Come polish your acting skills and put on a fun winter show!
Do your kids have a theatrical streak? Are they constantly writing and telling new stories? Or maybe they want to try acting for the first time?
Join Shakespeare in Action and Assembly Hall for our first joint Act NOW! program.
Inspired by SIA’s extremely successful summer camp and Fall Act NOW! program. In this program, participants ages 10-14 meet twice a week to gain acting skills and rehearse Frankenstein, a story of medical student Victor, as he grapples with his greatest mistake ever – his Monster! In this comedic adaptation, Victor and his Monster encounter different people throughout the course of this great adventure that changes their lives forever!
This program will culminate into two public on stage performances at Assembly Hall.
Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:15 pm – 5:45pm
Dress Rehearsal & Performances: March 4th-6th
Cost: $600 per child for the full programme
Location: Performance Hall – Assembly Hall
1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr, Etobicoke, ON, M8V 4B6
Read through script and “auditions”
Script analysis, writing and staging
Finding your voice, writing and staging
Exploring your body, writing and staging
Full play run through
Dress rehearsals and performances
Introducing your director!
Eli is an actor, director, dramaturge and teaching artist currently based in Toronto. Directing credits: The Drawer Boy, Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad (Bruce County Playhouse), Shakespeare in Hospitals (Spur-of-the-Moment), This is How We Got Here (Continuum/Summerworks), Warriors (Live5), The Emotionalists (SummerWorks), Tough Case (Roseneath), The Sabbatical (Springworks), The Duelist (Demanding Satisfaction). Selected acting credits: Mary’s Wedding, Wilberforce Hotel, Stag and Doe (Blyth Festival), The Hobbit (The Grand Theatre), The Merchant of Venice, A Comedy of Errors, An Ideal Husband (Stratford Shakespeare Festival) The Hours That Remain (Gwaandak/SNTC), Macbeth (Humber River Shakespeare), As I Lay Dying (Theatre SmithGilmour), Brave New World (Litmus/Theatre Passe Muraille) Look Back in Anger (FeverGraph). Film and TV includes: Condor, Shadowhunters, Hemlock Grove, Hannibal, Reign, Copper, Nikita, The Listener, Murdoch Mysteries, Being Erica. Video games: Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Watchdogs and Far Cry 5. He has been a teaching artist with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival Education Department since 2006 and has been directing summer youth programs there since 2012. Over the last 18 years he has been fortunate to have taught/mentored/learned in high schools, colleges and universities throughout North America. Last year he was the Speech Prof for 1st and 2nd year students at George Brown Theatre School. Upcoming Film/TV: roles in the new TV Series Reacher (Paramount/Amazon) and the Sarah Polly Film Women Talking (MGM).
Registrations, Cancellations and Refunds:
Registrations can be completed online at efun.toronto.ca. Registrants will be prompted to provide the following information – client number, family number, course code and credit card information. To obtain the client and family numbers, please call Client Services at 416-396-7378 or call the Assembly Hall office directly at 416-338-7255.
The Assembly Hall is dedicated to providing timely, accessible and high quality services to our clients. Staff will take all reasonable measures to accommodate accessibility needs. Please contact the Assembly Hall office, if you have any special needs requirements.
Please note, the cultural facilities (like Assembly Hall) are excluded from Parks, Forestry and Recreation policies and procedures, including the Welcome Policy.
Cancellations and Refunds
Classes cancelled due to low enrollment by Assembly Hall will be refunded or credited back to the account. There are no refunds or account credits for missed classes on part of the student.
In the event that the Assembly Hall is required to cancel a class due to instructor illness or emergency, a make-up class will be provided. If a make-up class is provided, no refunds or account credits will be issued.
Classes cancelled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled. Students will be contacted directly and are encouraged to call for information.
If a class falls on a Statutory Holiday, a make-up class will be provided. Please note, if a make-up class is provided, refunds or credits will not be provided.
All registration cancellations/withdrawals must be initiated in writing prior to the start of the workshop’s second class. No refunds or credits will be considered after this date. Withdrawals will be prorated based on the date of the withdrawal, not based on attendance in the program. A $12 administration fee will be deducted per person, per workshop for all refunds, withdrawals and credits.