Go ahead, make a scene.
A writing workshop for adults interested in learning the basics of theatrical writing. Starting with a focus on character creation, dialogue and structure, participants will explore their dramatic edge in both partner and solo work.
Using prompts, creativity exercises and images, each writer will work to create an original short scene and grow their innovative storytelling toolbox.
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Hilltop Place, Richmond Hill
Read a role or just take a stroll through nature, immersed in a site-specific playreading by Shadowpath!
Starting indoors with introductions and a synopsis of the play, the group will travel on a light and easy trail through Kortright's conservation area, making two stops to hear a short scene.
At the sugar shack, enjoy maple syrup samples and then head back indoors for wine and cheese tastings during the final scene.
An innovative way to combine nature and theatre, making the most of some of York Region's most beautiful landscapes.
Interested in reading a small role? Let us know! We want to share in the creative process with you, integrating professional performers and the everyday arts enthusiast.
The Wildflower Retreat - A One Act Play in three scenes
by alex karolyi
Keith and Carman are organizing their first trail hike (rated EASY) through the Kortright Centre. They have with them a group full of keen adventurers - some slightly more enthusiastic than others. As Keith and Carman lead the team through the woods, they come upon a sugar shack, all the while, taking in the scenery and shenanigans along the way.
This al fresco playreading combines nature and theatre, concluding with an indoor wine and cheese sampling to enjoy the final scene of the night.
Scene one - at the picnic benches
Scene two - at the sugar shack
Scene three - inside wine and cheese
Narrator - reads synopsis, some stage directions, sets up each scene
Retreat Leaders - Keith and Carman - happy-hippy vibe duo, first time leading a retreat, want to be the best but ready to run if things don't work out the way they planned
Joy and Ronald - Ronald calls it like it is and has been married for too long to Joy who tries to keep things light-hearted and fun but feels she always has to cover for Ronald's outbursts)
Tami and Terri - fraternal twins
Sonny and Katherine - expecting their first child, Katherine is 9 months pregnant and fiercly independant and Sonny is scared, very scared.
Lana and Amanda - proud lesbians - one more so than the other
Wilfred or Willa - Wildflower expert extraordinaire
Albert or Alberta - Wedding crasher, finds out too late, this is not a wedding
PARKING - Free on site
APPAREL - Comfy hike-appropriate shoes yet wine and cheese sophisticated :)
International Music Arts Festival (IMAF)
Since 2017, IMAC (previous IMEC) has successfully presented annual International Musical Arts Festivals. Today, we extend an open invitation to musicians from all over the globe: whether you are a well-known musician, a talented musical youth, or a passionate amateur music lover, whether you are a singer, dancer or instrumentalist, this festival will provide you with a unique opportunity to fulfill your music dreams. IMAC’s International Musical Arts Festival will become a new focus in the international music scene, a stage where musicians and artists share their talents and accomplishments and where young professionals gain international exposure and reputation. Welcome to the 3rd IMAC International Musical Arts Festival!
This event/project received support from the Richmond Hill Community and Cultural Grant Program.
Dates: September 13-15, 2019
Location: Various locations in Richmond Hill, Thornhill, and Markham