2017/18 season begins September 11th, 2017
an integrated program composed of 3 terms (38 weeks) plus Winter and Summer Intensives
Course Calendar 2017/18
Autumn Term 2017 ~ September 11 to December 16
Classes focus on developing the necessary foundation skills for acting on stage while learning and growing through the essential and rewarding practice of working together as an ensemble.
Annual Yuletide Story Feast 2017 ~ December 9/10
Tir-na-nOg groups join together to celebrate the work of the Autumn term at the turning of the year, combining the performance of a co-operative play with an informal pot-luck tea and a silent auction fun-d-raiser. This occasion is also an opportunity to sign up for the annual Playwright Challenge 2018.
Winter Term 2018 ~ January 3/9 to March 17
The refinement of class work into scenes, movement patterns, scripts and roles to provide a structure for story and character development, as well as the gathering and preparing of props, costumes and sets.
Winter’s Blast Production 2018
A mixed-age intensive project, with song, dance and movement in the mix. Pre-requisite: Ideally, at least one previous annual season with Tir-na-nOg. (Interview required). Performances dates to be announced. This course finishes in early Spring. If students wish to continue and participate in the Youth Festival of Plays, we do our best to find them a placement either on stage or back-stage working with an alternate group.
Spring Term 2018 ~ April 2 to June 17
Groups interact as the work and fun continue with a challenging rehearsal process and production schedule in preparation for the annual Youth Festival of Plays. The Back-for-a-Feed classes follow up on and celebrate the performance experience.
Tir-na-nOg’s Youth Festival of Plays 2018 ~ May 19 to June 17
Recognizing that experience is the real teacher, we have organized the annual Youth Festival of Plays so that each student has the opportunity to test and temper skills learned during the course of the year in the fire of live performance before community and school audiences.
The Summer Stage Intensive 2018 ~ August 17 to September 1st
This Intensive runs from August 17 through September 2nd, weekday afternoons 1.30 – 4.30. Performances take place on September 1st and 2nd. For 2017-18 registered students there is no charge as this course is included in the yearly membership fee. For newcomers the fee is $200.