Theatre Exchange Exceeds Expectations

  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

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

“Narnia”: Memorable Performances and Costume Design

Narnia: Memorable Performances and Costume Design On December the 12 of 2014 I saw Narnia (the 2nd book). It was presented by 9th Hour Theatre Company at Centrepointe theatre and after watching this performance I decided to draw some of the costume designs: The Beavers couple are very funny, you could even say hilarious. They … Continue reading “Narnia”: Memorable Performances and Costume Design

Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre Reviews “The Magic Flute”!

Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre Reviews The Magic Flute! Brianna McFarlane This past month the New Ottawa Critics led another workshop in criticism for the youth theatre program at Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre, run by OttawaU alumni Ekaterina Vetrova. This time around we went to see Opera Lyra's production of The Magic Flute which was staged … Continue reading Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre Reviews “The Magic Flute”!