Summer Theatre Program

 REGISTRATION OPEN FOR OLT’S AMAZING 2021 SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE PROGRAM!!!

Registration is now open for OLT’s 2021 Summer Youth Theatre Program!  Are you 7+ and interested in singing, acting, dancing, or the mysterious work that goes on behind the scenes of a show? If so, OLT’s Summer Youth Theatre Program is for you!  Learn what it takes to be involved in putting on a musical! You will participate in daily physical and vocal warm-ups, receive coaching in acting, singing and dancing, and put on a musical performance! Throughout the two weeks you will work with our dynamic Directors, Musical Directors and Choreographers to learn and develop essential technical and life skills, including:

    • Line delivery, pacing and character development 
    • Singing, breath, voice projection and tone
    • Posture, moving onstage and how to effectively learn choreo 
    • Public speaking, responsibility, commitment, confidence and teamwork

If you’re more interested in backstage opportunities, you’ll be able to take on jobs such as stage management, set design/construction, costume, lighting and sound! 

Whichever side you choose, you’ll be part of a fantastic musical theatre production with costumes, sets and lighting to be performed on the big stage at Oshawa Little Theatre on the last day of the session. There won’t be an in-person audience this year, but each performance will be filmed and edited and will be available the following day for families to watch from home! 

Each 2 week program will be divided into 2 cohorts, with each cohort performing a different musical. If you really love musical theatre, consider signing up for 2 sessions so you can participate in both musicals, or even sign up for all 3 and take on a different role in your repeating show! This is the perfect program for anyone aspiring to join an Oshawa Little Theatre production in the future.

This summer’s musicals are still secret, but previous shows have included Camp Rock, Frozen, The Lion King and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown!
 

Session Dates and Pricing:

Session 1:

Monday July 5 - Friday July 16, 2021 from 9:00-4:00

The filmed performance for your cohort will be shared on Saturday July 17th.

Session 2:

Monday July 19 - Friday July 30, 2021 from 9:00-4:00

The filmed performance for your cohort will be shared on Saturday July 31st.

Session 3:

Tuesday August 3 - Friday August 13, 2021 from 9:00-4:00

The filmed performance for your cohort will be shared on Saturday August 14th.

 

Pricing

Session 1: $450 per child

Session 2: $450 per child

Session 3: $425 per child

Interested in registering in multiple sessions, or registering multiple children? Receive $25 off per additional session and per additional child. For example, if you register for all three sessions you will receive $50 off, and if you register two children in one session each you will receive $25 off.

Location:    

Oshawa Little Theatre is located at 62 Russett Avenue, Oshawa, ON L1G 3R5.

Registration:

To register, please complete the following registration form:  OLT Summer 2021 Registration Form

Send your completed form to summerprogram@oshawalittletheatre.com, along with a $100 e-transfer deposit to hold your spot. Final payment will be due by the first day of the student’s session.

Staying Safe, OLT’s COVID-19 Protocols:

All government mandated COVID-19 related precautions and protocols will be followed. Each session will be capped at a maximum of 24 participants, divided into 2 cohorts of a maximum of 12 students each. Participants and staff will complete a COVID self-assessment prior to arriving at the theatre each day and temperatures will be recorded upon arrival.   Each cohort will work with the same creative team each day and will have their own area of the theatre to rehearse and learn in. Lunch and snack breaks will be separated by cohort, but the whole group may spend time together outside.

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to summerprogram@oshawalittletheatre.com.


NOW HIRING

Oshawa Little Theatre is hiring! We are seeking enthusiastic and hard-working individuals with theatre production and/or performance skills to lead our 2021 Summer Youth Theatre Program!

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

Artistic Director (2 positions available)

Hours: 35 hrs/week for 7 weeks (June 28 - Aug 13, 2021)

Hourly Rate: $25/hr

The successful applicants for this position must be between 15 and 30 years of age inclusive, as stipulated in our funding agreement with the Canada Summer Jobs Program. The Summer Youth Theatre Program is a 6 week program broken into three 2 week sessions. 

The successful applicants will possess extensive theatre-related skills and experience working with youth, preferably in a theatre-related education setting. They should have a working knowledge of all aspects of theatre (including technical), and feel comfortable directing a production.

This is an in-person role, and all government mandated Covid-related precautions and protocols will be followed. Each session will be capped at a maximum of 24 participants, divided into 2 cohorts of a maximum of 12 students each. Participants and staff will complete a Covid self-assessment prior to arriving at the theatre each day and temperatures will be recorded upon arrival.  You will work with the same 12 students each session and will have your own area of the theatre to rehearse and learn in. Lunch and snack breaks will be separated by cohort, but the whole group may spend time together outside. There won’t be an in-person audience for this year’s productions, but each performance will be filmed and edited and will be available the following day for families to watch from home.

In this role, you’ll work directly with our students and lead a team of Assistant Directors to ensure the students are engaged and ready to perform a production at the end of their 2 week session. There’s a lot to be done in two week sessions to ensure our actors, stage managers, set and costume designers, and lighting and sound technicians are ready to put on a production at the end of the session, and your job is to make sure it all gets done on time! 

You will lead students in daily physical and vocal warm-ups, deliver coaching in acting, singing and dancing, and oversee the Assistant Directors in leading workshops to develop essential technical and life skills, including topics such as:

      • Line delivery, pacing and character development 
      • Singing, breath, voice projection and tone
      • Posture, moving onstage and how to effectively learn choreo 
      • Public speaking, responsibility, commitment, confidence and teamwork

If students are more interested in backstage opportunities, you’ll ensure students get the skills they need to take on jobs such as stage management, set design/construction, costume, lighting and sound, and oversee them during the production. 

We’re dedicated to making sure that all of our students are comfortable learning, exploring, and engaging in our space. We care deeply about all of our students and we want to ensure a thoughtful, stimulating, and positive experience from their very first day with us.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to summerprogram@oshawalittletheatre.com with Artistic Director Application in the subject line. All applications are appreciated, but we will only contact successful applicants to move on to the next stage.

Assistant Director (4 positions available)

Hours: 35 hrs/week for 6 weeks (July 5 - Aug 13, 2021)

Hourly Rate: $15/hr

The successful applicants for this position must be between 15 and 30 years of age inclusive, as stipulated in our funding agreement with the Canada Summer Jobs Program. The Summer Youth Theatre Program is a 6 week program broken into three 2 week sessions. 

The successful applicants will possess theatre-related skills and experience working with youth, preferably in a theatre-related education setting. Applicants should be familiar with multiple aspects of theatre, but feel particularly confident in at least one (ex. choreography, music direction). Applicants should feel very comfortable leading workshops, warm-ups, and rehearsals. They should also feel comfortable working with youth ages 7-17. 

This is an in-person role, and all government mandated Covid-related precautions and protocols will be followed. Each session will be capped at a maximum of 24 participants, divided into 2 cohorts of a maximum of 12 students each. Participants and staff will complete a Covid self-assessment prior to arriving at the theatre each day and temperatures will be recorded upon arrival.  You will work with the same 12 students each session and will have your own area of the theatre to rehearse and learn in. Lunch and snack breaks will be separated by cohort, but the whole group may spend time together outside. There won’t be an in-person audience for this year’s productions, but each performance will be filmed and edited and will be available the following day for families to watch from home.

In this role, you’ll work directly with our students to ensure the students are engaged and ready to perform a production at the end of their 2 week session, with a focus on actively creating and promoting a comfortable and friendly learning environment. Depending on your area of speciality (ex. choreography, music direction) you will lead students in daily physical and vocal warm-ups, deliver coaching in acting, singing and dancing, and lead workshops to develop essential technical and life skills, including topics such as:

      • Singing, breath, voice projection and tone
      • Posture, moving onstage and how to effectively learn choreo 
      • Public speaking, responsibility, commitment, confidence and teamwork

We’re dedicated to making sure that all of our students are comfortable learning, exploring, and engaging in our space. We care deeply about all of our students and we want to ensure a thoughtful, stimulating, and positive experience from their very first day with us.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to summerprogram@oshawalittletheatre.com with Assistant Director in the subject line. All applications are appreciated, but we will only contact successful applicants to move on to the next stage.