2019 Richmond Maritime & Wooden Boat Festival
Emerging Performers Workshops (FREE!) & Festival Performances (PAID!)
We invite emerging performers (ages 15+) to participate in free workshops with professional teacher and performer, Danielle Girard. You will get a chance to develop an engaging presence as a roving site performer, interacting with festival-goers of all ages. The workshops focus on various roles.
Roaming performers in larger than life costumes that roam in duos and trios as well as character development within the historic Maritime theme. For those of you interested in the larger than life site roaming performers, we have various costumes already created that you will get to see, try on and experiment with to expand your interactive character skills.
For those interested in the historic character building, we ask that you come up with a character of your own that lives within the theme of the festival. These character stories will be developed with the artist and the workshop facilitator.
Successful workshop participants will be hired to perform at the 2019 Richmond Maritime Festival. The performance opportunities at the festival are paid positions.
All levels of experience welcome!
Workshop # 1 Friday, July 12 from 10:30am-4pm – Auditions & Character / story enhancement and development.
Workshop # 2 Saturday, July 20 from 10:30am-4pm – Character and performance development, costume work, final prep for dress rehearsal.
Workshop #3 Sunday, July 21 from 10:30am – 3:30pm – Dress rehearsal and character / story enhancement.
Location – All workshops take place in the Murakami Boatworks Building in the middle of the site at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard (5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond). There will be lunch breaks from 12:30pm – 1pm at each workshop. Please bring your own lunches – there is a kitchen area for storing your food.
Performing at the Festival – This year the festival is taking place July 27th and 28th from 10am – 6pm both days at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard. Performers will be hired to be roving performers for up to six 30-minute sets per day each with a minimum 30 minute breaks in between. Each performer will receive an hourly artist fee.
SIGN UP – If you would like to participate in this program you must be available to attend the workshops and be available to perform on July 27th and 28th, 2019.
Contact the Performance Director, Leanne Zacharias to sign up or inquire!
There are a limited number of spots available to participate in the festival so please sign up soon! Feel free to ask any questions you like about the festival and the emerging artists workshops.