Our HUB UMBRELLA workshops include tickets to a performance, as well as in-school pre and post show workshops which allow students a deeper and more meaningful theatre-going experience. We engage students in the themes of the performance they witnessed and have them demonstrate this learning through games and performance. With this program, we aim to encourage students' creativity, collaboration and critical thinking skills.
2. HUB Classroom Takeover workshops focus on a deepening of drama skills using character work exercises and explorations, improvisation, vocal development as well as movement and basic dance. Our programming naturally addresses significant areas of student curriculum such as music, language, equity, social studies, physical education and drama. Through the development of a sketches and scenes our programs are designed to give students performance experience and knowledge, build self-esteem and give a sense of accomplishment. Throughout the week we look at the audition practices, proper vocal and physical warm-ups, as well as acting methods including character development. Our directors and instructors are well-versed theatre professionals with university level training as well as hands on experience throughout the field. * Classroom takeover workshops are offered as two full day sessions or 4 half days
High School Workshops
Shakespeare in Performance Workshop : Students explore the words of Shakespeare through performance, games and exercises. Focusing on understanding the text through Iambic pentameter, analysing the characters on a human level and finding personal connection through group scene work. In this workshop we aim to "demystify" Shakespeare's language and provide new tools for analysis.
Shakespeare in Performance workshops are tailored to your classrooms needs and are built around any Shakespeare play as to cater to any grade. They are high participatory and energy.
Areas of exploration include: Shakespeare by the Actor ( the professional actor’s approach to Shakespeare’s text. Using the clues given in Shakespeare’s writing to transform the text from "page to stage"), Shakespeare and Hip Hop (Looking at Hip Hop and Shakespearian text as forms of expression, encouraging students to use the rhythms of Shakespeare to creatively write their own poetry based on Shakespeare's themes)
To book a workshop for your school or class, or to inquire about pricing please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-205-3495