Play Days

Are you interested in arts education? Looking for more opportunities to keep growing your arts education practice? Whether you are an emerging or experienced artist or artist educator, we invite you to join Young People’s Theatre for Play Days: an informal opportunity to connect with other like-minded people and YPT staff to share and exchange ideas, games and resources, build community, and – you guessed it – play!

See details and schedule below.

To learn about our Corporate Play Days, click here.

Play Day session, 2021.

YPT’s approach to Play Days is guided by an Indigenous circle tradition – open to everyone interested in exploring arts education, participants are encouraged to both learn from, and bring knowledge to, the circle; connecting and engaging as both learners and teachers, participants and facilitators, and encouraging ongoing learning wherever one is in their arts education journey.

Play Day participants receive a $50 honorarium to participate. Registration is required as space is limited. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

2021 YPT Play Days are supported by the Kingfisher Foundation.

Have any questions? Contact Yvonne Addai, Education & Participation Programs Coordinator: yaddai@youngpeoplestheatre.org.

2021 Schedule
(Please note: all 2021 Play Days will take place virtually over Zoom)
Date & TimeSession InfoRegistration Link

Tuesday,
September 28
3PM-5PM
(EDT)

Play Day #1
An informal and participatory opportunity to play, connect and exchange. This session will be led by staff in YPT’s Education & Participation department.

Register online here.

Thursday,
November 4
3PM-4PM
(EDT)

Exchange #1
A further exploration of ideas and questions that emerge from Play Day #1. This event will feature a panel of invited guests from Play Day #1 to further discuss their arts education practice in more detail. 
Note: No honorarium is offered to registrants for exchange events.

Register online here.

Friday,
November 19
3PM-5PM

Play Day #2
An informal and participatory opportunity to play, connect and exchange. This session will be led by artist educator Ben Clement. Learn more about Ben here.

Register online here.

Friday, December 3,
3PM-5PM

Exchange #2
A further exploration of ideas that emerge from Play Day #2. 

Tune into A Different Kind of Game podcast hosted by Ben Clement with guest artist educators Abby Skene and Ophira Calof, as they dive into deeper conversations around access and inclusion.
Note: No honorarium is offered to registrants for exchange events.

 

Corporate Play Days

Are you a business or corporation looking for something fun and creative to bring your staff together? YPT can help! Fight through the Zoom fatigue and engage your team in a relaxed, fun way with our experienced artist educators. Improve communication skills, build trust and support, inspire creative thinking and problem-solving and best of all – play together!

Corporate workshops are available for groups of 20-30 participants, and start at $75 per participant per hour.

Interested in learning more? Contact Ryan Singh, Senior Education Manager: rsingh@youngpeoplestheatre.org.