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Discovering Delight: Creative Writing Workshop for BIPOC Creatives (Regent Park Film Festival)

“For those of us who identify as Indigenous, Black, and/or people of colour, we are asked all too often to default to our stories of hardships, trauma, and oppression. But we are all of that and so much more. Our stories are beautiful, heartbreaking, uplifting, contradictory, and constantly unfolding. What does it mean to lather ourselves in joy? To indulge ourselves in delight? This writing workshop is an attempt to dip our toes in exactly that. No writing experience necessary!”

For more information, please visit: https://rpff.ca/2022/program/discovering-delight-creative-writing-workshop-for-bipoc-creatives/

-from Regent Park Film Festival

Workshop: Rebuilding the Circle (Project: Humanity, Toronto)

“We invite you to sign up for a 2-day paid workshop exploring tools of care in theatre process and practice called rebuilding the circle.

What is being in right relationship with ourselves?
What keeps us in relationship with others?
What might we need to be in right relation?

We will be engaging in creative collaboration from a trauma-informed and somatic lens; touching on neurobiology and the nervous system, accountability, ethics & values, and holistic health. This will be a space to reflect on the current culture in the theatre community and how we can work internally and relationally to rebuild the circle. Theatre artists of all walks of life and disciplines are welcome. This is a pilot workshop that is part of a larger research process. Participants will be asked to give feedback that will be incorporated in future iterations.

The deadline to sign up is 12:00pm EST on Tuesday the 22nd. The Google Form to sign up is here:
https://forms.gle/EaWeoPcQUdb6Wn368

For more information, please visit Project: Humanity’s Facebook page.

-from Project: Humanity

Call for Submissions: 2023 rEvolver Festival

“Upintheair Theatre is now accepting applications for the 2023 rEvolver Festival, May 24 – June 4, 2023. We will invite submissions from artistically and culturally diverse companies and artists from across Canada to have their work considered.

About rEvolver Festival

“rEvolver is an incubator of new work with a focus on formal innovation, supporting artists or companies who identify as emerging and/or early-mid career at transformative junctions in their careers.

The festival presents adventurous and high energy works, bringing audiences the full range of contemporary performance, from script-based theatre to devised and site-specific works, dance, and installation.

rEvolver features primarily new Canadian work, although we will also consider submissions wishing to premiere reinterpretations of existing works. We program work with a strong artistic vision that takes risks, and is reflective of diverse voices and experiences.

We invite artists of all ages, abilities, cultural practices, races, ethnicities, socio-economic status, genders, religions, and sexual orientations to apply and to participate in the festival.”

For more information and submission details, please visit: https://www.upintheairtheatre.com/revolver-festival-submissions

-from Upintheair Theatre

Workshop: Embodied Consent (Canadian Dance Assembly, online)

“This workshop is a practically focused, experiential dive into what it means to practice consent in the world of dance. Participants will be offered useful “maps” and visuals that bring clarity to commonly used but often vaguely defined terms such as boundaries, limits, and needs. The workshop will also provide an opportunity to practice developing one’s inner sense of consent through the body and a practical “toolkit” for creating consent-centric group dynamics and working agreements. These tools can be immediately integrated into a professional dance context. Presented by professional mediator, group facilitator, and somatic coach Kai Cheng Thom and conflict consultant and dance artist Pam Tzeng.

Accessibility: ASL and Live Auto Captioning
Thursday, August 18, 2022
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT”

For more information, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/embodied-consent-consentement-incarne-tickets-388729780237

-from Canadian Dance Assembly

Restoration of Relationship: ‘Gä•sweñta’: Two Row Wampum’ Beading Circle (STEPS, Toronto)

Part of From Weeds We Grow, this interdisciplinary arts workshop explores the ‘Two Row Wampum’  living treaty and our connections to the environment through the beaded artworks.

Led by Artist Lindsey Lickers, Mushkiiki Nibi Kwe (Medicine Water Woman), this arts workshop in Rowntree Mills Park, near the Humber River is a reflective and creative exercise for participants to dive deeper into their current relationship themselves and the land as treaty people. 

The ‘Gä•sweñta’, more commonly known as the ‘Two Row Wampum’, is a living treaty originally assumed by the Haudenosaunee and the Dutch, that has become a symbol of reconciliation for many. We invite the community to participate in a beading circle where we will discuss the significance of the Two Row Wampum and how individuals implement the values of this treaty into their daily lives, with the day culminating with the creation of a beaded pin. 

The final artwork will be exhibited virtually through STEPS’ website alongside the creative process and learnings.”

For more information and to register, please visit: https://stepspublicart.org/register-restoration-of-relationship-tworow-wampum/

-from STEPS

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 – 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