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 x6 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

2024 PRODUCTION – TO BE ANNOUNCED IN THE FALL

SCHEDULE

Rehearsals will be held on Sunday and Monday evenings from 5 to 8pm, starting on Sunday 3 FEB.

Tentative production dates are 10 to 17 MAY 2024.

AUDITIONS

Entrance into this program is by audition. Auditions will be held at the Sudbury Theatre Centre in late September (dates to be announced in the fall).

Students must sign up for a pre-assigned audition time. Auditions will be in groups of 6-8 students of a similar age.

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

FEES

There is no fee required to audition for this program.

Successful applicants will be required to pay a registration fee to participate in the four-month rehearsal/production process. More information about fees will be posted in the fall.

Additional registration information will be provided to the successful applicants.

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 in many productions with the Sudbury Theatre Centre and YES Theatre and directed STC’s Students on Stage productions of The Magic Pebble (2023) and Mining Rocks! (2022).

For more information, please contact Education Director Ralph McIntosh

[email protected]
705 674 8381 x6

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 [email protected]

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.

For more information, please contact Education Director Ralph McIntosh

[email protected]
705 674 8381 x6

YES THEATRE P.I.T. TRAINING PROGRAM

PUTTING IT TOGETHER (P.I.T.) is a free musical theatre training program designed for emerging artists ages 10-18. Participants will get the chance to work with industry professionals and the YES Theatre company members on a series of workshops, masterclasses and exercises that explore all performance aspects of musical theatre: dancing, singing and acting.

Stay tuned for details on upcoming opportunities in 2023.