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
Check out this incredible vlog from Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre's Misha Tsirlin in which he talks about the Children's Theatre Exchange with Solo Theater from Atlanta, Georgia!
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!
Savva, age 10, has visually recreated his experience with the Ottawa-Atlanta Children's Theatre Exchange through visual imagery. Click images to see the full resolution.
My expectations for this program were quite high, but the week of June 1st blew them out of the water. The Children’s Theatre Exchange is a unique event that allows two theatre companies from different cities to come together and share their experiences, techniques, workshops and performances over a one week period. Members of … Continue reading Theatre Exchange Exceeds Expectations
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
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
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”
I recently saw a show called “The Queen of Paradise’s Garden” at the National Arts Centre that was based on a myth that exists for thousands of years. It was a puppet show. There were three actors. It was probably summer. Three boys named Tom, Bill and Jack were born to a very old couple … Continue reading “The Queen of Paradise’s Garden”: Review
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