Teens @ Evergreen and Teens @ Evergreen Theatre Ensemble (TETE) are Evergreen Cultural Centre's residential youth arts program that runs from October to April-May. Students with an interest in either the visual or performing arts meet regularly at Evergreen and work on projects that deepen their experience and knowlege of arts and culture.
TEENS @ EVERGREEN VISUAL ARTS
APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 24, 2012
This program will provide students interested in, or curious about the arts, a place to collaborate with like-minded individuals and to make a lasting impact on ECC and their community at large. This program will also offer students the chance to work with professional filmmakers, curators and artists—a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in the diverse arts field. Application deadline is October 24, 2012. READ MORE
TEENS @ EVERGREEN THEATRE ENSEMBLE
UPCOMING AUDITION: OCTOBER 21, 2012
This performance project will provide experience and practical skills for young performers interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts. The participants will meet twice a week, and the project will be in two Terms, each focusing on a different skill area and each culminating in a performance. The Theatre Ensemble is overseen by Performing Arts Manager David Mann and facilitated by Michael Charrois and Mandy Tulloch, professional actors and Evergreen Cultural Centre Performing Arts Instructors. Admittance by audition only. Auditions are ongoing throughout October. READ MORE
How much does it cost?
The Teens @ Evergreen is a subsidized program with no cost to students (approximate value: $600). Participants will only be required to pay a $50 administration fee.
Who can apply?
The program is open to high school students ages 14 or older (as of December 31, 2012) from the Lower Mainland, with preference given to students from the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra). However, we encourage students from other areas to apply if they are willing to commit to the program.
What is the Emerging Talent Festival?
The Emerging Talent Festival is an interdisciplinary arts festival for high school students held annually at Evergreen Cultural Centre. The Theatre Ensemble will perform and the Teens @ Evergreen film projects will premiere at the Festival. Teens @ Evergreen may participate in more than one area of the Festival if they qualify (e.g. Teens may submit their own projects to the Film Festival, but will still have to go through the jury process). You can learn more here.
What are some of the Projects?
Last fall teens in the VA stream were mentored by documentary filmmaker mentor Pia Yona Massie and created two short films. Both docs premiered in the Studio Theatre as part of the Emerging Talent Festival. The teens then worked with artist Judith M. Atkinson to collaboratively design and paint a large-scale mural, which was then installed in Studio C.
The TETE group had a blast exploring the dramatic arts with Evergreen's instructors Michael Charrois (physical theatre, circus arts, clowning) and Mandy Tulloch (comedic monologues). They were also fortunate to attend all the theatre productions at Evergreen and met the cast and crew.
For more information on the Emerging Talent Festival and to get all the latest updates on the Teens @ Evergreen, check out the Emerging Talent Festival Facebook page.