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Theatre & Cross Creativity 2023

April 23 - 27, 2023 | 4-8pm

Orillia Opera House

Community Presentation

April 27, 2023 | 7pm

Orillia Opera House - Studio Theatre

Calling Everyone with a Story!

Join Arts Orillia for the second edition of Theatre & Cross Creativity - a theatre project for intergenerational community sharing.

We are seeking 20 players - 10 members from the Senior community (over 65) – and 10 members from the Youth community (under 25), to engage in a creative theatre and storytelling process leading to a community performance at the Orillia Opera House Studio Theatre. This is an accessible space. You will collaborate with Iain Moggach, Artistic Director from Theatre by the Bay and Clara McBride, Artistic Director of Amphibious Works and Theatre Arts Coordinator of Act II Studio for Programs 50+ at Toronto Metropolitan University.

The purpose…

  • To develop a project where stories are told

  • To create a place where we listen and learn about new perspectives

  • To build a culture where exciting exchanges take place in the interest of intergenerational bridging

The commitment…

  • Come with an open heart

  • Come each day from April 23rd to 27th | 4PM - 8PM to The Orillia Opera House (light meal offered at dinner break from 5:30PM - 6PM)


The experience…

  • Discover a story – write it down – tell it again while moving – tell a story using a mask – or a costume – or a prop!

  • Work collaboratively with Clara, Iain and your Theatre & Cross Creativity group to create a devised performance demonstration for the local community


Who should join?

  • You, if you're between 13 and 25 or 65 and 105!

  • You, regardless of your experience on the stage!

  • You, regardless of your fear of the stage!

  • You, regardless of whether you think your story is meant for the stage!


What to bring?

  • A photograph, keepsake, or object that helps you tell your story


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Iain Moggach

Artistic Director of Theatre by the Bay | Theatre producer, director, and educator | Ones to Watch Award - Tootsie Awards, 2021 | Young Professional of the Year - Barrie Business Awards, 2019.

"Iain Moggach is young, creatively gifted, with a keen sense of theatre and how to engage an audience.” - Slotkin Letter


Clara McBride

Artistic Director of Amphibious Works. Theatre Arts Coordinator of Act II Studio, Toronto Metropolitan University. Interdisciplinary performance artist and educator who has worked in France, England, and Canada for 26 years. Amphibious Works explores the transformative nature of storytelling utilising a combination of mask and mask making, ensemble physical theatre, writing and new media. Clara actively seeks new stages and spaces to tell frisky stories that uplift and protest.

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