This popular creative writing course is back, but this time with a twist! As always, this 6 week course is an entertaining and creative way of turning a story idea into a short play and getting it in front of an audience; this winter, however, the session is a little different. At a meeting prior to the start date of the course, a genre and a theme will be randomly drawn for each participant, all different, which the short play must include. As always, the works will be read and workshopped each week by all participants and a staged reading of all the works will take place online for an invited audience. No more thinking "What am I going to write about?"

What experience do I need?
None - all that's required is an enthusiasm for plays, creative writing and a sense of adventure!

Take your first steps into the world of acting! discover the craft in a lively, fun and supportive atmosphere. Ideal for those with little or no acting experience, the course provides participants the opportunity explore acting in a fun & practical way. Everything from acting and auditioning techniques, scene study, improv and character development and the business of acting is covered. Whether you are serious about becoming an actor or simply wish to try something new and creative, you will find this course fun, social and rewarding. ​Improve your self-confidence, voice and presence while training with a professional acting coach. 


Instructor: John Muggleton

Dynamic Scene Work! Actors use a set of established techniques to help them perform scenes they are working on. This new class offers an in-depth approach to help actors apply new, improved and more advanced techniques to performing their scenes expertly. Students will be assigned a partner(s) and a scene to work on during the duration of the class. As students are directed by Chris, they will learn technique that can be used in all genres of work: stage, Film & TV, Voice over, Monologue preparation. Discover how to map a scene’s key plot points. Learn the importance of your character’s role in the scene. Learn how to break down a scene into its key elements. Choose behaviour that matches your character’s objectives. Bring LIFE and PASSION to your work! This will be a challenging yet fun, social and exciting class!


Instructor: Chris Ralph

Acting Essentials Level 2

An Introduction to Acting

Through new and exciting acting exercises and scene reads, this course focuses on the importance of pace, inflection, energy and all the other essential ingredients in developing a dynamic presence. Discover the world of practical improv and how using it will change your approach to acting and your every day life. Although those with little or no acting experience are always welcome, students will be jumping in from the beginning.


Instructor: John Muggleton

Start date: May 11, 7 - 8:30 PM Tuesdays

​​Registration opens March 18

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Start date: May 13, 7 - 8:30, Thursdays

​​Registration opens March 18

The Playwrights Showcase with John Muggleton (Online)

Start date: April 21

​​Registration opens March 18

OTTAWA ACTING CLASSES

The ABC's of Scene Study (In-Person)  with Chris Ralph

Start date: April 22, 2021

​Registration opens March 18

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