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.

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.

Fall Term: 19 SEP to 21 NOV 2020

Winter Term: JAN to MAR 2021 (dates TBA)

Spring Term: APR to JUN 2021 (dates TBA)

$145 per term (includes HST) for returning students

$160 per term (includes HST) for new students

TO REGISTER:

Download and complete the following three forms, and submit them to the STC DiBrina Box Office by scanning copies to boxoffice@sudburytheatre.ca . The Box Office is currently closed to public access – you may call the Box Office at 705 674 8381 x21 to pay over the phone by credit card.

Fall 2020 STC Academy Registration Form

Fall 2020 STC Student Information Form

2020-21 STC Academy – Student Release Form

Registrations and payments for the fall term are due by Friday 18 SEP 2020. All classes are limited to 15 students and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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 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

Due to COVID-19, the Playtime Theatre program has been suspended for the 2020 fall term. We hope to be able to offer this program again in January 2021 – please check our website in December for more information.

DRAMA

The following restrictions and protocols will be in place during COVID-19 time:
  • Classes are limited to a maximum of 15 students and are shortened to one hour (60 minutes)
  • Classes will be held in the auditorium to maximize physical distancing
  • Masks must be worn 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
  • The format of the closing recital will be determined in consultation with parents (live or pre-recorded or a combination of both)
DISCOVERY DRAMA – ages 8 to 10
10 to 11am (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+
12 noon to 1pm (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.

VOCAL

Due to COVID-19, the Vocal Classes have been suspended for the 2020 fall term. We hope to be able to offer this program again in January 2021 – please check our website in December for more information.

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

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!

VOCAL DISCOVERY – ages 8 to 10
12 noon to 1pm (subject to change, depending on enrolment)

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!

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

Monday 15 MAR to Friday 19 MAR 2021
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.

$230 (taxes included) subscribers
$250 (taxes included) non-subscribers

Decisions about our March Break Theatre Camp will be made in early 2021 – please check our website in January for details and registration forms.