TIFT lines up talent for camps

With March Break taking stage, Talk is Free Theatre (TIFT) is gearing up for another round of camps to engage aspiring young thespians and/or other theatre professionals.
TIFT is offering two camps, one for 6-9 year olds, and the other for 10-14 year olds. Both are planned for March 11-15, and are designed to allow participants access to professional instructors, such as:
• Herbie Barnes, previously the director for TIFT’s smash hit production of Tales of an Urban Indian, is also known for his role of Joseph in the film Dance Me outside and on the CBC series, The Rez. But he has played many roles throughout his 20-year career, both on stage and on film. As a teacher he has spent time in inner-city high schools, private schools, universities and many theatre companies.
• Marjie Chud is in her second year as a Resident Artist Educator at Young People’s Theatre in Toronto, where she facilitates a variety of workshops for all ages at the theatre and in classrooms throughout the GTA. She also teaches in the YPT drama school, summer camps and in regular community based programs. Her passion is creating stories with children and developing performance skills and building confidence through a variety of creative means.
The camps run Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $190 per child per week. An additional nominal fee will apply for pre and post-day care. According to the new Ontario Children’s Activity Tax Credit, parents and guardians are able to claim up to $500 of eligible expenses per child.
Spaces are limited. Call the TIFT box office at (705) 792-1949 to register, or in person at Suite 20-230 Bayview Drive, Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also register through the theatre’s website.

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