CLASSES FOR ADULTS

“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:  info@durhamimprov.com or call (647) 899-3342

“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.

Dates:  “Intro to Drama” class is Mondays starting September 12th, 2016

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Location: Harmony Creek Community Centre (in the Lounge)

Fee: $150 + HST

TV/Commercial & Film Acting workshop (Beginners)

on-camera classThis 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”!

An optional addition, for those who are serious about continuing with their quest to get in front of a camera, we have secured a 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!) at the end of the workshop.

Dates: Tuesdays, starting September 13th, 2016
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Location: Harmony Creek Community Centre (15 Harmony Road North, Oshawa)
Fee: $150 + HST

Beginners Adult Improv!

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 Scott Barnes (click on “About the Instructors” for all our bios!)

Dates:  Wednesdays starting September 14th, 2016

Time: 7:00pm- 9:00pm

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

Fee: $150 +HST

Advanced Improv!

singing with adamTaking all we know about accepting offers, character, and building scenes from the Beginner’s class, the Advanced Improv class let’s us explore more about creating more 3 dimensional characters, focusing on scene work that is relationship rather than on games. More attention to “Long form” improv is in this class, which takes on more of a theatrical feel, allowing the improvisers to explore longer scenes, how to carry a scene on your own on stage, and advanced games. This class is ideal for actors and anyone with a base of improv.

Participants will have a final show on one of the main stages.

Dates: Thursdays, starting September 15th, 2016

Time: 7pm-9pm

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

Fee: $150 + HST