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Wednesday & Thursday
After School
A Jamii initiative to encourage girls and young women to explore art and leadership!
Drama Workshops

March to May 2024 - Grades 1 to 12 - See below for grade specific times

Led by Alix Sideris

Embark on a transformative 12-week journey with LAINI Drama Workshop Series for girls and young women of The Esplanade community, a unique and empowering program tailored for participants seeking to discover and hone their leadership skills through the enchanting world of theatre. The workshop series culminates in a show for parents, showcasing the girls' newfound talents and the outcome of their creative endeavors.

🎭 Weekly Workshops: Over the course of 12 weeks, participants will engage in dynamic, hands-on weekly workshops, each meticulously designed to unlock a specific aspect of theatrical excellence.

Lead Artist Alix Sideris: The workshops will be led by Alix Sideris. Alix is a professional actor, writer, director, movement director, writer and art education facilitator. She has performed in numerous theatre, TV, and film productions. A graduate of Concordia University, Alix has worked as an acting/movement instructor at many institutions across Canada. She is also a proud mentor to many emerging artists.

📝 Scriptwriting Mastery: Our lead artist will guide the girls in the art of scriptwriting, helping them develop narratives that captivate the audience and reflect their unique voices and perspectives.

👗 Costume Creation Extravaganza: Participants will explore the art of costume design. From conceptualization to realization, they will learn to express their characters visually and craft costumes that bring their stories to life.

🎨 Set Design and Construction: The girls will create the perfect backdrop for their stories, learning the the importance of visual storytelling and attention to detail.

🎭 Character Development Workshop: Through exercises and activities, girls will explore the intricacies of character development, learning to infuse their roles with authenticity and emotion.

🎬 Grand Finale – A Theatrical Triumph for Parents: The 12-week journey culminates in a theatrical production where the girls take center stage to showcase their achievements.

Free of charge - Register now!

Tailored for girls grades 1 - 12. This workshop series fosters creativity, teamwork, and leadership, encourages self-expression and confidence and provides a supportive and inclusive environment.

LAINI Theatre Workshop Series is more than just a drama class; it's a platform for girls to embrace their leadership potential while discovering the joy of storytelling.

Grade 1 & 2: From March 21 to May 30 - Every Thursday at 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Grade 3 to 5: From March 21 to May 30 - Every Thursday at 3:30pm - 5pm

Grade 6 to 8: From March 20 to May 29 - Every Wednesday at 3:30pm - 5pm

Grade 9 to 12 (Volunteering Program): From March 20 to May 29 - Every Wednesday at 5:30pm - 7pm - Volunteer hours for high school students!

Alix Sideris is a professional actor, writer, director, movement director, and educator. She has performed in theatres across Canada, was also a resident actor in the National Arts Centre’s English Theatre Ensembles, voiced characters in Assassins Creed: Odyssey, Valhalla, and her latest film, Better Days, can be streamed on Apple TV. Alix has had the blessing of teaching at the Stratford Festival, The Royal Conservatory of Music, the Glen Gould School, Randolph Academy, York University, Young People’s Theatre, and the Canadian Children’s Opera Company, to name a few. Alix had the joy of facilitating movement dramaturgy for Jamii’s 41 Neighbours in 2015 and they are very happy to be back and working with the wonderful young artists at LAINI!

Photo by Trish Lindstrom

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