Youth Theatre Training Program Testimonials

Youth Feedback from CultureLink’s Newcomer Youth Summer Theatre Program

"I would recommend this kind of training to my friends, because it helps me to build confidence in myself"

"I really liked how openly we could talk about our personal experiences, and actually use it for the play."

"The best thing I learned is how important teamwork is. If we did not work as a team, we won’t have done the play."


Youth Feedback from expresARTE Vozifer@s program

"I believe this training is a great opportunity for someone or those who have always wanted to try this type of training. With a group of individuals of different ages and walks of life, it was a wonderful experience to learn from each other. To also share the creation process and movement together. You have the opportunity to discover yourself, express yourself in ways that you may have not believed you could or knew you could. Expression through different outlets is so important and having training programs like ExpresArte that are funded are so helpful in accessing."

"My favourite part was getting to work with new people, it’s always exciting to meet other artists. I also enjoyed working with Michelle. And the best thing I learned was to stop being afraid."

"I loved the diversity of the facilitators that we had for each session and the ways in which we worked from our own herstories. It was an opportunity to explore and challenge ourselves in a safe way. I also really enjoyed the sense of community developed and the different ways in which we connected with artists in the community."


Youth Feedback from Community Arts Guild “In Common Ground” program in partnership with Aanmitaagzi

"It helped me to keep active. It’s been a great and wonderful experience involving all activities and keeping active. Being involved is good."

"I really loved the whole thing, the story of The Cedar Tree story, when we had to come up with our own interpretation of the story. The trip, all of a sudden we became part of the performance, and how spontaneously the performance came up, and also the round dancing that we did that night. That was very enjoyable too."


Youth Feedback from Thinking Rock Community Arts’ ‘The Rivers Speak’ Youth Training Program

"I had such an amazing time putting lots of different art forms together with so many amazing artists."

"My favourite part was being the musical accompaniment for this production. I learned a lot about theatrical improvisation and knowing how to play and when."

"Loved the map. Learned personal stories about my area."

"Seeing the convergence of different people, cultures, and communities. I learned about the First Nations beliefs and more about the reserves."


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