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Devised Theatre with Andraea Sartison

Join One Trunk Theatre Artistic Director Andraea Sartison for Devised Theatre, a 20 week course diving into the exciting, challenging world of collaborative theatre creation!

In this course students will develop skills as performers, writers, improvisers, and collaborators, by creating an original devised performance.

Click HERE to register

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About One Trunk Theatre:

Creating new theatre from scratch with artists of all media- graphic novelists, hip hop dancers, rappers, ballet dancers, videographers, One Trunk is always pushing the boundaries of what theatre can be. Led by founding Artistic Director Andraea Sartison, One Trunk aims to explore and expand the theatre art form, through collaboration and partnerships with other artists, students, community members and organizations.

About Andraea Sartison:

Andraea Sartison is a theatre artist and event producer in Winnipeg, MB. She is the founding Artistic Producer of One Trunk Theatre where she has captained the creation of 15 original productions and one festival, since the company’s inception in 2012 including A Dollhouse of Commons, I Dream of Diesel, Mission Potluck, Taste and 204FM. She is known for boldly creative performance concepts, interdisciplinary collaboration, devised theatre and integrating technology into live performance. Andraea has travelled internationally as a performer and director of new Canadian plays, from the Canadian fringe circuit to Broadway, New York. Notable collaborations have been with Ghost River Theatre on their production of Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst at Alberta Theatre Projects as Assistant Director to Eric Rose, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea on international tours as Assistant Director to Rick Miller. She works as Associate Artistic Director of Theatre Projects Manitoba and is Co-Owner of Event Production and Arts Consultation Company Fête Jockey.

2nd Annual PTE School Social Cabaret

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PTE Adult Company Presents: Train to Brooklyn & Deliver Me by Theresa Rebeck

 

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PTE School Adult Company Presents

Last Train To Brooklyn & Deliver Me
by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Brenda McLean

May 5 @ 7:30 PM
May 6 @ 2:00 PM
May 6 @ 7:30 PM

Tickets: $10 / $6 (students/seniors)
Available by calling PTE Box Office at 204.942.5483

Prairie Theatre Exchange
3rd Floor Portage Place

PTE Young Company presents: Punk Rock by Simon Stephens

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Punk Rock
by Simon Stephens
Directed by Debbie Patterson & Arne MacPherson

April 21 @ 7:30 PM
April 22 @ 7:30 PM

In a private school outside of Manchester, England a group of highly-articulate seventeen year-olds flirt and posture their way through the day while preparing for their A-Level mock exams. With hormones raging and minimal adult supervision, nothing can mask the underlying tension that becomes increasingly pronounced as the clock ticks towards the ultimate dismissal.

Tickets: $10 / $6 (students/seniors)
Available by calling PTE Box Office at 204.942.5483
or at the door

Prairie Theatre Exchange
3rd Floor Portage Place

Spring Classes Now Online!

Spring registrations are officially open!

KIDS CLASSES:

Story to Stage, ages 6-9
This skill building program will encourage students to explore role-playing, improvising, scene creation and more. Each class begins with reading a classic adventure story. Students will work together to lift that story from the page to the stage. It’s a great way to develop self-confidence, creativity and teamwork skills. Oh, it’s really fun, too!

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This is the perfect class for children who learn best using their hands. Students will discover creative and exciting ways to tell stories using their very own, originally crafted, puppets and masks. All artwork will go home with students to ensure that the fun continues at home.

Movie Musicals, ages 8-12
Do you love singing in the shower? Are the songs from your favourite movie musicals constantly stuck in your head? Would you love to be acting, singing and dancing? Then you’ll love this class! Whether you’re belting out show tunes, learning dynamic choreography or creating textured characters, one thing’s for certain, you’ll have a blast!

Story to Stage, ages 10-12
This skill building program will encourage students to explore role-playing, improvising, scene creation and more. Each class begins with reading a classic adventure story. Students will work together to lift that story from the page to the stage. It’s a great way to develop self-confidence, creativity and teamwork skills. Oh, it’s really fun, too!

Kids Acting Stage & Screen, ages 10-12
Learn about acting  in a course full of laughs and creativity. Develop your performance skills while exploring additional acting techniques and a variety of skills, including camera work, improvisation, acting games and script-building. It’s a great way to develop self-confidence, creativity and teamwork skills.

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Bouffon Workshop with Eric Davis

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Wanna Fool Around? 

Take a Bouffon Workshop!

16 hours of mockery, mischief and mayhem await you as the creator of Red Bastard teases out your inner BOUFFON.   Find your critical fun as we seek laughter through explosive parody, strange bodies, and a nudge from the devil himself. 

In the world of Bouffon, the audience is the joke.  This pack of grotesque outsiders engage and parody the audience with great joy, intelligence and charm in order to expose hypocrisy and flaws.  To play as Bouffon is to celebrate paradox! They are disgusting, yet beautiful. They hate you, yet they flatter you.

A ferocious social satire is about to explode, liberating the energy in the room with an immense pleasure to play. (more…)

Find YOUR Funny with Cara Lytwyn

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Welcome to Finding the Funny, a creative writing class that introduces you into the weird and quirky world of standup comedy. In this class you will learn different writing techniques and exercises for generating your own standup material. The end goal is to have a 3-5 minute set to perform at the end of term cabaret.

The class provides a safe and supportive environment to share and develop material, notes and ideas. You will learn about creating an onstage presence, how to structure and perform your material, as well as various aspects of honing your standup comedy skills.

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Winter Classes!

 

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Registrations for our Winter classes are now online!

KIDS CLASSES:
Mission Munsch, ages 6-9
How Munsch fun can you have?  Explore the fun of theatre with the books of Robert Munsch. This class is a wonderful introduction to theatre for any child.

Playmakers, ages 9-12
Discover the process of making theatre through creative play. Children explore improvisation, character creation, storytelling, and movement to devise original ideas and bring them to life. (more…)

PTE School’s 1st Annual Social Cabaret!

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The traditional Manitoba Social gets a twist for PTE School’s upcoming fund raiser The Social Cabaret, Saturday, June 4 at 7:30.

With Cory Wojcik as the MC, you‘ll see comedy! Drama! Improv! Music! Buskers! Silent Auction! Acting Booth! Cash Bar! Dance Party!

We’ve been busy booking fabulous local entertainment and collecting raffle/auction prizes. This is going to be an awesome and fun evening with all proceeds supporting PTE School!

Saturday, June 04 – Doors open at 7:30pm * Variety Show at 8:00pm

Tickets: $15
Call Ivan at 204.925.5253 or PTE Box Office at 204.942.5483