Object theatre workshop

Emotions Objects

Our workshop leader and performer Anaïs Pellin initiates your children from 5 to 9 years old to object theatre by way of a practical exercise with daily objects (under adult supervision) to express different emotions.

 

With parental consent, we invite children to send us pictures and/or videos of their exercises at the email address info(at)seizieme.ca.

Video only available in French

Pedagogical elements
  • Practice the expression and oral communication skills in French as part of an artistic activity.
  • Build self-confidence through the expression of the children’s imagination.
  • Develop critical thinking and own aesthetics, and express them in French.
  • Work on size scales.
  • Discover another artistic language, the one of object theatre.
  • Stimulate creativity by looking at the objects of daily life with another look: more creative, evocative and meaningful.

Introductory drama workshop

The tensions

Claire Johnstone shows in this video a series of exercises that encourage young people from 10 to 18 years old to observe and imitate the behaviors, gestures and movements of real people in order to create their own fictional characters.

 

With parental consent, we invite young people to send us pictures and/or videos of their exercises at the email address info(at)seizieme.ca.

Video only available in French

Pedagogical elements
  • Discovery of the basic tenets of theatre acting
  • Stimulation of the imagination and creativity

Introductory drama workshop

The animals

In this video, the performer and workshop leader Claire Johnstone teaches children from 6 to 10 years old to observe animals surrounding them – at home, on television, or outside – and encourages them to replicate the animals’ behaviors and movements.

 

With parental consent, we invite children to send us pictures and/or videos of their exercises at the email address info(at)seizieme.ca.

Video only available in French

Pedagogical elements
  • Discovery of the basic tenets of theatre acting
  • Stimulation of the imagination and creativity

Object theatre workshop

Poetic Objects

In this video, Anaïs Pellin initiates young people from 12 to 16 years old to object theatre with an expression exercise and poetic description of daily objects. This exercise aims at developing their creativity and oral expression in French.

 

 

With parental consent, we invite children to send us pictures and/or videos of their exercises at the email address info(at)seizieme.ca.

Video only available in French

Pedagogical elements
  • Practice the expression and oral communication skills in French as part of an artistic activity.
  • Develop critical thinking and own aesthetics, and express them in French.
  • Discover another artistic language, the one of object theatre.
  • Stimulate creativity by looking at the objects of daily life with another look: more creative, evocative and meaningful.

Introductory drama workshop

Vocal et phonetic exercise

Any good performer must learn to warm up their voice. Our workshop leader Zak Tardif gives children from 6 to 12 years old a pronunciation and phonetic exercise with consonants and vowels in French.

 

Video only available in French

Pedagogical elements
  • Phonetic learning and oral expression in French
  • Discovery of the basic tenets of theatre acting with a warm-up exercise

 

Stories of Objects

You love theatre and creating stories with any object around you? Great news!

Four Wednesdays in June, our workshop leader and actress Anaïs Pellin will host a series of object theatre workshops to give you the opportunity to discover this very amusing technique and to create your very own show!

  • What? A free series of four theatre workshops, for children between 10 and 13 years old.
  • When? Wednesdays 3, 10, 17 and 24 June 2020, from 2.00 to 3.00pm.

Registration for these workshops is now closed.

What do I need?

– A computer or tablet to film yourself and see the others participants (with microphone)

– A small table, preferably in a quiet space of your house where you will be able to exercise, move and play without disturbing anyone.

– Different objects (minimum 15), such as:
· decorative objects: little cars, toy soldiers, little dolls and figurines, tiny objects, Legos, Playmobils, balls, etc.
· everyday objects: wooden spoon,snall watering can, cup, toothbrush, hairbrush, etc.
· and strange and unusual objects: old crafts, a broken object, an old mended piece of cloth, etc.

DO NOT TAKE ANY FRAGILE OR DANGEROUS OBJECT (the objects must be chosen with the consent of a responsible adult)

What is the workshop program?
1st workshop

– Workshop presentation
– Presentation of the participants and their objects
– What is object theatre?
– Exercises: present yourself with an object and object reinterpretation
– Conclusion and preparation for next workshop

2nd workshop

– Introduction and round table discussion
– Exercise: Object association
– Presentation of personal sequences with music + group feedback
– Exercises: describe your mystery object and statues with objects
– Conclusion and preparation for next workshop

3rd workshop

– Introduction and round table discussion
– Exercise: short narrative sequence
– The puppet object
– Exercise: wordless sequence with sound effects
– Conclusion and preparation for next workshop

4th workshop

– Introduction and round table discussion
– Miming the objects
– Presentation of short sequences + group feedback
– Participants’ choice of exercises
– Conclusion of the workshops and questions

Who is Anaïs Pellin?

Anaïs is a Belgian actor, workshop leader and theatre creator based in Vancouver. She performed in several shows in Europe, among which “Detto Molière”, “Les Théâtres de Marguerite Duras” and “La Jeune fille folle de son âme”.
In Vancouver, Anaïs works closely with Théâtre la Seizième and was about to perform in our children production ‘Le Merveilleux voyage d’Inès de l’Ouest’ (postponed due to Covid-19). She also works with the theatre company 2par4, Vortex Théâtre, Presentation House Theatre and Théâtre de la Pire Espèce.
In March 2020, Anaïs founded a young audience theatre company, the ‘Kleine Compagnie’, where she creates object theatre shows such as ‘Clémentine’, ‘Cendrillon’ and ‘La Petite Sirène’ in partnership with artists from Vancouver and Montreal, among which Théâtre de la Pire Espèce.
She is taking part in la Seizième’s dramaturgical development program in order to write a young audience show, ‘La Befana’.

Creating Theatre

Do you like theatre? When you go and see a show, do you ask yourself: how do the actors and actresses play? Why? Is the same thing happening every night? Who chooses the set, costumes, lighting?

Four Tuesdays in June, Emilie Leclerc offers you to explore the theatre world and the play Porc-Épic (Porcupine) written by David Paquet. Then, for a moment and depending on one of the theatre jobs that you’re most interested in, put yourself in the shoes of an actor/actress, director, author or creator.

 

  • What? A free series of four theatre workshops, for young people between 15 and 18 years old.
  • When? Tuesdays 2, 9, 16 and 23 of June, from 2.30 to 3.30pm.

Registration for these workshops is now closed.

What do I need?

– A computer or tablet to film yourself and see the others participants (with microphone)

– A digital version of the play ‘Porc-Épic’

What is the workshop program?
First Act

– Group meeting. Icebreaker.
– Discussion/exchange about the text “Porc-Épic”, written by David Paquet (prior reading is necessary).
– Sharing and searching for information about the author, content and theme.

Second Act

– Presentation of the different theatrical occupations (author, creator, director, actor/actress, technical director…)
– Text analysis (work on one of the scene of the play).
– Personal occupation choice. Explanation of final project.

Third Act

The third act will take the form of a private session with Emilie. Depending on the occupations selected, Emilie will give each participant a specific task to complete (to learn a short monologue for the participants interested in acting, to write a monologue for those interested in writing, to explore image and sound design for those engaged in the creation process…). This individual session (15 min. for each participant) will be hold by phone, email or a training session on Zoom.

Fourth Act

Feedback on the Third Act.
-Presentations of final individual projects to the group
-Exchange and conclusions.

Who is Emilie Leclerc?

Emilie Leclerc is an actress, but she is also theatre creator and director, Master of ceremonies, voice artist and workshop leader.
A Jessie Award recipient for her role in ‘Mathieu Mathématiques’, Emilie has been working closely with Théâtre la Seizième over the years and played in seven of our productions in the last decade, among which the ‘NoShow Vancouver’ last February.
She also had the pleasure of working with companies such as ZeeZee Theatre, Carousel Theatre for Young People, Alley Theatre, Ruby Slippers Theatre, Hardline Productions et Presentation House Theatre.
On television, Emilie plays Izadora in the series ‘Motherland: Fort Salem’ (Freeform).
Emilie is a graduate of Studio 58’s acting program and holds a B.A. from McGill University. She has been awarded twice by the Foundation for the advancement of francophone theatre in Canada.
Follow Emilie on Instagram @em_leclerc123 for more info.

What is the story 'Porc-Épic' about?

Cassandra is beautiful, funny and lonely. On her birthday, she wants to be beautiful, funny and popular. So begins a desperate hunt for party guests, from the staff at the corner store to strangers on the street. Black humour and poetry combine in a festive tragedy as people clash and make love. Porc-Épic is a festive tragedy where people of different stripes collide and learn to accompany one another on the road to loneliness, possibility and vulnerability. Because is it possible to touch someone without getting pricked?

‘Porc-Épic’ was written by the author David Paquet in 2006. It won several prizes, among which the Prix Michel-Tremblay and the 2010 Governor General Award. The play was presented in different countries and was produced by la Seizième and UniThéâtre in 2012, a performance that subsequently won two Jessie Awards.

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