Creative Partners on Stage (C.P.O.S.)
Since 2003, Theatre Orangeville has stood proudly beside our partners at Community Living Dufferin to provide unique theatrical programming that celebrates the ability of participants. Creative Partners on Stage (C.P.O.S.) actors work with our directors and choreographers to develop two original scripts each year, fully supported by our professional production team and the accredited support workers of Community Living Dufferin. There is nothing quite like C.P.O.S. anywhere in Canada and it happens here at your theatre!
There Goes the Neighbourhood
Starring the Creative Partners on Stage Company
Written and Directed by Elizabeth Glenday
The days are peaceful and predictable. The neighbourhood is ordinary, and just perfect, until someone new, and a little different, moves in! There Goes the Neighbourhood tells a story through music, jokes, dance and song about the people around us who are, perhaps, not so ordinary after all!
April 2 to 4, 2020
Big Top Flop
Starring the Creative Partners on Stage Dream Chasers
Written and Directed by Chandra Pepper
What happens when the acrobats, sideshow acts, and clowns start fighting for top billing and then the Ringmaster quits? Why, a big top flop of course! The shenanigans of this troupe will have you in stitches as they learn how to work together and become a true circus family.
May 28 to 30, 2020
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Elizabeth relishes every moment spent with the actors, volunteers and creative team of the Creative Partners on Stage program, which she has had the pleasure and honour of directing since 2011, and co-writing since 2013. She has a degree in Drama and English (University of Toronto), has taught Drama classes at Seneca College and has been a proud volunteer, instructor, staff member and supporter at Theatre Orangeville. She is a versatile performer, appearing in theatre (Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun, Looking, The Decorator), musical theatre (The Drowsy Chaperone, Blood Brothers, Sweet Charity , Kiss Me Kate) and television (Surviving Evil, Murder & Motives, See No Evil). When she is not acting and directing, “BusyLizzy” teaches fitness, is a published crochet designer, and creates cool stuff for her online and mobile shop, BusyLizzy Boutique. She is a black belt in karate, and enjoys an active life with her husband and two teens whose support and encouragement are always her driving her.
Chandra Pepper has been working in theatre for over 25 yrs. An actress, director, and teacher Chandra loves to use theatre as a tool for connecting and for healing. Her work with Theatre Orangeville's TOEP program is one of her most favourite, empowering those in the program and bringing awareness to audiences that theatre is for everyone. Chandra believes fun is something that is missing in our lives today and she is on a mission to bring it back! If you can find Chandra it will be either at Theatre Orangeville's Academy, The Gibson Centre and their School of the Arts or acting and teaching in the GTA.
Pictured below are some fond memories from past C.P.O.S. productions.