Youth Theatre Workshops

Young aspiring actors, aged 11 to 15 years of age, are invited to register now for an exciting thirteen-day theatre workshop this fall. Bard in the Valley and the City of Langley are partnering again to create this opportunity for Langley’s youth. The workshops will be held on 12 consecutive Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 to 6:30 beginning on September 18 and ending with a performance on Friday, December 7.

A maximum of 14 young people will be introduced to improv theatre techniques and games, plot development, scriptwriting, costume designing, makeup application, set design, set construction and set decorating, stage managing, production team building and back stage cooperation.

The workshops will be held in the theatre at H.D. Stafford Middle School so the young actors will have the thrill of presenting a show on a stage for their friends and family on Friday, December 7. The dress rehearsal will be between 4:30 and 6 and the performance will be between 6:30 and 8 p.m.

Early registration is recommended because these workshops fill up quickly.

The BIV Youth Theatre Program goal is designed to foster in young people a sense of discipline, confidence, critical thinking and pride in accomplishments, so they can become positive contributors to the community. 

These workshops will be led by Shane Rochon who will also write the production the children will perform at the final workshop. Shane is a graduate of Dawson College’s Professional Theatre Program in Montreal. He acts professionally as well as with local community groups. In 2017 Shane directed the fall production at the Langley Playhouse – Memory of Water. Shane says “What inspires me when working with children is the self-discovery aspect and watching them grow in their self-confidence.” 

Cost: $50 for each participant.

Location: H.D. Stafford Middle School, 20441 Grade Crescent, Langley

Participants must plan to attend all 13 days to ensure they realize the best experience from the camp. 

For more information and to register, please contact Diane Gendron at info@bardinthevalley.com