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.
The Collective Creation Project is led by 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 has held the position of Theatre in Education Director at Magnus Theatre since August 2014. She previously facilitated and directed 2015/2016’s Collective Creation Project BLOCKED, 2016/2017’s INVISIBLES, 2017/2018's MIGRATION PATHS and 2018/2019's GOOD TIME, CHARLIE.
The 2019/2020 Collective Creation Project is presented in partnership with: