The Telus Community Foundation recently awarded the Firehall Theatre Society/Firehall Arts Centre $20000 to host a Theatre Camp for First Nations/Aboriginal youth between the ages of 16 and 26. Announced at the opening of the premiere production of Drew Hayden Taylor’s GOD AND THE INDIAN, the grant will also fund a mentorship program for camp participants upon completion.
The camp will be held at the Firehall Arts Centre from August 12th to 23rd and teachers will include recognized First Nations artists Columpa Bobb, Russell Wallace and Michelle Olson as well as Firehall Artistic Producer, Donna Spencer. Participants will explore both traditional First Nations dance and music alongside work on contemporary First Nations scripts and voice and movement skills.
Space is limited to twelve individuals and those interested can apply by downloading the application (click here) and forwarding it to the Firehall Arts Centre. All applicants will be contacted to discuss their application.
Applications can be forwarded either by standard mail, or by filling out the PDF electronically and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mailed applications can be addressed to:
Firehall Arts Centre
Attn: Theatre Camp
280 East Cordova Street