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  • Call for Auditions: Spring Production & FEATS 2018
    Auditions Open for Spring Production and FEATS You can now sign up to audition for the a role in the plays to be performed during the upcoming FEST Spring production (April 6th-8th and 13th-15th) and the Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Societies (FEATS) at which we are taking part this year (May 18th-21st) in Antwerp. […]
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  • January Play Reading
    We would like to kick-off the 2018 play-reading sessions by exploring one of the most distinguished American dramas of the 20th century: “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams. As we will be performing a Williams play for our Spring production, reading one of his works will get us in the spirit of things! Please […]
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  • FEST Academy Workshop “Performance Prep”
    FEST Academy Workshop Series presents the two-day “Performance Prep” Workshop for Singers, Actors & Public Speakers led by Jennifer Bradley Are you a performer? Do you sing, act or do public speaking? Are you afraid of auditioning? When you audition, perform, or speak in public, do you “sabotage” yourself? Do you feel as if you […]
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  • December Play Reading – FEATS play!
    We will be taking part in FEATS in Antwerp 2018 and will be using this months’ play reading to select our entry. There will be a number of one-act plays being read, including at least two plays written by FEST members! Sarnia will host the play reading this month. Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 6th, […]
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  • FEST Academy offers next Director Workshop
    Workshop has been postponed! New dates will be announced on this space. The FEST Academy presents: Directing a Scene led by Jim Phetterplace, Jr. This two-day workshop is designed to expose beginning directors to the actual process of preparing and directing a scene, as a microcosm for the process of directing the whole play. Even […]
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  • November Play Reading
    This month Varvara will host the play reading, featuring God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza.  Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, “God of Carnage” relates an evening in the lives of two couples, residents of a tony Brooklyn neighborhood, who meet to discuss a playground incident. Alan and Annette’s son hit Michael […]
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  • FEST Academy Workshop – Preparing to Perform
    The FEST Academy presents: Acting Foundations:  Preparing to Perform led by Jeff Book How can you ensure you have prepared yourself for your stage performance? Preparing for a performance means getting yourself mentally and physically in the right place.  Achieving a level of readiness to perform – with your body, your breathing, your voice and your concentration […]
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  • October Play Reading
    Play Reading on October 12th, 2017 – Jessie’s at 7:00 pm There are a couple of options to choose from for this month’s play reading, and our host, Jessie Bannister is reviewing them now. No matter what is chosen, it’s sure to be a great evening, as can be expected with all of our play […]
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  • FEST Academy Lighting Design Workshop
    The FEST Academy presents: Lighting Design Workshop led by Johannes Volk This workshop will help participants understand the art, and technology, of creating a lighting plan for a stage production.  Participants will also have the opportunity to finalize the lighting plan and apply the learnings in the katakombe theatre (Kulturhaus Frankfurt) in preparation for the FEST […]
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  • September Play Reading
    Play Reading on Thursday, September 14, 6:30pm The play The Quare Fellow by Brendan Behan is set in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin. The anti-hero of the play, the Quare Fellow, is never seen or heard; he functions as the play’s central conceit. He is a man condemned to die on the following day, for an unmentioned […]
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  • August Play Reading
    Play Reading 10th August – Sarnia’s at 7:00 pm For the next play reading we have a real classic of English theatre lined up…  The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie! The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play. It opened in the West End of London in 1952, and has been running continuously since then, making it […]
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