Oct 4, 2016 Tuesday
Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Ideas!

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

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Oct 5, 2016 Wednesday

A Taste of Spoken Word

3:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

In this workshop we will explore how to tap into our inner creative flow through both writing and performance exercises. Everyone from beginners to seasoned professionals are welcome, though the course is introductory in nature. We will discuss strategies to overcome writers block, and other relevant topics throughout the afternoon. Prepare for an interactive experience in poetry!

Bring one of the following:
A ticket to an interesting event in Halifax
Any strange little knick knack
Bizarre, philosophical novel
Photographs of the teacher taken during the class
Small painting

About the teacher, Brandon MacDougall

I've been writing for as long as I can remember. I started performing spoken word five years ago and since then have competed in multiple poetry slams, including two national competitions. I am passionate about topics such as the cosmos, politics, and mental health. I'm a director on the board of the non-profit Base Y Generation, which is focused on empowering youth.

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Oct 11, 2016 Tuesday
Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Ideas!

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

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Oct 15, 2016 Saturday
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

Want to make use of your time while sitting in the waiting room or on a long bus ride? Participants can come to learn how to knit a basic knit stitch or come and practice skills they already have.

Bring one of the following:
Canned chickpeas
Canned Tomatoes
Dried grains and beans
Fresh or dried herbs
Pantry goods

About the teacher, Jessica Melindy

Jessica Melindy is an artist based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has been knitting for over 18 years. Her favourite things to knit are fair isle mittens. With a degree in textiles and a continuous curiousity you can expect to find Jessica with multiple projects on the go. Jessica brings her knitting wherever she goes and knits whenever she can. It's easier to socialize when your hands are busy making something, and it makes for a great conversion topic too!

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Oct 18, 2016 Tuesday
ArtBar - NSCAD Store Front
1873 Granville St
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Ideas!

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

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Oct 25, 2016 Tuesday
Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Ideas!

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

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Oct 30, 2016 Sunday

Power of Words

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

At the power of words workshop we will explore the etymology and meaning behind some of the phrases and words that are commonly used every day. The spectrum of words will include such as lame, crazy, ghetto and stupid as well as other more controversial words. After learning the history of the words we will have a discussion around ways that we can change the ways we use these words. Please bring something to write on and come with an open mind!

Bring one of the following:
Snacks for the class!

About the teacher, Kate Ashwood

Kate Ashwood is a student at the Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College. Having moved from Ottawa to Halifax Kate loves hiking, swimming, kayaking and paddle-boarding. Exploring the outdoors around Halifax is one of her favourite things to do and she is keen to share her passion for the outdoors with others!

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