CIRCLE OF VOICES PROGRAM
OCTOBER 2018 – MARCH 2019
AGES 15 – 24
The Circle of Voices program provides a safe environment for you to explore your creativity, and for you to learn about Indigenous theatre.
Through this program you will receive training in all aspects of theatre, attend workshops by local artists, and learn the skills you will need to put on a full-scale production!
You will be exposed to Saskatoon’s theatre scene by attending plays and meeting production teams. You will have the opportunity to engage in discussions with various theatre professionals about their work.
GTNT partners with the U of S Drama Department to deliver the highest quality training possible. This program also offers participants the opportunity to earn a high school drama credit.
The purpose of the Circle of Voices program is to assist aspiring artists in strengthening self-confidence and cultural awareness while developing professional skills.
GTNT employs cultural support staff that help support various cultural teachings about First Nations customs and protocols. Our cultural support also offers Circle of Voices participants personal and spiritual development opportunities.
Circle of Voices Offers:
– Daily Circles, where you can express yourself in a safe environment. Each circle is followed by a daily cultural lesson.
– Cultural teachings are offered and opportunities to attend various Indigenous ceremonies are provided. C.O.V. participant attendance with these ceremonies is encouraged but not mandatory.
Creating the play:
One year before the production is scheduled to occure, we hire a playwright to pen the script that the participants will perform.
When the Circle of Voices program is in full swing, the playwright then works with the C.O.V. youth to incorporate their stories and views into the play.
Youth participating in the program create a unique community experience and present a semi-professional production to family and peers.
Our 2018/2019 COV will be entitled “Native Studies 101” written by Dakota Ray Hebert.
“A Dakota, a Dene and Métis walk into a Native Studies class being taught by a Settler professor. Who teaches who?”
You can download an application here
Please email completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Playhouse Program is a GTNT outreach initiative funded by the City of Saskatoon Community Grant and sponsored by SaskTel. Intended for inner city schools, this program is a six month performing arts project for youth Grades 4-6 that provides a weekly half hour class over the noon hour involving theatre games, exercises and activities led by a GTNT facilitator. At the end of the program, students perform a talent showcase for an audience of peers, friends and family at Studio 914.
GOALS OF THE PROGRAM
– Nourish young student’s interests in the performing arts
– To share the values of respect, courage, participation and teamwork
– To teach and nurture artistic expression and creativity
This Program will begin in January
Theatre@Noon is a drama program for ages 12 and up held every Tuesday and Thursday at Studio 914 on 20th Street West. Theatre@Noon runs until March 18, 2016. Participating youth will experience the arts in a safe and fun environment that involves all sorts of theatre games, a cultural component, and occasional workshop visitors. Snacks will be provided at the start of every program!
This program is now closed and will be unavailable until further notice.