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Arts Education

To engage in customized, multi-lingual, educational, in-school programs that focus on theatre, language, and storytelling at all levels of education.

Contact us to learn more and book a session with us. Subsidies available.

(416) 203-1227

We endeavour to create specialized educational programs working with the schools and teachers to create a program specifically designed for your class. We have experts in various fields including:

  • Ontario Curriculum requirements

  • ESL

  • classical and modern theatre

  • storytelling

  • non-Eurocentric theatrical formats

  • working in multiple languages

Artist Educators

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I had a conversation with every participant and I really felt happy that each of them had the positive response like me. Heart full thanks to you and Ranhuma for helping us to learn some new techniques of drama and dramatisation. It was really good working with you. Thanks a lot

          --Raihan, grade 12

It made me feel so important, to know I was part of something big, something that mattered. And when we finally presented it, I was scared. But all my new friends were there, and they really helped me. I never thought I could go up on stage, but everyone was so supportive. And I just took it one step at a time, and I did it! And it was great. After I got through that, I just know I can do all the other things I was afraid of.

          --Salvatore, grade 9

It made me feel special to know that I was part of something extraordinary. I was also able to realize my true selfand find my own personality.

          --Nazish, grade 10

As a teacher I saw the impact dramatization can have on any subject. The students have been touched by what we have done and are inspired and motivated to make a difference. As educators, we have reached a very important milestone with them

         --Annick Cardinal on the ‘Free the Children’, Earl Grey Senior Public School

"Play Upon the Words” opened up our Adult ESL students to creative ways with English and boosted their confidence for self-expression in the language of their new country. These students, our future Canadian citizens, come from all over the world with superb skills, experience and wisdom, and need only fluency in English to unlock their enormouspotential. Thank you, Pleiades Theatre, for helping them reach this!

    --Kathy Simo, ESL Program Officer - Jones Avenue Adult Centre

Project History

Some of the Many Projects in Our Community:

  • Applewood Heights, Grade 9 French Immersion, speaking and communication

  • Bayshore & Confederation Education Centre, Play Upon the Words (Adult ESL, Ottawa)

  • Bloor C.I, ESL Theatre Workshop

  • Cardinal Newman, French-language text work, theatre games

  • Earl Grey P.S, Free the Children and Devised Theatre

  • Eastdale C.I, Isolation in 'The Curious Incident of the Dog'

  • Fisherville P.S, Mask, Physical Theatre Workshop

  • Harbord C.I, Choral Speaking, Movement,Mask, and Radio Play Workshop

  • Humberside C.I, French and English, Reaching Out For Classical Theatre

  • Jarvis C.I, Antigone Workshop

  • Jean Vanier C.S, The Nutcracker Project, Mask Workshop

  • Jones Avenue Adult Centre, Play Upon the Words (Adult ESL) Expression and Creation Workshop

  • Mary Shadd P.S, Shakuntala, Image Creation, Collective Creation

  • Monseigneur Fraser College, Play Upon the Words (Adult ESL)

  • Morrish P.S, Multidisciplinary Theatre Workshop in Conflict Resolution and Bullying

  • OASIS, Theatre Workshop

  • Parkdale C.I, Physical Theatre, Oedipus Rex, Remembrance Day

  • Pope John Paul II, French Theatre Workshop on 'Zone'

  • Rosedale Heights, French Workshop on 'Zlata’s Diary'

  • St. Benedict Catholic School, Theatre Workshop

  • Voice Intermediate School, The Power of One Project

  • Wellesley Community Centre, Nine Week Drama Program

  • West Credit Secondary School, Masque and Stage Combat

  • Yonge Street Mission, Youth Variety Show, Now or Never Collective Creation, HipHop/Creation

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