- Candlewick Players
- Youth Theatre & Dance
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- Production History
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Further giving opportunity to youth and artists of all ages, Candlewick offers a series of theatre related courses, workshops, and internships to hone the artist's theatrical skills. Consider the following levels of opportunity:
Youth in Fine Arts
Youth have opportunity to take classes on acting, musical theatre, and basic stagecraft through theatre classes as offered through DanceWorks (link to DanceWorks) a division of Candlewick Production which focuses on providing classes in dance, theatre, and fitness. Students have opportunity to develop acting, improvisation, and stage presence, along with basic practical experience with costumes, lighting, makeup, props, sound, sets, etc. Though we aim to grow individual talent, students also learn the value of team, relating to other actors/characters, and building confidence all within a safe, moral, and creative environment.
Students not only learn in class, but also on stage with live performances (link to Youth Theatre & Dance)
For more information on classes offered in Manitou and Morden, see the DanceWorks Class descriptions and schedule.
Church & Community Workshops
Interested in growing your church or community theatre experience? Candlewick networks with artists from across our region providing opportunity to run workshops on most theatrical topics. If interested in hosting a workshop in your school, community, or church, please contact us with your questions and desired intent. If we can't provide a possible resource, we can direct you to other possible resources.
College Theatre Classes
Candlewick's Executive Producer, Richard J. Klassen, is also on staff at Steinbach Bible College as Contract Faculty teaching theatre. Students study at the college then study theatre with a Worship Arts setting. Previous courses taught at the college by Candlewick staff include:
- Introduction to Theatre
- Major Fall Production
- New Creation
- Christianity & the Imagination
Check out Steinbach Bible College (www.sbcollege.ca) for further information.
Xplor Drama Internships
Ready to take the plunge? This is the ultimate opportunity to immerse yourself in theatre and the arts. Students have opportunity to work in a practical theatre setting.
Cooperative High-School Programs
High-school Students can work alongside Candlewick and DanceWorks staff focussing attention on certain skills in preparing for theatrical and dance performances. Credit is then earned through the Coop-Ed program as administrated through local school divisions. Candlewick has had several students from the Prairie Spirit School Division (Nellie McClung Collegiate) engaged in this program assisting with marketing for a single or series of theatre productions, Youth in Fine Arts performance assistance (directing/stage management/etc.), sound & lighting technicians, etc.
College Field Ed Credits
College students can get involved with practical theatre experience and earn Field Ed Credits with their respective college programs. In the past Field Ed credits have been earned with Candlewick by students from:
- Providence College, Otterburne, MB
- Steinbach Bible College, Steinbach, MB
College Internship Programs
College students and adults may join with the Candlewick in an internship program where students are actively involved with theatre in a variety of community theatre settings. Pending the internship, come credits may be earned through Candlewick's association with Steinbach Bible College. Students study acting, choreography, stagecraft, production, playwriting, and direction in a variety of formats (theatre and dance), putting their studies into practical use by active involvement in:
- assisting with Youth in Fine Arts classes (instruction, direction, and production organization)
- directing and/or coordinating Youth in Fine Arts performances
- playing vital crew roles for Candlewick Players community theatre productions
- acting in college, community, and Candlewick theatrical productions
- assisting with the Outdoor Theatre Season at Oak Valley, La Riviere
Candlewick Internships are based on an individual's personal interests and aspirations (i.e. students may focus on acting, technicals, stagecraft, ministry leadership in the arts, etc.). Internships may also vary in length and format. For the full program, students must study for a minimum of one year. Students may decide to live in the local area or decide to commute to be involved with the program.
For more information on the program, financial considerations, or scheduling, contact us.