U of T Spotlight – Workshops

Below are the workshops happening in the coming months. Please read the information carefully and follow the available links to register.

Please note: U of T Spotlight Workshops are only open to currently enrolled U of T students.

Writer's Salon ImagePlaywriting Workshop

When: November 1, 2017. 7-9 pm
Where: Bickersteth Room, Hart House
Facilitator: Maria Meindl
About: WALK THE WALK :A character’s walk can say so much – if you know what to look for. Through an awareness-based movement lesson you will discover ways to “walk the walk” of your characters. These tools can help you create new characters, gain insights into your characters’ motivations, even make plot decisions. The workshop will include time for free writing and some improvisation.

PREPARATION: Please wear loose clothing (pants are best; no skirts), bring a yoga mat and a towel to fold under your head as well as paper and pen. No experience necessary. You can do this workshop two years in a row as it will be changed from last year.

BIO: Maria Meindl has been teaching Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement since 2002. She is also the author of Outside the Box: the Life and Legacy of Writer Mona Gould, the Grandmother I Thought I Knew from McGill-Queen’s University Press. She has made two series for CBC Ideas, Parent Care and Remembering Polio. She is a student in the PhD program in the centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies and is the founder of the Draft literary reading series.

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Stage Combat

When: November 19, 2017. 1-4 pm
Where: Activities Room, Hart House
Facilitator: Nate Bitton
About: A general overview of Stage Combat exercises from Toronto’s own Nate Bitton, an experienced Fight/Movement Director, Actor, and Theatre Creator. This workshop will include hand to hand combat, review of fight safety, and more. Participants of all levels are welcome, and are encouraged to bring water and wear comfortable clothes they are able to move in.

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Hart House TheatreStage Management I

When: November 21, 2017. 7-9:30 pm
Where: Administrative Offices, Hart House Theatre
Facilitator: a professional stage manager
About: Stage Management I will include a general overview of stage management skills and practices. It will include book work protocols on festival-type shows, accepted professional SM practices, and give participants of all experience ranges the tools to take on an SM role in future. Participants may be of any experience, but facilitator has requested that they disclose their interest focus and level of exp. When they register so he may tailor the workshop to that need.

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