This March, Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage will present Disabled Theater, created by French
choreographer Jérôme Bel with Switzerland’s Theater HORA. In partnership with World Stage, Theater
HORA will host a unique 5-day workshop and theatre creation lab open to local performers with
developmental/intellectual disabilities (actors, dancers, singers, musicians) to work collaboratively with Theater HORA company members.
Under the direction of Theater HORA’s artistic director, Michael Elber, the workshop will use improvisation and theatre games to create new work with participants. Working primarily without talking, participants will get a taste of Theater HORA’s creation process through demonstration and active contribution. Theater HORA is also excited for an exchange of information and techniques between Theater HORA and the workshop participants, and will encourage participants to share any of their own established practices or knowledge. Held around the world, the workshops create a network of artists in the field of inclusive theatre and performance who are interested in an exchange of artistic concepts and ways of working. Over the five days, in-process works created during the workshop will be shown to the invited public through informal presentations.
The workshop is FREE. To apply, send a brief description of your performance background and
experience, and an explanation of why you’d like to take the workshop, to Ara Glenn-
Johanson at email@example.com. A maximum of 20 participants will be accepted.
The workshop will run March 19-23 from 9:30am-4pm, location TBD but in the downtown core of
Toronto. Participants are expected to attend all of the workshop days. Participants should be
accompanied by a support person, and will need to arrange their own transportation and lunches.
To apply or for more information please contact Ara Glenn-Johanson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emailed applications must be received by Feb 20.
*Please note that artists with physical disabilities are not the target participants for this workshop.*
*This workshop is for adults only. Ages 18 and up.*
For more information click HERE