play as distinct from other forms of theatrical presentation. By the end of the week, attendees will have hands on experience with the process of Forum Theatre creation, performance, and direction.

While this workshop is for artists of all mediums, actors will have a chance to perform in productions in order to learn the technicalities of Forum Theatre acting, performance, and improv. Directors will have the opportunity to direct a typical Forum Theatre play to learn how it’s different from other forms of theatre or production.  

Learning objectives for this workshop include:  

  • Introducing participants to the basics of Forum Theatre (FT) 
  • Identifying key differences between performance, script, and character arcs in FT vs other forms of theatre 
  • Learn key process and ideas behind scene creation and conflict escalation  
  • Learn and practice character development as oppressors, oppressed, bystanders, and other common FT roles
  • Learn steps for directing FT and how Masks can be used to develop oppressors & bystanders 
  • Identify differences between FT intervention and improv; learn to respond to community interventions  
  • Use sample script excerpt to workshop direction & performance  

This workshop will not be covering how to facilitate/take on the Joker role in Forum Theatre, as those are skills that require their own separate workshop that MCT will be offering at a later date!  

This workshop is an opportunity for artists to JOIN the Forum Theatre community both in Toronto and abroad, in order to start practicing and participating in Forum events and productions. Forum Theatre is a practice that exists at the intersection of artistic creation and social change. As a company, we seek to Educate, Engage, and Empower our audiences, our participants, and our artists, and equip them with the tools they need to create meaningful change in their communities and in the world. To these ends, we encourage individuals from all walks of life to sign up for our workshops, or get in touch with us to find out how else you can be involved!”

To register for this workshop, please visit http://ow.ly/uBK050JoAgg

For more information, please visit: https://mixedcompanytheatre.com/artists/training/

-from Mixed Company Theatre

Unsung Voices 2022: Youth Video Production Workshop (Reel Asian)

“The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival’s UNSUNG VOICES Video Production Workshop will provide emerging Asian Canadian artists the chance to express themselves through film and media art, learn from professionals in the field, and to produce a distinctly Asian Canadian story for the screen.

A select group of emerging filmmakers will be provided an opportunity to produce and present their film (8 mins maximum), in any genre (eg. fiction, documentary, experimental, etc). The entire collection of films will receive a world premiere at the 26th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival in November 2022.

2022 Program Description

  • This program is tuition free and there are no fees* required to apply
  • Participants must be between ages 18–29 and self-identify as Asian
  • Honourarium will be provided to participants
  • Workshops and learning sessions will be conducted online in the late spring/summer of 2022 (see timeline and more below)
  • Participants will learn and experiment with skills to complete a video production:
    • Creative (ideation, experimentation, and critical thinking skills about filmmaking & arts practice)
    • Technical (writing, visual storytelling, image creation, non-linear digital editing)
    • Project Management (planning for and executing production, collaboration)

* While there are no fees to apply and be part of the program, depending on the nature of your project you may have to contribute to costs associated with your production (ex. props, materials, talent, etc.)

For more information, please visit: https://www.reelasian.com/industry-opportunities/unsung-voices-youth-video-production-workshop/

-from Reel Asian

Online Digital Storytelling Workshop – At the Heart of the Matter: Stories from our Pandemic World

“Among all the challenges we have faced during these unprecedented times, many of us have experienced a profound sense of being disconnected from what we most value.
 
As we negotiate the transition from pandemic times to living-with-Covid, we look forward to renewing and strengthening our connections – with ourselves, with each other, and with the larger world. Perhaps the most effective resource we humans have to foster connection is stories – our own stories.

WORKSHOP DETAILS:

PREREQUISITES: None
LENGTH: 2 hours weekly plus 1- on -1 support
DATES: Thursdays  – Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31,  Apr. 7, & 21
TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Central Time)
LOCATION: Online via Zoom video conferencing
CAPACITY: 6
*TUITION: $450 + gst $300 + gst
* *Subsidies offered for storytellers with limited income and without access to organizational support.
Registration closes when spots are filled.”

For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.community-works.ca/stories-pandemic-world

-from Community Works Manitoba Inc.


Masks of Manipulation: Online Workshop (Mixed Company Theatre)

“This two-part workshop will introduce participants to the “Masks of Manipulation,” an invaluable character development and conflict-resolution process designed by Simon Malbogat. Each mask relates to seven different emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual manipulative forces we encounter both onstage and in daily life. 
In this workshop you will… 

  • Learn how to identify various manipulative personas and de-escalate them effectively 
  • Learn how the masks of manipulation techniques can help communities identify and articulate the oppressive forces in their lives 
  • Use these personas to create authentic oppressive characters for the stage grounded in these manipulative forces 

This workshop draws on Commedia dell’Arte-inspired masks to help participants acquire a deeper awareness of manipulation and oppression: how and why it happens, what it looks and feels like, and how to deflect it. This workshop, facilitated by Simon Malbogat, is suitable for artistsfacilitators, educators, social workers, and community activators alike. 

Dates: Saturday June 19th, and Saturday June 26th, 2021
Times: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM (ET) Location: Online via Zoom 
Prerequisites: None! 
General Price: $220 + HST  
There is a 25% discount available for students, CAEA members, and those identifying as underwaged. In the spirit of removing financial barriers to access, Mixed Company Theatre is also able to offer a limited number of “Pay What You Can” payment options.

You can register at this link:https://forms.gle/hmCxhswCrvM9Wmdk9

For more information, please visit: https://mixedcompanytheatre.com/artists/training/

-from Mixed Company Theatre

Unsung Voices: Youth Video Production Workshop (Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival)

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival’s UNSUNG VOICES Summer Youth Video Production Workshop will provide young Asian Canadians who have a keen interest in film and media art the chance to express themselves as artists, learn from professionals in the field, and to produce a distinctly Asian Canadian story on screen.

A select group of youth will be provided an opportunity to produce and present their film (8 mins maximum), in any genre (eg. fiction, documentary, experimental, interactive, etc). The entire collection of films will receive a world premiere at the 25th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival in November 2021.

2021 Program Description

  • This program is tuition free and there are no fees* required to apply
  • Participants must be between ages 18–29 and self-identify as Asian
  • Honourarium will be provided to participants
  • Workshops and learning sessions will be conducted online in the summer of 2021 (see timeline and more below)
  • Participants will learn and experiment with skills to complete a video production:
    • Creative (ideation, experimentation, and critical thinking skills about filmmaking & arts practice)
    • Technical (writing, visual storytelling, image creation, non-linear digital editing)
    • Project Management (planning for and executing production, collaboration)

* While there are no fees to apply and be part of the program, depending on the nature of your project you may have to contribute to costs associated with your production (ex. props, materials, talent, etc.)

Deadline is June 2nd, 2021.

For more information, please visit: https://www.reelasian.com/industry-opportunities/unsung-voices-youth-video-production-workshop/

-from Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

Online Dance Workshop with All Bodies Dance Project (Aug 22)

“In this 1-hour online workshop participants will be dancing, moving, and exploring what each unique dancing body has to say! Learn how to move creatively and connect to your body with All Bodies Dance Project facilitators Carolina Bergonzoni and Harmanie Rose. The workshop is open to participants with and without disabilities. No previous experience required.

All Bodies Dance Project (ABDP) is an inclusive dance company located on unceded Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, BC). Founded in 2014, ABDP brings together artists with and without disabilities to explore movement as a means of creative expression. The group offers accessible dance classes for adults and youth of all abilities in addition to creating opportunities for diverse artists to practice, research and create innovative, inclusive dance.”

For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/338974674131772/

-from All Bodies Dance Project

Forum Theatre Workshops (Mixed Company Theatre, Toronto)

Forum Theatre 101 Introductory Workshop

“Forum Theatre is an interactive & participatory style of theatre designed to address social issues and inspire actionable change.

In this intensive all-levels workshop led by award winning Forum Theatre artist Simon Malbogat, participants will learn how this social justice-based theatre style can be used to spark community dialogue and empower grassroots advocacy.

Artists will explore how Forum Theatre techniques of participation, intervention, and improvisation can help build tool kits for character development, devised creation, and audience engagement.

Community organizers, social workers, and educators will learn how they can use Forum Theatre in their everyday practice to initiate vital conversations, engage in critical inquiry, and create social change in their communities.

Date + Time: Saturday February 8th, 2020, 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Location: 157 Carlton St, Toronto, ON
Cost: $130.00+HST (-20% CAEA; 50% Student/Underwaged)
Prerequisites: None!

Register here: https://forms.gle/b1BkLdme35VZ4WTq6 “

Forum Theatre Playwriting Workshop

“Facilitated by Mixed Company Associate Artist Luciano Iogna, this one-day workshop will take participants through the entire process of Forum Theatre script development.

Participants will learn how to use theatre games and techniques as research tools, how to ask explorative yet respectful questions, how to develop oppressive and oppressed characters, and how to care for the community knowledge which informs Forum Theatre script development.

Writers and creators with previous Forum Theatre knowledge or experience will use their heightened understandings of important social topics as a basis for scripting targeted, impactful, and uniquely interactive theatrical plays and scenarios which address various types of oppressive conflict.

Date + Time: Saturday February 15th, 2020, 9:30AM-5:30PM
Location: 157 Carlton St, Toronto, ON
Cost: $150.00+HST (-20% CAEA; 50% Student/Underwaged)
Prerequisites: Previous Forum Theatre knowledge or experience (if you’re new to Forum, be sure to also register for our Forum Theatre 101 workshop on February 8th — and receive a discount bundle price of $250.00 for both workshops!)

Register here: https://forms.gle/DimciwUocCUgonH77 “

-from Mixed Company Theatre
Read Mixed Company Theatre’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Participants: The E.W.o.C. Project – Turbulence II

“The E.W.o.C. Project – Turbulence II is an exciting paid, skill-building workshop series for youth, taking place this winter at UTSC.

Turbulence II is a free a mixed-media storytelling workshop series for emerging artists, who identify as Muslim women of colour. The 11 week (22 hours) series will guide 15 youth artists to create a collection of pieces through the interdisciplinary practice of: illustration, poetry, and painting, and will incorporate re-purposing materials (such as fabric, plates, and pottery). The series will conclude with a gallery exhibition, showcasing the stories of the diaspora experience and disrupting harmful narratives.

The workshop series is facilitated by The E.W.o.C. Project, alongside Oubah Osman, and Yara El Safi, in partnership with Art Reach and Toronto Arts Council. 

About the workshop series: Turbulence II

The E.W.o.C. (Equity for Women of Colour) Project is facilitating Turbulence II, a mixed-media storytelling workshop series for emerging artists, who identify as Muslim women of colour. The 11 week (22 hours) series will guide 15 youth artists to create a collection of pieces through the interdisciplinary practice of: illustration, poetry, and painting, and will incorporate re-purposing materials (such as fabric, plates, and pottery). The series will conclude with a gallery exhibition, showcasing the stories of the diaspora experience and disrupting harmful narratives. The workshop participants will be paid for the duration of the series. This is part 2 of a pilot project, which first took place in the summer of 2019, in partnership with Art Starts and Scarborough Arts.”

Click here for more information and how to apply.

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network

Workshop: Rainbow of Desire Applied Theatre (Mixed Company Theatre & Scarborough Civic Library)

“What happens when you take apart a single moment of conflict to explore every possible desired action?

In this experiential workshop led by Mixed Company Theatre’s Artistic Director Simon Malbogat, participants will employ Augusto Boal’s Rainbow of Desire techniques to broaden perspectives and reframe situations by focusing on the inner thoughts and impulses of the individual. Through storytelling and performance, artists, educators and community leaders will gain a deeper understanding of their conflicting and co-existing desires, which will enrich their experiences onstage and in social and personal settings.

This workshop is made possible by the Toronto Arts Council’s Artist In The Library Program.

Scarborough Civic Centre Library
Tuesday November 26th, 2019 from 2pm-4pm
There is limited space available in this free workshop, so reserve your spot by clicking here!

-from Mixed Company Theatre
Read Mixed Company Theatre’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Let’s Talk Art Workshop: How to Crip the Arts 2

How to Crip the Arts 2
November 26, 2019, 6-9 p.m.
Tangled Art & Disability, 401 Richmond St.

Neighbourhood Arts Network and RBC Foundation present a free workshop series showcasing inspiring artists, vibrant spaces, and valuable information to help artists make new connections, increase their capacity and learn more about the arts in Toronto.

Curated by Tangled Art & Disability in How to Crip the Arts – 2, participants will have the opportunity to explore the topic of disability aesthetics. They will also have a chance to participate in an interactive workshop that will help solidify some of the concepts and ideas discussed about this topic. To participate in this workshop, participants are not required to have attended How to Crip the Arts – 1, but it is recommended. Light refreshments will be provided.

Neighbourhood Arts Network is committed to ensuring as accessible an environment as possible for all our programming/events. If you require accessibility services to attend this event, please specify in the registration form what services you need (i.e. ASL, captioning, care attendants, note taking).

Tangled Art & Disability is a not for profit art + disability organization dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. Their mandate is to support Deaf, Mad and disability-identified artists, to cultivate Deaf, Mad and disability arts in Canada, and to enhance access to the arts for artists and audiences of all abilities.”

For more information on the workshop, facilitators and to register, please visit Neighbourhood Arts Network.

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network
Read Neighbourhood Arts Network’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map