Arts and Theatre for Kids Since 2020
Engaging Kids Through Art
Since 2020, the Collaboration Station has been a hit at the Saskatoon Fringe Festival. Focused on engaging kids in theatre and arts, Collaboration Station operates as a free drop-in program where children design and build their own puppets under the guidance of local theatre and puppeteer professionals.
In Spring 2022, the Collaboration Station expanded to include the Collaboration Station+! This program, supported by the Community Initiatives Fund, consisted of both a weekly class (for kids ages 8 to 10 who will work with professional theatre artist and arts educator, Angela Christie to create their own show) and a 3-day costume-specific workshop (for kids ages 8 to 12 who will get to learn about and experiment in costume design)!
At the 2022 Saskatoon Fringe, The Collaboration Station will operate as a free drop-in program where children (aimed at ages five to 12) can design and build their own masquerade masks under the guidance of local theatre professionals. After creating their masquerade masks, participants will have an opportunity to showcase their creations to their friends and family on the Saskatoon Fringe Festival’s Kinsmen Stage!
What was Collaboration Station+: Spring Break?
Collaboration Station+: Spring Break was a two-part project funded by the Community Initiatives Fund in Spring 2022.
The first part of the project had a group of youth ages 8-12 work with theatre professional, Angela Christie, on creating their own set, costumes, props, and more for a production of It’s a Box by Elizabeth Ropza.
The second part of the project allowed youth ages 10-12 to work with theatre professional, Beverley Kobelsky, in Saskatoon on costume design. Over three days, participants were able to learn about costume and theatre design. Participants learned how to sew, create chainmail, and more!
When and where does it take place?
Collaboration Station is a feature of the Saskatoon Fringe Festival, located on the South side of W. E. Grahame Park.
The Festival runs July 28th – August 6th. Times for the 2022 Festival are TBD!
How much is it to participate?
Collaboration Station at the Saskatoon Fringe is completely free to participate in!
What COVID-19 precautions will be followed?
At 25th Street Theatre we recognize that it is our community’s collective responsibility to ensure a safe space for our children. As such, we have implemented the following COVID19 related protocols for Collaboration Station with the hopes of ensuring a safe space for all involved.
1. We strongly encourage everyone who is able to do so to get their COVID-19 vaccine.
2. If your child is feeling unwell, please do not bring them to Collaboration Station+ until they are feeling better.
3. Children participating in Collaboration Station+ are required to wear a medical, a N95, or a KN95 mask while in attendance. Medical masks will be available upon entry.
4. Children participating in Collaboration Station+ are required to sanitize their hands upon entry to the facility.
5. Anyone entering the facility is required to wear a medical, a N95, or a KN95 mask.
What age group is Collaboration Station+ for?
Collaboration Station+: Spring Break is geared for kids ages 8 to 12.
Our summer program, Collaboration Station, at the Saskatoon Fringe Festival is more open and geared to kids ages 6 to 12.