Have you ever wanted to bring a puppet to life? Act for the camera? Execute an epic stage battle? Sing and dance to your favourite musical? Perform a Shakespearean monologue? Audition with confidence? Then join us for one of our GTS Specialty Workshops!
Are you a school, community centre, or day camp? GTS offers specialty group workshops to fit your needs, space, and budget.
Can your child just not get enough GTS theatre training? Is your child eager to try theatre but can’t commit to a 12-week session? Are they excited to try something new and completely different? If yes, then one of our GTS Specialty Workshops might be just the right thing for them!
2022-23 GTS Workshop Series
In our Shakespeare-Before-the-Show workshops youth will experience the joys of theatre in the beauty of Montreal’s parks! In this 2-hour introductory workshop, youth will get a taste of how much fun it can be to explore and perform Shakespeare. The workshops happen before select performances of Repercussion Theatre’s Cymbeline.
These workshops are affordable, accessible and will be taught by some of Geordie Theatre and Repercussion Theatre’s favourite performers.
When & Where:
- Jardins Ashkelon (Cote-St-Luc) on Wednesday, July 26th from 4pm – 6:15pm
- Bibliothèque public de D.D.O. on Friday, July 28th from 4pm – 6:15pm (NOTE: This workshop is FREE for participants)
- Westmount Park on Saturday, August 5th from 4pm – 6:15pm
For ages 8-12
Teen Shakespeare Intensive
In our teen intensive, participants will explore Shakespeare’s Cymbeline – part fairy-tale, part historical-fiction, part tragic-comedy, and a whole lot to dive into! The workshop will culminate with the teens performing their piece before Repercussion’s Cymbeline in Westmount Park.
When & Where:
- July 19th & 20th from 10am – 1pm at Geordie’s PlayLab (4700 rue Dagenais)
- July 21st from 2:30pm – 7pm at Westmount Park
On-Camera Workshop (In-Person) with Julian from Beanduck Productions
This 6-hour intensive workshop will introduce kids and teens to the differences between theatre and on-camera performing! Over the course of 2 days, they will learn what to expect from a film set and will jump into on-camera acting with short and long scenes. At the end everyone will sit and watch the footage on TV!
Musical Theatre Workshop (In-Person)
Stretch your triple threat muscles in a group of fellow musical theatre lovers! Spend the day singing, dancing, and acting your way through a group number. The goal of this workshop is not to produce a perfectly polished musical number, but for everyone to have a moment to shine, no matter what amount of experience in singing, dancing, or acting you are coming to this workshop with!
Audition Technique Workshop (in-person)
What exactly happens in an audition? What can an actor do to give themselves a better chance? This introductory workshop took participants through everything they need to know about how to audition – from the moment they walk in to their last impression. Students got to try it out for themselves in their very own mock-audition in front of Montreal directors. For Ages 10 to 15.
Puppet Workshop with Daniel
A head. Two arms. A nose. A finger nail. IT’S ALL ALIVE!!!! In this workshop, we used readily available and recycled materials to build a small human styled puppet. And then, we brought it to life!
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Geordie Theatre School created GTS Online which offered a wide range of online workshops as our way to make things just a bit easier, creative and playful for kids and their families. As we move into our 2021-22 season, GTS will continue to offer GTS Online options when we are not able to physically come together as a way to remain connected to our GTS family.
DID YOU KNOW?
GTS is 10 years old this year and has so far taught over 3500 youth
GTS teachers are all Montreal professional artists, creators, and theatre innovators.
GTS believes in integrated classes where youth from all levels of experience, backgrounds, and abilities create together.
GTS has a Bursary Fund that provides GTS scholarships making quality theatre education accessible to everyone.
GTS fosters the next generation of theatre educators through our Internship Program. So far we’ve had over 75 interns take the program!