July 30 – August 3  Creation for Kids! with Artistic Director Colin B. Anthes

In partnership with Carousel Players, Artistic Director Colin B. Anthes is teaching theatre creation for kids (ages 5-7)

An introduction to original theatre creation for young people, this course will focus on creativity, teamwork, playfulness, and collaboration. Over the course of the week, students will learn how to turn fun games and exercises into productive ways of working together creatively. At the end of the week, there will be a performance showing off some of their original ideas!

For more info: https://carouselplayers.com/community/summer-theatre-school/

Master Class – Meisner Technique with Stephanie Jones

The 2018 program is completed.
But watch this space! We hope to have Stephanie back in May 2019 to teach another program.
Dates and registration details will be confirmed in the new year. 

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.



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.
Dates to be announced in 2019.
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




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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