YOUTH ACTORS WORKSHOP
Scene Study for Stage
Facilitated By: Allison Graham
Who: Youth between the ages of 13 & 18 with an interest in the performing arts. The class size will be limited to 12 participants. Applications will be accepted on a first come basis. Youth who have participated in previous Station Theatre productions will have the first opportunity to apply until Feb 28. After that, if places are still available, we will open the workshop to youth in general.
When: 4 Session Workshop: March 24, April 7, April 21 & 28 – 1:30 to 3:30
Where: Smiths Falls Station Theatre
Cost: This Workshop is being subsidized by The Smiths Falls Community Theatre Foundation – there is NO CHARGE for participants
This 4-session course is geared toward young adults who are serious about drama and potentially interested in continuing to pursue opportunities in the performing arts after high school. Students will have the opportunity to explore drama in an engaging and practical way. Each class will consist of scene study; learning how to ‘break down’ a scene, create a character, take direction, and work opposite a scene partner. In addition, participants will be instructed on elements that are required to give a well prepared and focused audition. Through both individual and ensemble activities, acting intention will be explored, helping to build confidence in performance and everyday life. The class size will be limited to 12 participants.
Allison Graham is a respected member of ACTRA and WGC. After graduating from high school, she auditioned for, and was accepted to, The American Academy Of Dramatic Arts (Los Angeles, California), where she spent two years studying theatre. Following graduation she was asked to join the Academy ‘Company’, and in collaboration with nine other actors, enjoyed a challenging and rewarding third year performing theatre pieces. She finished her formal education at Pasadena City College, majoring in creative writing. This combination of schooling provided her with an Associate Degree in Theatre Arts, and has enabled her to strike a fine balance of working both in front of, and behind a camera. Allison returned to Canada in 2000 and now works primarily in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. In addition to an extensive list of Feature Film credits, she has appeared in more than 30 production titles, some of which expanded into major Recurring Roles. Credits include ‘Da Vinci’s Inquest’, ‘The Line’, ‘Being Erica’, ‘The Ron James Show’, ‘Stargate: Atlantis’, ‘Rumours’, ‘The Best Laid Plans’, ‘Doc’, ‘Trailer Park Boys’, ‘Deadfall’, among many others.
“I absolutely love breaking down a script, an audition; figuring out the beats, discovering what is going on beneath the words and raising the stakes to impossibly high levels.”