Education & Outreach

BACKSTAGE PASS


THEATRE EXPLORATION FOR GRADE 11 & 12 STUDENTS

Discover and explore how artists, craftspeople and designers create the theatre magic you see onstage.  This engaging series of six eye-opening workshops led by theatre professionals takes you behind-the-scenes like you’ve never been before, while giving you the chance to see every Mainstage production for free. Learn about topics like set and costume design, choreography, auditioning, playwriting, and so much more! No experience is necessary – just curiosity and a willingness to learn and have fun!

Each session starts at 9:45 am with a workshop tailored to our current John Hirsch Mainstage production and is led by a member of Manitoba’s professional theatre community. Past topics have included the audition process, stage combat, dialects, set design, playwriting and more. After lunch, students attend the matinee performance in the John Hirsch Theatre. The day concludes after our post-show Talkback (approximately 4:45 pm).

Please note that Backstage Pass occurs during the school day and participants will require permission from both their school and parents/guardians to attend. Lunch is generously provided by Subway.

Here's what past participants have said about their experience at Backstage Pass:

"Seeing these shows and learning about theatre and all different aspects of it and making friends at the same time is the best way to spend my days and I’m so thankful for this opportunity."

"It was really fascinating to see the behind-the-scenes stuff. I was so overwhelmed with joy the entire time!"

"This program was an absolute pleasure to take part in. I loved meeting new people and especially taking awesome workshops with amazing people! Would 100% recommend it to anyone who is considering it!"

Our 2019/20 youth programming application form is coming soon!


ROYAL MTC'S BACKSTAGE PASS PROGRAM IS GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY
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Private Benefactor
 

For more information, please contact:
Elena Anciro, Education & Community Engagement Manager
204 934 0304 • eanciro@royalmtc.ca