Myself with Purpose

Description

Interactive Video Series for Pre-K-Grade 2 | Ages 3-8

3-video package: $50 (plus HST)

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Igniting the way to creative play!

Myself with Purpose is a FUN and INTERACTIVE video series designed to introduce drama and play to children in Pre-K-GR. 2, focusing on BODY, VOICE and IMAGINATION.

Professional YPT arts educators, Yvonne Addai and Breanne Ritchie, host three 15-minute videos exploring each theme. Children will discover how they can use their voice, body and imagination to help them think for themselves, self-regulate and understand their emotions – all while having a whole bunch of fun!

Myself with Purpose is for children wherever they are – in the classroom, at daycare, home, or online – any space that inspires play and imagination!

Extra Resources – Teachers and parents/caregivers will also be provided with accompanying guides to further explore the concepts in the videos, and support bringing drama into their curriculum or home.

Videos are available for an unlimited period.

Questions? Check out our Myself with Purpose FAQ.

For any additional questions, please contact Yvonne Addai at yaddai@youngpeoplestheatre.org.

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Creators & Arts Educators

Yvonne Addai

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Yvonne Addai is an Ghanaian-Canadian actor, artist educator and Artistic Associate of Saskatchewan’s first Latinx theatre Ay, Caramba!. She is a graduate from the University of Saskatchewan BFA acting program. Yvonne has had the opportunity to work on stages in Saskatchewan and now calls Toronto home. She was also part of Factory Theatre’s  Mechanicals program in 2019.2020 under the Leadership of Nina Lee Aquino and Natasha Mumba. In addition to acting, Yvonne is passionate about arts education and creation with children. She works at Young People’s Theatre as an artist educator, a facilitator of Online Toddler Drama Time, and her new role as Education and Participation Programs Coordinator. She has an appreciation for theatre and the role it plays in creating a space for children to explore their artistic voice.

Breanne Ritchie

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Breanne is a passionate arts educator, administrator, and advocate who is currently independent as the Covid-19 pandemic turns our arts education world upside down. She currently resides in Stratford, but spreads her ambition far and wide. Previously, she has worked with Young People’s Theatre, Canadian Opera Company, oaks ‘n acorns, Artistic Edge Dance Company, and Children’s Arts Theatre School, among other GTA companies. She received her Bachelor of Arts with Honours from York University after studying Theatre with a focus on Arts Education. Now, as an arts administrator, she has played an integral role “behind the scenes” at Stratford Festival, Evolve Educational Tours and oaks ‘n acorns. At YPT, Breanne served as the Drama School Coordinator and had the opportunity to interact with the youngest of theatre participants by creating and teaching a program called Baby Drama Time. As a member of the PAONE Board of Directors, Breanne is eager to advocate for arts education and bring our passionate community together. She has an appreciation for theatre at any level and confidence in the role it can play in a child’s social growth and development.

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