CIRCLE OF VOICES PROGRAM
OCTOBER 2019 – MARCH 2020
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.
The purpose of the Circle of Voices program is to assist you 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 to support your personal and spiritual journey as you develop as an artist.
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 occur, we hire a playwright to pen the script that you and fellow participants will perform.
When the Circle of Voices program is in full swing, the playwright then works with you and the other participants to incorporate your stories and views into the play.
Everyone participating in the program helps create a unique community experience and present a semi-professional production to family and friends.
Our 2019/2020 COV will be written by Logan Martin-Arcand. This years production themes are discrimination and implicit bias in the health care system.
You can download an application here
Please email completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Playhouse Program is a GTNT outreach initiative funded. 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.
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