By Claire Rouleau, Performing and Creative Arts Lead at MAX
“I am ______ and I _________”
The first task, on the first day of Artist Educators Training 2: Creating Engagement at YPT, was to fill in these blanks as a statement of approach. The statement could include why you do what you do, what it is you do, what excites you about it, and how you identify within the work. Despite the excitement of being in a room with so many interesting people to talk to and connect with in the limited 48 hours ahead, our starting point was internal. To come back to what ultimately led us to this training, to a place of wanting to learn more, or be reinvigorated in our practice and pedagogy as artist educators, programmers and administrators.
By Melissa Murray-Mutch
The following posts are highlights of Melissa Murray-Mutch’s time spent assisting YPT’s Resident Artist Educators (RAEs) as they provided workshops connected to the play We Are All Treaty People at different schools, and facilitated YPT’s PA Day – Play in a Day program. To learn more about YPT’s RAE program, click here.
By Sammy Schofield, YPT Drama School Volunteer
What are life’s greatest – and even scariest – challenges? Maybe it’s conquering your fear of heights and riding the tallest rollercoaster, or maybe it’s being in the same room as a giant spider! Actors in theatre face many challenges in their work. But before an actor performs in a play they must face the first epic challenge: the audition!
To learn more about We Are All Treaty People, click here.
We are honoured to have 7th Generation Image Makers create a new mural for the YPT lobby! Here is a sneak peek at their work, which illustrates the Seven Grandfathers through their associated clans/animals.
Stay tuned for a more in-depth look at their design concept and painting process.
The Artists: Renae Deneschezhe, Jacob Henry, Taylor Cameron, Deshaun Whyte and Nishina Shapwaykeesic-Loft
Photos by @7thgenerationimagemakers.
Click here for more information on Indigenous learning at YPT.