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YPT’s Cultural Gym is a series of drop-in programs with each session having a clear and specific focus on an aspect of theatre performance and/or creation.

Like a gym, participants will have the opportunity to take a number of classes to learn or develop a drama based skill, challenge themselves in new creative ways and be a part of a community that shares an interest in learning and creative expression.

Each session will focus on a specific aspect of theatre performance and/or creation. The structure of this program is inspired by the idea of a physical gym where individuals (children and adults) can come to exercise their creative muscles.

Session #1: Building Story Through Improv with Herbie Barnes
These fun, fast-paced sessions will use ensemble-based exercises focusing on the creation and development of new characters and original stories.

Wed. Oct. 5: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Wed. Oct. 12: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Wed. Oct. 19: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Wed. Oct. 26: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Session #2: Intro to Collective Creation with Rob Kempson
Learn the basic techniques of collective creation--theatre created by a group around a given theme--including writing, staging, and performance. Each week, the theme will change and so will the creation!

Wed. Nov. 9: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Wed. Nov. 16: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Wed. Nov. 23: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Wed. Nov. 30: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

This intergenerational program is open to children, youth and adults. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a participating adult. We also welcome groups from community organizations.

When possible we will engage a YPT Resident Artist Educator to facilitate the sessions. The focus of each session will be dependent on the facilitator’s professional expertise and interest.

Cultural Gym sessions are PWYC (Pay What You Can) with a recommended donation of $2 per session. Space is limited. Pre-registration is recommended. Groups must register in advance. To register please contact Amber Ebert, School & Community Programs Manager at by 12:00 Noon on the date you would like to attend.

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