Tuesday, June 11th

Speech Arts - Beginner to Elementary

Adjudicator: Ruth Noonan

Speech Arts - Beginner to Elementary

Ruth has been teaching and directing young actors for the past 20 years. Born to an artistic family, Ruth was involved in theatre from the age of 4. In her teens, Ruth got a job working at a theatre camp where she was tasked with directing shows for young actors. It was there that she caught the "directing bug". Ruth has taught acting and directed/choreographed youth theatre productions in Newmarket, Brampton, Mississauga, and London.

Ruth holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Bachelor of Education Degree. For the past 10 years Ruth has been the Program Coordinator of the London Youth Theatre Education (LYTE) Program, one of London's leading youth drama programs. Ruth has directed and choreographed over 15 productions with LYTE, including Into the Woods, Godspell, The Wolves ( 2019 Brickenden Award for Outstanding Youth Drama), Seussical (2019 Brickenden Award for Outstanding Youth Musical), Matilda, and Sweeney Todd to name a few. During the pandemic, Ruth opened her own private acting coaching business which she ran both in person and virtually. Several of Ruth's students have gone on to study performing arts at the college/university level, and work professionally. Ruth's passion is training and mentoring young actors by creating a safe, welcoming, and compassionate space where they feel supported.


North Burlington Baptish Church
1377 Walkers Line
Burlington, On L7M 0Z1

Speech Arts - Beginner Level - Ages 6-8

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:10:00 AMName:Nathan PanTitles:
Polite Children by Allan Ahlberg
Rain Sizes by John Ciardi
Arnie the Doughnut by Laurie Keller
Home Festival:North York Live
Time:10:15 AMName:Atharv SainiTitles:
Back to School by Aileen Fischer
The Muddy Puddle by Dennis Lee
Daddy Fell into the Pond by Alfred Noyes
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:10:30 AMName:Maxon TaiTitles:
Dinosaur For Christmas by Kenn Nesbitt
I'll Fix Anthony by Judith Viorst
We Share Everything by Robert Munsch
Home Festival:Toronto

Speech Arts - Primary Level - Ages 9-10

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:10:45 AMName:Abby SerfatyTitles:
Princess Therapy Group, dramanotebook.com by AnnaKate S.
Sick, Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
The Diary of Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
Home Festival:Newmarket
Time:11:00 AMName:Magdalene ReitzelTitles:
Sally's Coathanger monologue, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown by Clark Gesner
The Crocodile's Toothache, Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Alice in Wonderland monologue, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Home Festival:Newmarket
Time:11:15 AMName:Celeste PearsonTitles:
Saw My Teacher on a Saturday by Dave Crawley
See It Through by Edgar A. Guest
Iggy's Monologue by Elizabeth Swados
Home Festival:Norfolk
Time:11:30 AMName:Valora PanTitles:
Small Dragon by Brian Patten
Alone by Edgar Allan Poe
Owls in the Family by Farely Mowat
Home Festival:North York Live
Time:1:15 PMName:Sia LiuTitles:
If I ran the world by Sia Liu
Bubble Gum vs. Gummy Bears by Sia Liu
Madison's Big Problem by Sia Liu
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:1:30 PMName:Andrew Darwin FungTitles:
Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene 2 (Monologue by Mark Antony) by William Shakespeare
Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act II, Scene 1 (Monologue by Robin Goodfellow / Puck) by William Shakespeare
Home Festival:Toronto

Speech Arts - Elementary - Ages 11-12

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:1:45 PMName:Kolbe ReitzelTitles:
Clarence, A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
The Witches, The Witches by Roald Dahl
The Children's Crusade, The Children's Crusade by J. Bader
Home Festival:Newmarket
Time:2:00 PMName:Rukmini ChariTitles:
Holy Water and Armadillos by Catherine Segars
Amos Daragon La Colère d'Enki by Bryan Perro
Pericles, Act 5, Scene 1 by William Shakespeare
Home Festival:Peel
Time:2:15 PMName:Mia XuTitles:
Ma and God by Shel Silverstein
The Power of Role Model by Mia Xu
The Brass Charm by Monique Polak
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:2:30 PMName:Jacob WangTitles:
Peace by Jacob Wang
How AI will impact our lives? by Jacob Wang
Reflection of Peter Pan, Peter Pan by James Barrie
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:2:55 PMName:Alexis D'CostaTitles:
Horrible Song by Ted Hughes
The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
Choral Singing by Alexis D'Costa
Home Festival:Toronto

3:30 PM - Workshop and Announcement of Winners – MANDATORY

Workshop will be held from approximately 3:30 pm until 5:30 pm.

Announcement of winners will happen at the end of the workshop.