It is officially day 6 of our tour, but the 5 of us (three actors, a stage manager, and a little blow up clown named Bozo that we nabbed from our directors office before starting the trip) all agree that it feel like it’s already been weeks! We filled our two Kelowna days with Bowling, Lazer Tag and good food… I think we could have stayed in Kelowna the whole month! Nakusp was a beautiful little town surrounded by mountains and lake, our first show there we got in the gym and realized there was a bird stuck in the rafters. We were about 5 minutes from starting the show when a teacher suggested we turn off all the lights to attract attention to the natural light coming from outside and after about a minute of darkness the bird flew right out. Revelstoke is full of skiers and snowboarders. We found ourselves a fun pub on the main strip called The Village Idiot and ate some delicious burgers and soups. Now we are on our 3 day long drive, already done 1 day 2 more to go! Dana is hoping to see a moose she even has miniature plastic moose on the dashboard which is a “good luck in seeing large antlered animals” charm. Today we drive up north! Winter is coming…
'I see Green Thumb less as a theatre for young people and more as a theatre for formative minds'. -Morris Panych
The countdown to Green Thumb Theatre's 40th anniversary has begun! One year from now we will celebrate 40 years of bringing professional theatre to every corner of the province, from Fort Nelson to Bella Coola, Port Alberni to Revelstoke. Over the last 40 years Green Thumb has become a force to be reckoned with in the international world of theatre for young audiences. Green Thumb may seem like part of the scenery to BC audiences, but you may not know that we have performed, to great acclaim, in New York, Australia, Mexico, Asia and Europe as well as in every province in Canada and 36 US states. Green Thumb is an industry leader in the commissioning and producing of new plays for children, teenagers and young adults. Green Thumb has premiered over 75 plays, a number of which have been translated into 8 languages
In honour of our 40th season we're looking for parents or teachers who saw Green Thumb shows when they were in school and now have school age children seeing our plays. Our plan is to create an archive of community memories to chronicle the impact Green Thumb has had on the lives of BC youth ( 4 million audience members and counting). If you remember seeing one of our shows as a kid we'd love to hear from you, leave a comment on our website www.greenthumb.bc.ca, email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or give us a call 604.254.4055 and tell us your story.
"Green Thumb Theatre for Young People is an invaluable institution well deserving of its remarkable international reputation" - The Georgia Straight
"Green Thumb is one of the best theatre companies, children's or otherwise, in Canada" -
This year Green Thumb is taking The Edge Project in a bold new direction. We’re creating an ensemble of 12 teen theatre artists and leading them through a fall session of theatre training modules including voice, movement, scene study, and improv. The group of young actors will be part of the development of a play they will perform at the end of the year. From first idea to full production, the ensemble will be involved in each step of the process. This brand new play will be performed by the Edge Ensemble in Spring 2015.
We are looking for students who are thinking about becoming theatre artists (primarily actors, though writers and directors are encouraged to apply). If you have students who are considering pursuing theatre in post secondary education/as a career, then this is the program for them!
This year long professional training program can benefit the participant greatly with audition prep, as theatre experience on a college application, and as distinctive achievement when applying for scholarships.
We are looking for Metro Vancouver’s best and brightest so let your most passionate students know about this amazing opportunity. Audition Dates: May 31 and June 1
Monologues will be provided on our website (www.greenthumb.bc.ca) It is expected that the students will read the entire play from which the monologue is taken. The plays will be available at the Vancouver Library Reference Desk and through Green Thumb
The training sessions will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays after school for two hour sessions beginning in September 2014. The play we’re building will be devised by the ensemble. Once a month throughout the fall, we’ll hold full day sessions on a Saturday to build the play’s content. Beginning in January 2015, full-fledged rehearsals will begin and the play will be presented in Spring 2015.