Creative Partners on Stage (C.P.O.S.)
Since 2008, Theatre Orangeville in partnership with Community Living Dufferin has been offering the Creative Partners On Stage (C.P.O.S.) program. This program provides educational and performance opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. Famous People Players in Toronto and the Centre for the Arts in Human Development at Concordia University were instrumental in assisting with the initial development of this on-going arts-based quality-of-life enrichment program.
The Creative Partners On Stage Performing Arts Program is conducted by specially trained theatre professionals, educators and fully accredited social network caregivers, and celebrates Ability, Inclusion and Diversity
2019 C.P.O.S. Productions
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School for SuperHeros
A rag-tag group of students at the Royal Academy of Superheroes is launched into reality when they have to take over crime fighting. The world's Superheroes have lost their powers, and the students in training need to act quickly to save the world. If not, only evil will prevail!
Written and Directed by: Elizabeth Glenday
Co-Written and Choreographed: Kristen Gamache
Thursday March 7 at 7pm
For general inquiries, please contact Sharyn Ayliffe: email@example.com
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.