Youth Theatre Workshop Offered This Autumn

NEWS RELEASE

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, audition techniques, plot development, scriptwriting, costume designing, makeup application, set design, set construction and set decorating, stage managing, production team building, theatre etiquette 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. Shane directed the 2017 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 dianegendroncooney@valis.ca

Inviting Directors To Submit Proposals For 2019 Season

Call for Proposals

To All Directors:

Bard in the Valley (BIV) is inviting directors to submit proposals to direct a Shakespearean play for BIV’s 2019 season – the tenth season. If you are a director and you have a passion for a particular Shakespearean play, we would like to hear from you. We would also entertain the idea of producing a play by a Shakespearean contemporary.

Details:

Auditions for actors will be held mid-March, we rehearse twice a week from the beginning of April, and have 16 performances from approximately June 29 to July 31 (11 of which are admission-free). The rehearsal dates are based on the availability of the City of Langley’s facility but have historically been on Sunday afternoons and Monday evenings.

Please submit your proposal before July 5. You will be invited to present your proposal to the Bard in the Valley board in the middle of July. The BIV board will announce the play and director at the final performances of our current summer production.

We plan to continue producing Shakespearean plays, and other classic plays, for many years so, if your play is not selected for this year, we’ll keep your proposal in mind for subsequent years.

Bard in the Valley gives the director a small honorarium of $500.

Please check the website for information on our previous productions click here and contact me at the eddress below if you have any questions.

Thank you
,

Diane Gendron
President, Bard in the Valley
info@bardinthevalley.com
778.888.4241

 

 

FREE Youth Theatre Workshop Offered

NEWS RELEASE

October 28, 2017 Langley BC: Young aspiring actors, aged 11 to 15 years of age, are invited to register now for an exciting, free, ten-day theatre workshop. 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 10 Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 to 6:30 beginning on November 7. The subsequent dates are: November 14, 21, 28, December 5 & 12 and January 9 & 16 with a performance on the final day (date to be confirmed).

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. As part of the workshop, all the participants will be cast in a show that will be rehearsed at each session and then performed in front of friends and family on the final day.

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.

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. He is currently directing 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: Free
Location: H.D. Stafford Middle School, 20441 Grade Crescent, Langley

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

For more information and to register, please contact Diane Gendron at dianegendroncooney@valis.ca.

Bard in the Valley New Season 2017

In 2017, Bard in the Valley is presenting Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. The play will be directed by Dylan Coulter.

Dylan had major roles with BIV’s productions of Julius Caesar and The Taming of the Shrew. This is his first directorial experience with BIV. Dylan has a background in stage combat and in Shakespeare, with an education in theatre and English from the University of the Fraser Valley and in film from the Vancouver Film School. Dylan graduated from the Langley Fine Arts High School.

Auditions will be held in the middle of March and rehearsals start at the beginning of April.

The 2017 season will open on June 29 on the lawn in front of the Historic Community Hall in Fort Langley. This performance will be followed by one on June 30 and another on July 1 during the Fort Langley Canada Day celebrations.

The next performances will be at the Township 7 Winery on the weekends of July 7/8/9 and 14/15. The set will then be moved to Douglas Park for the eight performances on the Spirit Square stage on the weekends of July 20-23 and July 27 to 30.

Diane Gendron at info@bardinthevalley.com.

Auditions for 2017

Auditions will be held Sunday, March 12 and Monday, March 13, to cast Bard in the Valley’s (BIV’s) 2017 production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing directed by Dylan Coulter.

The audition does not require an appointment. Actors wishing to audition are asked to arrive at the Douglas Park Recreation Centre – 20550 Douglas Crescent – on Sunday, March 12 at 12:30 p.m. or on Monday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. to hear an outline of the production, performance expectations, rehearsal commitments, and to complete the audition form.

Everyone auditioning will be asked to do a cold read from the script and some will be asked to read for specific roles. DO NOT send digital headshots or resumes. Bring a printed hardcopy headshot and resume to the audition to be turned in with the audition form.

Auditioners with musical talent are encouraged to bring an instrument to play, and to prepare a short song to sing (no longer than one minute). Auditioners may also be asked to follow a few dance steps.

This is a non-equity production. Everyone is welcome! For more information, contact producer

Download the full audition program. Audition Notice 2017

Diane Gendron at info@bardinthevalley.com.