Guelph youth invited to apply for chance in the spotlight

Guelph, ON January 25, 2016 – River Run Centre and the Guelph Youth Council of the City of Guelph have teamed up again – with the support of TD Bank Group – to offer MusicWorks|StageWorks, a unique hands-on performing arts mentorship program focused on the art of putting on a professional-style show.

All youth, ages 13 to 19, interested in gaining new skills and taking part in a public performance are invited to apply. The mentorship program offers aspiring performers real life experience in concept development, production and stage presence, and is inclusive of music, theatre, spoken word, dance, short film and comedy.

Under the guidance of River Run’s technical, programming and marketing staff, and with support from Guelph Youth Council members, participants will learn about the various aspects of building a successful show such as staging, flow, self-promotion, transitions and professionalism. Applications are being accepted online at riverrun.ca/MWSWapply until Monday February 29, 2016. Anyone with questions about the program or application process should contact jen.rafter@guelph.ca.

“Thanks to TD Bank Group, this is the fourth year we’ve been able to offer this exciting learning opportunity,” says Danna Evans, the City’s manager of theatres and civic events. “We’re thrilled to help Guelph’s youth showcase their talents.”

Rehearsals are scheduled in mid-April for two weeks, and the program will culminate in public performances in the first week of May to celebrate National Youth Week.

FOR INFORMATION

Jen Rafter, Cultural Program and Event Coordinator
Culture, Tourism and Community Investment, Public Services
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2629
jen.rafter@guelph.ca