Capitol School of Performing Arts Celebrates the 4 Seasons

The Capitol School of Performing Arts is accepting new applications for the winter 2012 semester, the deadline being February 3. Southeastern NB’s only year-round theatre training school is offered by theatre professionals in English and French, for students of all ages. Classes begin the weekend of February 4 and run until May 1st.

4 – A celebration of our seasons
The theme for this semester is 4 – A celebration of our seasons. Whereas the previous themes Pétcudiac and Resurgo Redux focused on the history of our community, and Hey! We live in a Diverse Community focused on the present day, 4 will be focused on the beautiful and varied environment of the region. According to school director Tim Borlase, “the goal is to show our appreciation of our land by creating a collective piece of theatre that presents the beauty and feeling of an entire year’s cycle in the Moncton area. As more and more Canadians arrive in our communities, this theme will show the rhythms of the seasons and how aboriginal cultures in NB created a culture and lifestyle that related to them. It will also show how adaptations became modified as new people settled in the region.”

A curriculum made for all ages
The school’s curriculum focuses on the Department of Education interwoven themes of creation, appreciation and performances. Students are led through stimulating journeys in improvisation, storytelling, script analysis, characterization, voice production, movement and mime.

The Rising Stars class is for children in grades 3-5 (Feb 4-April 28, $240); On Stage is for children in grades 6-8 (February 4-April 28, $300). For those who want to work in video, The Creators – Camera! Action! will give you the tools. This class will take place from February 6 to May 1 ($300). The Master Class (Grades 9-Adult) will help the students bust out of their 9-5 job and delve into the world of drama! For students with theatrical experience who wish to further hone their skills, they can audition for Encore! People from grade 8 teenagers to adults are accepted in this class ($310). It will start on February 7 and end on May 1st ($310). There is an additional opportunity for adults in the form of short courses in directing, technical production, playwriting and clown for people. These workshops are $100 and are offered according to participants’ availability.

There is a discount available for early registrations (10% before January 21), seniors, post-secondary students and teachers (20%). There is also a 30% for a second family member based on the lower tuition fee. A bursary for each class is provided for those who have an interest in theatre but limited financial means.

More information as well as a registration sheet is available at People may also contact Tim Borlase, Director or Lynne Surette at 506-383-6200 or for further details.