SKAM Young Company and Improv Ensemble are our specialty classes for teenagers who have had previous acting or improv experience. Auditions are required for these classes.
SKAM Young Company
The SKAM Young Company (Formerly the YPC) is a program for youth who are excited to create their own play and want to make a commitment to their training. Students build their dramatic skills by exploring voice, movement, improvisation, writing, and collaboration. The Company members create a short ensemble performance together.
Students are encouraged to participate in this group from September to May. The fall term is spent building skills and a strong, collaborative work ethic to present a short draft version of a play performed for an audience in December. In the winter/spring, the creative work continues by devising, writing, and performing the Company’s own work in a professional and public setting. Both fall and spring performances are non-negotiable and part of the commitment to the program. Collaboration and commitment to the ensemble is a crucial part of the learning and it gives students an amazing opportunity to develop overall performance skills.
Each student will be supported and encouraged to grow in their dramatic skill development and confidence. Theatre skill level, maturity, commitment and ability to work well with others are all important components that are considered when a student applies for this class.
* Entry is by audition only. We encourage students to participate in the Fall classes but we welcome January entries as well!
Please contact [email protected] to book and audition/interview if you are new to this program.
*Some volunteering will be asked of parents (ie. carpooling or driving to venues, help with selling tickets at the door, etc). We do our best to limit the time commitment for these jobs but as theatre is a labour intensive art, some help is gratefully appreciated.
*Admission to performance venues is not included in the class fee. Ticket prices help offset the cost of renting professional venue spaces.
January 22 – May 10 (14 Weeks)
Wednesdays: 5:15pm – 7:15pm (2 hours)
** Additional Rehearsals added in March & May TBD
** Dress Rehearsals & Performances May 7th – 10th
Teaching Artist: Erica Petty & Mikaela Haeusser
MONTHLY PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
LOCATION: 849 FORT STREET
Actors in the Improv Ensemble will focus on short form, long form, and duo styles of improvisation. Ensemble members are expected to have knowledge and practice of the basics of improvisation (‘yes and’, character creation, tasking, story) and seek to learn professional skills in the art form of improvisational theatre. The ensemble will attend improv shows, research improv around the world, and create a unique ensemble final performance for the public.
Contact [email protected] before you sign up to see if you are ready for Improv Ensemble!
* Entry is by interview only.
*Some volunteering will be asked of parents (ie. carpooling or driving to venues, help with selling tickets at the door, etc). We do our best to keep the time commitment for these jobs, but as theatre is a labour intensive art, some help is gratefully appreciated.
*Admission to performance venues is not included in the class fee. Ticket prices help with the cost of renting professional venue spaces.
January 20 – May 11 (13 weeks)
** Holiday February 17, April 13 & Spring Break
**Performance date in May TBD
Mondays: 6:00 – 8pm
Teaching Artist: Monica Ogden
Location: 1030 North Park Street