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.

DRAMA ACTIVITIES AND SCRIPTS

For drama activities and scripts for high school, middle school and elementary students, visit Drama Notebook.

Sudbury Theatre Centre is pleased to announce a new season of YOUTH DRAMA and MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES for ages 8 to 17. The classes are 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 of family and friends.

Fall Term: 10 SEP to 12 NOV 2022
(No classes on 15 OCT)

Winter Term: 7 JAN to 4 MAR 2023

Spring Term: 25 MAR to 3 JUN 2022
(No classes on 8 APR or 20 MAY)

The course descriptions for DRAMA and MUSICAL THEATRE are listed in the next column.

$180 (includes HST) for a student’s first course of the school year
$165 (includes HST) for each subsequent course in the school year

TO REGISTER:

Please complete the THREE forms found at the links below, and email scanned copies to boxoffice@sudburytheatre.com AND education@sudburytheatre.com.

2022-23 STC Academy Registration Form

2022-23 STC Student Information Form

2022-23 STC Academy – Student Release Form

Registrations and payments for the fall term will be due by Friday 9 SEP 2022.

Drama and Musical Theatre classes are limited to 25 students and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration is not complete until payment is received.

PLAYTIME THEATRE

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 storytelling, 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 6 to 7
Saturdays from 9 to 10am

$145 (includes HST) for a student’s first course of the school year
$130 (includes HST) for each subsequent course in the school year

SOPHIA PAPINEAU | instructor
Our newest instructor Sophia Papineau is looking forward to working with our youngest students as the Playtime Theatre program returns this season. Sophia is very familiar with our Academy programs, having been a volunteer assistant for the Playtime and Drama classes during her high school years. She has also served as a Senior Playground Supervisor with the City of Greater Sudbury. Sophia is currently in her third year in the Concurrent Education Program at Laurentian University. Upon graduation, she plans to be an elementary school teacher in the primary grades.

TO REGISTER:

Please complete the THREE forms found at the links below, and email scanned copies to boxoffice@sudburytheatre.com AND education@sudburytheatre.com.

2022-23 STC Academy Registration Form

2022-23 STC Student Information Form

2022-23 STC Academy – Student Release Form

Registrations and payments for the fall term will be due by Friday 9 SEP 2022.

Playtime classes are limited to 15 students, and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

DRAMA

STC intends to offer in-person classes again in September. If the public health gathering restrictions change over the course of a given term, the program will switch to an online format.

The following restrictions and protocols will be in place for all live classes offered during COVID-19 time:

  • Each class will be 60-75 minutes long (subject to change, depending on enrolment)
  • 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 through the front doors and exit through the stage door to control indoor traffic
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building and in the washrooms
  • Each class will present a closing recital for invited family members. If a change in the public health situation precludes offering a live event, student performances will be recorded and posted to our private YouTube channel for viewing by parents and other family members.
DISCOVERY DRAMA – ages 8 to 10
10 to 11.15am (subject to change, depending on enrolment)

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

DEVELOPMENT DRAMA – age 11+
11.30am to 12.45pm (subject to change, depending on enrolment)

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 | 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.

MUSICAL THEATRE

STC intends to offer in-person classes again in September. If the public health gathering restrictions change over the course of a given term, the program will switch to an online format.

MUSICAL DEVELOPMENT – age 11+
10 to 11.15am (subject to change, depending on enrolment)

An opportunity for teens to refine their vocal technique while exploring different aspects of Musical Theatre. Participants will expand their musical vocabularies while combining singing with movement and harmonies. The full performance experience!

MUSICAL DISCOVERY – ages 8 to 10
11.30am to 12.45pm (subject to change, depending on enrolment)

Students explore basic vocal techniques, rhythm and movement in a fun, energetic and inclusive environment. Each lesson covers different aspects of Musical Theatre as students learn to sing and move while expanding their musical vocabulary.

APRIL PERRIN | instructor
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.

For ages 8 to 12

Exploration and fun are the keywords for Sudbury Theatre Centre’s arts experiences during the March Break and on PA Days. These programs include collaborative activities and games designed to build imagination, confidence and creative expression. Character work and story-telling activities built around a central theme will challenge students to think critically and creatively.

During COVID-19, all STC camps are limited to 20 students – places will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Students and instructors must follow the health and safety protocols listed in the previous column. More details will be provided closer to the date of each camp.

March Break Theatre Camp

STC offers a varied week of drama and arts including acting, music, movement and visual art. Scene and character work become part of the program as students prepare a final showcase for parents and friends at the end of the week.

Monday 13 MAR to Friday 17 MAR 2023

$275 (includes HST) for new students
$260 (includes HST) ) for students who have already taken a class during the 2022-23 school year

After-care until 5pm is available for an additional $10 per day

Due to the evolving public health circumstances, registrations will not be accepted until early 2023. Additional details and registration forms will be posted in the new year.

Registrations and payments will be due by Friday 10 MAR 2023.

Enrolment is limited to 20 students and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

GARRETT CARR | instructor, March Break Theatre Camp and PA Days
Garrett recently completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance at Thorneloe University, having already completed a diploma in Theatre Arts – Technical Production from Cambrian College. He stage-managed STC’s 2018 production of Alice in Wonderland and served as co-director of The Wind in the Willows in 2019. Garrett has also performed in the North Bay Fringe Festival and performed, directed and stage-managed various productions at Thorneloe University.

PA Day Theatre Camps

Students will enjoy learning basic dramatic conventions such as role-playing, tableaux and stage blocking.

Friday 23 SEP 2022
Monday 24 OCT 2022
Friday 3 FEB 2023
Friday 10 MAR 2023
Friday 28 APR 2023
Friday 9 JUN 2022

$65 per day (includes HST) for a student’s first PA Day of the school year
$60 per day (includes HST) for each subsequent PA Day in the school year

After-care until 5pm is available for an additional $10 per day

TO REGISTER:

Please complete the TWO forms found at the links below, and email scanned copies to boxoffice@sudburytheatre.com and education@sudburytheatre.com

2022-23 STC PA Day Camps Registration Form

2022-23 STC Academy – Student Release Form

Registrations and payments for a given PA Day Camp are due no later than the last business day before each camp (subject to availability).

Camps are limited to 20 students and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is not complete until payment is received.

If you register your child for more than one PA Day Camp, we will collect payments for one camp at a time, as a precaution against COVID-19 conditions forcing the cancellation of a camp closer to the date.

Gallagher Box Office hours
Tuesday and Wednesday 10am to 3pm
Thursday and Friday noon to 6pm
(Open Saturday and Sunday on show dates only, noon to curtain time)

You may also call our box office at 705 674 8381 x1 to pay over the phone. If there is no answer, please leave a message with your name, phone number and purpose of your call. Our box office staff will call you back to process your payment.