As one of the few companies in Toronto, even in Canada, that uses alternative modes of creation and performance, we feel compelled to share our unique approach to theatre with as many of our fellow artists as possible. To do this, the company offers professional workshops to artists that focus on introducing new artistic skills.
Theatre Gargantua recognizes that future performers, directors, designers and producers need opportunities to evolve and we are committed to contributing to the development of their potential. Students will get to experience our creative process & production, with the choice between an artistic or producing mentorship.
Theatre Gargantua’s multidisciplinary productions have proven to be high in pedagogical value. Throughout the course of 9 original cycles, we have been inspiring students of drama, music, dance, English, creative writing, new media & visual art.
Each performance is followed by a question & answer period with the artists. We offer a curriculum package for each teacher with suggested discussion topics and exercises to enliven your classroom.
Taking part in a workshop led by Theatre Gargantua offers students an illuminating experience into the creation of original performance. Our workshop techniques are based on structured improvisation, allowing students the freedom to explore and expand their artistic boundaries. As an ensemble, students discover physical, textual and vocal compositional skills, and are encouraged to follow their creative impulses, developing their own movement, text and song. By the conclusion of the workshop, students will be challenged to integrate all elements, shaped through Theatre Gargantua’s signature style of multi-disciplinary theatre.
FOR EMERGING ARTISTS
Emerging Artist Roundtable
Lead by the core members of Theatre Gargantua, including Artistic Director Jacquie P.A. Thomas, the roundtable sessions will focus on learning how to carve a place for your own work in the professional landscape. Opportunities include: meet fellow emerging artists from other universities, powerful discussion sessions with professional artists, networking and collaborative creation work, workshop and performance discounts, audition and resume consulting, and artist mentoring.