Based on an innovative student-teacher-mentor classroom model, Éclat offers high school students an opportunity to learn from some of Canada’s leading theatre professionals, while earning course credits from certified educators both in English and French.

‘Summer school is now cool’ – read about Éclat in the National Post

Classes run
July 2 – July 24, 2015

Courses in 2015

Production

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Students will work as an ensemble to mount a play: students will immerse themselves in theoretical aspects of theatre study as well as the practical responsibilities of play production.

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Theatre: Film/Video

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Students will learn filmmaking techniques, acting for the camera, screenwriting, scene structures, acting styles, genres of film and how to integrate technology into their products.

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Playwriting

Grades 11, 12

All great productions begin with the playwright’s words. Students will learn how to reach an audience through the writing of a script where they develop characters and devise ways to show their stories on stage.

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Acting & Improvisation

Grades 11, 12

Students will learn about the importance of breath, receiving text and the mastery of body and voice. They will also be taught how to analyze text and portray characters that are true to the playwright’s intention

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Musical Theatre

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Music has been an integral part of theatrical expression for centuries. Students will immerse themselves in the magical world of musical theatre by exploring, creating and performing songs and scenes.

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Our Creative Team & Locations for 2015

Annie Clark

Guest Artist

“The whole experience is unique, pairing mentors and teachers in the classroom – I wish a summer school like Éclat had existed during my high school years.”

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Andrew Lamb

Creative Director

“Éclat will challenge students to explore the performing arts at a professional level and enable them to learn about how to collaborate in the real world.”

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Cameron Porteous

Guest Artist

“This is a program for students who want to engage with and be challenged by professional artists”

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Fiona Reid

Creative Director

“Éclat students will thrive in this environment that is committed to mentorship and developing the ‘whole artist’.”

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Jo Jo Rideout

Creative Director

“Éclat will provide a solid grounding for students who are interested in pursuing theatre at the post-secondary level.”

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Sarah Wilson

Creative Director

“Éclat will offer practical, hands-on experience for young people interested in exploring the performing arts.”

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Teodoro Dragonieri

Creative Director

Teo’s art, research and work as a curator reflect his interest in the function of the artist in society, the role of creativity, “Carnival” as a common thread in various cultures and the role of the mask in theatre.

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Hart House

at University of Toronto

July 2 - 15, 2015

Hart House is a dynamic and inspiring gathering place on the St. George campus of the University of Toronto. It is conveniently located steps from the Museum and St. George subway stations. This Beaux Arts Gothic Revival style building houses a range of impressive rooms for studying, dining and socializing. From July 2–18, 2014, classes will be held in this building and students will eat their lunch there as well.

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Tarragon Theatre

30 Bridgman Ave, Toronto

July 15 - 24, 2015

We are pleased to give students the opportunity to work out of rehearsal rooms and the Extraspace of the Tarragon Theatre for almost half of our program in July 2014. The Tarragon has a long history of presenting new plays from all parts of Canada and reviving significant Canadian plays as well as being partnered with the Paprika Festival for young people.

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