Fifteen talented local actors (aged 10 to 17) are bringing the Bard to life with a rollicking romp through the life, times and works of William Shakespeare in Driftwood Theatre School’s (DTS) upcoming All the World’s a Stage.

“Our young actors have accomplished the impossible,” raves instructor/director Ingrid Bilton. “They have not only mastered a new language, they have learned to speak ‘trippingly on the tongue’ – a lost art, to be sure. I am so impressed by the courage and tenacity of our students in tackling these iconic roles from Shakespeare’s greatest plays. I am truly amazed at the outstanding quality of their work.”

The sumptuous sets (built Doug Ives and painted by Mudito and Bodhi Drope), along with costumes from Carol Thompson and the Driftwood Players’ Costume Shoppe, make this production a feast for the eyes.

But stage manager Sandi McGinnis notes it is the young actors who really make the production sparkle. “We thought we hit the pinnacle with last years Alice in Wonderland, but our current production of All the World’s a Stage has raised the bar for theatrical and ensemble work.”

The general public are invited to the two public performances Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets ($15 adult and $8 youth) are available at the Blackberry Shop, Laedeli, giggle ’n bloom, and at the door. For info go to www.driftwoodplayers.ca/dts.htm.

DTS will take All the World’s a Stage on the road in May, offering free performances at schools across the Sunshine Coast. The tour is made possible with the financial support of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation and the Sunshine Coast Regional District, who are helping to bring the magic of live theatre to local youth.

– Submitted by JoAnne Bennison

- See more at: http://www.coastreporter.net/entertainment/arts-entertainment/nothing-stuffy-about-this-shakespeare-1.2231778#sthash.fLMCcidz.dpuf
Fifteen talented local actors (aged 10 to 17) are bringing the Bard to life with a rollicking romp through the life, times and works of William Shakespeare in Driftwood Theatre School’s (DTS) upcoming All the World’s a Stage.

“Our young actors have accomplished the impossible,” raves instructor/director Ingrid Bilton. “They have not only mastered a new language, they have learned to speak ‘trippingly on the tongue’ – a lost art, to be sure. I am so impressed by the courage and tenacity of our students in tackling these iconic roles from Shakespeare’s greatest plays. I am truly amazed at the outstanding quality of their work.”

The sumptuous sets (built Doug Ives and painted by Mudito and Bodhi Drope), along with costumes from Carol Thompson and the Driftwood Players’ Costume Shoppe, make this production a feast for the eyes.

But stage manager Sandi McGinnis notes it is the young actors who really make the production sparkle. “We thought we hit the pinnacle with last years Alice in Wonderland, but our current production of All the World’s a Stage has raised the bar for theatrical and ensemble work.”

The general public are invited to the two public performances Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets ($15 adult and $8 youth) are available at the Blackberry Shop, Laedeli, giggle ’n bloom, and at the door. For info go to www.driftwoodplayers.ca/dts.htm.

DTS will take All the World’s a Stage on the road in May, offering free performances at schools across the Sunshine Coast. The tour is made possible with the financial support of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation and the Sunshine Coast Regional District, who are helping to bring the magic of live theatre to local youth.

– Submitted by JoAnne Bennison

- See more at: http://www.coastreporter.net/entertainment/arts-entertainment/nothing-stuffy-about-this-shakespeare-1.2231778#sthash.fLMCcidz.dpuf
Fifteen talented local actors (aged 10 to 17) are bringing the Bard to life with a rollicking romp through the life, times and works of William Shakespeare in Driftwood Theatre School’s (DTS) upcoming All the World’s a Stage.

“Our young actors have accomplished the impossible,” raves instructor/director Ingrid Bilton. “They have not only mastered a new language, they have learned to speak ‘trippingly on the tongue’ – a lost art, to be sure. I am so impressed by the courage and tenacity of our students in tackling these iconic roles from Shakespeare’s greatest plays. I am truly amazed at the outstanding quality of their work.”

The sumptuous sets (built Doug Ives and painted by Mudito and Bodhi Drope), along with costumes from Carol Thompson and the Driftwood Players’ Costume Shoppe, make this production a feast for the eyes.

But stage manager Sandi McGinnis notes it is the young actors who really make the production sparkle. “We thought we hit the pinnacle with last years Alice in Wonderland, but our current production of All the World’s a Stage has raised the bar for theatrical and ensemble work.”

The general public are invited to the two public performances Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets ($15 adult and $8 youth) are available at the Blackberry Shop, Laedeli, giggle ’n bloom, and at the door. For info go to www.driftwoodplayers.ca/dts.htm.

DTS will take All the World’s a Stage on the road in May, offering free performances at schools across the Sunshine Coast. The tour is made possible with the financial support of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation and the Sunshine Coast Regional District, who are helping to bring the magic of live theatre to local youth.

– Submitted by JoAnne Bennison

- See more at: http://www.coastreporter.net/entertainment/arts-entertainment/nothing-stuffy-about-this-shakespeare-1.2231778#sthash.fLMCcidz.dpuf
Fifteen talented local actors (aged 10 to 17) are bringing the Bard to life with a rollicking romp through the life, times and works of William Shakespeare in Driftwood Theatre School’s (DTS) upcoming All the World’s a Stage.

“Our young actors have accomplished the impossible,” raves instructor/director Ingrid Bilton. “They have not only mastered a new language, they have learned to speak ‘trippingly on the tongue’ – a lost art, to be sure. I am so impressed by the courage and tenacity of our students in tackling these iconic roles from Shakespeare’s greatest plays. I am truly amazed at the outstanding quality of their work.”

The sumptuous sets (built Doug Ives and painted by Mudito and Bodhi Drope), along with costumes from Carol Thompson and the Driftwood Players’ Costume Shoppe, make this production a feast for the eyes.

But stage manager Sandi McGinnis notes it is the young actors who really make the production sparkle. “We thought we hit the pinnacle with last years Alice in Wonderland, but our current production of All the World’s a Stage has raised the bar for theatrical and ensemble work.”

The general public are invited to the two public performances Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets ($15 adult and $8 youth) are available at the Blackberry Shop, Laedeli, giggle ’n bloom, and at the door. For info go to www.driftwoodplayers.ca/dts.htm.

DTS will take All the World’s a Stage on the road in May, offering free performances at schools across the Sunshine Coast. The tour is made possible with the financial support of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation and the Sunshine Coast Regional District, who are helping to bring the magic of live theatre to local youth.

– Submitted by JoAnne Bennison

- See more at: http://www.coastreporter.net/entertainment/arts-entertainment/nothing-stuffy-about-this-shakespeare-1.2231778#sthash.fLMCcidz.dpuf

 

 

DRIFTWOOD THEATRE SCHOOL 2019/2020

GENERAL REGISTRATION: Saturday, September 7th, 12:00 - 3:00 pm St. Bart's Hall

INFORMATION: registrar.driftwoodts@gmail.com

Click for: Driftwood Theatre School Registration Form

Registration forms can be printed from this website and mailed with payment to:

Driftwood Theatre School
Box 161
Sechelt, BC
V0N 3A0

PLEASE NOTE: ALL CLASSES have a $35 annual admin fee which is charged at Registration to the first Term in which a student takes classes.

DROP IN FEE $30 -- if you then register for the class it will be deducted from your Term fees.



Teen Performance Troupe
Ages 13 & up
Instructor: Ingrid Bilton
(full year course; entrance by audition on Wed., August 28th, 5p - 7p
& Thurs., August 29th, 3:00 - 5:00pm at St. Bart’s)
For audition time slot contact Ingrid at: ingridbilton@gmail.com
Click here for Audition Script Selections
Course held at St. Bart’s Church, Gibsons
Thursdays 6:30p - 8:30p
Fee: $295/Term
This course is designed for the highly motivated actor who would like to take on the challenge of complex characters in grip of intense real life situations. In the first semester our students will learn strategies to help them tackle a wide variety of emotionally difficult scenes. In the second term, our Troupe will use class time to workshop a profoundly moving Drama to be showcased in a series of public performances at the Heritage Playhouse in May.

IMPROV: Theatre in the Moment
Various Ages - as per instructor
Instructor: Sandi McGinnis
Held at Frank West Hall, Gibsons
Tuesdays 4p - 6p
Fee: $285/Term
In this dynamic, fun filled class we will explore what triggers the actor’s brain to respond in the moment. Through observation and a few basic tricks using our voice and body we build a core of theatre skills to invent scenes moment to moment. This class is about looking, listening, and playing to support our partner(s) and build a potent creative team. Bring a journal and pencil to record your discoveries.

IMPROV: Theatre in the Moment & BEYOND
Instructor: Sandi McGinnis
Entry: by teacher approval
Held at St. Bart’s Church, Gibsons
Wednesdays 5p - 7p
Fee: $285/Term
This class is for the serious, open, inquisitive, improv student who wants to take their work a step further and LIVE WITHIN the STORY, building it moment to moment. The goal is to move from 1 or 2 minute scenes, connecting them through accepting all offers from our partner(s) and advancing the scene, to create a sustained story throughout the class session. Bring a journal and pencil to record the insights you discover.

Theatre Magic: The Beginning
Ages 5 – 7 years
Instructor: Sandi McGinnis
Held at St. Bart’s Church, Gibsons
Wednesdays 3:30p - 4:30p
Fee: $175/Term
In this class for young children we will explore the magic of theatre make believe. By playing games, using rhythms, ways to move, ways to make sounds, and making up stories we will create creatures, people, aliens, and … This class is about delving into and expanding our imaginations!!!

Embodied Acting for Young Performers
Recommended Ages 12-16
Instructor: Varya Rubin
(Younger actors will be considered on an individual basis)
Held at St. Bart’s Church, Gibsons
Tuesdays 4:45p - 6:45p
Fee: $285/Term
Whether on stage, on mic or on camera, an actor’s work has to connect to a strong emotional core. Using scripts from classical to modern, comedy to
drama, this class will provide you with techniques to deepen your practice and find truth in every performance. Includes end of year showcase at the Heritage Playhouse.

Embodied Acting for Adults
Ages 16 and up
Instructor: Varya Rubin
Held at St. Bart’s in Gibsons,
Six Tuesdays, October 15th-November 19th
7p - 8:30p
Fee: $150/6 weeks
Whether on stage, on mic or on camera, an actor’s work has to connect to a strong emotional core; a focus of this class will be tuning your body and voice in order to strengthen that connection. Using scripts from classical to modern, comedy to drama, this class will provide you with techniques to deepen your practice and find truth in every performance. A superb intro for new actors, and an opportunity for advanced students and professionals to work their craft.

Kids on Stage
Recommended Ages 7-9
Instructor: Varya Rubin
Held at St. Bart’s Church, Gibsons
Tuesdays 3:30p - 4:30p
Fee: $175/Term
A joyful introduction to acting for young performers, this class will incorporate elements of mime, storytelling and improvisation, as well as some script work. Come prepared to play! Includes end of year showcase at the Heritage Playhouse.

Musical Theatre for Grownups
Instructor: Varya Rubin
6 weeks in spring, dates, fees TBA
Always wanted to be on stage? Miss those school productions from when you were a kid? Whether you’re an accomplished performer or new to the craft, this class is an opportunity to strut your stuff on stage! Includes end of year showcase at the Heritage Playhouse.

MORE FUNdamentals of Drama
Recommended Ages 8-11
Instructor: Shannon Rody
(Younger actors will be considered on an individual basis)
Held at Roberts Creek Elementary
Tuesdays 5p - 6:30p
Fee: $225/Term
This action packed course is geared to students with a background in school or community theatre who are eager to further their acting skills through more challenging Creative Drama activities. Our young thespians will enjoy an exciting program of mime, movement, speech, improvisation, and story-telling exercises, along with an introduction to the fine art of characterization. This class will culminate into a theatre showcase performance in the spring.

 

 




Mother Goose is Eaten By Werewolves opens Friday and runs April 26 to 28 and May 3 to 5 at Gibsons Heritage Playhouse. Tickets are available at Strait Music, Laedeli Gifts, Giggle ‘n Bloom, The Blackberry Shop and online at
share-there.com/driftwoodtheatreschool .
 


Photo Rik Jespersen.

Click here to purchase tickets

Click to see the full Coast Reporter article.

Click here to purchase tickets

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: The e-mail contact address for Driftwood Theatre School has changed:
Please use:
registrar.driftwoodts@gmail.com

 

A NEW PLAY IN THE WORKS!

Following up on last year’s colossal hit, The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and
Gretel, DTS is considering another comic blockbuster: Mother Goose is Eaten By
Werewolves! Steph DeFerie has written another hilarious fractured fairy tale involving
29+ oddball characters.

Mother Goose is no fool. As soon as she discovers real werewolves are in this
production, she makes a break for it, and it looks like our show is over before it’s
begun! But wait! Four adventurous audience members – a fairy godmother, a witch, a
prince, and a wolf – save the day by acting out their own twisted versions of Sleeping
Beauty. With the participation of a helpful stage manager, a kooky cast and crew, and
some willing audience members, it appears to be smooth sailing, UNTIL.....!

Auditions will be held on Sunday, November 4 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Heritage
Playhouse, and are open to all DTS students. Performance week is scheduled for the
first week in April, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click for: Driftwood Theatre School Registration Form

REGISTER ONLINE AT share-there.com (online fee will be levied).

REGISTER ONLINE AT share-there.com (online fee will be levied).

Click for: Driftwood Theatre School Registration Form

Registration forms can be printed from this website and mailed with payment to:

Driftwood Theatre School
Box 161
Sechelt, BC
V0N 3A0

Click for: Driftwood Theatre School Registration Form

Registration forms can be printed from this website and mailed with payment to:

Driftwood Theatre School

Box 161
Sechelt, BC
V0N 3A0

 

Click here to purchase tickets to The Glass Slipper.

 

On stage and behind the scenes at another great rehearsal. Thirty young actors (8 to 18 yrs) shine in the Cinderella classic "The Glass Slipper". Shows run April 28 - 30 & May 5 - 7 at Heritage Playhouse Gibsons. Tickets online at www.share-there.com and at Sechelt Visitor Centre, Laedeli, The Blackberry Shop and giggle 'n bloom.

A magical musical Cinderella!

Behind the scenes with 30 talented young actors (8 - 18 years) as they put the finishing touches on The Glass Slipper. Performances run April 28 - 30 and May 5 - 7 at Heritage Playhouse Gibsons. Tickets are available online at www.share-there.com and at Laedeli, Blackberry Shop, giggle 'n bloom and the Sechelt Visitor Centre.

Click on Photo to enlarge.

 

Driftwood brings another classic to the stage
Click here to see Coastal Reporter Article.

 

After five months of rehearsals, over 30 talented young actors are putting the finishing touches on another Driftwood Theatre School extravaganza. The Glass Slipper is a magical, musical re-telling of the Cinderella fairy tale performed by an all-youth cast of local thespians ages 6 to 18.

The lavish production, with its sumptuous costumes, sets and original choreography, is the School's most ambitious project yet. Director Ingrid Bilton describes it as a labour of love ... that almost didn't happen. "After stumbling across an excerpt from the play last year, we immediately fell in love with the bright sassy dialogue, the outlandish characters, and the charming poetry. And so began the search for the illusive 1944 stage play by Eleanor Farjeon.”

Driftwood Theatre School scoured the globe. Emails and phone calls to the U.S., England and even New Zealand eventually located a single copy along with an enchanting musical score. The play went into production in December.

"Anyone who enjoyed our Alice in Wonderland in 2015 is going to LOVE The Glass Slipper," Bilton noted.

Performances run April 28 - 30 and May 5 - 7 at Heritage Playhouse Gibsons. Tickets are available online at www.share-there.com and at Laedeli, Blackberry Shop, giggle 'n bloom and the Sechelt Visitor Centre. For a behind-the-scenes peak at the production and rehearsals, check out Driftwood Theatre School on Facebook.

Click here to purchase tickets to The Glass Slipper.

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR AUDITION SCENES FOR CINDERELLA

CLICK HERE FOR AUDITION SCENES "B" FOR CINDERELLA

CLICK HERE FOR CINDERELLA WALTZ AUDITION SCENES

CLICK HERE FOR CINDERELLA WALTZ AUDITION SCENE #5

Stepmother & Stepsisters

CLICK HERE FOR CINDERELLA WALTZ AUDITION SCENE #6

Rosey & Zed

CLICK HERE FOR CINDERELLA WALTZ AUDITION SCENE #7

Zed & Rosey

CLICK HERE FOR CINDERELLA WALTZ AUDITION SCENE #8

Troll, Rosey, Prince, Mrs. Snow

 

 

Another great review for "All the World's a Stage"!

http://www.coastreporter.net/entertainment/arts-entertainment/all-the-men-and-women-merely-players-1.2248006

 

Click to buy tickets for the 2 pm show.

Click to buy tickets for the 7 pm show.

Click to buy tickets for the 2 pm show.

Click to buy tickets for the 7 pm show.

Our troupe of young actors (aged 10 to 17) are breathing new life into Shakespeare's greatest works in the upcoming "All the World's a Stage". Fifteen talented young thespians take the audience on a rollicking romp through the life, times and works of William Shakespeare with iconic scenes from Hamlet, Macbeth and Julius Caesar, interwoven with a rousing sword fight, some classic cross-dressing, and a dash of murder and mayhem.

"All the World's a Stage" has two public public performances Saturday April 30 at 2 PM and 7 PM. Tickets $15 (Adult) and $8 (Youth) are available online at share-there.com, the Sechelt Info Centre, Blackberry Shop, Laedeli, giggle 'n bloom, and at the door.

 

Actors from ages 10 to 17 take part in Driftwood Theatre School’s All the World’s a Stage

Fifteen talented local actors (aged 10 to 17) are bringing the Bard to life with a rollicking romp through the life, times and works of William Shakespeare in Driftwood Theatre School’s (DTS) upcoming All the World’s a Stage.

“Our young actors have accomplished the impossible,” raves instructor/director Ingrid Bilton. “They have not only mastered a new language, they have learned to speak ‘trippingly on the tongue’ – a lost art, to be sure. I am so impressed by the courage and tenacity of our students in tackling these iconic roles from Shakespeare’s greatest plays. I am truly amazed at the outstanding quality of their work.”

The sumptuous sets (built Doug Ives and painted by Mudito and Bodhi Drope), along with costumes from Carol Thompson and the Driftwood Players’ Costume Shoppe, make this production a feast for the eyes.

But stage manager Sandi McGinnis notes it is the young actors who really make the production sparkle. “We thought we hit the pinnacle with last years Alice in Wonderland, but our current production of All the World’s a Stage has raised the bar for theatrical and ensemble work.”

The general public are invited to the two public performances Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets ($15 adult and $8 youth) are available at the Blackberry Shop, Laedeli, giggle ’n bloom, and at the door. For info go to www.driftwoodplayers.ca/dts.htm.

DTS will take All the World’s a Stage on the road in May, offering free performances at schools across the Sunshine Coast. The tour is made possible with the financial support of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation and the Sunshine Coast Regional District, who are helping to bring the magic of live theatre to local youth.

– Submitted by JoAnne Bennison

 

Click to buy tickets for the 2 pm show.

Click to buy tickets for the 7 pm show.

Click for: 2015 Driftwood Theatre School Registration Form

Varya Rubin joins Driftwood Theatre School

Varya Rubin is a Jessie award winning actor, singer and multi-instrumentalist with extensive experience in theatre, tv and radio. An award winning singing teacher, Varya's rich educational palate also includes many years of teaching acting, public speaking, piano and violin. She enjoys working with performers of all ages and abilities. Varya holds an honours BA in theatre from York University and a certificate in film arts from Langara College/Studio 58.


Varya's classes this fall include:

FUNdamentals: Drama for 6 - 9 year olds (starts Sept. 15/15)
Tuesdays 4 - 5:30 PM at St. Bart's Hall Gibsons

Children love to immerse themselves in imaginative play. This course will harness that natural ability while creating a strong foundation in the fundamentals of acting. Classes will incorporate storytelling, movement, improvisation, sonic exploration and simple script work. All children are welcome.


Acting & Scene Study for Teens (starts October 2015)

Working with texts from Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss, this course will be based on physical exploration with a strong emphasis on vocal technique. Experienced actors will refine their skills and receive individualized coaching on scenes and monologues. Novice actors will begin their acting explorations in a safe and supportive environment.


Family Fun: A Drama Class for Kids & Parents (starts October 2015)

Tuesdays 2 - 3:30 PM, St. Bart's Hall, Gibsons

 

 

Alice in Wonderland
May 2015 Heritage Playhouse Gibsons

Alice in Wonderland's 25 talented young thespians (aged 6 to 16) take their bows after playing to packed houses and rave reviews at Heritage Playhouse May 2015.

Click on photo to see larger image.

"Alice in Wonderland" May 8 - 10
Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons

Tickets available at:
Giggle 'n Bloom, The Blackberry Shop, and Laedeli Gifts, the Sechelt Visitor Centre
and online: Click here to purchase online tickets.

"Driftwood Theatre School is a Coast Treasure" reports the LOCAL. Read Here

"Alice is fresh and funny!" says Coast Reporter. Click here for the full story.

Click here to read the article in The Coast Reporter:
"Theatre School Celebrates Five Years" -- Alice in Wonderland

Click here to purchase tickets

 

 

 

 

 

Click for: 2014 Driftwood Theatre School Registration Form

 

 

 

 

 


 

    

School Archives 2012-2014

School Archives 2011