This class aims to introduce students to the basics of acting, developing characters, text analysis, and becoming comfortable in front of an audience. Students will go through a variety of improvisational games to help them develop a sense of security on stage in front of a live audience. They will learn to create characters through monologue work. They will also present a scene at the end of session concert.
Students will learn in a fun, safe environment where they will be encouraged to get up on their feet, use their imaginations, create and play. They will not only learn how theatre works, but some of the added benefits of acting can be a boost in self-confidence, a loss of stage fright, improved memorization skills, and learning to work with others in a supportive, positive manner.

Performance

Drama Instructors:

Julianna Kun
Julianna Kun is a graduate of the John Abbott College Professional Theatre Acting Program, where she received her DEC with honours. She was also the recipient of the departmental award for excellence in acting. Julianna had been performing in the Montreal independent theatre community since graduating in 2008. She has worked with such notable companies as Persephone Productions (Henry V, Far From the Madding Crowd) The Montreal Shakespeare Theatre Company (Titus Andronicus), Left of Centre Theatre Company (Aladdin: A Pantomime), and Kaleidoscope Theatre Montreal (The Tempest) to name a few. Her passion and dedication for the art of acting is infectious. There’s nothing Miss Kun enjoys more than introducing enthusiastic newcomers to the joys and spectacle of live theatre. Recently she has been preparing to direct her first play “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie that will be presented by The Lakeshore Players.

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