Laura Teasdale

>Laura Teasdale

Laura Teasdale

Dance, Literary, Theatre, Music & Sound

Contact Info

Email address
Resides in
Eastern Townships

Social Media

Experience working with

  • Early childhood
  • Cycle 1 Elementary
  • Cycle 2 Elementary
  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • CEGEP

I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work

  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Citizenship and Community Life
  • local history

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • ArtsSmarts
  • Quebec Writers’ Federation’s Writers in the Communities Program
  • teaching improv to corporate entities

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • No

School board areas you are available to work in

  • Cree School Board
  • Eastern Shores - Gaspe/Coast
  • Eastern Shores - Lower St. Lawrence
  • Eastern Shores - Magdalen Islands
  • Eastern Townships
  • English Montreal
  • Kativik School Board
  • Lester B Pearson - outside Montreal transportation areas (STM)
  • Lester B Pearson - within public transit area
  • Littoral - Lower North Shore
  • New Frontiers - Chateauguay
  • New Frontiers - Chateauguay Valley
  • Riverside
  • Western Quebec - Northern area
  • Western Quebec - Southern area (Hull, Wakefield etc)
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Lanaudiere
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Laurentian
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Laval

Travel

  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
I am a professional playwright, actor & musician. I have been teaching drama, music and visual art within the school system for 14 years. But I also do several independent programs on a smaller scale that involve me going into schools for shorter periods of time to create plays based on local history, or one day workshops on song writing, playwriting, and theatre. I use comedy improvisation and laughter therapy and bring students together with seniors for inter-generational creations.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered


I use comedy improvisation and laughter therapy to bring the students together. I put a big emphasis on joy. Based on agreed upon themes or local history, I work with the students and staff to create, from scratch, all the dialogue, props, movement and music for a one-of-a-kind theatre performance. I begin with basic drama & music in the classroom, then bring the students out into the community to gather stories and songs. Putting seniors and students together is a priority as well as building strong bonds within the school and fostering community pride. I believe that bringing students out into the community, especially to create intergenerational connections, creates a strong sense of self and rightful place in the world. I have observed that when you set high expectations, the kids can more than surpass them.

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