Discover. Develop. Play. Perform.

Theatre isn’t all about being the centre of attention. It builds confidence and self-esteem, challenges an individual's comfort level and breaks down social barriers.The STC Academy introduces participants of all ages and experience levels to the magic of theatre in a supportive, social, and non-threatening environment. Our classes are led by skilled and highly-trained instructors with extensive teaching backgrounds. Students are exposed to a wide range of games, exercises, and experiences that are tailored to any skill level. All classes end with a presentation for family and friends. Scroll down to check out the classes below or call 705 674 8381 for more information.

Pre-book and save $20 on every additional class, term or student!

For ages 5 to 7
Saturdays from 9 to 10am

A brand new offering for our youngest students! PLAYTIME THEATRE lays the groundwork for budding performers in a playful exploration of creativity and fun. This class encourages cooperation and creativity through theatre games, movement and vocal work. Participants use theatre exercises to learn about basic story-telling, stagecraft, and physical and vocal expression. 

Three sessions are held over 10 consecutive weekends, in the fall, winter, and spring terms. Each session culminates in a special recital performance for an invited audience.

Winter Term: 9 JAN to 12 MAR 2016
Spring Term: 2 APR to 4 JUN 2016

$75 per term plus HST subscribers
$90 per term plus HST non-subscribers

TO REGISTER download the following forms:

2015-16 STC Student Registration Form (378.6 KB)


2015-16 STC Drama-Vocal Information Form (166.4 KB)

Registration forms and payment are due by Friday 8 JAN 2016.

Call 705 674 8381 for more information about how to register. Space is limited.

MEAGHAN MCKINNEY | instructor

Meaghan recently completed her BA in Theatre Performance and Religious Studies and is now completing her degree in Education. She has served as an assistant instructor in the STC’s Youth Drama Classes for the past three seasons, and was the Assistant Director for our Students on Stage production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

 

 

For ages 8 to 12
Monday 14 MAR to Friday 18 MAR 2016
from 9am to 4pm

Exploration and fun are the key words for Sudbury Theatre Centre’s newest offering, a comprehensive all-arts experience during the March Break. STC offers a varied week of drama and arts from acting, music and movement to visual art. The program includes collaborative activities and games designed to build imagination, confidence, creative expression and lasting friendships. Scene and character work become part of the program as students ready for a final showcase for parents and friends.

$175 plus HST

TO REGISTER download the following forms:

2015-16 STC Student Registration Form (370.2 KB)


2015-16 STC March Break Information Form (220.4 KB)

Registration forms and payment are due by Friday 11 MAR 2016.

Call 705 674 8381 for more information about how to register. Space is limited.

MEREDITH ZWICKER | instructor

Meredith has taught acting and music to students of all ages, from absolute beginners to accomplished professionals.  She has worked with some of the country's leading arts organizations and holds an M.F.A. in Acting and a B.A. with Combined Honours in Theatre and Music. 

Sudbury Theatre Centre is pleased to announce the beginning of a new session of Youth Drama and Vocal classes for ages 8 to 17. These classes have been re-scheduled so that your child(ren) can take a class in each discipline back to back. Three sessions are held over 10 consecutive weekends, in the fall, winter, and spring terms. Each session culminates in a special recital performance for an invited audience.

For ages 8 to 11

DISCOVERY DRAMA
Saturdays from 10.15 to 11.45am

This class is designed to offer students an opportunity to awaken talent within themselves and to gain confidence as well as learn some of the basics of performance.

VOCAL DISCOVERY
Saturdays from noon to 1.30pm

Students explore basic vocal techniques, rhythm and movement in a fun, energetic and inclusive environment. Each week focuses on a different genre as students learn to sing while expanding their musical vocabulary. From the Beatles to Bruno Mars, the perfect opportunity to discover your inner Rock Star!

For ages 12 to 17

VOCAL DEVELOPMENT
Saturdays from 10.15 to 11.45am

An opportunity for teens to learn vocal techniques while exploring different genres of music, from Classic Rock to Hip Hop. Participants expand their musical vocabularies while combining singing with movement and harmonies. The full performance experience!

DEVELOPMENT DRAMA
Saturdays from noon to 1.30pm

This class offers students who have mastered some of the basics the opportunity to develop their performance skills through both theatre exercises and scripted scenes.

Winter Term: 9 JAN to 12 MAR 2016
Spring Term: 2 APR to 4 JUN 2016

All Drama and Vocal classes
$100 per term plus HST subscribers
$120 per term plus HST non-subscribers

TO REGISTER download the following forms:

2015-16 STC Student Registration Form (378.6 KB)


2015-16 STC Drama-Vocal Information Form (166.4 KB)

Registration forms and payment are due by Friday 8 JAN 2016.

Call 705 674 8381 for more information about how to register. Space is limited.

CHELSEA PAPINEAU | drama instructor

Chelsea is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. Her performances have taken her up and down the West Coast of the United States and all the way to Canada. Acting credits include Romeo and Juliet, Oklahoma! and Carousel. Her Sudbury Credits for Theatre Cambrian include Annie Get Your Gun and Beauty and the Beast. Chelsea’s training in voice, improvisation, dance and stage combat are an asset to her teaching.

KELLY PERRAS | vocal instructor

A Sudbury native, Kelly performed in her first musical on the STC stage at age 9 and graduated from Sudbury Secondary School for the Performing Arts. She has studied voice with Marion Harvey-Hannah at Cambrian College, and jazz artist Shannon Gunn from Humber College. As a performer, Kelly has appeared at many of Toronto's best venues. She is thrilled to be part of the STC family, helping students discover their own unique voices.

Students on Stage Senior is a program designed for students who are ready for a more intensive and advanced theatre learning experience. Working in a collaborative and creative atmosphere, students will examine and choose from scripts that address important themes. They will refine and expand their performance skills (acting, voice, and movement) while further developing their knowledge of the various backstage aspects of putting on a major theatrical production. Participants will also have the opportunity to work with a variety of guest artists and other theatre professionals.

For ages 14 to 18 (High School)
Sundays from 5 to 8pm and Mondays from 4.30 to 7.30pm

STUDENTS ON STAGE Senior
February to June 2016
15|16 production to be determined

The first rehearsal will be on Sunday 7 FEB 2016 starting at 5pm.

Performances will be staged between 27 MAY and 3 JUN 2016

$200 plus HST subscribers
$225 plus HST non-subscribers

TO REGISTER

Entry into the program is by audition only. Auditions will be held at Sudbury Theatre Centre on Sunday 10 JAN 2016 starting at 1pm.

To book an audition time, students/parents must contact the STC box office at 705 674 8381

Download a complete Audition Information Package here:

2016 STC Students On Stage Senior Audition Package (251.7 KB)

Auditions are scheduled in groups of students of similar ages, and last approx 40 minutes.

Students should arrive 20 minutes ahead of their scheduled audition time.

TO REGISTER download the following forms:

2015-16 STC Student Registration Form (378.6 KB)


2015-16 STC Students On Stage Information Form (166.4 KB)

Students must complete their forms beforehand, and bring them to their scheduled audition. Students who are accepted into the SOS programs will be notified by 14 JAN 2016.

Call 705 674 8381 for more information or to sign up for an audition.

 

MEREDITH ZWICKER | director

Meredith has taught acting and music to students of all ages, from absolute beginners to accomplished professionals, for over twenty years. She has taught for some of the country's leading youth education organizations for the arts including York University, Neptune Theatre School, Arts Express, and Shakespeare in Action. She has extensive training that includes an M.F.A. in Acting from York University and a B.A. with Combined Honours in Theatre and Music from Dalhousie University. As a professional actor, singer and musician she has worked in theatres across Canada and internationally.

REBECCA DESMARAIS | associate director

Currently the General Manager for Classic Theatre Cobalt, Rebecca has a Specialized Honours Degree in Drama, a Double Minor in Philosophy and Sociology from York University as well as her BEd from the University of Toronto. She has training in performance, directing, production and technical theatre. As a  teacher, Rebecca has taught child actors on-set, secondary school Drama and English and theatre production. She has also interned in the education department at Tarragon Theatre and Mixed Company Theatre in Toronto.

Ready to take centre stage? Or maybe you have a great play in the works.

$40 + HST for one session |
$30 + HST for each additional session booked in advance

Only $300 + HST for all 10 sessions!

Sudbury Theatre Centre is offering a series of theatre workshops designed to meet the needs and interests of adults of all ages and aspirations. These interactive and intensive sessions will address a variety of theatre-related topics such as acting, directing, character development, voice, and playwriting.

Instructors include STC Artistic Director Caleb Marshall and Playwright in Residence Matt Heiti, as well as other highly-skilled theatre professionals such as playwright Norm Foster and composer Michael Doherty.

All sessions are 3-4 hours in length, on selected Sunday afternoons or evenings.

Additional details will be posted three weeks in advance of each session.

WINTER SESSIONS

Sunday 31 JAN 2016 noon to 4pm
ENSEMBLE ACTING – impulse, imagination and technique
CALEB MARSHALL | instructor

An actor needs to warm up not only their body and voice but their imagination. This active and engaging on-your-feet workshop will take participants through a variety of activities that will connect them to body, commit them to impulse, and help their self and group awareness in building an ensemble. Instructor Caleb Marshall will offer a better understanding of the actor’s thought process in delivering a line, and provide everyone with a common language for crafting their personal process of discovery. A great introduction for newcomers and a valuable refresher for seasoned performers interested in learning new techniques. 

Sunday 21 FEB 2016 noon to 4pm
INTRO TO PLAYWRITING - conquering the blank page
MATTHEW HEITI | instructor

Live theatre can offer an electric connection like no other art form. This connection starts on the page. This workshop, intended for writers of all experience levels, will be a lively discussion about how playwriting can serve you as a creative tool. We will touch on the mechanics of the written form, discuss methods of inspiration and exercise our writing muscles. Participants are asked to bring an idea or outline for a new piece, as well as pen and paper.

Sunday 20 MAR 2016 noon to 4pm
INTRO TO DIRECTING - dreaming the impossible
CALEB MARSHALL | instructor

SPRING SESSIONS

Sunday 17 APR 2016
INTRO TO MUSICAL THEATRE – singing in character
MICHAEL DOHERTY | instructor

Sunday 24 APR 2016
MASTER CLASS – creating comedy characters with heart
NORM FOSTER | instructor 

COMING SOON!

Additional group workshops and individual coaching sessions in voice, acting, movement and technical theatre, led by STC professionals and visiting artists.

Contact Ralph McIntosh at 705 674 7788 x27 with inquiries regarding topics of interest.

TO REGISTER download the following form

2015-16 STC Adult Registration Form (369.7 KB)

Registrations are due by the Wednesday immediately preceding each session.

*Registration discounts are only applied to sessions which are pre-booked as a package.

Call 705 674 8381 for more information on how to register. Space is limited.

Watch for a complete list of workshops and instructors to be posted soon!

LAST STOP
An evening of new play readings by the 2015-16 Playwrights’ Junction
13 JAN 2016 at 7pm

ADMISSION: Pay what you can (suggestion: $10)

Seven emerging playwrights and writers have been taking part in the 5th annual Playwrights’ Junction, a 12-week program intended to develop local voices in a workshop environment.

Since the first week of October, the group has engaged in an exploration of the playmaking process, experimenting with different methods of inspiration and unearthing local stories.

Writers now have the opportunity to see one of their works read in front of an informal audience.

Playwrights’ Junction is led by STC Playwright-in-Residence, Matthew Heiti.

MATTHEW HEITI | STC Playwright in Residence

Born in Sudbury, Matthew is an award-winning playwright, a Genie-nominated screenwriter, and his first novel, The City Still Breathing, has been published by Coach House Books. As Playwright in Residence at STC, his play Mucking in the Drift was produced at the theatre during the 2013.2014 Season. He is the coordinator of PlaySmelter, Sudbury’s festival of new play readings, and he is working on his next theatre project with Crestfallen. He is also a resident artist of the Encore Theatre Company and an associate dramaturge with Pat the Dog Theatre Creation.

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