Preparing for Our Visit
We believe in the connective experience of live theatre. Theatre brings us together in one place to engage stories: stories that are funny, thought-provoking, moving, magical, and more.
In this fast-moving technologically-connected world, theatre gives us the chance to experience a story in real time and real space. Theatre makes time for storytelling to happen, and to be received. Theatre lets children build empathy for others, and make intellectual and artistic connections as they watch a performance unfold before them. Theatre relies on an audience’s imagination to create meaning, and so it actually enhances cognitive ability in children.
We are committed to anything we can do to encourage theatregoing and make it a life-long habit with our younger generation. We look forward to our visit with you!
Below is the structure we follow in bringing theatre to your students.
- We will arrive approximately 75 minutes prior to the performance. At the time of our arrival we will need free and exclusive access to the performance area. We also ask that any gates, chains, doors, etc., on route to the performance area be unlocked.
- We would appreciate 2-4 students to help us assemble our set and organize the seating. These students should be ready to assist the actors one hour prior to the performance for approximately 30 minutes.
- We would appreciate 2-4 students to help us pack up our set and tidy the room. These students should be ready to assist the actors immediately after the performance for approximately 30 minutes.
Performance Area and Seating
- Students will be seated on the floor.
- The performance area is 25′ x 25′ with a height of 12′.
- We require a clean floor, cleared of all equipment with the basketball nets raised if possible.
- We require chairs or benches stacked in the gym for seating for teachers and guests.
- We will need 2 dressing rooms, gym change rooms, or other suitable changing area. If possible, this room should be locked during the presentation.
Bells, Announcements, Noises
- If possible, the bells and/or announcements should be turned off for the duration of the performance.
- Also if possible, any overhead fans turned off.
- If a neighbouring school attends the performance we ask that their students be at your school 15 minutes prior to the performance. Please make sure that we are aware if another school is attending.
- During the play NO PHOTOGRAPHS may be taken.
- If your school is interested in having any photos take when the play is finished, our Stage Manager would be happy to arrange for any photos.
- Please, NO VIDEOTAPING at any time.
Photos by Barsin Aghajan from the show The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh featuring Sean Baek, Darla Biccum, Daniel Maslany, Amelia Sargisson. Video includes Stage Manager, Elsa Pihl.