Collective Creation Project

Local high school students are now hard at work on our 2021/2022 Collective Creation Project: The Addiction Project, in partnership with Thunder Bay District Health Unit.  This year's focus will be on addiction, specifically related to vaping and technology.

The Collective Creation Project is a FREE project for students in grades 9 - 12, meeting twice a week (4 hours per week)

The Collective Creation Project is an annual cooperative effort with Magnus Theatre and local high school students. With the guidance of professional theatre staff, students from across the city come together to write a play on a social issue affecting Thunder Bay. Students are involved in all aspects of the creation of the play, from writing to acting and production. Auditions are typically held in October, with writing workshops held November through to March. Rehearsals then begin in March, with public performances on our main stage in June.


About the Director

The Collective Creation Project is led by former Magnus Theatre in Education Director, Danielle Chandler.  Danielle is a graduate of Lakehead University’s Education and Arts programs, as well as theatre with an educational focus at York University. She has taught both nationally and internationally, with experience in Toronto; Tenterden, England; Melbourne, Australia and Siem Reap, Cambodia. Danielle held the position of Theatre in Education Director at Magnus Theatre from August 2014 until the end of 2021. She previously facilitated and directed 2015/2016’s Collective Creation Project BLOCKED, 2016/2017’s INVISIBLES, 2017/2018's MIGRATION PATHS 2018/2019's GOOD TIME, CHARLIE, and last year's award winning digital presentation of STOLEN, AZHEN.