Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre Proves Theatre for Young Audiences isn’t Just for Kids

On Saturday May 21st I saw two short theatre productions that blew me away with a level of poise and maturity coming from the young student-artists at Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre company. The Flying Machine and The Legend of Parvana Lake premiered at the University of Ottawa’s Academic Hall and are part of the … Continue reading Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre Proves Theatre for Young Audiences isn’t Just for Kids

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Children’s Theatre Exchange from a Backstage Perspective!

I have never participated in any other theater exchange program before. It was my first experience. During the program I learned that backstage people like me are very important part of the performance. Without support artists will need more time to prepare for shows. When I decided to take part of the program my goal … Continue reading Children’s Theatre Exchange from a Backstage Perspective!

Solo Theater Uses Multimedia to Talk About Theatre

In an exclusive "podcast", Alesya of Solo Theater School in Atlanta, Georgia talks about her experience on a children's theater exchange that recently happened with Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre in Ottawa, Ontario. Featuring reviews of performances "Up to Low" (novel by Brian Doyle; adapted and directed for the stage by Janet Irwin) and "The … Continue reading Solo Theater Uses Multimedia to Talk About Theatre

Theatre Exchange Provides Young Actors With Tools For Better Performance and Critical Thinking

I enjoyed my time in Ottawa, Canada on a Theater exchange where I learned a lot of good acting tools during the workshops that will help me become a better actor. In my opinion the workshop that really inspired me was on theater criticism because it taught me how to criticize a play, a movie, … Continue reading Theatre Exchange Provides Young Actors With Tools For Better Performance and Critical Thinking

Once Upon a Kingdom Reviews “The Queen of Paradise’s Garden”

I had the pleasure of teaching another workshop on theatre criticism to a new group of students at the Once Upon a Kingdom theatre company, run by Artistic Director Ekaterina Vetrova. I am always impressed by the sheer perceptiveness of the students any time I take a group to watch and subsequently discuss theatre. It … Continue reading Once Upon a Kingdom Reviews “The Queen of Paradise’s Garden”

“Narnia”: Overall good but has room for improvement

Narnia: Room for Improvement  By Natalie Vilkoff, age 13   When I entered the performance space at Centrepointe Theatre to watch Narnia (presented by 9th Hour Theatre Company), I was drawn by the very creative, carefully planned out, and organized set. Designed by Andrea Steinwand, it consists of three sets of “stone” arches which are later … Continue reading “Narnia”: Overall good but has room for improvement