Starting October 21st, Faith and Arts Ottawa, in partnership with Sydenham Street United Church – The Spire, will be launching a new dramatic arts program for youth (ages 14 to 18) in the Kingston (Ontario) area called “Sharing Stories”.
This 8-week, dramatic theatre workshop program, centers on the experiences of youth and their questions of identity, spirituality and community.
At each Sunday evening workshop, there will be a shared meal (for the first hour) followed by a two (2) hour theatrical workshop.
Cost: It’s FREE!
When: Sunday evenings, starting October 21st, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Sydenham Street United Church, at 82 Sydenham Street (at Sydenham and William).
Want to register? Need more information? Email the Administrator of Faith and Arts Ottawa, Ashley, at firstname.lastname@example.org OR email the Director of the Program, Rosemary Nolan, at email@example.com
Register before October 17th! Spaces are limited.
Little did we know two years ago at the Faith and Arts Ottawa workshop series on identity, sexuality and relationships, that Trans-Script would premiere on the big stage at The Gladstone Theatre. At the time, what we knew for sure was that the work we were doing was important, and needed to be talked about more in Ottawa. With cast’s interest to have a scripted show, Eleanor Crowder and Rosemary Nolan went to work to write and weave together the stories shared at the workshops and develop it into a script. Centred on the lives of six characters over the course of a few months, Trans-Script explores how Fiona, Ruth, Alice, Ray, Julian, and Belinda adapt to changes and find new truths about themselves. The stories and characters of Trans-Script pose an essential question: “Is love enough?”
Over the past two years, Trans-Script has been performed at high schools (Sir Wilfred Laurier Secondary School), Carleton University, Algonquin College, uOttawa, churches and church conferences (United Church of Canada Rendez-Vous 2017 in Montreal, the Annual Meeting of Bay of Quinte, United Church of Canada’s Affirm United), and as a workshop for the Ottawa Catholic District School Board principals and vice principals.
We are excited to bring Trans-Script to the big stage, and we hope that you will join us. Showtimes at The Gladstone are Sunday, January 21st and Monday, January 22nd at 7:30 p.m. at The Gladstone Theatre (910 Gladstone Ave.). Tickets available online/in person at The Gladstone Box Office.