INTRODUCING THE MASTERCLASS SERIES AT NEPTUNE!

The Masterclass Series at Neptune Theatre is developed as an opportunity for the HRM community to have intensive studying opportunities with professionals visiting the city and local artistic talents. These unique masterclasses can enhance any theatre background and serve as an introduction to a new area of performance. No experience required.

 


 

PUPPET CREATION with ADAM FRANCIS PROULX

When: Monday, December 11
5:30 - 9:30pm (4hrs)

Cost: $100 (including supplies)

Ages 16+    Limited to 10 students

We are so excited to have Puppet Master Adam Francis Proulx back to teach this unique Masterclass at Neptune. This time, students will build their own puppet, bringing their knowledge of puppetry to the next level. This class will focus on the building blocks needed to create your own hand puppet; gaining knowledge in what tools and supplies to use and exploring sewing, gluing and eye placement. Students will use a pre-selected pattern while choosing their own colour, material and decorative elements to build your distinct character. We will then explore puppet manipulation, allowing you to bring your puppet to life.

Registration is now open!

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ADAM FRANCIS PROULX -- Adam is a performer and content producer based in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada. His work ranges from acting, singing, voiceover, and puppetry, to new show consultation and comedy writing.

He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo where he obtained an honours degree in Theatre and in Business. Additional training has come from New York University (MA level voice), The Second City, and The Broadway Dance Center to name a few.

Professionally Adam has worked with such companies as Drayton Entertainment, Sky Gilbert's The Cabaret Company, The Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia, Sudbury Theatre Centre, The Lower Ossington Theatre (first Canadian cast of Avenue Q), Mad Science Productions (Star Trek Live! at Kennedy Space Center), and Walt Disney World.

Upcoming, his work can be seen on the Netflix show Oh Yuck!, on stage in Northern Ontario with In Your Eyes Projects' Constellations, and with his solo show BAKER'S DOZEN: 12 Angry Puppets in Orlando in May. Adam is currently on stage in Neptune’s production of It’s a Wonderful Life.

More info on Adam's theatre/puppet company here: THE PUCKING FUPPET CO. (HTTP://WWW.PUCKINGFUPPETS.COM)

 


AN APPROACH to SHAKESPEARE: A MASTERCLASS for ADULTS with KEN SCHWARTZ

When: Tuesday, December 12
1 - 5pm (4hrs)

Cost: $55 (+HST)

Limited to 12 students

Through simple principles, engaging games and a commitment to listening in a new way- find out how Shakespeare’s plays can be widely appreciated by contemporary audiences.

Registration is now open!

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KEN SCHWARTZ -- Over thirty productions for Two Planks and a Passion Theatre to his credit, including The Odyssey, Our Town, Rockbound, As You Like It, Dustbowl Joan, and The Tempest. Training: 2-time graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada in Directing (92) and Technical Production (90). Awards: Merritt awards for Outstanding Director (09,10,16) and Outstanding Production (08,09,10,16) The Established Artist Recognition Award from the Province of Nova Scotia (08), and the Queen’s Golden (02) and Diamond (12) Jubilee Medal. Ken was a finalist for the Nova Scotia Masterworks Award (as director) in 2010 for Rockbound and won the Startford Festival’s Eliot Hayes Award (Guthries) in 2013.

Ken will be directing Hamlet in Halifax (Below the Salt) in 2018 and is currently working on a new adaptation of The Aeneid.

 


 

A mother. A daughter. Three possible Dads.

Dance along to the music of ABBA in this ultimate feel-good show, seen by over 60 million dancing fans in more than 40 countries!

Begins April 10, 2018!

2017/18 Bonus Features

A Christmas Carol (Nov 28-Dec 24)

Makayla Lynn (Jan 18-21)

Port Cities (Feb 16-17)

Echos of Time (Apr 20-21)

A moving interpretation of Martin Luther King Jr.'s final night

A reimagining of Dr. King's final hours as he confronts his destiny and legacy.

February 27 -
March 18, 2018

Where ghosts from the past take a haunting toll on today

This sinister play delivers a story of shocking twists and supernatural turns sure to leave you questioning even those closest to you.

October 17 -
November 5, 2017

A Christmas tradition comes alive on stage!

Make a visit to Bedford Falls for the timeless message that faith, hope and family make life truly wonderful.

Get into the Christmas spirit
November 21 -
December 31, 2017