GRANT BURNYEAT STUDENT SERIES
VSB schools are invited to take part in the 2021–2022 Grant Burnyeat Student Series!
The Grant Burnyeat Student Series is an initiative developed by the Arts Club’s Education Department in collaboration with longtime theatre supporter and former Arts Club board member Justice Grant Burnyeat. The intention of this program is twofold: to provide meaningful opportunities for youth to participate in the arts on a more frequent basis and to strengthen relationships between the Arts Club and public Vancouver secondary schools and youth organizations.
- The Grant Burnyeat Student Series is open to all VSB secondary schools.
- Each school is eligible for 30 complimentary tickets to an Arts Club show.
- Schools can book a free theatre workshop and a behind-the-scenes tour.
- Free transportation is available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
- VSB secondary school students can participate in the Grant Burnyeat Writing Competition and earn prizes up to $750!
For more information or to book your complimentary tickets, contact Hila Graf, Education & Community Engagement Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This season, the Grant Burnyeat Writing Competition will transform into Creative Essays Exhibition, a celebration of students’ thoughts on and impressions of the impact of theatre, expressed through multiple creative mediums.
We invite students to submit an essay for the exhibition in one of the following formats:
- written essay
- video essay
- short story
- short graphic novel/comic
Each submission should explore the following question:
What should be the role of theatre in our lives and communities?
Submission information will be available soon—please stay tuned!
Submissions will be reviewed by a committee of Arts Club team members, and selected pieces will be exhibited at the BMO Theatre Centre in summer 2022. At the opening of the exhibition, two students will each receive a $500 scholarship.
For more information, contact Hila Graf, Education & Community Engagement Manager, at email@example.com.
“What an amazing day, the tour, workshop, and show were amazing. My students loved the show, me too, so funny and amazing writing. Lots to talk about in class. Susan Bertoia was dynamite and the kids want her to come to our school to do more workshops. Great! And Ace’s tour was an eye opener, it so opened their eyes to ‘behind the curtain’, and that whole world.”
–Matthew Thiessen, Long Byng Secondary
“I wanted to offer a heartfelt thank you, on behalf of myself and our students, for organizing an amazing day. The tour and workshops were informative and inspiring and they really gave the students an insight into all of the hard work that goes into creating theatre. Please extend a thank you to the Hon. Grant Burnyeat. It truly was an a generous gift and we sincerely thank him for facilitating a love a theatre in future generations.”
—Maria Dimas, Winston Churchill Secondary
“Thank you SO MUCH for the tickets. I was so proud of my students yesterday. They were in awe of the sets and staging, they were on the edge of their seats during the whole show, and a couple of times they gasped and yelled at what was happening. During the intermission they were a buzz talking about every detail. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
—Brendan Sangster, Brittania Secondary
“In name of the Gladstone students and myself I wanted to thank Arts Club Theatre Company for providing us with a wonderful day! The pick-up by bus, the tour, the workshop, and the performance were great! I sincerely hope we can do this again.”
—Ineke Lievens, Gladstone Secondary