Learning what it takes to be in professional theatre from the pros themselves is a rare opportunity for young students.
The Avon Maitland District Public School Board and Stratford Festival are making that opportunity a reality through a program called My Academy. Students will learn acting and production skills culminating in an abridged production at one of Stratford’s world-famous theatres.
“We’re delighted to be able to make this opportunity available to students. Not only will My Academy help participants develop new skills and gain insight into different theatrical careers, it will also allow them to build important relationships within the theatre community,” said Anita Gaffney, Executive Director Stratford Festival.
My Academy runs for 10 weeks in the second semester beginning in February. Courses are taught at Stratford Northwestern Secondary School but anyone throughout the district can apply. There are a limited number of spaces available.
For more information, please visit http://myacademy.yourschools.ca/