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About the Event
PIContheNET Is an opportunity for young artists aged 13 to 17 to collaboratively design a play while engaging in activities that unearth inspiration from the County while respecting the constraints of social distancing required by the province.
The company of up to 20 participants will be guided by artist-educators Brendon Allen and Amanda Merpaw through a dynamic process that channels the artists existing strengths while expanding their skills in new ways.
During this experience, the young artists will:
...craft an original play to be shared with the public.
...learn to creatively respond to prompts and hone their ability to bring provocations of their own.
...expand their skill set as actors, designers, directors, improvisers, and playwrights.
...connect their critical thinking skills about the current socio-political moment with their growing skills as storytellers.
...cultivate connections between their creative impulses and the region of Prince Edward County, expanding their sense of place as young adults.
...explore their potential as an ethnographer as they engage in opportunities to interview members of the community and weave these perspectives into a poignant piece through the use of verbatim theatre techniques.
...engage in using the constraints of social distancing as a creative spark for making art.
...develop greater comfort with public speaking and performing online.
...showcase their skills with technology, videography, photography, social media and other tools that enable connection during these times.
Over the three weeks, the collective will establish routines that fluctuate between face to face session, independent work, and small group activities. Activities will only be scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in order to give breathing room for the company. Participants will be required to have regular access to internet to engage with this work.