Blue Canoe Productions is a youth arts non-profit organization that creates opportunities for young people under the age of 30 in the arts. These opportunities range from gaining experience in theatre, to a youth arts festival, to education programs for a wider range of ages.
If you'd like to get involved with any of these awesome projects, check out our current opportunities!
Blue Canoe was formed to give young people an opportunity to perform with their peers on stages in the Kingston community. Our stage productions are open for anyone between the ages of 13-30. If you have an idea for a project, we want to hear about it! Tell us about your project!
The Juvenis Festival: Kingston's Youth Arts Festival
Kingston's Youth Arts Festival, presented annually each May during National Youth Week. The Juvenis Festival is one of only 2 youth arts festivals in Canada and the only one in Ontario. Youth run, Juvenis gives young artists opportunities to take free workshops, work alongside professional artists and create their own arts projects. Juvenis is multidisciplinary, providing opportunities in a wide range of arts including but not limited to theatre, music, dance, photography, visual arts, film, and more!
Viva Voce: Storytelling Coffeehouse
Created by Tiana Prince and Alex Oliver in 2014, Viva Voce is a free storytelling coffeehouse presented 3-4 times a year. This event showcases young people telling stories connected by a different theme specific to each installation . The stories are not always presented in the oral tradition, Viva Voce explores all ways to tell stories, through song, dance, dramatization and other creative ways.
Songs & Spirits: A cabaret night
A cabaret style concert featuring youth performers, Songs & Spirits is a great chance to get involved with Blue Canoe through a smaller commitment than a full musical production. This event has been preformed in pubs around Kingston and in a virtual formatonline!
Launch Point Academy- Performing Arts Education Programs
Launch Point Academy is Blue Canoe's education arm offering classes during the school year for ages 5-15, vocal lessons for all ages, a march break camp program and a summer musical theatre intensive.
Great for ages 8-15, all experience levels welcome!