Master Class – Meisner Technique with Stephanie Jones

Thursday June 1 – Thursday July 6, 2017, 6pm-9pm

The Meisner Technique was developed by Sanford Meisner at The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.  The focus of this work is to free an actor from self-consciousness that inhibits them creatively, and to be able to connect more authentically and fully to their scene partners. It is all-encompassing and remains one of North America’s most practical acting techniques.


Maximum 12 participants only – $200.00

Scheduled Auditors – $20 per class

Stephanie Jones (Artistic Director Emeritus, ECT; Meisner Instructor, The Neighborhood Playhouse) will teach a six week Meisner Acting Program meeting weekly at Silver Spire Church, 366 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, L2R 3N2.
Thursday June 1 – Thursday July 6, 2017, 6pm-9pm
A maximum of 12 actors will practice the Meisner Repetition Exercise, the Activity, and apply these principles to work on a scene with a partner.
Actors that have studied with Ms. Jones, as well as actors new to the technique, are welcome to apply.

Adult actors only please

For more information, please contact Monica Dufault: 


Playwriting for Youth

Spring 2017


Designed specifically for high school students aged 14-18, this program offers a series of after school workshops that lead young playwrights through the process of writing their own 20 minute play. Students will receive regular group workshops, as well as individual feedback with facilitators. The culminating activity is a reading of excerpts from the students’ plays performed by local actors. This free community event will be held Wednesday, April 26 at 7pm at Brock’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Room 261.

playwrightPlaywriting for Youth – Taking the Stage participants, June 2015.

“Literacy is about more than reading or writing – it is about how we communicate in society. It is about social practices and relationships, about knowledge, language and culture.” – UNESCO, STATEMENT FOR THE UNITED NATIONS LITERACY DECADE, 2003-2012 

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