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Join us for a series of special events over Spring Break!

The Q&As are specially designed for students in Grades 7-12 who are interested in learning more about all the different roles a career in the theatre has to offer.

The workshops are created for all ages to play and create together from home.

April 12 (1pm) Q&A: Get a Peek Backstage    
From stage management to wigs and make-up, learn directly from theatre professionals about some of the key backstage roles required to bring a play to life. The session will begin with a roundtable Q&A and then participants will move into breakout rooms to learn more deeply about the technical element of their choosing. With Max Wilson, Stage Manager; Teddi Barrett, Department Head of Wigs for the Avon Theatre; and Inez Khan, Wardrobe Head of the Tom Patterson Theatre.

April 13 (11am) Workshop: Shakespeare for the Whole Family    
In this active workshop, centered around Romeo and Juliet, explore some of the best of what Shakespeare has to offer: language, high stakes drama and complex characters! This workshop is for people of all ages – we encourage you to sign up individually or as a family. Taught by Cynthia Jimenez-Hicks.

April 14 (11am) Workshop: Shadow Puppets at Home     
Explore the process of designing, drawing, creating and manipulating shadow puppets to tell a story from the comfort of home. For this workshop, you’ll need to collect a few materials  in advance. Taught by Michelle Jamieson.

April 14 (1pm) Q&A: On Stage    
Learn directly from artists about the collaborative process of theatre and the particular relationship between actors and directors. The session will begin with a roundtable Q&A and then participants will move into breakout rooms to learn more deeply about the role of their choosing. With Esther Jun, Eva Foote, Amaka Umeh and Kennedy C. MacKinnon.

Registration Details
All sessions are Pay-What-You-Wish (PWYW), with a suggested payment of $5 (Q&As) or $10 (workshops). If you are able to give more, please consider doing so in order to pay it forward. 

Registration is available up until 9am the day of the session. Please note that the Zoom link will be sent to the email address associated with your Stratford Festival account on the day of the session. 

All ages are encouraged to participate in the workshops, but children under 12 must take part with a parent or guardian.

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Required Technology

  • A computer or tablet able to run a recent version of a web browser such as Chrome, Safari or Firefox
  • A reliable high-speed Internet connection
  • A webcam (internal or external), digital camera or similar device to stream video
  • A microphone (internal or external), plus speakers or headphones