DESIGNED FOR OTTAWA'S 55+ CROWD

Fun, social & challenging! This program explores acting, improv, scene study & writing, while focusing on content that is relevant and of interest to adults ages 55+. The afternoon classes offer excellent training in stage craft, and are also a great way to meet new people and have fun! ​Whether you’re returning to the stage to brush up on skills or fulfilling a lifelong dream of studying theatre, we’re here to tell you it’s really never too late!         


"The most fun I've ever had in my life!" - Joy Ralph

Summer '55  with Chris Ralph & John Muggleton

​Welcome to Summer School! Enjoy a summer of fun and variety in our brand NEW Summer '55 course! John and Chris will lead students through brand new exercises and take requests for favourite exercises from students! Spend time with friends, keep active, and stay creative at The Acting Company. Best of all? No mosquitoes.


Location: AC Downtown
July 5th - August 9th
6-Week Course 
1:00PM - 3:00PM

$265 + HST


Studio 55: Improv 

Learn the fundamentals of improv comedy, improve your storytelling skills, learn to think quickly on your feet and how to be more creative. Through exercises, games and basic short-form scene-work, you will learn how to be more spontaneous, fun and creative in a professional, supportive atmosphere. Whether you want to add more fun and spontaneity to your life or you want to improve your acting skills, our course is a fantastic way to change the way you think!


This course will be offered at a later date. 




Ottawa's Premier Acting School

for Theatre / Film / TV since 2013

JOHN MUGGLETON - AC Co-Founder & Acting Instructor
Actor, director and teacher John Muggleton has been acting professionally for more than 20 years. Recent shows David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross (Best Production 2015 Capital Critics Awards) and Speed-The-Plow (Outstanding Male Actor nomination Prix Rideau Awards, Best Actor Nomination Capital Critics Circle Awards), Sébastien de Valmont in Dangerous Liaisons, and Wrong Turn at Lungfish (Acting Award of Excellence Eastern Ontario Drama Festival). Television credits include Treehouse TV, Goregoyles, the Gemini winning Skylight and BRAVO TV’s Mann to Mann in which he was also a writer. John also appeared in over 650 performances of Second City’s Tony 'n Tina’s Wedding in Toronto. John is a recipient of the Audrey Ashley Award for longstanding dedication to the Ottawa theatre community. John's full first length play Burn will be performed at the Gladstone Theatre during the summer of 2017 and at the Tsawwassen Theatre, Vancouver, in September of 2018.

STUDIO 55 AFTERNOON COURSES - Adults ages 55+

CHRIS RALPH - AC Co-Founder & Executive Director

His most recent acting credits include roles in Up to Low (NAC); Half Life (Theatre Northwest); A Christmas Carol (NAC); Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike (Plosive Productions); Up to Low (Easy Street/Magnetic North Festival); Glengarry Glen Ross (Avalon Productions – Capital Critics Award for Best Production); Billy Bishop Goes to War (Plosive Productions – Capital Critics Best Actor nomination); Death and the Maiden (Plosive Productions); and The Game of Love and Chance (Odyssey Theatre). Chris is a proud member of Plosive Productions – one of Ottawa’s longest-running indie theatre companies.