PD Day Programming

Located in our studio at the
Artscape Weston Common

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A day long workshop perfect for young aspiring Actors just starting out and those who are looking to pursue acting more seriously.

Looking to meet other local young artists and refine your craft?
Looking for a fun and professional environment to improve your audition technique and acting skills?
Maybe you’re not sure if you want to pursue acting, but you’re interested in learning more?

Then join our one day workshop lead by director, playwright, and Interim Artistic Director, David di Giovanni!
Registrants will work with David and their fellow artists in the room to prepare a monologue for an audition (or just for practice!), run through a scene study workshop, and receive one-on-one coaching!

Artists/Registrants are responsible for bringing:
Indoor shoes/be comfortable working in barefoot, 2 Snacks, Lunch, and a Reusable Water Bottle


9:00 – 9:30 am: Ice-Breakers (Getting to know those in the room)
9:30-10:15am: Actor Warm Ups
10:15 – 10:30am: Snack/Break period
10:30am – 11:30am: Audition Prep (Registrants are invited to bring a monologue they are currently working on for an audition or SIA will provide one)
11:30 – 12:15pm: Lunch Break
12:15 – 1:15pm: One-on-One monologue prep/Breakout Period (Registrants will work with David on their monologues and receive one-on-one coaching/feedback during this time and will practice on their own and with their fellow artists in the room for support.)
1:15 – 1:25pm: Snack/Break Period
1:25 – 2:30pm: Scene Study (Registrants will work on scenes provided by SIA which will allow them to explore their inner creativity with a scene partner.)
2:30 – 3:00pm: Actors Cool Down/Debrief Period

More info coming soon!


Weston Young Theatre Makers Access Fund

The Weston Young Theatre Makers Access Fund supports low-income children and youth who live in/around the Weston community, by offering subsidized spots and in some cases full scholarships to Shakespeare in Action’s performing arts classes, run out of our studio at the Artscape Weston Common.

Are you interested in supporting access for the next generation of Weston’s young theatre makers? Consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Weston Young Theatre Makers Access Fund by clicking HERE and noting “Access Fund” in the donation message or by adding “Weston Young Theatre Makers Access Fund” to your registration, at which point you may choose an amount to donate. All money received will go towards subsidizing the fee for SIA’s performing arts classes.

Are you a child, youth, parent or guardian who would benefit from a subsidized ticket price or scholarship? Please email education@shakespeareinaction.org for more information. Subsidized prices and scholarships depend on support received to the Weston Young Theatre Makers Access Fund .

Refund Policy and Cancellation

Registrants may cancel their registration up to three days before the class begins. Cancellation requests must be delivered in writing via email to education@shakespeareinaction.org. The fee will be refunded less a $5 administration fee (Please note, the Eventbrite processing fee is also non-refundable). Cancellation requests within two days of the class start date, or after the classes have commenced are not eligible for refunds.

The PD Day Actors Workshop requires a minimum registration of 6 participants in order to run. Shakespeare In Action reserves the right to cancel entire course due to low enrolment. In that case, all participants will be fully refunded.

As Shakespeare In Action employs professional working actors, we reserve the right engage substitute instructors when necessary.
In the event of inclement weather or another emergency, Shakespeare In Action will make all attempts to contact parents/guardians at least one hour prior to the beginning of the class in order to inform them of any change.

Welcome to the Artscape Weston Common

A community cultural hub located in the heart of the West-Mount Dennis community providing a platform for local creative talent to thrive; a supportive home for creative people and organizations, and a place to celebrate and showcase the community’s rich and diverse cultural heritage.