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Want to learn more about the art of doing theatre?

These Acting, Stage Design and Make-up Workshops are designed for you!

Register early! Space is limited.

1. Acting: Beginning Steps in Taking it Off The Page - A Three Session Course

A script is the beginning resource for the actor. This course will give you the steps necessary to respond intuitively to the words of a text, open up an unforeseen path and realize your potential as an actor

Instructor: Randy Read - Randy is a professional actor and director. He is the Artistic Director of Peterborough's New Stages Theatre Company.

January 27, 2013 1-5 p.m.
February 2 & 3, 2013 1-5 p.m.

Cost: All three sessions- Guild Members and Students $25  Non members $40

2. Theatre Makeup Basics - A Two Session Course

Session 1 – Makeup Designing

Hands on experience for future Guild make-up artists.

Session 2 - Pre-production Makeup Design

Learn how to design makeup to coordinate with the Director's vision.

Instructor: Carole Jones - Carole Jones is a make-up teacher and head of the PTG's Make-up Department

Session 1 - February 9, 2013 - 9 a.m. – noon
Session 2 - February 9, 2013 - 1 p.m. -4 p.m.

Cost: - One session $5 - Two sessions including lunch $10

3. The Joy Of Sets

This workshop will teach analyzing the script, sketching out ideas, making a scale model with construction diagrams, floor plans, & elevations, as well the use of colour and texture, to reflect both text and sub-text.

Instructor: Jane Coryell - Dr. Jane Coryell is an award winning theatre designer, who knows the challenges of the working conditions, staging venues and limited budgets in local theatre.

Date: February 16, 2013 - 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: Including lunch - Guild Members and students $20.  Non Members $30

Our thanks to Carolyn Boyer whose design for The Mouse House won the Theatre Ontario Festival Award that funded this workshop.

How to Register

  1. Download a registration form from the PTG website
  2. Complete the registration form.
  3. Submit the registration form with payment either
    • in sealed envelope marked “Workshops”
      • and mailed to:
        Peterborough Theatre Guild
        364 Rogers St
        Peterborough, ON K9H 1W7
      • or dropped off in the Guild mail dropbox by the front door.
    • emailed to Beth McMaster - phone 705 745 8937

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013