Into the classroom with Imago

 

Valuing education and community 

 

Creating community is at the heart of Imago Theatre`s mandate. As a company that produces socially relevant and political work, having a relationship with teachers and students is of great importance to us. Through our programs such as Artista, a youth mentorship program connecting young women to mentors through theatre practices, and our Pay-What-You-Decide policy for our main stage shows, we at Imago are dedicated to get the art out and invite the conversations in. The staff at Imago Theatre is made up of theatre practitioners. We are performers, directors, writers, visual artists, and educators. Creating active partnerships with schools is one of our priorities. We stand by the belief that theatre should be part of the education system in order to inspire dialogue about the changing nature of our times through the portal of art.

Partnering with Imago Theatre 

How can we make this easy for you?
We know how hard you work therefore we want to help with the load. Depending on the needs of your classroom, we present a variety of options to facilitate this partnership.

In-class encounters with Imago Artists
We are open and eager to take part in discussions with teachers and students on a variety of areas of interest.

The Art How to approach story, performance, direction, and design.
The Industry A discussion on the essentials needed in the industry; from how to approach an audition to what it takes to producing a show.
The Project Based on an upcoming Imago show; why this story was chosen, what are the themes, and the process of bringing this story to life.
Support Materials A comprehensive portfolio complete with research materials – links, articles, books, and images – used by the creative team as key resources for the production, as well a visit from Imago`s Artistic Director, Micheline Chevrier, accompanied by the artists involved in the project (content of the discussion to be determined in consultation with the educator).

Upcoming Production 

Co-created by Joy Ross-Jones and Cristina Cugliandro

ABOUT THE PLAY

Elsewhere is an hour-long, one-person show that uses mask and storytelling to explore themes of human resistance, survival and resilience in the face of Venezuela’s rapid decline. In Elsewhere, six characters offer a human lens, at times funny, at times disturbing, on Venezuela’s current crisis.

The ‘Abuela’ remembers easier times, the ‘Reina de Belleza’ considers sterilization, the ‘Policia’ questions his allegiance with the Venezuelan government, the ‘Indigente’ begs God for food, the ‘Manifestante’ joins the fight for freedom, and the ‘Gringa’ looks on from afar, wondering what she can do to help. Through their narrative arcs, the characters engage the audience in an urgent political conversation relevant to human experiences in distressed countries worldwide.

EVENTS
Every performance will be followed by a talkback with the cast, director, and guest speakers.
A personalized pre-show discussion available upon request for groups.
A personalized post-show visit to your classroom with the artists involved in the production.
A production portfolio for teachers and students that includes material that acts  as a jumping off point for class discussions, exercises, essays
and projects.

PRICING
Specially priced group tickets 
can be bought through Imago Theatre as well as through our Pay-What-You-Decide policy at the door.
Student 20$ / Groups of 10+ 15$ / Pay-What-You-Decide
*Buying in advance reserves you seats of your choice.

For more information please get in touch with Cristina at cristina@imagotheatre.ca or call at 514-274-3222

SHOW TIMES & DATES
Thursday January 24th – Sunday January 27th (5 show run)
Times to be announced

PLACE
At Centaur Theatre
453 St Francois Xavier St,
Montreal, QC H2Y 2T1