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FoJo workshop registration now open


They’re offering everything from acting and improve, to insight for directors, technical elements like sound design, physicality and movement.

Sound Design Workshop, led by Jordan Watkins.

Sound design is a discipline that transcends drama, dance, and film. While technology is always changing, the basic principles of sound design have remained timeless.

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This workshop will introduce the principles behind sound design.

Participants will learn practical techniques for sourcing and creating music and sound effects.

Participants will also analyze a piece of dramatic text and have the opportunity to apply the design techniques learned.

This workshop will also introduce participants to the equipment needed to create a dynamic sound design, on any budget, and in any sized venue.

By the end of this workshop, the participants will have the tools needed to produce their own sound designs with confidence.

◆ Friday August 8th, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., The Space

◆ Class Limit: 20

◆ 3 hours

◆ Please bring a laptop (if you have one) with any sound programs you use. If you don’t have a laptop, bring paper and pen.

◆ No experience necessary

Physical Theatre Training: Introduction, led by Brennan Campbell.

Serving as an introduction to both The Suzuki Method of Actor Training and The Viewpoints, this workshop will focus on cultivating dynamic stage presence and commanding performances.

Participants’ physical and spatial awareness, imagination, and ability to generate energy will be challenged.

Using repeatable exercises, you’ll explore how an artist can not only keep their tools sharp, but hone them daily.

◆ Saturday August 9th, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., The Move Dance Centre

◆ Class Limit: 12

◆ 4 hours

◆ Please bring: socks, gym clothes, water bottle

◆ No Experience necessary

Projection: What`s That All About? Led by Jordan Watkins.

Projection design has become a ubiquitous design element in Drama and Dance.

This workshop will cover a wide breadth of projection design techniques, from macro to micro, including the hardware and technology that these designs utilize.

The workshop will cover the use of non conventional projection surfaces and materials.

Participants will be illuminated as to how projection design can be shuttered to fit their artistic practice. The workshop will also cover the basics of projector technology, including how to pick out a projector.

Participants will learn practical techniques for sourcing and creating artistic content, and will leave this workshop will an understanding of how projection design works, and the confidence to incorporate this type of design into their own artistic practice.

◆ Saturday August 9th, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., The Space

◆ Class Limit: 20

◆ 3 hours

◆ Please bring a laptop if you have one, if not, bring paper and pen.

◆ No experience necessary

QLab, led by Jordan Watkins.

Qlab is a playback program that has taken the performing arts world by storm in the past five years.

Qlab is a powerful tool for crafting how video, sound, and other special effects are incorporated into a live performance.

This workshop is highly recommended for participants that have already taken a sound or projection design workshop.

No experience is necessary, but a keen interest and intuition for computers is recommended.

Participants will walk away from this workshop with the training to utilize one of the most advanced and wide-spread programs available today.

Qlab gives any user the opportunity to make their design look and sound like a professional production.

◆ Sunday August 10th, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., The Space

◆ Class Limit: 20

◆ 3 hours

◆ Please bring a lap top, if you have one.

◆ No experience necessary, however, the class will utilize things learned in Sound Design and Projection Design

Acting with a Focus on the Audition, led by Brianna Wiens.

This course will cover how to prepare an audition monologue, as you’ll be given tips and tricks for getting the audition panel to like you.

The course will touch on the Guideposts in Michael Shurtliff’s Audition, which  FoJo say is “about the best book you could pick up to get better at auditioning.”

The workshop will give you a chance to work on a monologue of your own as well as see what everyone else is doing, because as FoJo puts it, “we often learn best by stepping outside of the work for a moment.”

◆ Sunday August 10th, 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., The Space

◆ Class limit: 15

◆ 5 hours

◆ Please bring a memorized monologue

◆ No experience necessary

Unconventional Theatre, led by Brianna Wiens.

This workshop is all about how to create interesting and dynamic work outside of the conventional confines of a theatre.

There will be a team-based creation portion so be ready to work, not just take notes.

◆ Monday August 11th, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 pm, The Move Dance Centre

◆ Class limit: 15

◆ 4 hours

◆ Please bring a piece of inspiration

◆ No experience necessary

Not-For-Beginners Improv, led by Brianna Wiens.

If you know what blocking, wimping, making offers, and being a supportive scene-mate means in terms of improv, if you can set a location, determine characters, and raise the stakes in the first thirty seconds of a scene , this is probably a good workshop for you.

This workshop is not an introductory course, but a “hit-the-ground-running-and-try-some-crazy-stuff” course.

◆Tuesday August 12th, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., The Space

◆ Class limit: 15

◆ 3 hours

◆ An understanding of the basic principles of improvisation are required

Physical Theatre Training: Extraordinary Circumstances, Led by Brennan Campbell.

Performers engage with incredible amounts of pressure on a daily basis and are expected to meet the challenge head on, every time.

How do you remain present in our work when everything goes wrong?

This workshop builds off of the previous Physical Theatre Training workshop to explore the “body in crisis”.

Utilizing plenty of surprises and a few obstacles, you’ll examine how a performer may graciously “enter the challenge”.

◆ Wednesday August 13th, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., The Move Dance Centre

◆ Class Limit: 12

◆ 4 hours

◆ Please bring: socks, gym clothes, water bottle

◆ It is recommended that you have also taken the the Introduction to Physical Theatre Training on Saturday August 9th, but not absolutely necessary.

Basic Unarmed Stage Combat, led by Chalene Scott

This is an introduction to staging violence, covering the basics like slaps, punches, kicks to the groin, running into walls or doors, hair pulls, and more.

Be prepared to be physical with your fellow participants.

◆ Thursday August 14th, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., The Move Dance Centre

◆ Class limit: 14

◆ 4 hours

◆ Please bring gym clothes and a water bottle

◆ No experience necessary

Directing for the Director, led by Chalene Scott

This directing workshop will not be an acting coach workshop, but for the director alone.

You’ll explore everything from how to find the right script and pre-production, dealing with tricky actors, and keys for a successful dress rehearsal.

You’ll be talking about a lot of ideas and tools that will be best applied to a script or project so bring one along, if you have it.

◆ Friday August 15th, 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., The Space

◆ Class Limit: 16

◆ 3.5 hours

◆ Please bring paper and pen and a script you have been thinking about or are interested in (not absolutely necessary, but will give you something to connect with instead of applying the concepts to thin air.)

◆ No experience necessary

Physical Theatre Training: Creative Practice, led by Brennan Campbell.

As the final workshop in the Physical Theatre Training series, you’ll re-engage with The Suzuki Method of Actor Training and The Viewpoints while pressing into new territory.

In this workshop, you’ll examine how a variety of artists may collaboratively generate new work.

Participants’ imagination and creativity will be challenged as the workshop will explore how to stage ideas using only time, space, and the body.

◆ Saturday August 16th, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., The Move Dance Centre

◆ Class Limit: 12

◆ 4 hours

◆ Please bring: socks, gym clothes, water bottle, notebook, and writing utensil

◆ It is recommended that you have also taken the the Introduction to Physical Theatre Training on Saturday August 9th, and the Extraordinary Circumstances workshop on Wednesday August 13th, but not absolutely necessary.

Cost to attend FoJo workshops:

1 workshop – $15.00

3 workshops – $40.00

5 workshops –  $55.00

All workshops – $110.00 (11 workshops at $10.00 per session)

if you would like to participate in one or more of the workshops listed below, email [email protected] or call/text 250.262.8147.

FoJo performers can attend workshops at no charge, as the cost to attend is included in the application fee.

FoJo 2014 is a co-production, in conjunction with Spectacular Chair Factory and the Stage North Theatre Society.

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