Alan Shain

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Alan Shain is a multidisciplinary artist working in theatre, storytelling, stand-up comedy and dance. Alan blends comedy with a strong flavour of honesty and truth while drawing from the lived experience of disability. His shows and stories stretch across the familiar and the strange, evoking laughter as well as sadness, pain as well as discovery. He has toured extensively over the past 30 years across North America, Australia, and England. Alan has appeared at numerous festivals and events such as the Fourth Stage NAC, the EPCOR centre, the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, the Seymour Centre in Australia, and in storytelling festivals in Ottawa, Toronto, St Mary's and Canmore. He has been touring schools with MASC and Prologue since 2003 having performed for well over ten thousand students.

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Developing empathy towards others; identifying ways to include others based on their ability; understanding risk in role playing; experiencing the role of humour in storytelling and drama; exploring the use of personal experience to tell a story.


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Residency
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Indigenous
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Performance
Workshop
Workshop
Senior
Seniors
Language
English
French
French Immersion

AVAILABLE ONLINE: School Performance: First day in the schoolyard

Residency Performance English

Through a blending of stand-up comedy and storytelling, Alan poignantly tells about going to a new school. How do you blend in with a 500-pound wheelchair? These stories stretch across themes of acceptance, self-acceptance and standing up for others.

Participants:
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, General Public
Maximum:
In-person: 100 Online: 500
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
In person only:
Half day: two 1 hour performances $485 + HST
Full day: three 1 hour performances $685 + HST

Online: Video On Demand
One performance: 30-minute video + 20-minute online meeting with the artist $270 + HST
Each additional meeting: $60 + HST
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IN PERSON: School Performance: Still waiting for that special bus

Residency Performance English

This performance explores dating, romance and disability, all while waiting for the Para Transpo bus! Students are invited to identify with a young disabled man facing issues of self-esteem, personal integrity and risk-taking.

Participants:
Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, General Public
Maximum:
200
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
In person only:
One performance: 1 hour (incl. Q & A) $385 + HST
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