EDUCATION 

Bygone has a variety of options available for students and educators, including but not limited to;

1. Student discount rates & special matinee performances

2. Talkbacks with actors and creatives

3. In-school workshops on topics such as auditions and careers in the arts

4. Volunteer opportunities

Bygone is committed to creating diverse education program and is always open to discussing new ways to get youth involved. For information on any of our education initiatives, email Artistic Executive Director Emily Dix.

 

UP NEXT:

A Crash Course in Indie Theatre & Fringe Festival Producing Sun. May 15, 2022, 2-3:30PM | click here to register
Artistic Executive Director Emily Dix & Bygone Chair Conor Fitzgerald run this condensed version of their popular Producing 101 workshop, with a special focus on producing for Fringe shows. Learn about scheduling, creating budgets, fundraising, marketing, and more in this interactive workshop that invites participants to come with their own show-specific questions.

Open to all, aimed towards artists working in the Greater Toronto Area. Participation is free, but donations towards our 2022/23 season would be appreciated.

 

ACCESSIBILITY:

The workshop is being delivered in English with visual aids and automatically generated captions. If you require specific accommodation, please email us in advance (info@bygonetheatre.com) and we will do our best to provide you the full experience.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Access to a computer with internet connection. Participants are encouraged to turn on their cameras to ask questions or make comments, but this is not required. Questions may be submitted via text as well. No experience necessary, but will be most beneficial to those with at least a cursory knowledge of Toronto and the indie theatre community.

current opportunities

School Workshops | Grade 7-12 | Online or In-Person | $175 per class of 30

 

Careers in the Arts: 

Interested in working in the arts, but don't know where to start? This unique workshop will provide students with a realistic view into the arts world, guiding them through a host of career paths and the steps to follow to get there. Bygone Artistic Executive Director Emily Dix will cover topics such as;

  • Post-secondary programs here and abroad

  • Skill building without formal education

  • Unconventional arts related careers

  • How to network in the arts

  • How to build a resume or portfolio, and more.

 

This workshop can benefit not only arts students, but any senior high school students who are considering future career paths. Also available as a large-scale presentation for an entire grade or school; contact us for pricing. 

The Audition Process:
There's so much more to auditioning than what happens in the audition room, and how you prepare is just as important as how well you perform. Director Emily Dix will walk students through all the key aspects of the audition process, including;

  • Where to find auditions

  • How to get an agent

  • How to pick a monologue

  • How to format a performance resume

  • What to look for in a headshot

  • How to build your "brand" online

  • Audition etiquette, and more. 

Something From Nothing: How To Produce Your First Show:

Recommended for senior high school students, this workshop is a crash-course in indie theatre producing. Topics include:

  • Picking the right show

  • Casting

  • Creating a budget

  • Dealing with venues

  • Raising funds

  • Marketing, and more.

Workshops are available both in-person (in Toronto) and online via Zoom starting September 2021. Email emily@bygonetheatre.com for more details or to register a class.