2h.) special projects

Special Programs

Annual Tir-na-nOg Yuletide Story Feast 2019 ~ weekend of December 7th and 8th ~ Involving most of the students in the Theatre School, this seasonal, informal, in-house event (including a silent auction and potluck tea) presents a play (The Art of Wishing Well ~ a Cinderella story) performed by students of all ages. Also at this event, student playwrights may pick up a Playwright Challenge registration form to be completed and handed in by January 21st. The play itself needs to be handed in by March 21st.

Shakespeare Conservatory Ensemble ~ (Wednesdays 4.45 ~ 7.00 ~ grades 7-12, ages 12 – 18) ~ A thorough immersion into the work of the Bard and an opportunity to perform together a complete Shakespeare play on Stage!

Life-on-Stage ~ The Play’s the Thing ~ Adult Theatre ~ begins January 2020, Tuesdays 7.00 – 9.00 pm

Lyrical Movement for Theatre ~ Mondays ~ beginning January 2020 ~ Ages 14 to 18 ~ 7.00 – 8.00 / Fridays ~ Grades 5 – 8 ~ ages 10 – 13 ~ 4.45 – 5.45

Three single term projects ~ An opportunity to practice, rehearse and perform a play in three months.

Tir-na-nOg’s Youth Festival of Plays 2020

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. S.A.V.I. Program ~ Students have the opportunity to support a production (other than their own) in the annual Youth Festival of Plays, either on or off stage.

Tir-na-nOg Playwright Challenge

The Playwright Challenge is a regular program of the Tir-na-nOg Theatre School’s yearly cycle, intended for registered students. The Playwright Challenge is not a competition, but rather a collaborative celebration of the live theatre work of children. It is hoped that the submitted play will be the unassisted, original work of the student, springing from the natural desire of the child. Our intent is to offer the young people in the Theatre School an opportunity to express their imaginations through this medium, in their own unique way. The play can be any length, style or format, depending on the child’s idea. After the plays have been handed in, we meet together with the children through May and June to read the plays, discuss plans, and possible hurdles, for the productions on the Tir-na-nOg stage. These usually take place as a completion to the Youth Festival of Plays. The young playwrights support each other as actors, backstage supporters and directors, if they so wish, and sometimes invite their friends to help, where it seems appropriate. 

Tir-na-nOg Summer Stage Intensive 2020 runs from August 24 through September 7th. Performances take place over the Labour Day weekend. For 2019-20 registered students there is no charge, as this course is included in the yearly membership fee. For newcomers the fee is $200. 

Play Quests are enjoyable, exciting and discrete events in which students build a play together for performance the same day.

Internship Journey ~ Customized for the individual (by interview)

Periodic Play Reading Evenings ~ Mondays.

Coaching Centre ~ Please enquire for details.

Please note:   All classwork is centred on the needs and the qualities of each specific group. Some work is required outside of class with a time commitment appropriate to the age level. For maximum benefit, both for the individual and the group, regular attendance is required. Our emphasis is on group awareness and co-operative action — not single stars, but galaxies, brightly shining.


How to Register

Please contact us by e-mail tirnanog@telus.net to let us know which class you and your child are considering for next year so we can confirm a space. If the class is not at a time that is possible for your child, also let us know, so we can place their name on a waiting list for a duplicate class to be held at a different time. Once a place is confirmed, you will need to fill out, sign and send in the completed registration form together with payment. (Forms may be sent as a pdf via email or are available at the Theatre School)
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