Indigenous Youth Storytelling Workshops - May 16, 17

Date & Time: 
Wed, 2018-05-16 11:51

Wednesday, May 16 (4pm-8pm) + Thursday, May 17 (4pm-8pm)
Location: Victoria Native Friendship Centre
Age suitability: 16 – 21
Dinner and workshop materials will be provided.
No theatre experience necessary. FREE.

As part of Intrepid Theatre’s 2018 UNO Festival of solo performance, Indigenous Youth will have the opportunity to participate in a storytelling workshop led by UNO’s Indigenous Guest Curator Yolanda Bonnell, and facilitated by artists Cole Alvis and Ashley Bomberry. The workshop includes warm ups, discovering the different ways a story can be told (body/movement, writing, song, puppetry or combination). Participants will find the path that suits them best and will create a 5-minute piece of theatre that will tell a specific creation story.

Participants will then have the opportunity (if you choose) to perform their piece in front of an audience as a prologue to Yolanda’s performance of bug at UNO Fest (see below for details on show). This is not mandatory. It’s important that participants feel comfortable and that the primary goal is that they are gaining new theatrical/storytelling skills. Participants can also attend the performance with family/friends as audience members.

The workshop will be 8 hours in total – 4 hours a day for two days (Wed May 16 + Thurs May 17) and is designed for participants to take part in BOTH days. It is FREE to participate (note, capacity is limited to 12 participants, registering in advance recommended). Email to register or feel free to call 250 383 2663 and speak to Sammie or Heather if you have questions.

Registered participants will receive an All-Access Artist Pass to gain free tickets (for you and a guest) to any of the 16 shows in UNO Fest (May 9 – 19).

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