Fall 2020 Registration Now Open!
Since 1979, Theatre Newfoundland Labrador’s Youth Theatre Program has created diverse, well-rounded training and performance opportunities for young people to grow as both artists and human beings. Our program seeks to strengthen essential life skills, such as focus, confidence, and communication, through the exploration of various theatre disciplines, such as acting, stagecraft, and dramatic writing. Our community-engaged, professional, and nurturing environment emphasizes the importance of team work and collaboration while still focusing on the individual to hone his or her unique gifts and greatest potential.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, and provincial guidelines that are in place, things may look a little different around here, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be just as much fun! In order to safely satisfy social distancing measures, we’ll be implementing a 10 student cap per class, and students will be required to wear masks during class times. We’ve been working hard all summer to make sure we have programming that is safe, skill building, but most of all fun!
Youth Theatre Classes
With classes for students from Grade One, right up to Grade twelve, there is something for everyone at the Sara…H McDonald Youth Theatre. Our classes teach acting skills such as imagination, memory, text analysis, improv, and much more. All classes are taught in a fun game and activity based style, with students often working together in order to complete a game or task. Students learn about acting in our youngest classes (how to get into character, learn lines, etc) and in our older classes, Students take their first steps into new play Development (Collective Playmaking, Directing, Design). One thing is for certain, every year is filled with new fun and challenges as our students find “the art in them”
Film Production Class
This year, we’re welcoming Johnny McKinnon and PB Productions back into our ranks! Our Film Production class, taught by local filmmaker Johnny McKinnon seeks to introduce students to the principles of professional filmmaking. Last year the students completed their own short film “Killer Coconuts, and worked as managing editors for our “Corona Chronicles” projects. Students will learn techniques in photography, lighting, sound, set construction, film editing, foley, prop sourcing and construction and much more. This promises to be an exciting experience for our students and a rare opportunity to learn from a Filmmaker active in the industry here in NL. This class is available to students Grade 6 and up.
Our music classes are a little different than what you think of when you think “Music Class”. Our classes taught by Allison Crowe, encourage students to find the music in their own lives and to become not only performers, but producers. In the past year, we’ve worked on our “Songs From Home” project, which saw students begin conversations with their parents about music from their own childhoods. Our music class then, worked throughout the isolation period of 2020 to create their own digital singles, which were featured in two of our online shows. Students in this class are encouraged to think of music as storytelling, and we dig deep into the stories of the songs we learn. With a heavy focus on song production and creation , Students learn about voice preparation, warm-up techniques, instrumentation (guitar, bhodran, tin whistle, spoons, etc.), music arrangement, digital recording, production and more! Music Classes are available to students Grade 6 and up.
Fall 2020 classes will begin the week of October 5th
Grs 1 & 2 (Trouts): Monday 4–5:00pm
Gr 3 & 4 (Duckies): Tuesday 4–5:00pm
Gr 4 & 5 (Roustabouts): Wednesday 4–5:00pm
Grs 6, 7, 8 (Streels): Wednesday 6–7:00pm
Grs 7 – 9 (Sleeveens): Monday 6–7:00pm
Grs 10, 11, 12 (Hard Cases): Thursday 6–7:00pm
Film Production Class (Grs 6-12): Tuesday 6–7:00pm
Music Class (Gr 6-12): Thursday 4 – 5:00pm
Fees for our regular youth theatre classes are $200 per child.
Payment for classes is due upon registration. Once a registration form is received and processed, you will be emailed a medical information form and a payment link. Registration forms are processed Monday to Friday.
If you would like to discuss other payment arrangements, please contact TNL by calling 639-7238.
Note: Classes numbers are capped at age appropriate numbers to ensure a safe, quality educational experience for all participants. Once the maximum number of students has registered in each category, others in that grade group will be placed on a wait list.
For more information on our program call Adam @ 639-7238 or use the contact form on this page to send him a message.