The STTTA and the B.C Thespians are hosting a theatre educator conference as part of Virtual BC PTF. If your district does not have a pro-d day on February 19th you can either come for the afternoon and Saturday programming or better yet... book a department head release day in advance with your school and then spend the day with us!!! THE SCHEDULE --- Friday February 19th 2021 8:15 – 9am Welcomes and Teacher Keynote by John Lazarus (Queen's University) 9:00 – 9:45am Master Class 1 – Acting & Auditioning for the Camera with Geoff Gustafson (Vancouver Acting School) 9:45 – 10:45am Sponsors Roadshow Presentation 10:45 -11:30am Master Class 2 - Michael Chekhov Acting Techniques with Philip Granger (New Image College) 11:30 - Noon Lunch 12:00 – 12:45 Master Class 3 - Adapting Theatre to Film with Paul Moniz de Sá (Arts Umbrella) 12:45 - 1:15pm Master Class 4 - Managing your Theatre Resources - Margaret Messick (Theatre Inventory Database) 1:15 – 2:00pm Teachers Lounge #1 2:00 – 2:15pm Snack Break 2:15 – 3pm Master Class 5 - Safety, Safety, Safety with Don Parman (Actsafe) 3:30 - 4:30pm BC PTF Opening Ceremony & Celebrity Guest Q & A with Jason Daunter 4:30 - 5:30pm Master Class 6 - Rainbow of Desire - Theatre of the Oppressed with Eliza Gardiner (VIU Theatre Dept.) 5:30 - 6:30pm Dinner Break 7:00 - 9pm Live One-Act Plays sponsored by Stagefab (Centralized and Decentralized Performances to watch)
Saturday 8:45am - 9:30am Celebrity Guest Q & A with Jeff Daniels 9:30am - 10:30am Master Class 7 - The Show Can Go on During the Pandemic - Live Streaming and More… with Jim Hoare (Theatre Rights Worldwide) 10:30 - 11:30am Master Class 8 - Directing for the Theatre with Angela Konrad (TWU Theatre) 11:30 - 12:30 Lunch 12:30 - 1:30pm Master Class 9 - Characters, Coverage, Continuity with: Thea Loo (The Cinematheque) or Scriptwriting with John Lazarus (Queen's University) 1:45 - 2:45pm Teachers Lounge #2 (with prize raffle!) 2:45- 4:45pm Thespy’s Performance / One Acts to watch 5 – 6pm Dinner Break 6 – 8pm Live Thespy’s Performance Session to watch 8:30 – 9:30pm Closing ceremonies with devised perf, scholarship winners, new PTO ... to watch
THE COST... Teachers $40.00 Student Teachers $20.00
HOW TO REGISTER...Visit our payment portal at: bcthespians.regfox.com/bc-thespians-teacher-pro-d-registration REGISTER HERE Then we will provide you with access to all of the zoom room links during the week before the event. All sessions are live and interactive!!! This is a pivotal moment for theatre education. As a theatre teacher, you're expected to chart a brand-new path for yourself and your students – but how? Join us for a virtual Pro-D conference in which we seek to meet the moment in keynotes, workshops, and peer discussion that addresses the why, how, and what of theatre education in this new and unexpected environment.
Practical tips, tools, and technologies for teaching the Performing Arts
Product showcase demos of helpful tools and services
Small group “deep dive” session to workshop your ideas and plans with other drama educators
Meet Famous Canadian playwright John Lazarus, Hollywood Celebrity Jeff Daniels and Broadway stage manager Jason Daunter You'll walk away inspired with practical solutions and ideas you can put into place this school year.
***After the event, you will be emailed a receipt that can be used for reimbursement within your school district, following their various pro-d reimbursement policies.