The Caetani Cultural Centre is presenting two workshops to sharpen your theatrical and writing skills this spring.
Vernon’s Gabe Newman and Armstrong’s Lorna Tureski are each presenting a workshop relating to his/her respective disciplines.
On Wednesdays from April 6 to May 25, 10 a.m. to noon, workshop attendees can get more out of their theatre experience with Newman.
He is offering what promises to be a fun course on the makings of theatre – good for those interested in what happens behind the scenes and from the audience seat.
“This is not an acting workshop, it’s much, much more,” said Newman, who will offer lectures on theatre history, with practical hands-on projects, answering why we do theatre, how we do it, what the roles are, and how to get involved.
An actor, director, and teacher, Newman has a bachelor of fine arts in theatre from the University of Victoria and a master of fine art in interdisciplinary performance from UBC Okanagan.
A sessional theatre instructor at UBCO and Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, Newman recently performed in The Inspector General with Okanagan College’s Red Dot Players and A House at the End of the Road with Inner Fish Productions in Kelowna and Edmonton.
He has also been touring and performing his crazy food-based story exchange performance project, the Social Potluck.
During the summer months and before Halloween, Newman can be seen wandering the streets of Vernon with his Ghost Tours of Vernon.
Tureski, in turn, is continuing with her popular Oak Table Sessions writing workshops, aimed at those who would like to integrate writing more deeply into their lives.
The series, which runs Tuesdays from March 29 to April 19 and Thursdays from March 31 to April 21, both from 10 a.m. to noon, is for aspiring writers to apply the techniques of fiction to their life stories.
“Bring your tales, whoppers, mythical events, birth, death experiences and anything else you might want to get down on paper, or just show up and write from the prompts I will give you. Learn how to breathe life into your stories,” said Tureski.
For more information or to register for the workshops, visit www.caetani.ca or call 250-275-1525. Space is limited.