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.
2016-17 C.P.O.S. Productions
Murder at the Talent Show
A Whodunnit Comedy
Written and Directed by: Elizabeth Glenday
Co-Written and Choreographed: Kristen Gamache
Wed. March 8 at 11am
Thurs. March 9 at 7pm
Fri. March 10 at 7pm
Courage to SOAR
Creator/Director: Jane Ohland Cameron
Movement: Jenee Gowing
Assistants: Michelle Pacheco & Carly Reid
Wed. May 31 at 7pm
Thurs. June 1 at 7pm
Fri. June 2 at 11am
For general inquiries, please contact Sharyn Ayliffe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth relishes every moment spent with the actors, volunteers and creative team as Director with the Creative Partners on Stage program, and this year – her fifth – is no exception. She has a degree in Drama and English (University of Toronto), has taught Drama classes at Seneca College and is a proud member of Theatre Orangeville’s Youth Academy director staff. 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 and creates cool stuff for her online and mobile shop, BusyLizzy Boutique. She enjoys karate, cross country skiing and camping with her husband of 20 years, and two children (11 and 16) whose support and encouragement are always her driving force.
Jane Ohland Cameron
Jane has worked with Theatre Orangeville for 13 years. She thrives in collaborative settings where artists work together to nudge theatre in new directions. After university and teachers’ college, Jane worked in alternative theatre where everyone seemed to do a bit of everything. This experience shaped her holistic view of making plays and her respect for fellow theatre artists. Jane loves to mix together playwriting, play shaping, prop building, mask making, music selections and directing into a thick brew of creative expression. To share her passion for a creative take on life is one of Jane’s greatest joys.
Pictured below are some fond memories from past C.P.O.S. productions.