About the “Pegasus” program

Pegasus is an enriched theatre program for young people in Grades 7 and up. It provides exciting opportunities for aspiring actors, as well as for anyone interested in “behind the scenes”: stage management, costumes, sets, props, technical, etc.

Since the Pegasus program started in 2016, we have hosted several workshops on different aspects of the theatre: Musical Theatre, Acting Techniques, Improv, Stage Makeup, Lighting and Sound, Stage Combat and Playwriting.

Now you can become a member of Pegasus!

As the Pegasus Program grows and continues striving to provide unique and challenging theatre opportunities for young people, we also aspire to create a supportive community for our participants and want to encourage an ensemble-type feeling among the Pegasus youth. Our ambitions this year are to produce accessible workshops, events, and shows that challenge and support our participant's artistic goals and provide them with the best possible instructors, supplies, and opportunities.

 

To do this, we’ve created a membership program that offers a number of  benefits for Pegasus Program Members. A yearly membership price is $40 and includes the following:

 

·       discounts on Pegasus Program workshops

·       free participation in any Pegasus shows

·       exclusive invitations to all events hosted by the Pegasus Program that year

·       a free Pegasus Program t-shirt

·       a nicely printed poster from that year's Pegasus Program show

·       membership card.

 

The membership fee helps to cover the day-to-day maintenance of the Pegasus Program, the costs of copyright for songs and materials used in the annual show, the printing of scripts and programs, supplies for workshops, workshop instructors’ fees and props or costumes pieces for the production.

 

All are welcome to participate in the Pegasus Program workshops, shows and events. You do not need to be a member to participate or to become part of our community; however, members will receive discounts and some Pegasus Program swag. Please email unicorn.theatre.pegasus@gmail.com for more information. 

2018 Project: Create and perform a Murder Mystery Play!

For our Murder Mystery Play we will be seeking out participants interested in any/all aspects of creating the production. This means, we want to involve people who are interested in creating costumes, performing the show, working as stagehands ,creating the sets, and more. We will be calling out to anyone participating in the production side in February and be auditioning for the play in March. Right now, we're looking for people interested in helping us write the show! For information, please email unicorn.theatre.pegasus@gmail.com.

Pegasus on Social Media

The Pegasus Program is about to enter the digital age! We will be setting up and Pegasus Program Facebook Page and Instagram account where we will share information about upcoming workshops, shows, and events that pertain to the Pegasus Program and to the Unicorn Theatre. 











Members of Pegasus (Unicorn’s enhanced theatre program for young people in Grades 7-12) worked hard on the project for six months, with assistance and advice from Mentors/Directors Katerina Bakolias and Grace Dean.

Work on the project began in January. First, a small but mighty team of writers created a lively script and decided on a selection of Canadian songs to include. Then the show was cast, a support team was assembled and rehearsals began in May. 

The show was called “Oooh Canada!”.  It was entertaining look at the many facets of Canada’s personality and culture, through the eyes of young Canadians.

The cast took the show on the road to between June 24 and 29, performing at Tantallon and Keshen Goodman Public Libraries, the Museum of Natural History and Halifax Central Library (audience: 150 people). The show on Canada Day at Unicorn Theatre’s home base in the Bay Community Centre attracted over 100 people!

Thank you to everyone who was involved in this highly successful project!

Email unicorn.theatre.pegasus@gmail.com with any questions about Pegasus.