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.

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: 11 SEP to 20 NOV 2021
(No classes on 18 SEP and 16 OCT)

Winter Term: 8 JAN to 5 MAR 2022

Spring Term: 26 MAR to 4 JUN 2022
(No classes on 16 APR and 21 MAY)

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

TO REGISTER:

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

Registrations and payments for the fall term are due by Friday 10 SEP 2021.

2021-22 STC Academy Registration Form2

Fall 2021 – STC Student Information Form

2021-22 STC Academy – Student Release Form

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

PAYMENT:

The STC DiBrina Box Office is currently closed to the public. To provide payment, call our Box Office at 705 674 8381 x21 and 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 over the phone.

Registrations and payments for the fall term are due by Friday 10 SEP 2021.

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 5 to 7
Saturdays from 9 to 10am

TO REGISTER:

Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, STC will not be offering the Playtime program in the fall of 2021. Please check this webpage again in December for updates about our Winter Term.

DRAMA

STC intends to resume offering in-person classes starting 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:

  • Classes are limited to a maximum of 15 students – 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
  • Masks must be worn at all times while inside the building
  • 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
  • Washroom facilities will be cleaned between classes
  • Each class will present a closing recital for invited family members (total capacity of 50 people). 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 to gain confidence as well as learn some of 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 (new for fall 2021!)

STC intends to resume offering in-person classes starting 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.

KELLY PERRAS | 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.

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 15 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 14 MAR to Friday 18 MAR 2022

$240 (includes HST)
for returning students

$260 (includes HST)
for new students

Further decisions about our March Break Theatre Camp will be made early in 2022, based on the public health guidelines in place at that time – please check our website in February for more details and registration forms.

PA Day Theatre Camps

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

Monday 25 OCT 2021
Friday 19 NOV 2021
Friday 4 FEB 2022
Friday 11 MAR 2022
Monday 13 JUN 2022

$55 per day (includes HST)
for current STC Academy students

$60 per day (includes HST)
for new students

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

TO REGISTER:

Due to the evolving public health guidelines during COVID-19 and the uncertainty regarding whether each PA Day Camp can be offered or not, registrations will not be accepted until 14 days (two weeks) before each camp.

Starting on Monday 11 OCT, you may complete the form below and email a scanned copy to boxoffice@sudburytheatre.ca and education@sudburytheatre.ca.

2021-22 STC PA Day Camps Registration Form

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

PAYMENT:

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

The STC DiBrina Box Office is currently closed to the public. To provide payment, call our box office at 705 674 83831 x21 and 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 over the phone.

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

Registration is not complete until payment is received.