Dates: January 15 – March 19
Time: Saturdays. 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Instructor: Josh Languedoc & Deanna Robillard
Dive into the world of storytelling and music in this class that develops collaborative skills and self-expression through structured dramatic play and song.
Josh Languedoc is a proud member of Saugeen First Nation and lives as a guest in Treaty 6 Territory as an Anishinaabe playwright, storyteller, teacher, and producer. Some of Josh’s plays include Rocko and Nakota: Tales From the Land (Theatre Prospero, Banff Centre), CIVIL BLOOD: A Treaty Story (Thou Art Here Theatre) and The Eyes Of Spirits (Rubaboo Festival, Native Earth Performing Arts, Citadel Theatre). Ontop of teaching at the Foote Theatre School, you may have seen Josh teaching around the area with Edmonton Public Schools, Artstrek, Northern Alberta YMCA, and Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre. Josh is currently finishing his MFA Theatre Practices at the University of Alberta and works as the Director Indigenous Strategic Planning at the Edmonton Fringe and the Youth Education Coordinator at Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre.
Deanna Robillard holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the UofA Augustana campus, as well as a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta. She is currently working as an elementary music teacher with Edmonton Public. Deanna has a passion for the arts and working with children to encourage confidence, vocal exploration, and creativity.