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.

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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 nine consecutive weekends, in the fall, winter, and spring terms. Each session culminates in a special recital performance for an invited audience.

For ages 5 to 7
Saturdays from 9 to 10am

Winter Term: 14 JAN to 11 MAR 2017
Spring Term: 25 MAR to 3 JUN 2017

$80 per term plus HST subscribers
$100 per term plus HST non-subscribers

TO REGISTER download the following forms:

FOR NEW STUDENTS:

   

FOR RETURNING STUDENTS:

Registration forms and payment are due by Friday 13 JAN 2017.

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

MEREDITH ZWICKER | Playtime Instructor

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.

 

For ages 8 to 12

Monday 13 MAR to Friday 17 MAR 2017
from 9am to 4pm

Exploration and fun are the key words for Sudbury Theatre Centre’s 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.

$180 plus HST subscribers
$200 plus HST non-subscribers

TO REGISTER download the following forms:

 

Registration forms and payment are due by Friday 10 MAR 2017.

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

MEREDITH ZWICKER | instructor

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 nine consecutive weekends, in the fall, winter, and spring terms. Each session culminates in a special recital performance for an invited audience.

Winter Term: 14 JAN to 11 MAR 2017
Spring Term: 25 MAR to 3 JUN 2017

All Drama and Vocal classes 
$110 per term plus HST subscribers
$130 per term plus HST non-subscribers

TO REGISTER download the following forms:

FOR NEW STUDENTS:

   

FOR RETURNING STUDENTS:

Registration forms and payment are due by Friday 13 JAN 2017.

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

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.

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.

This unique program engages students in the process of creating a major theatrical production, culminating in a series of performances for parents and the community. Participants develop their performance abilities in acting, voice and movement, and contribute to the creation of props, sets, and costumes.

For ages 10 to 18
REHEARSALS: February to June 2017
Sundays from 5 to 8pm and Mondays from 4.30 to 7.30pm


2017 Production

PETER PAN

For grades 2-8

Public performances: May 26 @ 7 pm | May 27 @ 2 pm and 7 pm

School matinees: May 29 to June 1  |  9:30 am and 12:15 pm  |

for more information about show dates and times.

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.

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 Executive Director Caleb Marshall, General Manager Scott Florence, and Playwright in Residence Matt Heiti, as well as other highly-skilled theatre professionals.

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


INTRODUCTION TO IMPROVISATION

A dynamic introduction to the art of creative play, this six-week course will give participants a solid foundation in the art of improvisation. Not funny? No worries! This course focuses on skills that will lead to better spontaneous creative storytelling. We'll explore creating stories, characters and relationships, focusing on the skills that lead to the successful spontaneous play.

Benefits: Improvisation boosts self-confidence and provides skills in communication, team work, problem solving and creative thinking.

Intended for adults (age 18+)

Mondays from 7 to 9 pm

April 3 - May 15, 2017 (no class on Easter Monday April 17) 

$75 for the course plus HST

TO REGISTER download the following forms:

 

Registration forms and payment are due by March 30 2017.

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

SCOTT FLORENCE | Instructor

Scott Florence is one of the newest members of the STC team, and a new arrival in Sudbury. Previously Scott was the Artistic Director of Ottawa's premiere Shakespeare troupe, A Company of Fools, the Artistic Managing Director of the Ottawa Lumière Festival, a co-curator of the .isme: Cabaret, the General Manager of the Canadian Improv Games, and an Associate Professor with Algonquin College. His work as an actor, director, and clown has taken him as far north as Yellowknife, as far south as St. Pete's, Florida, as far west as Victoria and as far east as Nanjing, China.

Playwrights' Junction is on hiatus for this season. Please check again for information on the 17|18 session.

Over the past five years, more than 30 emerging playwrights and writers have taken part in the annual Playwrights’ Junction, a 12-week program intended to develop local voices in a workshop environment.

Each group of six to 10 writers engages in an exploration of the playmaking process, experimenting with different methods of inspiration and unearthing local stories.

Writers then 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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