Calendar

May
18
Sat
Vocal Combat Technique, with unarmed and knife stage combat @ 379 The Bridge
May 18 @ 11:00 am – May 19 @ 3:00 pm

Instructors
Julia Lenardon, Siobhan Richardson, D’Arcy Smith

Dates and Time
May 18 and 19, 2024
11 am to 3 pm
Doors open 10:45 am

Description
A unique workshop opportunity combining Vocal Combat Technique™ and simple fight choreography. This weekend workshop starts with scaffolded skill work that creates a solid technique foundation for correct and safe screaming, yelling, calling, effort and impacts. We then apply these vocal extremes to simple unarmed and knife actions.

This workshop is lead by 3 Certified Vocal Combat Technique teachers so you will get specific and individualized coaching and feedback throughout the workshop.

Toronto is one of the world leaders of video game production. We are excited to share this essential voice training with our community. VCT empowers actors to protect their vocal instrument and allows their voices to be flexible, strong and resilient. This can enhance their artistic work and bring the entire production to a higher professional level.

May
20
Mon
The Actor’s Essentials, stage combat training @ Burning Mountain's studio, unit 32
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Actor's Essentials, stage combat training @ Burning Mountain's studio, unit 32 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Here’s the introductory stage combat course you’ve been waiting for! This course introduces several stage combat disciplines, with extensive detail on foundations. Our goal is to help you feel confident in a variety of situations, by teaching the foundation concepts of stage combat, expressed in several disciplines.

We’ve created this curriculum because this is what we’re seeing in the vast majority of shows that we fight direct.

  • Unarmed (approx 8 hours)
  • Knife basics (approx 2 hours)
  • Intro to sword (approx 12 hours)
  • Found weapons (approx 8 hours)
  • Intro to prop firearms (approx 5 hours)

In a show with disciplines that aren’t in this course? This course gives you practice learning how to learn stage combat, and how to express your character choices within the given choreography. Each topic includes a short piece of choreography to apply the technique to a short scene with consideration for character and story.

BONUS!

The course includes an introduction to fighting for camera, to get an idea of how the stage skills can be applied to the set.

Join us for this comprehensive workshop and practice skill and concepts that will help you feel confident in numerous stage combat situations! 

 

Dates:

This 10-day course takes place from May 13 to 25, with no classes on May 17, 18 and 19.

Times: 

10 am to 3 pm

Daily schedule

10:00 to 11:30 – class 1
11:30 to 11:40 – break, 10 min
11:40 to 1:10 – class 2
1:10 to 1:30 – break, 20 min
1:30 to 3:00 – class 3

To Register:

email workshop@stagecombat.ca

May
21
Tue
The Actor’s Essentials, stage combat training @ Burning Mountain's studio, unit 32
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Actor's Essentials, stage combat training @ Burning Mountain's studio, unit 32 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Here’s the introductory stage combat course you’ve been waiting for! This course introduces several stage combat disciplines, with extensive detail on foundations. Our goal is to help you feel confident in a variety of situations, by teaching the foundation concepts of stage combat, expressed in several disciplines.

We’ve created this curriculum because this is what we’re seeing in the vast majority of shows that we fight direct.

  • Unarmed (approx 8 hours)
  • Knife basics (approx 2 hours)
  • Intro to sword (approx 12 hours)
  • Found weapons (approx 8 hours)
  • Intro to prop firearms (approx 5 hours)

In a show with disciplines that aren’t in this course? This course gives you practice learning how to learn stage combat, and how to express your character choices within the given choreography. Each topic includes a short piece of choreography to apply the technique to a short scene with consideration for character and story.

BONUS!

The course includes an introduction to fighting for camera, to get an idea of how the stage skills can be applied to the set.

Join us for this comprehensive workshop and practice skill and concepts that will help you feel confident in numerous stage combat situations! 

 

Dates:

This 10-day course takes place from May 13 to 25, with no classes on May 17, 18 and 19.

Times: 

10 am to 3 pm

Daily schedule

10:00 to 11:30 – class 1
11:30 to 11:40 – break, 10 min
11:40 to 1:10 – class 2
1:10 to 1:30 – break, 20 min
1:30 to 3:00 – class 3

To Register:

email workshop@stagecombat.ca

May
22
Wed
The Actor’s Essentials, stage combat training @ Burning Mountain's studio, unit 32
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Actor's Essentials, stage combat training @ Burning Mountain's studio, unit 32 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Here’s the introductory stage combat course you’ve been waiting for! This course introduces several stage combat disciplines, with extensive detail on foundations. Our goal is to help you feel confident in a variety of situations, by teaching the foundation concepts of stage combat, expressed in several disciplines.

We’ve created this curriculum because this is what we’re seeing in the vast majority of shows that we fight direct.

  • Unarmed (approx 8 hours)
  • Knife basics (approx 2 hours)
  • Intro to sword (approx 12 hours)
  • Found weapons (approx 8 hours)
  • Intro to prop firearms (approx 5 hours)

In a show with disciplines that aren’t in this course? This course gives you practice learning how to learn stage combat, and how to express your character choices within the given choreography. Each topic includes a short piece of choreography to apply the technique to a short scene with consideration for character and story.

BONUS!

The course includes an introduction to fighting for camera, to get an idea of how the stage skills can be applied to the set.

Join us for this comprehensive workshop and practice skill and concepts that will help you feel confident in numerous stage combat situations! 

 

Dates:

This 10-day course takes place from May 13 to 25, with no classes on May 17, 18 and 19.

Times: 

10 am to 3 pm

Daily schedule

10:00 to 11:30 – class 1
11:30 to 11:40 – break, 10 min
11:40 to 1:10 – class 2
1:10 to 1:30 – break, 20 min
1:30 to 3:00 – class 3

To Register:

email workshop@stagecombat.ca

May
23
Thu
The Actor’s Essentials, stage combat training @ Burning Mountain's studio, unit 32
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Actor's Essentials, stage combat training @ Burning Mountain's studio, unit 32 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Here’s the introductory stage combat course you’ve been waiting for! This course introduces several stage combat disciplines, with extensive detail on foundations. Our goal is to help you feel confident in a variety of situations, by teaching the foundation concepts of stage combat, expressed in several disciplines.

We’ve created this curriculum because this is what we’re seeing in the vast majority of shows that we fight direct.

  • Unarmed (approx 8 hours)
  • Knife basics (approx 2 hours)
  • Intro to sword (approx 12 hours)
  • Found weapons (approx 8 hours)
  • Intro to prop firearms (approx 5 hours)

In a show with disciplines that aren’t in this course? This course gives you practice learning how to learn stage combat, and how to express your character choices within the given choreography. Each topic includes a short piece of choreography to apply the technique to a short scene with consideration for character and story.

BONUS!

The course includes an introduction to fighting for camera, to get an idea of how the stage skills can be applied to the set.

Join us for this comprehensive workshop and practice skill and concepts that will help you feel confident in numerous stage combat situations! 

 

Dates:

This 10-day course takes place from May 13 to 25, with no classes on May 17, 18 and 19.

Times: 

10 am to 3 pm

Daily schedule

10:00 to 11:30 – class 1
11:30 to 11:40 – break, 10 min
11:40 to 1:10 – class 2
1:10 to 1:30 – break, 20 min
1:30 to 3:00 – class 3

To Register:

email workshop@stagecombat.ca

May
24
Fri
The Actor’s Essentials, stage combat training @ Burning Mountain's studio, unit 32
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Actor's Essentials, stage combat training @ Burning Mountain's studio, unit 32 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Here’s the introductory stage combat course you’ve been waiting for! This course introduces several stage combat disciplines, with extensive detail on foundations. Our goal is to help you feel confident in a variety of situations, by teaching the foundation concepts of stage combat, expressed in several disciplines.

We’ve created this curriculum because this is what we’re seeing in the vast majority of shows that we fight direct.

  • Unarmed (approx 8 hours)
  • Knife basics (approx 2 hours)
  • Intro to sword (approx 12 hours)
  • Found weapons (approx 8 hours)
  • Intro to prop firearms (approx 5 hours)

In a show with disciplines that aren’t in this course? This course gives you practice learning how to learn stage combat, and how to express your character choices within the given choreography. Each topic includes a short piece of choreography to apply the technique to a short scene with consideration for character and story.

BONUS!

The course includes an introduction to fighting for camera, to get an idea of how the stage skills can be applied to the set.

Join us for this comprehensive workshop and practice skill and concepts that will help you feel confident in numerous stage combat situations! 

 

Dates:

This 10-day course takes place from May 13 to 25, with no classes on May 17, 18 and 19.

Times: 

10 am to 3 pm

Daily schedule

10:00 to 11:30 – class 1
11:30 to 11:40 – break, 10 min
11:40 to 1:10 – class 2
1:10 to 1:30 – break, 20 min
1:30 to 3:00 – class 3

To Register:

email workshop@stagecombat.ca

May
25
Sat
The Actor’s Essentials, stage combat training @ Burning Mountain's studio, unit 32
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Actor's Essentials, stage combat training @ Burning Mountain's studio, unit 32 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Here’s the introductory stage combat course you’ve been waiting for! This course introduces several stage combat disciplines, with extensive detail on foundations. Our goal is to help you feel confident in a variety of situations, by teaching the foundation concepts of stage combat, expressed in several disciplines.

We’ve created this curriculum because this is what we’re seeing in the vast majority of shows that we fight direct.

  • Unarmed (approx 8 hours)
  • Knife basics (approx 2 hours)
  • Intro to sword (approx 12 hours)
  • Found weapons (approx 8 hours)
  • Intro to prop firearms (approx 5 hours)

In a show with disciplines that aren’t in this course? This course gives you practice learning how to learn stage combat, and how to express your character choices within the given choreography. Each topic includes a short piece of choreography to apply the technique to a short scene with consideration for character and story.

BONUS!

The course includes an introduction to fighting for camera, to get an idea of how the stage skills can be applied to the set.

Join us for this comprehensive workshop and practice skill and concepts that will help you feel confident in numerous stage combat situations! 

 

Dates:

This 10-day course takes place from May 13 to 25, with no classes on May 17, 18 and 19.

Times: 

10 am to 3 pm

Daily schedule

10:00 to 11:30 – class 1
11:30 to 11:40 – break, 10 min
11:40 to 1:10 – class 2
1:10 to 1:30 – break, 20 min
1:30 to 3:00 – class 3

To Register:

email workshop@stagecombat.ca

Jun
3
Mon
Boy Boy and the Magic Drum @ Tarragon Theatre
Jun 3 – Jun 14 all-day

When the Carnival Land Factory suddenly shuts down, the Peace Parade is cancelled and all seems lost until Boy Boy stumbles upon a magic drum. This is the story of a young child digging deep within themselves to find the courage and strength to step up and save the day. Boy Boy and the Magic Drum celebrates the sounds of Soca, Steel Pan, Trinidadian culture, and that magical secret ingredient – the rainbow brew.

Performance dates:
Wednesday Jul 3, 5pm
Saturday July 6, 7:30 pm
Sunday July 7, 9:45pm
Tuesday July 9, 7:15pm
Wednesday July 10, 1:30 pm
Thursday July 11, 5:45pm
Saturday July 13, 2:15pm
July 14 TBC

Creative Team
Writers/Producers: Jewelle Blackman and Chantal Forde Director: Chantal Forde
Assistant Director: Jewelle Blackman
Stage Manager: Evan Reid
Music Director: Alexa Belgrave Choreographer: Deidrea Halley
Set Designer: Jason Dauvin
Sound Designer: Jessica Paz
Lighting Designer: Logan Raju Cracknell

Jul
11
Thu
The Full Monty @ Cameo Arts Centre
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Book by Terrence McNally

Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek

Directed & Choreographed by Julie Tomaino

A raucous, pop-rock-musical that takes it all off!

While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo come up with a bold (and unclothed) way to make some quick cash. In preparing for the show, they find themselves extremely exposed, both physically and emotionally. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness, and prejudices, the men come to discover that they’re stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to let it all go.

Based on the cult hit film, The Full Monty is filled with razor-sharp humour, toe-tapping pizzazz, and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show. 

The first performance is a pay-what-you-can preview

Wednesdays July 17 and 24, and Saturdays July 20 and 27 have both evening (7:30 pm) and matinee (2 pm) shows

Ticket price: $48 and $40

Socially distanced seating available

Jul
12
Fri
The Full Monty @ Cameo Arts Centre
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Book by Terrence McNally

Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek

Directed & Choreographed by Julie Tomaino

A raucous, pop-rock-musical that takes it all off!

While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo come up with a bold (and unclothed) way to make some quick cash. In preparing for the show, they find themselves extremely exposed, both physically and emotionally. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness, and prejudices, the men come to discover that they’re stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to let it all go.

Based on the cult hit film, The Full Monty is filled with razor-sharp humour, toe-tapping pizzazz, and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show. 

The first performance is a pay-what-you-can preview

Wednesdays July 17 and 24, and Saturdays July 20 and 27 have both evening (7:30 pm) and matinee (2 pm) shows

Ticket price: $48 and $40

Socially distanced seating available