SDA Welcomes you to its Learning Opportunities Webinar Series!

SDA is pleased to present the following webinars. Check back often for new and unique learning opportunities for you and your students.

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Art in Motion
Art in Motion - Body Monologuing – A Three-Part Series (1/3) – Visual Art Segment

This program encourages viewers to trace the outline of their bodies onto a sheet of paper, relate their outlined bodies to land-based things in nature (using similes and/or metaphors), and express their ideas using symbols and colorful images.

Art in Motion - Body Monologuing – A Three-Part Series (2/3) – Visual Art to Text

This program shows the viewer how a visual image may be transformed into an oral presentation and textual document, such as a speech, narrative, and/or cinquain poem.

Art in Motion - Body Monologuing – A Three-Part Series (3/3) – Text to Movement Phrases

This program aims to guide the viewer through the process of turning a poem into embodied movement phrases by using actions, gestures, and/or physicality to express meaning.

Art in Motion - Body Monologuing – Stretch, Isolate, and Dance

This instructional warm-up video is to help viewers stretch muscles, isolate body parts, and learn a combination of simple dance moves. Focus on your endurance, coordination, and ability to retain choreography.


Zoom Theatre Series

Zoom Theatre - Session 1 - Auditions and Casting

This 39 minute Zoom session explores an audition process, an example of a zoom table read along with ways that your stage managers can still learn from and give to the process. It includes actors to showcase examples.

Zoom Theatre - Session 2 - Running Rehearsals

This 56 minute Zoom session explores with a cast in the rehearsal process of creating a zoom production. It includes blocking the scene, working with different devices and voices, and creating dynamics between scenes. It includes actors to showcase examples.
Zoom Theatre - Session 3 - Behind the Screens

This 20 minute Zoom session explores working with a backstage crew in the rehearsal process to show their involvement in a zoom production. It includes new ways to use crew, lighting, sound, household items, makeup, costume drop off and pick up.
Zoom Theatre - Session 4 - Directing Actors

This 56 minute Zoom session explores various ways to bring about the best theatre acting through a screen and still inspire the contagious energy of a live performance. It includes actors to showcase examples.
Zoom Theatre - Session 5 - And Lights! ... Sort of

This 27 minute Zoom session is a walkthrough of a zoom production. It looks at how to combine the elements of ‘backstage’, ‘onstage’, and ‘audience’. It will include actors to showcase examples.

Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre - Finding Inspiration Series (YouTube)

Part 1 - Finding Inspiration in Plot

This 11 minute video discusses finding inspiration for your playwrighting in plot. We will discuss cause and effect, plot structure, and the elements of a scene.

Part 2 - Finding Inspiration in Character

This 9 minute video discusses finding inspiration for your playwrighting in character. We will discuss the roles of characters within a script, how to build a character, and crafting character voice through dialogue.

Part 3 - Finding Inspiration in Theme

This 5 minute video discusses finding inspiration for your playwrighting in theme. We will discuss incorporating theme into your work, finding variation in theme, and using metaphor.

Part 4 - Finding Inspiration in Style

This 8 minute video discusses finding inspiration for your playwrighting in style. We will discuss the predominant styles in theatre, world-building, and style work.

Part 5 - Finding Inspiration in Adaptation

This 5 minute video discusses finding inspiration for your playwrighting in the process of adaptation. We will discuss copyright, cultural consideration, and finding your own interpretation of the original work.