2021-2022

MEET THE DIRECTORS

JEREMY PLETT: BTC Artistic Director

Artistic Director Jeremy Plett is excited to move into another year of theatre with The Backyard Theatre Company. He has performed in several community theatre productions, most recently, The Pirates of Penzance and The Wizard of Oz as Tin Man. This is Jeremy’s eighth year with us– he brings creativity and quality into our theatre program.

ALAN FEHR: BTC Instructor

Alan Fehr has put on many local productions over the years and has been participating the Winnipeg Fringe Festival for 10 years. Alan Fehr has also been involved in writing, directing and producing all of Real Live Entertainment theatre productions including “The Mousetrap” (2017) and their production of “Still Stands the House” (2020). He is thrilled to join the BTC team, where he and his students will be learning to express themselves, work collaboratively and explore performer’s toolbox.

BTC is building performance opportunities for our students!  Our new classes will combine age groups this winter to take the skill you learn, and apply them to an exciting Spring production!  And with three workshops planned for the year, BTC students are sure to stay busy!

Dramatic Discovery

All for FUN! Get creative with improvised storytelling! In this class kids will build confidence through fun drama games and spending time on stage. This class is perfect for getting shy kids out of their shells or helping exited kids manage all their energy.   

  • Self-Expression 
  • Confidence building 
  • Teamwork 

Please note: This class will be combined with Junior Theatre in the winter to work on a spring performance.  The class time will not change.

Instructor: Alan Fehr

Ages: 5-8

Day of Week: Tuesday

Class Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Class Dates: September 21, 2021 – April 26, 2022

Location: Ledingham GM Studio

Class Fee: $275.00

Admin Fee: $20.00

Volunteer Waiver Fee: $25.00

Fundraising Waiver Fee: $50.00

To register, please call 204-346-1077.

Junior Theatre

In this class students will begin to build the fundamental stage skills needed for performing in theater productions. The kids will then get to put what they learned to work during the second half of the year while preparing to perform on stage during our spring production. 

  • Story Telling 
  • Character Building 
  • Improvisation 
  • Memorization 

Please note: This class will be combined with Dramatic Discovery in the winter to work on a spring performance.  The class time will change to 6:30- 7:30 on January 11, 2022. 

Instructor: Jeremy Plett

Ages: 9-10

Day of Week: Tuesday

Class Time Fall: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Class Time Winter: 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Class Dates: September 21, 2021 – April 26, 2022

Location: SCU Studio

Class Fee: $275.00

Admin Fee: $20.00

Volunteer Waiver Fee: $25.00

Fundraising Waiver Fee: $50.00

To register, please call 204-346-1077.

Intermediate Theatre

This class is designed to take your acting experience to the next level. In this class kids will expand upon the fundamentals of theatre and further grow their skill on-stage: 

  • New Games 
  • Challenging Scripts 
  • Improvisation 

Students have the opportunity to assist in the preparation and character building in a showcase performance and enjoy a production project in spring! 

Please note: This class will be combined with Advanced Theatre in the winter to work on a spring performance.  The class time will change to 7:30- 8:30 on January 11, 2022.

Instructor: Jeremy Plett

Ages: 11-12

Day of Week: Tuesday

Class Time Fall: 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Class Time Winter: 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Class Dates: September 21, 2021 – April 26, 2022

Location: SCU Studio

Class Fee: $275.00

Admin Fee: $20.00

Volunteer Waiver Fee: $25.00

Fundraising Waiver Fee: $50.00

To register, please call 204-346-1077.

Advanced Theatre

In this class, students will combine fun improvisation with serious studio practice:

  • Warm-Up Exercises
  • Writing & Memorization
  • Improvisation

Actors will be fully prepared to take part in any school, church or community production by year’s end. They could gain exclusive backstage experience working with Prairie Theatre Exchange or the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre companies when they produce shows on the Steinbach stage and enjoy a production project in spring!

Please note: This class will be combined with Intermediate Theatre in the winter to work on a spring performance. The class time will change to 7:30-  8:30 on January 11, 2022.

Instructor: Jeremy Plett

Ages: 13-15

Day of Week: Tuesday

Class Time Fall: 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm

Class Time Winter:  7:30 – 8:30 pm

Class Dates: September 21, 2021 – April 26, 2022

Location: SCU Studio

Class Fee: $330.00

Admin Fee: $20.00

Volunteer Waiver Fee: $25.00

Fundraising Waiver Fee: $50.00

To register, please call 204-346-1077.

Young Company

In this class, students will work together as a performing troupe, finding local community opportunities to perform and build theatre skills. The Young Company also has the opportunity to enter the Annual Southeast Music Festival as a group or solo performances. Young Company has also traveled to the White Dog reserve in the past few years to gain performance experience.

Instructor: Jeremy Plett

Ages: 16-18

Day of Week: Tuesday

Time: 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Class Dates: September 21, 2021 – April 26, 2022

Location: SCU Studio

Class Fee: $275.00

Admin Fee: $20.00

Volunteer Waiver Fee: $25.00

Fundraising Waiver Fee: $50.00

To register, please call 204-346-1077.

For information on our payment plan, please call our office at 204-346-1077.

Payment Information

$50 Fundraising Waiver Cheque* dated for April 1, 2021

$25 Volunteer Waiver Cheque* dated for April 1, 2021
*Waiver cheques will be destroyed if parents participate and/or fundraise.

$20 administration fee charged at the time of registration (non-refundable).

A non-refundable SAC membership is required: $15 for residents, $20 for non-residents – click here for membership benefits. 

Required Forms and Waivers

Post-dated cheques/credit card authorization form and the Field Trip and Social Media waivers.

Please bring the post-dated cheques/credit card authorization form and waivers to the SAC office.

If you are unable to print the credit card authorization form or the waivers, please come to the office to fill out your forms.