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Thursday July 14th, 2016

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Some members of the Extension-Korda Summer Sessions Team pose outside The KordaZone Theatre on the day the new sign is installed. Pictured, L-R, are: Hope Forman, Rebecca Lynn Kashmir, Noah Beemer, Tracey B. Atin, Caulin Moore, Breannah Celeste Deschaine, Kitu Turcas, Natalie Worsley and Brandon Antonio.  (Handout photo)

Korda Artistic Productions has received $35,595 in funding from the Government of Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs Program that will go toward the hiring of 10 theatre apprentice student positions for Korda’s innovative “Extension-Korda Summer Sessions”.

The provides students with the opportunity to take over The KordaZone Theatre, for a full summer of programming. From Summer Theatre Camps and Cabaret Nights, to full-scale productions – both inside and outside of the theatre – the student theatre artists take on the challenge of writing, producing, directing, marketing and presenting a summer of theatrical mayhem.

For this project, Korda Founder Tracey B. Atin serves as Mentor and Project Lead, with the students working under the Extension-Korda brand; the youth arm of Korda Artistic Productions, offering young theatre artists the opportunity to develop their skills and creativity under the mentorship of experienced members of Korda Artistic Productions.

The young theatre artists hired under the Canada Summer Jobs Program include:

Brandon Antonio is in his fourth year of a Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance at Sheridan Institute. His focus for the summer will be on performance, set decoration and theatre maintenance.

Noah Beemer is in year two of Sheridan Institute’s Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance. His focus for the summer will be on performance, production, set dressing and theatre maintenance.

Gemma Eva Cunial is in year two of an Honours in Communications, Media and Film program at the University of Windsor. Her focus for the summer will be on stage production, producing and marketing.

Breannah Celeste Deschaine is in year three of St. Clair College’s Music Theatre Performance program. Her focus for the summer will be on performance, theatre production and stage craft.

Hope Forman is working toward her Bachelor of Music at the University of Windsor. Her focus for the summer will be on performance and choreography.

Rebecca Lynn Lashmar is a second year Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting student at the University of Windsor. Her focus for the summer will be on performance, set decoration and theatre maintenance.

Caulin Moore is in his fourth year of a Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance at Sheridan Institute. His focus for the summer will be on performance, producing and marketing.

Talia Ryckman-Klein is in year two of the University of Windsor’s BA Honours in Drama and English Literature. Her focus for the summer will be on performance, theatre production, set design and theatre organization and maintenance.

Christian Alexander Titei is a third year Music Theatre Performance at St. Clair College. His focus for the summer will be on performance, theatre production and stage craft.

Kitu Turcas is in his first year of Drama at the University of Windsor. His focus for the summer will be on performance, vocal technique and coordination of front of house duties

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