Ottawa's Premier Acting School

for Theatre / Film / TV since 2013

​​​​Acting 4: Showcase with Chris Ralph

The class that ends with a performance! One of our most popular courses, the AC's Showcase course offers participants an opportunity to develop a practical process for acting --- through preparation, rehearsal and right up to the performance. This 8 week course is an excellent opportunity to build upon your existing skills. Participants will work on a one-act play or scene showcase throughout the 8 week course and perform it for an invited audience of family and friends!​ ​​Pre-requisites: ACTING 1, 2 or some acting experience. 

AC Downtown

Mondays, July 8th - August 26th* 
*No Class August 5th

8:00PM - 10:00PM​
PERFORMANCE: Thursday, August 29th @ 7:30PM
​$295.00 + HST

"The most fun I've had in a class, working on a short play for a sold out audience! The director took us through the whole process, from the read through, the rehearsals and tech rehearsal. Great experience!" - M. Thompson


MARY ELLIS - Acting Instructor 
Mary has worked extensively as an actor, director and teacher for many years. Her acting credits include Coach of the Year (Undercurrents Festival), Twelfth Night and Pericles (A Company of Fools), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Plosive), Angel Square, Fly Me to the Moon, and Circle Mirror Transformation (all at GCTC), and God of Carnage (Third Wall), among many others. Her directing credits include The Clean House (Three Sisters), 12 Angry Jurors (St. Lawrence College), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (A Company of Fools), Ian Tamblyn’s A Summer…A Fair and Bridge to the Past (Theatre Wakefield), and the multi-award winning The Elephant Girls, which has toured extensively in Canada and the UK. Mary has garnered numerous awards and nominations for her work, as both an actor and a director. She also teaches at St. Lawrence College in Brockville and at Carleton University.