War of 1812


FORGOTTEN VOICES: Beyond the Conflict of the War of 1812

A Collaborative Theatre Project

Presented by: Sirius Theatrical Company and Lakeshore Arts

Based on historical records, letters, diaries and family histories, stories of the courage, loneliness, and perseverance of those left behind the lines will be woven into a theatre piece that will be performed next summer. All aspects of this piece will need community involvement: writing the script, acting, building the props and costumes and sets. Participants will be mentored in workshop sessions by professionals in their field, gain new skills, and experience the wonderful world of theatre.

If you are interested in participating in a workshop, volunteering, sharing stories or donating to help the project, please Contact Us.

Funded by:  

Our Co-presenter:  Lakeshore Arts

Celebrating its 18th year in existence, Lakeshore Arts is an incorporated Not-for-Profit Local Arts Service Organization (LASO) and a registered charity with a Board of active residents from many sectors including arts, education and business (10 - 15 members), and an additional 100+ volunteers who serve on program committees and help with a variety of tasks.

Lakeshore Arts is committed to improving the availability of arts, cultural and heritage activities within our neighbourhood. They encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the arts - as a way of enriching their lives and strengthening our community.

Community Partners:   The Assembly Hall, Mimico-By-the-Lake BIA, Montgomery’s Inn, TPL - New Toronto Library, Mimico Presbyterian Church.

PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS - FORGOTTEN VOICES

FORGOTTEN VOICES -- Thursdays through Sundays - July 4 - 14, 2013
Show Time: 7:00 p.m. (75 Minutes)

FREE! (Donations gratefully accepted.)
Bring a picnic dinner AND a blanket!

For more information call 416 201-7093

8 OUTDOOR LOCATIONS:

Thursday, July 4 at Jeff Healey Park, 16 Daniels Street M8Y 1L7 (Parklawn and Queensway)

Friday, July 5 at Amos Waites Park, 2445 Lake Shore Blvd. W, Toronto, ON M8V 1C5
(at Mimico Ave. and Lake Shore Blvd. W.)

Saturday, July 6 at the Assembly Hall Grounds,1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive
(Kipling Avenue and Lake Shore Blvd. W.)

Sunday, July 7 at the Assembly Hall Grounds

Thursday, July 11 at Queen's Park - South Lawn,
(University Ave. & Dundas St. West - Take the TTC - "The Better Way")

Friday, July 12 at Humber Bay Shores East Park100 Humber Bay Park Rd W M8V 3X7
(Parklawn and Lake Shore Blvd. W.)

Saturday, July 13 at Montgomery’s Inn Grounds, 4709 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke, ON M9A 1A8
(Dundas St. W., at Islington Ave)

Sunday, July 14 at Montgomery’s Inn Grounds

PRESS RELEASE - June 4, 2013 -- Premiere of FORGOTTEN VOICES

Lakeshore Arts and
Sirius Theatrical Company
premiere
FORGOTTEN VOICES: Beyond the
Conflict of the War of 1812
A Collaborative Theatre Project

Lakeshore Arts and the Sirius Theatrical Company proudly premiere FORGOTTEN VOICES, a collaborative theatre project in celebration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.

Written by Sirius Theatrical Company Artistic Director Heather Dick, with dramaturgy by playwright Emil Sher, Forgotten Voices is a fresh look at the human dimension of the War of 1812 and the story of those left behind when the soldiers went off to the battlefield. This community-based project is FREE and runs Thursdays-Sundays from July 4 to July14 at various outdoor park settings in South Etobicoke. Audience members are encouraged to bring a blanket and picnic dinner to enjoy during the performance of this family-friendly play.

Men head off to battle; women stay behind tending children and home – a timeless and universal story set in a crucial time and place: the War of 1812. Against the backdrop of a historic conflict that would shape a continent and forge a nation, Forgotten Voices shines a light on the lives of those who experienced it first-hand, examining the impact of the war on a more human scale.

FORGOTTEN VOICES is not only a play about Etobicoke residents; it is a play by Etobicoke residents – some of whom even have a personal connection to the time period of the war. In the months leading up to the show, Lakeshore Arts and Sirius Theatrical Company invited local residents to participate in a series of.......

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PRESS RELEASE - August 27, 2012 Launches Year-long Project

"FORGOTTEN VOICES: Beyond the Conflict of the War of 1812
Local Arts Organizations partner to create community theatre production

Lakeshore Arts and Sirius Theatrical Company would like to announce the successful funding application from the Government of Canada to create a community theatre performance piece to celebrate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.

"We salute the initiative of Lakeshore Arts and Sirius Theatrical Company in bringing the history of the War of 1812 alive here in the GTA. The Battle of York and the fight for control of the Great Lakes are key chapters in Canada's emergence as a nation. It's important for us to learn this in
innovative and interactive ways," remarks Bernard Trottier, MP Etobicoke-Lakeshore. ......"

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FREE WORKSHOPS in WRITING and ACTING


Find your inner actor, share your literary skills, be part of this exciting community experience! The first set of FREE workshops in writing and acting will begin in September.

RESERVATIONS REQUESTED. Contact Us today.

WRITING WORKSHOPS – Assist with Script Development
Participants will be given scenarios based on stories discovered in historical documents and letters. They will use a number of writing tools and techniques to create vignettes for the acting workshops. No experience required. Ages 12 to 70+ welcomed!

WHERE: New Toronto Library -- 110 Eleventh Street, Etobicoke, M8V 3G5

WHEN: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

DATES: Sundays: Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Nov. 18, Dec. 2
Note: Sunday, Nov. 11 – This class will be held at Mimico Presbyterian Church in collaboration with the acting class.

ACTING WORKSHOPS
Participants will be introduced to theatrical acting techniques. No experience required. Ages 12 to 70+ welcomed!

WHERE: Sirius Theatrical Company Studio in Mimico Presbyterian Church -- 119 Mimico Avenue, Etobicoke, M8V 1R6

WHEN: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

DATES: Sundays: Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 11, Nov. 25, Dec. 2
Note: Sunday, Dec. 2 – This class will be held at the New Toronto Library in collaboration with the writing class.

RESERVATIONS REQUESTED. Contact Us today.