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Posted by on Mar 12, 2021 in Registry Events | 0 comments

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Performed from the stage of Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

Co-hosted by The Registry Theatre

From his debut ep Milkweeds through to his new cd Live at Massey Hall, Royal Wood is a singular voice in Canadian popular song.

Since being proclaimed “Songwriter of the Year” by iTunes, and his JUNO Award nomination, Royal Wood has continued to hone his musical craft, and is set to release his highly anticipated cd Live at Massey Hall with a launch concert live streamed from Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts.

With theatre venues projected to remain shuttered for the foreseeable future, the Oakville Centre has pioneered a profit-sharing agreement which will assist in fundraising for sister theatres, by inviting them to co-host the concert. This live stream is part of a series that will support other theatres who partner to present the Royal Wood concert broadcast live from the stage of the Oakville Centre.

Born and raised in Lakefield, Ontario, Royal grew up in a household filled with music, and began playing piano by ear at the age of four. With the support of his school music programme, by his teens he had become a multi-instrumentalist, including guitar, bass, drums, clarinet, and trumpet, and played all the instruments on his self-produced debut ep Milkweeds. That initial release garnered much critical acclaim, and critics drew comparisons with iconic songwriters such as Randy Newman and Tom Waits.

Displaying a musical sensibility with echoes from the Brill Building to The Beatles, and the emotional heft of a John Hiatt, Royal burst forth with the infectious pop songs of his first full cd Tall Tales. In 2010 he released the JUNO nominated The Waiting. Since then Royal’s music has continued to mature, and become more sophisticated, with arrangements that showcase his unique songwriting talents. From powerful ballads such as Something About You to upbeat fan favourite Forever and Ever, Royal Wood is the perfect accompaniment to your Friday evening.

ROYAL WOOD ~ In Concert Live Stream
Friday, March 12th ~ 8pm from Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
Live Stream tickets: $20

Presale code: Kitchener

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Youth Story Workshop

Youth Story Workshop

Posted by on Mar 31, 2021 in Workshops | 0 comments

Free story-writing workshops for school-aged youth, and children

presented by Ciarán Myers

Parents and adult caregivers are welcome to arrange & participate 

The Registry Theatre is offering free story telling workshops presented by Kitchener-Waterloo playwright, director, actor, and teacher Ciarán Myers.

With support from The Registry Theatre and Ontario Presents, the province-wide network of performing arts organizations, Ciarán is offering a series of one time, story writing workshops for school-aged youth, and children.

The 2 hour workshops are free of charge, and presented in person by Ciarán with the utmost safety precautions.

Ciarán will work outdoors at the child’s home, in a nearby park, or indoors at the Registry Theatre, which is covid 19 sanitized, and where there is plenty of room for physical distancing.

Young people are already experts at creating new original stories! Using a fun and a breezy tone, integrating simple warm-ups, and working with the child’s own original ideas, Ciarán will use traditional story-structure elements that can help any writer, at any age, and any level, to organize their story in order to create clarity, and reach a satisfying, and artful ending.

Ciarán holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in writing, and is an alumnus of the University of Waterloo, Stratford Festival‘s Playwrights Retreat, and Scotland’s Tron Theatre, and Traverse Theatre Directing Programme.

“Ciaran Myers values the traditions of writers before him, then takes that understanding to write what is relevant for today’s audience”. Multi-disciplinary artist Janis Jo Lee.

After enough workshops have taken place, Ciarán will assemble all the stories into a single finished product. This new anthology will be shared with all participants, and with our community if a public performance performance is possible, or an internet streaming event.

Click here for more info and to sign up!

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