Launch Point Academy
The Launch Point Academy strives to provide youth aged 8-14 with educational and rich theatrical opportunities. Through initiatives such as our March Break Camp and Summer Theatre Intensive, LPA values and relies on arts education to help inspire young creative minds.
We believe in inclusive, accessible and engaging theatre programming that provides youth with unique performance opportunities. The foundational skills developed through our programming will guide and support our participants in all of their future endeavours. We value the importance of arts education and can not wait to share our passion with you!
Our Education Director, Lily
Beyond stage doors: Virtual masterclass series
Beyond Stage Doors is a project founded on our belief in inclusive arts education that expands the horizons of kids and inspires new career paths. The series will run over the span of four weeks with each weekly unit introducing a new topic guided by industry professionals from around the world. Our goal is to provide young theatre lovers with opportunities to build their confidence in multiple art disciplines.
May 22nd: Audition Fundamentals with Brandon Antonio
May 29th: Set Design & Scenic Painting with Carly Altberg
June 5th: Masking Making with Clelia Scala
June 12th: Found Instruments with Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou
All masterclasses are from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and will take place on Zoom.
Our program is designed for kids 8 to 16 years old.
One week prior to their masterclass, students will receive an email containing a Field Trip video, a link to the Connecting the Dots session, and any additional required resources. The Field Trip video will introduce the masterclass instructor, give the students a look at a day in the life of a working professional, and provide students a mission to complete prior to attending the Connecting the Dots session. During the Connecting the Dots sessions, students will build on their completed mission in an activity lead by their masterclass instructor. In this time, students will be encouraged to show their creativity and build on their skills as theatre artists. No previous experience or knowledge is required for any of our masterclasses.
Our Set Design & Scenic Painting and Mask Making workshops require a material kit. For participants in the KFLA region, we will supply these kits at no additional cost. Participants will be contacted with a pick up time. Any students outside of the KFLA region will be provided with a materials list.
Masterclass Bundle: $125
Students who choose the masterclass bundle will participate in all four of our workshops and receive an official Blue Canoe certificate that certifies their new theatrical skills.
Flex Masterclass: $40 per masterclass
Students choosing the Flex Masterclass option have the option to pick and choose which masterclasses they participate in.
Beyond Stage Doors would not be possible without the generous help of our friends at the Watershed Festival.
This year's festival runs May 25th-28th. Learn more here!