“I just found out that I have the highest drama mark in my entire school. I know it is because of my improv workshop with Stephanie. I’m more outgoing and participation is a big part of the class mark. I can’t wait until the next workshop!”

Alysha Harris, 13 years old

All 6-week sessions are $150 + HST. Specialty classes vary and fees are listed below their descriptions. *Workshop fees are non-refundable, class credit can be uptained up to 72 hours prior to the first class. All credit must be used within the year and are applied to classes of the same value. Most of our regular classes have a “Try before you buy” policy, ask about trying the first class before payment.  Classes run on a minimum enrollment, register your spot by e-mail: or call (647) 899-3342


Our next Guest Expert series with Anne Marie Scheffler!

Creating your “One Person Show” One-day Workshop!

AMS sequin 2The best way to get work is to make work. Act in the best role, the one you wrote for YOU! Anne Marie Scheffler has been a critically acclaimed solo performer since 1994 and has been herald as the “Queen of the Fringe”! With 8 shows, a one-hour TV special, television shows in development and a long list of acting and writing credits and awards, including co-writing and co-starring in the international hit SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody, Anne Marie can show you how to create your own big break. You will not want to miss this opportunity!


When: Saturday, Nov 21st, 2015,  10am to 3pm 

Where: The Harmony Creek Community Centre, in the main auditorium.

What:  Find your story, write new material, and leave with an outline of your one person show.
Learn secrets and tips about how to produce, market and sell out your show.

About Anne Marie:  Anne Marie Scheffler is a professional actress, writer and comedian. She has created and toured seven one woman shows across North America. Her play Not Getting It was made into a one hour comedy special for CTV and The Comedy Network, for which she was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award. Her show Suddenly Mommy! plays all over North America including New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto. Anne Marie is a Second City Alumna, has a long list of film and television credits, including Queer as Folk, Due South, She’s So Funny, Adventures in Comedy, and a regular cast member of Real Men. An award winning screen writer, she is currently developing a TV series with renown Emmy-winning writer Rosie Shuster (SNL). Anne Marie is also the co-writer and co-star of Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody which plays to sold-out crowds in over 60 cites cities across The US and Canada and at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival! Anne Marie just shot a movie in Los Angeles and recently performed in New York at Carolines on Broadway. She’s between LA and Toronto and has a new show MILF Life Crisis which plays in both her cities this autumn. You can find her on film, TV, radio, the web, on stage.

Cost: $150

“A stellar one woman show, Scheffler’s creation is superb!” Sudbury Star

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Our regular 6 week courses:

Improv for Beginners!

improv class 4Using improv games popularized on the TV show, ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’, participants will learn to trust their instincts, build on the skills of listening, connecting with people, being spontaneous, and most importantly, they will get out of their comfort zone and learn to react! It is a six week course followed by a performance. There will be a final class show which allows for a supportive audience of friends and family to witness the confidence shift in the workshop players first hand! Taught by Sheri Prescott (click on “About the Instructors” for all our bios!)

Dates: Thursdays starting September 24th, 2015

Time: 7:00pm- 9:00pm

Location: Harmony Creek Community Centre (15 Harmony Road North, Oshawa)

Fee: $150 +HST

Physical Comedy & Stage Combat!!

combatLearn how to do the prat falls and tumbles safely. Learn the techniques of stage fighting, how to throw and take a punch, basic sword play and more! Taught by Adam Lloyd Wilkinson

Date: Wednesdays starting November 4th, 2015
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Fee: $150 + HST



TV/Commercial & Film Acting workshop (Beginners)

filmThis 6 week workshop will take you through all the basics of acting on camera, from stepping into the audition room (where to stand, what to say, how to prepare) to getting into the room (how to find an agent, building your reel and resume, finding work on your own). Each week you will have time to practice your craft on camera, working with TV and movie scripts, commercials, and a little improv, to make you audition ready!
As an added bonus, for those who are serious about continuing with their quest to get in front of a camera, we have secured professional photographer for a one day photo shoot enabling you to get professional looking head shots at half his regular price (up to 5 looks for only $150!).


Dates: TBA

Location: Harmony Creek Community Centre (15 Harmony Road North, Oshawa)

Fee: $150 + HST

Stand-up with Angela Maiorano-Thurston!

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 Everyone has an opinion and you might just be noticing a little more quirks that come with life.

 Let Angela show you how to shape those observations into your own stand-up set!

 Over the 6 weeks, the participants will learn the techniques of stage presence while finding your voice.

 Angela will help you shape your first 5 min. set that will be showcased on stage at the Moustache Club in Oshawa in a Durham   Improv showcase.

Dates: TBA
Location: Harmony Creek Community Centre (15 Harmony Road North, Oshawa) In the Lair, 3rd floor of the building next to the church.
Fee: $150 + HST


“Smart Acts: Theatre for ages 40+”

Smart-Acts-logo-finalDid you know that acting is one of the best ways to improve cognitive capacity as you age? This class is for the 40+ crowd who are “acting-curious”. In a safe, supportive environment, we will cover all the basics, from vocabulary and concepts, to some of the strategies that actors employ in creating a character. No experience necessary and no memorizing required. We will also look at the relationship between acting and the latest research in Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Happiness Theory. So come out for this fun-filled class that is also good for you! Taught by Michael Serres.



Location: Harmony Creek Community Centre (in the Lounge)

Fee: $150 + HST


Smart Acts: Scene Study Class!

Coarse-Acting-ShowOur Scene Study Class is a great opportunity to take your skills to the next level. We’ll look at the given circumstances of the text, character and script analysis, character development, and explore ways to make interesting choices about your character’s actions and reactions. If you have taken some of our other classes, and are wondering “what next?”, or are looking to polish your skills, then our Scene Study Class is for you! Call now and reserve your place in this popular class! Taught by Michael Serres.



Location: Harmony Creek community centre in the Lounge.

Fee: $150 + HST