Acting II

Age Range: 8+
Sydenham Street United Church, 82 Sydenham Street
$200 per semester
Fall Semester:
October 2nd – December 8th
Spring Semester: January 8th – March 23rd
(Classes will not run the week of March 12th to accommodate families going away for March Break)
General Contact:

Join us October 6th 6PM at Sydenham Street United Church for a free preview night of our new Education Programming!


*Sibling discounts available upon request, we accept payments online and by cheque, once registration is complete you will receive an email with more information regarding how to proceed with payment

About the Class

This course is recommended for students who wish to focus on honing their existing acting skills and preparing for community or professional theatre. This course requires an audition consisting of a monologue and a cold read. During these sessions we will take a look at a variety of classic and modern plays and scenes to help students develop a knowledge. We will learn and refine skills in areas such as mime, mask, improv, character embodiment and character/text analysis. As a group, we will give feedback on auditions and focus on the importance of working as a company towards a larger goal. This is the course for any student looking to transition to the next level through Blue Canoe, other community productions or professional shows.

The Instructor

Maddy Scovil is a professional actor and director who specializes in theatre for and by youth. She is a recent graduate of Queen’s University with degrees in Drama, French and Education. Maddy spent three years with the Queen’s Barefoot Players where she created and toured adaptations of Shakespeare and fairy tales for young audiences. Her most recent directing credits include Blue Canoe’s Peter and the Starcatcher and Man of La Mancha. She has taught workshops in performance techniques, auditioning, puppets and Shakespeare. Her favourite and first staring role was Tinkerbell (despite not having any lines).