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CALL FOR FREE WORKSHOP: How to Fall – a performance workshop for young artists

August 02, 2016

How to Fall workshop image
Photo: Erin Brubacher

How to Fall is a free performance workshop for young artists (16–19 years old) presented by PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Touchstone Theatre, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and Surrey Civic Theatres.

Experience welcome, but NOT required. What matters is that you want to be there!

This September, Toronto artist Erin Brubacher will offer a free three-day performance workshop for teenagers ages 16 to 19. Erin is one of the director-creators of Suburban Beast’s Dora Award-winning production of Concord Floral which will be presented the 2017 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.

Through her experimental work, Erin has developed innovative ways to create and practice performance. With a background in theatre, photography, poetry and other forms, Erin believes that how things are made shapes what is made. Over the course of the three-day workshop, she will share these ways of working with youth who are hungry to develop their own performance strategies and crafts through hands-on experience.

Along with Cara Spooner, Erin is one of the mentor-creators for the teenage artist collective Here is how you listen, in Toronto.

Friday, September 9, 2016, 6–9pm
Saturday, September 10, 2016, 10am–4pm
Sunday, September 11, 2016, 10am–4pm

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby

How to apply

To apply for this free workshop, please contact Beth Southwell, Acting Client Services Supervisor, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts: 604.205.3021, beth.southwell@burnaby.ca. (Online application via Shadbolt Centre for the Arts website.)

Application deadline:
September 6, 2016

You will need to provide the following information in your application:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Current grade
  • Name of school or work, if applicable
  • Contact number
  • Address
  • 1-2 sentences on why you want to participate
  • In 150 words or less, please tell us about a performance (of any kind) that you have experienced that meant something to you
  • Let us know how you heard about this workshop

Suburban Beast will also be holding auditions for the West Coast production of Concord Floral on September 12, 2016. Applications for the audition must be submitted separately.