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 STC Director of Education, Ralph McIntosh at 705 674 8381 x27 for more information.

STUDENTS ON STAGE

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 17

2023 PRODUCTION TBA

APRIL PERRIN | director
April began her professional training by attending St. Lawrence College in their Musical Theatre Performance program, graduating in 2016. From September 2019 to October 2021, she attended the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she earned a Master’s degree in Musical Theatre Performance. April has performed locally in Sudbury for years with the Sudbury Theatre Centre and YES Theatre and directed STC’s Students on Stage production of Mining Rocks! in May 2022.

KELSEY RUTLEDGE | stage manager
Kelsey co-directed previous Students On Stage productions Cinderella in 2021 and The Wind in the Willows in 2019 and is thrilled to be involved once again. She was a participant in the Students On Stage program before completing a BFA in Theatre Performance at Laurentian University and a Diploma in Theatre Production at Humber College. Kelsey has stage managed professionally across Canada including Canadian Stage, Factory Theatre and Thousand Islands Playhouse.

REHEARSALS

Early FEB to late MAY 2023
Sundays and Mondays from 5 to 8 pm

PERFORMANCES

School matinees: 23 MAY through 25 MAY 2023 – 9:45 am and 12:15 pm
Public performances: 26 MAY at 7pm | 27 MAY at 2:30pm & 7pm | 28 MAY at 2:30 pm

All dates are subject to change, depending on public health conditions.

AUDITIONS

Entrance into this program is by audition. Auditions will be held at the Sudbury Theatre Centre on Sunday October 2 and Monday October 3, from 5 to 8 pm. Auditions will be in groups of 6-8 students of a similar age.

Students must sign up for a pre-assigned audition time.

More information about auditions, including a complete Audition package, will be posted in early September.

For more information or to book an audition date and time, email boxoffice@sudburytheatre.com or call 705 674 8381 x21.

FEES

There is no fee required to audition for this program.

Successful applicants will be notified by 12 OCT. Program participation fees will be as follows:

  • $300 (includes HST) – current Academy students and subscribers
  • $325 (includes HST) – students not already enrolled in any STC programs this year

Additional registration information will be provided to the successful applicants.

COVID PROTOCOLS

Students on Stage is intended as an in-person educational activity. If the public health gathering restrictions change over the course of the term, we will switch to an online format until conditions allow for in-person learning again.

The following COVID protocols will be in place:

  • Classes will be held in spaces that allow for appropriate physical distancing
  • The wearing of masks is recommended, but no longer mandatory (subject to change)
  • Students will enter and exit through the stage door to control indoor traffic
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building and in the washrooms

For more information, please contact Director of Education Ralph McIntosh

education@sudburytheatre.com     705 674 8381 x27

FROM PAGE TO STAGE

Open to secondary school students only

Sudbury Theatre Centre invites all budding playwrights in grades 9 to 12 to take part in our playwriting series. Running over 10 Monday evenings from 17 OCT to 16 JAN (excluding holidays), successful applicants will work in a small group setting to create a collaborative play.

KELSEY RUTLEDGE | instructor
Kelsey has led several STC educational programs in recent years. She served as co-director of our first From Page to Stage session last year (with local playwright Kim Fahner), co-directed Students On Stage productions Cinderella in 2021 and The Wind in the Willows in 2019, and was the instructor for the Playtime Theatre program pre-COVID. Since completing a BFA in Theatre Performance at Laurentian University and a Diploma in Theatre Production at Humber College, Kelsey has stage managed professionally across Canada including Canadian Stage, Factory Theatre and Thousand Islands Playhouse.

HOW TO APPLY

Students are to write a scene between two characters discussing an upcoming class field trip. The scene must be no longer than three pages and must contain at least one monologue.

Things to think about:

  • What is the relationship between the two characters?
  • How do the characters feel about the field trip?
  • Where are they headed to on this field trip?
  • What do they think/hope will happen?

Show vulnerability, write boldly and be creative!

Submit your creative writing by Friday 30 SEP to Ralph McIntosh, STC’s Education Director, at education@sudburytheatre.com

FEES

There is no cost to apply for this program.

Successful applicants will be notified the week of 10 OCT. Program participation fees will be as follows:

  • $230 (includes HST) – current Academy students and subscribers
  • $250 (includes HST) – students not already enrolled in any STC programs this year

Additional registration information will be provided to the successful applicants.

COVID PROTOCOLS

From Page to Stage is intended as an in-person educational activity. If the public health gathering restrictions change over the course of the program, we will switch to an online format until conditions allow for in-person learning again.

The following COVID protocols will be in place:

  • Classes will be held in spaces that allow for appropriate physical distancing
  • The wearing of masks is recommended, but no longer mandatory (subject to change)
  • Students will enter and exit through the stage door to control indoor traffic
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building and in the washrooms

For more information, please contact Ralph McIntosh, Education Director

education@sudburytheatre.com      705 674 8381 x27