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The Drama Teacher Toolkit
April 8 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pmFree
This workshop is open to any teacher JK-grade 8 at WCDSB
The Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy is inviting you to attend a FREE two and a half hour K-8 Theatre Toolkit Workshop and lunch. The Academy’s Director of Education, David Connolly is inviting WCDSB teachers to spend their April 9th PD Day afternoon at Waterloo’s brand new, 10,000-square-foot arts training hub. A catered lunch and production facility tour will be followed by a hands-on, experiential workshop designed to provide educators with practical, theatre-based activities that can be used immediately. Teachers will leave with a Toolkit Handout of the improv games, devised movement exercise and age-appropriate musical theatre scenes explored during this fun and informative creative collaboration session. David Connolly is a Director, Educator and Disability Inclusion Specialist who is deeply committed to changing the statistic of being the only amputee to have performed on Broadway. As the Associate Artistic Director of Drayton Entertainment, he has helmed over thirty productions including Kinky Boots, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Mama Mia! and Newsies. For the screen, David is currently represented on CBC Kids by the 52-episode “Ukulele U.” As an Educator, David has been an Adjunct Professor and Advisor to the Musical Theatre Performance Programs at Sheridan College, Randolph College, Fanshawe College, St Lawrence College, VanderCook College and most recently, the Hopkins Centre for the Arts at Dartmouth College. He holds an Honours Bachelor Degree in Musical Theatre Performance from Sheridan College, is a recipient of The Ontario Premier’s Award of Excellence, The Waterloo Region Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement and an Ambassador for both The War Amps’ Child Amputee Program (CHAMP) and The Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, Worldwide.
Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy 145 Northfield Dr. W, Waterloo (at the corner of Parkside). Entrance is at the top of the ramp.