The RBC Foundation has generously donated $10,000 to the Down Syndrome Research Foundation in support of the Pathways to Independence program. We are so grateful to RBC for empowering individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential. Thank you!
Come work on acting, drama and play with internationally touring theatre artists Marcus Youssef, James Long and Niall McNeil at DSRF.
A few years ago, Marcus and Jamie worked with Niall (who has Down syndrome), to make Niall’s adaptation of Peter Pan, which was professionally produced at the 2011 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. It also won the Vancouver Critics’ Choice Award. The show sold out its entire run and The Georgia Straight called it, “More exhilarating than an icy wind on a sunny mountain day.”
And now we want to work with you. Once a week for 6 weeks, we will play games, do acting exercises, and work together to create and perform skits, plays, ads, scenes from your favourite stories and movies… and anything else you decide you’d love to perform. At the end of the 6 weeks we’ll show the pieces you like best in a special performance for friends and family. Our number one goal: to have a lot of fun!
Best of all, by doing this you’ll be helping Marcus, Jamie and Niall work on their newest project, King Arthur. We hope to see you there!
Dates: Thursdays, October 2 to November 6
Age: 16 and older
About the Instructors: Marcus, Jamie and Niall are actors and writers, and among Vancouver’s best-known theatre-creators. Their work has traveled around BC, and across the world. Recent places they’ve performed include: the PuSh Festival, the National Arts Centre, the Dublin Theatre Festival, the Brighton Festival, the Berliner Festspiele, the Caravan Farm Theatre and many others. Marcus is Artistic Director of Neworld Theatre. Jamie is Artistic Director of Theatre Replacement.
Register: For more information or to register, contact Nimet or call 604-444-3773.