Theatre New Brunswick announce two winter workshops

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TNB will offer workshops in Technical Theatre and Musical Theatre Dance Technique in January 2019. 

Theatre New Brunswick will start the new year off by offering a pair of public workshops.

On Sunday January 6, join instructor Courtney Arsenault for an adult class exploring Musical Theatre Dance Technique. Courtney is an accomplished dance, choreographer and instructor with more than ten years experience in competitive dance and community theatre. She is also a regular instructor at the TNB Theatre School. 

On Saturday January 12, Trent Logan (Technical Director- TNB) and Mike Johnston (Technical Director- UNB) will be holding a workshop on the basics of theatrical lighting, sound, and projection.

Registration is now open for both workshops. For more info or to register, contact Full workshop details below.

Adult Musical Theatre Dance Technique

Musical Theatre Dance Technique offers performers tools to enhance their dance skills through strength training, stylized choreography, as well as dance technique through some of Broadway’s hottest hits. Gain confidence dancing in musicals while learning in a fun, encouraging and safe environment.

Courtney Arsenault is a Fredericton based dancer, dance instructor, and choreographer. Originally from Saint John she moved to Toronto, Ontario after high school to complete training in the Commercial Dance Program at George Brown College. She has been heavily involved with competitive dance and community theatre for over ten years and continues to seek opportunities to grow as a creative thinker. Courtney is currently a member of the coop CORPS, a training platform for artists to develop and perform original works of physical theatre. While off stage she is also a dance instructor for Theatre New Brunswick, Artemis Dance Studio and choreographer for the St Thomas Musical Theatre Program and KV Players. Her work has been featured in productions including Newsies (KVP), Beauty and the Beast (TNB), Urinetown (STU), and Chicago (STU). Courtney has appeared as a guest instructor/performer for notable events including: Saint John Contemporary Dance Festival, PERSPECTIVE, and the New Brunswick Drama Festival.

When: Sunday, January 6, 2019 | Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Where: TNB Theatre School Rehearsal Hall, 55 Whiting Road, Fredericton | Cost: $25+HST

Workshop: A Sampling of Technical Theatre

Fresnel, curve shape, layering, shudders. Have you heard any of these terms used in the theatre and wondered what they meant? Have you ever wanted to learn how to take a lighting design from page to reality? Are you a director that wants to learn how to better communicate with designers?

Theatre New Brunswick is offering ‘A Sampling of Technical Theatre’ workshop. Learn the parts of and how to hang and focus different types of theatrical lighting fixtures. Explore how to build and shape your sound design on professional cueing software, Qlab. Find out how to take your images and create a dynamic projection backdrop.

This workshop aims to teach the practical aspects that go behind the technical elements of theatrical productions. Introductory instructions in all of these fields PLUS opportunities to get hands on with the software and equipment used to greater solidify your training.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019 | Time: 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Instruction Period | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Hands-on Practical Experience | Where: TNB, Open Space Theatre, 55 Whiting Road, Fredericton | Cost: $40+HST


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