About the “Pegasus” program 

Pegasus is an enriched theatre program for young people in Grade 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, Playwriting and Cosplay. In 2017, 2018 and 2019,  Pegasus members have taken part in annual Creation Projects, which see them write, perform and be responsible for all the backstage tasks involved in putting on a theatrical production. The play for 2017 was “Ooh Canada!” (see panel at right); the 2018 show was a Murder Mystery Dessert Theatre: “One Way Ticket”. This year, our Dessert Theatre returns with a new take on well-loved stories: “Fractured Fairy Tales” (see below).

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 participants’ 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.

The Creation Project for 2019 is “Fractured Fairy Tales”. The Writing Sessions began in January and auditions were held at the end of March. At that time, a call was also put out for people to do Costumes, Sets and Props. The show will be performed as a Dessert Theatre in June. For more information, please go to https://www.facebook.com/pegasusprogramUT/.

 


Join us for our annual Dessert Theatre where the characters will serve you homemade cake, cake pops, cookies & squares! Come and enjoy some sweets, plus tea and coffee, and four short fairy tales.

 

Hansel & Gretel - This classic tale is twisted into a comedy about a Witch attempting lose weight by sticking to her all-child diet, but her plans are foiled by two teenagers who are wandering around in the forest looking for Wi-Fi.

 

The Little Mermaid - In this comedy turned tragedy, we see a familiar mermaid heroine, Ariel. sell her voice for the chance to fall in love with a handsome prince on land, but she ends up unexpectedly falling in love with his fiancé.

 

Peter Pan - What if Peter Pan was actually a villain who stole the souls of young children and made them forget about their real families? In this twisted tale we see a young Georgie struggle to remember his family and find his place in Neverland.


Sleeping Beauty - This princess isn't waiting around for a man to save her. Aurora takes matters into her own hands and executes a plan to ensure her right to rule against a backwards-thinking kingdom.

The Pegasus Program is part of The Unicorn Theatre and has been in operation since 2016. We strive to provide unique and affordable opportunities for youth to explore, create and participate in theatre. Our annual Creation Project allows participants to be a part of the entire production process which included writing, acting in, and designing a show. We're so excited to share our 2019 Creation project, Fractured Fairy Tales, with you!

Please return to the Home Page for performance dates and booking information.



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.