The Building Blocks of Play

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The Building Blocks of Play

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Classes are being offered for 5-8 year olds starting Sunday 22 January, 2017 for 10 weeks at 11:15am-12:15pm. We will be working on themes in each class, exploring cautionary tales, legends, and ideas from the natural world. Learning through play, we will create work through devising and simply have fun in a positive and nurturing learning environment. The first 5 weeks will explore different themes and the second 5 weeks will be devoted to making a short piece based on what the children are most interested in exploring. 

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About the teacher:

Talya Rubin has been a professional actor since age 10 in film, TV, radio and theatre in major productions, and currently runs her own theatre company, Too Close to the Sun. She trained as a drama teacher at the University of Melbourne and ran a drama department at an all boys school, Melbourne High, teaching grades 7-12. She has also taught commedia dell'arte at McGill University and improvisation and playmaking in the McGill Explorations Program for children for several summers. She has taught physical theatre and devising at NIDA (the National Theatre School in Sydney, Australia) and in many primary schools assisting teachers to "make a play in a day" with their students. She was a teacher at a studio that ran classes for adults in Sydney as part of The Darlinghurst Theatre. Her theatre company has toured work around the world including: Summerworks, Centaur Theatre, Uno Festival, Brisbane Festival and to major interdisciplinary arts centres across Australia. They were recently awarded a performance residency at The Banff Centre to create a new solo theatre work, and the company is currently part of The Collaborations program at the National Arts Centre.