Sharing the Joy of Reading with the African Child
A scene from a vignette about Internet fraud, which the drama group created.
from the drama group’s production of "The Gods are Not to Blame".
was a full house for the final performance!
children decorate their masks using art supplies donated by Calgary’s
Bowness High School Random Acts of Kindness Club.
final performance of "The Name of the Tree".
The wonderful staff who cooked three meals a day over two weeks for the drama workshop and the drama camp.
The children in the drama camp create plaster of paris masks for their play.
Wild Rose Drama Camp
The final product was a community performance of “The Name of the Tree” put on by the children using masks they made, characters they had developed, and a story they love. As well, the students explored various theatrical skills and ideas about masks, clowns, movement, character development, theme development and all of the disciplines involved in putting on a play. It was a truly inspiring time for all involved with the final performance being a great success and the children having an experience they will never forget.
"At the end
of it all, I went "backstage" and got to see all of the kids.
They were so excited, like children on a sugar high sans sugar. They were
all exchanging addresses. There was this one little girl that I know who
is seems very quiet at school. Very very bright. She was talking and laughing
and dancing, just so much confidence. Another girl was crying because
she didn't want to leave. I almost started crying myself: what an impact
this program will have on these kids." Sterling,
an audience member
Eric Rose teaching the drama group a game called 9 square, which emphasizes the fundamentals of theatre.
The workshop ended
with a public performance at the Centre's theatre to celebrate the work
that Eric and Caitlin created with the resident company and also to showcase
the group’s production of "The Gods Are not to Blame",
a Nigerian version of Oedipus Rex. It was a huge success, with all involved
eager to work together again.