​ Shakespeare's Showcase with Mary Ellis

​A great while ago the world begun,
With hey, ho, the wind and the rain;
But that’s all one, our play is done,
And we’ll strive to please you every day.
- Shakespeare

We just got all Elizabethan on one of our most popular courses! Have you loved Mary Ellis’ Shakespeare course? Now’s your chance to show your friends and family what you’ve been up to. Mary will select the very best scenes to suit your interests and strengths - and then you will spend the 8 weeks rehearsing the scenes for a presentation at the end the course. Yes, there will be lights, music and props – but the emphasis is on the fun of rehearsal – the performance is just the cherry on top. And after the presentation? Enjoy a cast party with champagne and other beverages. Meade perhaps?

(Prerequisite: Shakespeare course at the AC or permission of the instructor)

Location: AC Downtown

​Tuesdays, May 14th - June 25th

6:00PM - 8:00PM

​7-Week Class

​$295 + HST



MARY ELLIS - Acting & Voice Instructor
​​​​Mary has worked extensively as an actor, director and teacher for many years. Her acting credits include 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), Blackbird (Third Wall), and the multi-award winning The Elephant Girls, which has toured extensively in Canada, as well as to the Edinburgh Fringe, London and Dublin. Mary has garnered numerous awards and nominations for her work, including the Prix Rideau Award for Outstanding Direction for The Elephant Girls, and the Capital Critics Award for Best Production for Blackbird. She also teaches at Carleton University, and has taught and directed at St. Lawrence College in Brockville..

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