About Us

Who we are
   
Authentic Voices Productions believes in providing youth with varied theatrical experiences, including script creation, acting, technical theatre, arts business management and diverse marketing opportunities with the goal of creating future artistic leaders.

Authentic Voices Productions also believes that if youth are to succeed in careers in the arts, then gaining the necessary theatrical training and job experience ‘within their backyard’ is essential for their own artistic growth.  To this effect, the group is pleased to be recipients of the Ontario 150 Partnership Grant, a Government of Ontario Program that champions Youth Led Arts Initiatives.  It is with this funding and the support of our generous Community Partners that the group will be able to actively hire youth and bring you, our audience a range of diverse theatrical events throughout 2017.   
   
     
Come and celebrate Canada,
Ontario and our region with us!
   
   
   
Our Mandate
    
Our Motto
   
“Empowering the Youth of Today...for Tomorrow”
    
   
We believe in…

  1. Broadening experiences in multiple theatrical disciplines, including acting, singing, dancing, writing, administration and technical theatre
  2. Celebrating the arts while providing a creative platform for authentic self-expression and theatrical skill development within a rural setting
  3.  Fostering leadership and mentoring opportunities “for youth by youth” in an inclusive environment
  4. Exploring career opportunities in the field of performance arts and applying the skills learned to other disciplines
  5. Developing equal opportunity and diversity within the local youth arts scene
  6. Actively partnering with organizations and businesses who also support youth initiatives
  7. Nurturing self-confidence and building a stronger sense of self identity through the collaborative process
  8. Incubating a robust arts-based entrepreneurial venture for youth in the Bruce-Grey area.
    
Our Mission
   
Authentic Voices Productions is a youth-driven theatrical production company that believes in giving “a voice” to youth through the medium of theatre.  By providing performance, training and workshop opportunities supported by community mentors and partners, we believe that youth can become the artistic leaders of tomorrow.
    
   
EXHIBIT ACTIVATION AT THE BRUCE COUNTY MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTRE
    
   
Witness history in action this summer at the Museum by viewing exciting vignettes and interacting with costumed historical personalities as you tour the museum. Now playing at the Bruce Country Museum & Cultural Centre Monday's, Wednesday and Friday's from 10am-4pm throughout July and August. 
    
Drama Workshops
     
Working in cooperation with GBSusNet,  the Recreation Department of the Municipality of  Brockton and the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, “Acting Adventure” Workshops for youth of all ages will be conducted in both the Walkerton and Southampton areas.    
Authentic Voices Productions, in cooperation with Brockton's Parks & Recreation is pleased to host
"The Time Travellers" Youth Summer Drama Camp, A Dynamic Week-long Drama Camp for Youth aged 9-12. Journey through Time...By Exploring the History of Bruce County in a Fun and Interactive Way. Monday, July 17- Friday, July 21, 2017, 8:30am-4:30pm at Sacred Heart High School in Walkerton. 
   
    
The "Letters Home" Project
   
The “Letters Home” Project is an exciting venture made possible through the Ontario 150 Partnership Grant and is comprised of four dynamic components:
    
   
Research, Development & Production of the "Letters Home" Script
   
In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, this original script will champion the accomplishments of notable local Canadian citizens in a multi-faceted theatrical production. By using acting, singing, dancing and video, youth will tell the stories (via the letters written home) of local Canadians who, through their efforts, helped to shape our region and country.  Performances will occur in Walkerton at the historic Victoria Jubilee Hall on July 7 and 8, 2017 and at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre on July 19, August 9 and 23, 2017".  DETAILS ABOUT THE PRODUCTION, TIMES AND TICKET INFORMATION WILL BE FORTHCOMING.
    
   
“SPOOKY BRUCE" – A HISTORIC HAUNTED JAIL TOUR
    
   
Celebrate the history of Bruce County’s historic jail in Walkerton by participating in an interactive haunted jail tour coming this October 27, 28 and 29th, 2017.  Participate in the transformation of the old cell block and exercise yard into a tour of thrills and chills like no other.
Working with the Bruce 150 Committee, this event is sure to be a “hauntingly spooktacular" event.