Registration is closed for this event
CODE on the Road Conference


Saturday, October 19th, 2019

Stratford Festival Theatre and Normal School


CODE-Upon-Avon is an exciting one day conference for artists and educators that promises to reignite your passion and remind us of the importance of drama and dance to the lives of students who are indelibly touched by the work being done in Ontario classrooms as we build new generations of lifelong learners.

Morning Keynote with Dan Chameroy!

Following global recognition for his role as Dr. Frank-n-Furter, Dan Chameroy opens the day with a keynote that celebrates his own passion for drama and dance and the importance of these subject areas in education.  

A1: Creating Character - Ijeoma Emesowum

Designed for Primary-Junior teachers, this workshop will guide participants through a series of acting exercises and practical tools they can share with students back in their classrooms. It will explore the elements and processes of character creation. Drawing from her experience in a repertory context, the teaching artist will focus particularly on the practice of creating multiple characters within a single narrative or across multiple stories/plays.

A2: Plant Play, Grow Meaning-Makers: An Introduction to Process Drama in Elementary - Tessa Lofthouse

Designed for Primary-Junior teachers, this workshop invites new teachers or teachers new to drama to consider what meaningful dramatic arts experiences look like for young learners and the ways that structured dramatic play can help learners grow into meaning-makers. Teachers will be guided through a range of practical structures that can be used in primary and junior grades and adapted for different provocations. Through a “doing and reflecting” approach, participants will consider possibilities for integrating curriculum and inquiry-based learning, building dramatic skills, introducing students to the creative process, and teaching oral language in French immersion. This workshop aims to equip attendees with a deep understanding of several key structures, as well as a broad understanding of what is possible in the drama classroom.

A3: Star-cursed: Exploring “Otherness” and Interacial love in Shakespeare’s Othello - Rochelle Matthews

This drama workshop will explore how the love between Othello and Desdemona never stood a chance against prevalent racial bias and prejudice in 16th century Venice. The featured drama conventions of this workshop will focus on improving your students’ ability to make inferences and connections using Shakespearean verse and prose.  

IMPORTANT: If you are a CODE member, please be sure to login to our site before registering for the conference.

October 19th, 2019 9:00 AM   through   5:00 PM
55 Queen St.
Stratford, ON N5A 6V2
Event Fee(s)
CODE Member $ 99.00
Non-CODE Member $ 129.00
Retirees/Full-Time Students $ 50.00
CODE Board/Committee Member $ 30.00

Help spread the word

Please help us and let your friends, colleagues and followers know about our page: CODE-Upon-Avon: Track A - Elementary Drama

You can also share the below link in an email or on your website.