ON GOING PROGRAMS & CLASSES
The First Read Club
Last Thursday of the month.
Scugog Arts Space
175B Queen St., Port Perry
Get your theatre fix, connect with other theatre folk, and discover new plays as you sit at the table as one of the company. Together we will explore the stories, treasures and challenges that lie within the text of a play.
In the first read, a play is read aloud by the cast with the full artistic and production teams listening in and the production process is underway! The words come alive, the director shares their vision and the production team begins the dialogue of how to fully realize the words they have just shared and take the play to the stage.
In our First Read Club, you’ll join our artists and be part of the creative team as we explore a variety of plays. Each evening will be led by artistic director, Carey Nicholson. Attendees are encouraged to participate actively and read alongside guest artists from the company as much as possible – no previous experience expected or required! After the read, ideas are shared, challenges discussed and input is welcome from everyone.
The First Read Club is an excellent opportunity to get a close up look at the excitement and challenge of bringing the written text to life on stage. It’s also a great way to explore the craft of play production at its very beginning.
Moving Well Stretch Classes
with Carey Nicholson
Moving Well will return soon…
This non-aerobic class works with gravity, body weight, breath and relaxation to improve overall strength, flexibility, muscle tone, posture and alignment. The class structure is built on proven stretch and strength sequences, as taught and developed by Carey, while on faculty with The School of the Toronto Dance Theatre for over 15 years.
These sequences have their roots in Nicklaus, Feldenkreis, and yoga techniques and are supplemented with additional sequences drawn from the work of neuromuscular therapist Irene Dowd. Moving Well is moderate to almost intense and is suitable for young adults and most adults of all ages and occupations. It is particularly helpful with pre-season sports conditioning, injury prevention and recovery (dependent on type and extent of injury), stress reduction and counters the negative impact of extensive sitting, now being recognized as a major contributor to poor physical wellbeing. Participants should be comfortable with sitting or lying on the floor for extended periods of time and we recommend that you consult with your healthcare practitioner prior to starting any new program of physical activity.
For your comfort and ease, please dress in comfortable loose clothing and bring a firm pillow, towel and/or yoga mat.
If you are interested in upcoming Moving Well classes, please contact us at email@example.com to get on our contact list!