Mudwings Canada was formed by Davis Jjunju Chwa Ndaula in 2023 to bring the wonderful world of theater and performing arts to the young people of Canada . Our after-school drama and theater-based programs, holiday programs and specialized programs aim to provide children ages 3 to 18 a fun-filled learning environment where those involved not only learn about drama and theater but also develop greater self-confidence and an enhanced ability to work with others. Members are encouraged to work positively with their peers, respect each other’s ideas and learn from each other’s experiences. With qualified, experienced leaders and unrivaled resources, Mudwings Canada offers the best activities in drama and theatrical
Theatre and Creative Writing, specialized programs, and an extensive array of theatrical productions, students learn in a fun-filled environment where they will be developing their performance skills, theater knowledge, teamwork, leadership skills, individual expression, and confidence.
Mudwings Canada has an active program for Our secondary workshops that aim to focus students on certain skills or themes to help them develop their theater craft. All workshops contain elements of performance and rehearsal and aim to bring together the students as a theater company.
We offer a one-off or a series of workshops on a wide range of topics and themes, allowing teachers to choose whether they’d like us for a day or a term! Some example workshops are as follows.
INTERIM, CHALLENGE FOCUS WEEKS
During this tailored week, students come together as a team to create their own theater company, thinking about why they’re performing and who their audience is. From this information, the groups then work to create a performance that’s suitable for their desired audience of parents, friends, or younger schools/years. From here the students work on performance skills such as voice and movement, learn how to block scenes, and rehearse together. Through continued support and constructive criticism from their peers, the students develop their performance and have the opportunity to experience the magic of performance.
Want to know the safe ways of showing fights in performance? This workshop introduces the basics of unarmed stage fighting. During the workshops, students are led through a variety of punches, kicks, and other strikes, as well as learning safe reactions and falls. Students have plenty of time to practice these moves and build them into their stage fights. From tavern brawls to supernatural quests, all genres are covered.Each group learns the golden rules of stage fighting, combining safety with the ability to generate a convincing and safe stage fight.
SHAKESPEARE, BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT
Shakespeare isn’t all about complicated language and dusty books. The themes in Shakespeare’s works are just as relevant today as they were in Shakespearean times. Together the students will work to create their contemporary version of a Shakespeare classic, combining their performance skills with some creative thinking to make fantastic and suitable pieces of theater to perform to their peers, friends, family, or younger audiences.
The Benefits of Drama for Children
An area of childhood development that can be overlooked is the development of a child’s creativity, self-confidence, and social skills. Learning drama from an early age can lead to an unlimited number of positive benefits for children. Read on to find out how children of all ages can benefit from attending drama workshops.
1. Drama builds confidence
Drama and theatre are unique forms of creative expression, and it takes a lot of courage to stand on a stage and speak in front of an audience.
Our drama workshops encourage all children to express their creative ideas in an interactive, nurturing setting. Even the shyest of children will be able to build up their self-esteem through drama.
When a child is given space to be creative and their imaginations supported, this helps to build their confidence and their self-esteem levels. This confidence gained from learning drama will be very applicable in school, careers, and in life
2. Drama develops creativity
In our drama workshops, we explore new worlds, become people from different times and places, and learn about different perspectives and ways of thinking. Exploring these things can give us the skills needed to be creative and imaginative. In an ever-changing world, having a creative and imaginative approach is so important for thinking ‘outside the box’ and coming up with new and interesting ideas and solutions. Our improvisational activities and games encourage children to come up with ideas and respond imaginatively to a range of scenarios.
In addition to various drama workshops, we can also bring a performance to your school with optional supporting workshops. See our Touring Theatre page for more information.To book a workshop or for more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org