This program is designed for two reasons:
Provide a safe space for kids/teens to explore the world of theatre, which includes rehearsals, theatre games, and improvisation, but without the expectation of performing for a live audience
Provide an opportunity for those who enjoy theatre, but can't make our performance schedule work due to other activities, school, etc
In this program we want to have fun creating together, playing theatre games, and building confidence in a safe space where failure and looking silly is encouraged!
There are no performances scheduled for this program, however, if a participant is on the journey to one day get on stage or behind the scenes of a play, we can provide opportunities to share monologues, shorts scenes, or participate in backstage work.
We have seen and experienced first hand the power that theatre can have on someone's confidence. We strongly believe that theatre doesn't need to have a performance lined up to be valid, transformative, and most importantly, fun!
Rehearsals: Sunday from 11:00-12:00
$500.00 for the full season
$350 per term (Sept-Dec/Jan-June)
($100.00 off for anyone participating in our 2022 Summer Camps)
Where: Red Deer Memorial Centre
First Day: September 11
Last Day: June 17
Registration for our 2022/23 is now closed. We will open registration for our 2023/24 season in June 2023.
About the Rehearsal Program
Our Artistic Director, Albertus Koett, and Associate Artistic Director, Nicole Leal, will lead this program intended for those not quite ready to get on stage or backstage, or for those that can't commit to all of our rehearsal dates. We will work on monologues, learn about stage craft and stage management, create sketches together, and improvise. While we will always encourage participants to get out of their comfort zone to perform for an audience, there is no expectation that any participant step on stage in front on an audience.
Our Techincal Director, Braden Guido, will be providing technical support and instruction to the program, while our Costume Designer, Gwendolyn McCagg, will work with participants on design, specifically
2022/23 Professional Mentors
VAHN McCAGG (They/Them)
THYT FIGHT CHOEROGRAPHER
As an FDC Certified Fight Choreographer, Vahn joins THYT as a professional mentor this season. In addition to ensuring all of our stage combat is done to industry standards, they will also be leading a stage combat workshop twice in the season, and it will be open to all THYT 2022/23 participants at no additional cost.