Please note, while we outline here some of the goals of the specific academy, the academies are also all collaborative.  Students will have core disciplines and mentors while also being challenged to work with students in other disciplines. This creates a more open and creative cross-disiplinary dialogue and community of  young artists who can work in other artistic “languages.”

Actress and Playwright Chris O’Neill leads this two-week program along with sessions by other theatre artists from the Two Planks company. With an emphasis on the craft of acting, including scene work, improvisation and approaches to character, each student will leave with a well-crafted monologue for auditions and performance.

July 31 – August 12, 2016

Students develop skills in acting, movement, voice, imagination, playwriting, improvisation and ensemble collaboration. Mentors guide you through exercises and improvisations that empower you to express yourself onstage, as well as detailed script work which allows you interpret text. Sessions on acting for camera. Each student will also develop an age appropriate monologue piece for both theatrical audition and camera which will be filmed and given to you as a portfolio piece.

Bring comfortable clothes in which you can move. Be aware that you are expected at the daily warm-up as well as some dance classes (suited to your abilities).

Academy program fees
Overnight students: $1100 + HST
Materials Fee: $75 + HST
Optional Bus Service from International Airport, Halifax, Dartmouth: $30 + HST each way



  • 15%  Early Bird for camp fees if you pay in full by October 1.
  • 10% if you pay in full by November 1 
  • 5% if you pay in full by January 1
  • 10% if you bring a friend who has never been! 
  • 5% for camp fees for  multiple children in the same immediate family or multiple camps
  • 5% for families with family memberships

(maximum 25% combined discounts)

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