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School Activities / Workshops

2018-2019 Workshops

La Pire Espèce  has been offering a series of workshops for high school  age youth for the past 10 years. By offering these students a comprehensive look into object theatre, from getting started, to manipulation,to producing  a final,  original creative project, we hope to share and pass on our knowledge of this art.

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Each workshop is designed for a maximum of 30 participants and led by the company’s professional artists.

Workshop 1:

workshop-performance, Ubu on the table

Number of sessions​: 1

This workshop offers a crash course in the expressive power of the object and in general manipulation techniques, drawing on excerpts from our legendary show,  Ubu on the table.

Duration of the workshop: 1h15
Suitable for secondary 1 to 5 and Cégep

Workshop 2:

introduction to object theater (hands-on workshop)

Number of session: 3 

In this series of three classes, students will discover the object’s expressive possibilities and will practise different manipulation techniques. They will then be asked to create short pieces using objects as characters or symbols, under the watchful eye of their trainers. 

Duration of the workshop: 1h15 / session

Good to know: this workshop can be funded through cultural workshops at school as part of the Culture at School program. Check the admission requirements here.

Suitable for secondary 1 to 5 and Cégep

Workshop 3:

Coaching for your own creative project

In this serie of three classes, students will discover object’s expressive possibilities and will practise different manipulation techniques. They will then be asked to create short piece using object as characters or symbols, under the watchful eye of their trainers.

 

Duration of workshop: 1h15

Good to know: this workshop can be funded through cultural workshops at school as part of the Culture at School program. Check the admission requirements here.

Suitable for secondary 1 to 5 and Cégep

Have one of these workshops sparked your interest?  Get in touch with us  for more information and to find out about our rates.

Enrich your students’ theatre experience!

Deepen the experience with your students either in class or backstage, before or after a theatre outing. Four options to choose from: 
  • Group discussion before the show either in the classroom or the theater venue
  • Group discussion after the show
  • Discussion with the actors after the show
  • Masterclass after the show

Contact

For more information,
contact our cultural mediation activities coordinator:  
communication@pire-espece.com
514 844-1811 ext. 455

Toolkit

Request a La Pire Espèce toolkit!

Everything you always wanted to know (or at least that can be put in writing) about La Pire Espèce’s approach to object theatre can be found in this unique tool! It includes a teaching booklet as well as a DVD (or USB drive) with video excerpts of our shows. It will become your own personal assistant as you prepare your students for a performance or when you introduce them to some of the secrets behind this type of theatre.

DVD content is also available on a USB drive.
Price: $200 + taxes
Order yours here

Documents

La culture à l’école (Culture at school) funding program

Our organization is listed among the cultural educational resources recognized by the ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec (Québec Ministry of Culture and Communications). The Culture à l’école program offers funding for artistic projects organized as part of school activities. We would be more than happy to help you with your application for funding.

For more information on the program