A brand new theatre company, Theatre Hive, has opened in Brantford, focused on high quality creation and production-based theatre training for youth.
Theatre Hive was founded earlier this year. All of the Theatre Hive staff are currently performing and/or working in the professional theatre scene, and were hand-picked for their theatre abilities as well as their passion for youth education. The company aims to have a positive effect on the Brantford community: “We must all find a way to pass on the good we have been given. We owe it to ourselves, but ultimately we owe it to those who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity.”
Courses are available for children from grade 1 straight through grade 12, and range in activities from skill-building games to creating your own play! Many of Theatre Hive’s classes open in September and are accepting student registrations now. Available courses include:
- Acting 1, 2 & 3(grades 3 to 5; 6 to 8; and 9 to 12) build skills and confidence through theatre games, monologues, scene work, and eventually character development and story creation.
- Play Writing (grades 9 to 12) guides students through the process of writing an original one act play, from concept to creation.
- Musical Theatre Classes (grades 1 and 2; 3 to 5; 6 to 8; and 9 to 12) build performance skills and confidence in singing, dancing and acting, including final performances to showcase students’ hard work and talent. Older students will be writing and performing their own original shows!
- Improv Classes (grades 6 to 8; and 9 to 12) are weekend intensive courses that teach the fundamental tools for improve, including problem-solving, collaboration, character development, and the act of listening to culminate with a show for friends and family.
- Vocal Classes (grades 7 and 8; and grades 9 to 12) teaches vocal ability and proper singing techniques to access the diaphragm for proper breath support, improving posture, discovering your vocal range, and performance dynamics. Join in to find your voice!
Theatre Hive is located at 340 Henry Street, Unit 9, in Brantford. Classes start at $60 and registration can be done easily online on the Theatre Hive website.
For more information about Theatre Hive, check out their website or contact Kara Spencer, Artistic Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 647-533-1772.