Vox Théâtre

Vox Théâtre has now been a huge playground for young audiences for over 40 years. Stories are told in a unique theatrical form with voices singing words and sounds to express ideas and emotions. Along with the performer’s acting, the music, sets, and puppets born from objects create stories and characters that strike the imagination. Since its inception, Vox Théâtre has presented 50 creations for people of all ages (as young as 18 months) everywhere in the country and internationally. The company presents, with Théâtre de la Vieille 17, a yearly series for young audiences, la Série Enfance Jeunesse at Ottawa’s La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins. In this pandemic era, Vox Théâtre has added new initiatives in storytelling, creative meetings and workshops to reach out to children and families, if not live, then in a virtual setting. 

Curriculum Links

Respond to the role of characters and dramatic situations; construct personal interpretations of drama works; connect drama issues and themes to their own ideas; describe how the elements of drama are combined to create a theatre work.


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French
French Immersion

School Workshop: Character building

Residency Workshop English French French Immersion

Students explore the psychological qualities and external aspects of building a character. They will discover the essential components of performance by using the actor main tools: voice, body and imagination.

Participants:
Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
In person:
Half day: two 90-minute sessions $315 + HST
Full day: three 90-minute sessions $415 + HST


Online*:
Maximum: 20 students
One session of 70 minutes $215 + HST
half day: two 70-minute sessions $315 + HST
full day: three 70-minute sessions $415 + HST


* Workshop duration and number of participants are flexible as per school needs
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School Workshop: Puppets in Action

Residency Workshop English French French Immersion

An introduction to puppetry by learning the basic techniques of manipulation. Students will discover different types of puppets and their history. They will bring puppets to life through creative exercises of body and voice.

Participants:
Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
In person:
Half day: two 90-minute sessions $315 + HST
Full day: three 90-minute sessions $415 + HST


Online*:
Maximum: 20 students
One session of 70 minutes $215 + HST
half day: two 70-minute sessions $315 + HST
full day: three 70-minute sessions $415 + HST

* Workshop duration and number of participants are flexible as per school needs
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School Workshop: Objects come to life!

New Program Residency Workshop English French French Immersion

Participants will be led to look beyond the object and its function to discover its theatrical potential. Students will be introduced to comedy and caricature to understand better how to construct the object-character. They will also work on team building, coordination, rhythm, active listening and concentration.

Participants:
Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
In person:
Half day: two 90-minute sessions $315 + HST
Full day: three 90-minute sessions $415 + HST


Online*:
Maximum: 20 students
One session of 70 minutes $215 + HST
half day: two 70-minute sessions $315 + HST
full day: three 70-minute sessions $415 + HST

* Workshop duration and number of participants are flexible as per school needs
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School Workshop: Master Class

Residency Workshop English French French Immersion

All of the above workshops are also offered as masterclasses. Experienced artist Pier Rodier facilitates these sessions, which offer a more in-depth artistic experience.

Participants:
Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
In person:
Half day: two 90-minute sessions $350 + HST
Full day: three 90-minute sessions $450 + HST

Online*:
Maximum: 20 students
One session of 70 minutes $250 + HST
half day: two 70-minute sessions $350 + HST
full day: three 70-minute sessions $450 + HST

* Workshop duration and number of participants are flexible as per school needs
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School Residency: My puppet

New Program Residency English French French Immersion

Students will study the origins of puppetry and be guided through the creative process of making their own puppet (design, modelling, mechanism and costumes). They will build a character taking into account inner qualities and external aspects. Finally, students will learn basic manipulation techniques with the support of two professional puppeteers and will develop a short show to present to their peers.

Participants:
Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
In Person Only:
Five full days: three 90-minute sessions per day
$2,075 + HST
Materials: not included; dependent on project


As every project is different, a meeting with the artist is required to determine the parameters of the project, the number of participants and the number of days required to complete the project.
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School Workshop: Modern Clowns

Residency Workshop English French French Immersion

This workshop guides students through the different steps of performing a clown act. They will analyze and enact the two main types of clowns: the August and the White Clown.

Participants:
Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
In person:
Half day: two 90-minute sessions $315 + HST
Full day: three 90-minute sessions $415 + HST

* Workshop duration and number of participants are flexible as per school needs.
Materials: Clown noses $2 + HST per student.
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School Workshop: Commedia Dell'Arte Workshops

Residency Workshop English French French Immersion

This lively and historical art form mixes improvisation, pantomime and mask. Students will explore the stage presence, voice, and movements techniques using traditional character masks: Arlecchino, Pantalone, Dottore, Capitano and Tartaglia.

Participants:
Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
In person:
Half day: two 90-minute sessions $315 + HST
Full day: three 90-minute sessions $415 + HST

* Workshop duration and number of participants are flexible as per school needs.
Request a Booking