Join Stage North seven hours daily for 2 weeks for professional instruction in the art and techniques of theatre from July 30- August 11. From tips to improving your acting to thinking through set, sound, lighting design, this course is packed with information for the inspiring actor, director and backstage technical magician. Professional actor and director, Josue Laboucane, will offer his expertise in the art of the theatre. A showcase of “Works in Progress” will complete the summer theatre course on August 11 at 7pm. Open to 13-18 year olds, registration is limited and available now for $225 at the North Peace Cultural Centre Box Office.
Skills in acting and production techniques are useful personal tools for more than the aspiring thespian. Careers are sometimes built or broken on the quality of individual delivery skills and presentations techniques. Stage North is offering an intensive, two week theatre school in acting skills and production for 13 to 18 year olds from July 30 to August 11.
Stage North has extended the theatre school to two weeks this summer in response to the success of the one week instruction last year. Up to 20 participants will work seven hours daily in instruction of the art and techniques of theatre. From tips to improving acting to thinking through set, sound, and lighting design, this course is packed with information for the inspiring actor, director and backstage technical magician.
Professional actor and director, Josue Laboucane, is returning to offer his expertise as the professional instructor of the summer school. Josue is a professional actor and director working in Vancouver. He is originally from Fort St. John and got his career start with NPSS and Stage North. Josue recently adjudicated the Peace River Zone Theatre Festival for Theatre BC in Fort St. John. He worked closely with the winning play of the Festival which is competing at Theatre BC Mainstage in Kamloops in early July. He said, “Working with the students in Dog Sees God, I can see the amazing potential of the young people in Fort St. John.” He is looking forward to spending some in-depth training in acting and directing with those who can take the summer school.
Local experts will be called upon to work with the participants in techniques of set design and building, sound and lighting design and operation and backstage responsibilities as well.
Theatre instruction will begin at 9 am each day with 4 hours of acting and directing and continue after lunch with 3 hours of theatre skills and techniques. A final “Works in Progress” showcase will be featured on Saturday, August 11, at 7pm in the NPCC theatre. The showcase will be presented FREE of charge.