WHO: Youth who are in grades 7 to 11 in September 2016.
WHAT: The opportunity to learn hand-on skills while earning a minimum of 30 volunteer/community service hours with Roseneath Theatre in the areas of production, marketing, education and administration. Youth Leaders will have the opportunity to meet and work with professional theatre artists, assist in leading our children’s drama programs and participate in all aspects of a professional theatre company that serves 100,000 young people across North America every year. In addition to learning through service to the company, participants will receive a minimum of 10 hours of professional drama & leadership training during the year of the program. At the conclusion of the program year, participants will receive letters of recommendation and references to help them in their future job searches and they may apply for any available paid summer employment with Roseneath Theatre. Youth may re-apply to stay with the program each year until they graduate from high school. There is no financial cost to participants. Space is limited.
WHEN: A minimum of 30 volunteers hours distributed throughout the school year (and sometimes in the summer). Each student can tailor their schedule to best fit their needs and availability. There will be approximately 3-4 workshop sessions for professional drama and leadership training for our youth leaders. These will take place either on weekday evenings or weekends TBC.
WHERE: Roseneath Theatre at 651 Dufferin Street, on the third floor. Some volunteer hours may be served off site when Roseneath is participating in community events.
HOW: Please complete and submit the application form either in person or via email/fax to Roseneath Theatre. Once applications have been submitted, the strongest applicants will be invited to meet with our Artistic Director, Andrew Lamb and our Education and Marketing Manager, Gretel Meyer Odell.
WHY: Roseneath Theatre’s Youth Leadership Program strives to give youth in our neighbourhood who are passionate about the arts and community service a chance to explore theatre and art in a non-traditional way. The program allows students to safely and comfortably explore their own strengths and areas for growth through hands on work and using drama training and techniques. Roseneath Theatre’s Youth Leaders will build their confidence, social skills and expand themselves artistically, emotionally and socially. This program will give students the chance to broaden their world and explore interests and passions that they may not realize they’ve had. They will also gain documented community service hours which are required to complete high school in Ontario and professional references to support their next endeavours.
ABOUT US: Roseneath Theatre, founded in 1983, is a professional theatre company based in Toronto (at Dundas/Dufferin). We specialize in the development and production of award-winning plays for young people that powerfully address social justice and equity issues that young people face in their lives. Our primary work is the touring of these plays to schools across Ontario and throughout North America.