LYTE Fall Program [Oct. 2009–Jan. 2010]


Peter J. (theatreinlondon.ca admin)
Keymaster

[posted on behalf of the organizers]

London Community Players is proud to announce our London Youth Theatre Education (LYTE) fall program commencing Oct. 17/09 for youth ages 10 – 15 yrs. of age. The program will run most Saturdays through to January 23, 2010. A detailed schedule is available at http://www.londoncommunityplayers.com

During this intensive hands-on program students will obtain training and guidance in the development of their skills in disciplines including Playwrighting, Directing and Performance under the tutelage of some of London’s most experienced and talented instructors. Throughout the program in small groups, they will be writing their own one act play which they will then direct and perform. The culmination will be a performance on January 23rd of the three plays in a minifest environment at The Palace Theatre for family, friends and the general public.

Our team of six highly respected Instructors who will provide a one-day workshop each to our students are;

Playwrights, Meridon Duncanson: Meridon holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario. She was recently a semi-finalist for the John Kenneth Galbraith Literary Award for her children’s story, Carlysle’s Quest, about a Canada Goose who decides to walk to the North Pole and Lynda Martens: Lynda is a playwright/actor/director who has written some twenty short plays in the three years she’s been writing.  Many of these plays have been produced and several have won awards and nominations.

Directors, Don Fleckser: Don has proudly received two Brickenden Awards for his work. In the spring he will direct his 23rd show for St. Mary Choir School- Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Junior. Don is a member of the Artistic Advisory Committee for L.C.P and Sam Shoebottom: Sam has been involved with many different theatre companies in the London area. Most notably as Smee in “Peter Pan” at the Grand Theatre, Tommy Keeler in “Annie Get Your Gun” with MTP, Sam is also a playwright, director, and teacher having taught acting and direction at the Original Kids Theatre Company.

Actors, Josh Cotrell: Josh has been performing and creating theatre in the London area for four years now.   As an actor Josh has received several awards. Some of his most recent credits include the title role in Hamlet A.D.D. (Theatre Nemesis), Doug in Cosi (LCP), and Pontius Pilate in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Iglesias Productions) and Dan Ebbs: Dan has been writing, directing and acting in plays for over 30 years in South-Western Ontario, Halifax and Banff. He has 2 published plays: Home and Native Land (Cardinal House of Publishing, 2005) and As Night to the Day in the one-act anthology Ontario Playwrights (Theatre Ontario & Playwrights Canada Press, 2008). For LYTE, he has written and directed 8 plays, including The Fairyland Trilogy.

Registration Submission Deadline: September 30, 2009

Apply: http://www.londoncommunityplayers.com

Fee: $100/ Subsidies available upon request

Fax application: 519-432-7628 Drop off: 708 Dundas st

Mail: 710 Dundas St. E. London ON N5W 2Z4

A very special “Thank You” goes out to the following corporations, organizations and individual sponsors for their generous support of the 2009 LYTE Program: Libro Financial Group, Sifton Family Foundation, The May Court Club of London, Optimist Club of Byron London ON, TD Bank Financial Group, Clive W. Mills andPartners, Jean Mills, Wendy Mills, The Optimist Club of Middlesex-London Optimist International, Old East Village Business Improvement Area, London Community Players

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