Ottawa's Premier Acting School

for Theatre / Film / TV since 2013


Spend the day with one of the top voice coaches in the city! This class is for anyone looking for a vocal tune-up. Areas of focus include: developing a resonant and flexible voice; strengthening vocal stamina; clarifying your speech and adding authenticity; combining voice and speech work. The day will appeal to both actors, acting students, and business professionals.

​Chris is an accomplished voice teacher, actor and co-founder of the Acting Company. He became interested in voice coaching in 2007 while pursuing his York University MFA degree and studying with David Smukler – one of the most senior voice teachers in North America. Since then Chris has taught voice and acting at York University, University of Ottawa, and has coached hundreds of actors and professionals from all walks of life. Chris a member of VASTA and is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.

Location: AC Downtown
Part 1: Sunday, December 9th
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Part 2: Saturday, December 15th
​10:00AM - 1:00PM
$95 + HST

​The AC offers weekend workshops throughout the summer to highlight specific skills and expertise ​in a variety of performance related subjects! 

DIRECTING WORKSHOP with Patrick Gauthier

​In this one-day workshop, Patrick Gauthier (Executive Director of the Ottawa Fringe and undercurrents festival) will introduce students to the world of Directing.This is a practical course. Directing skills and challenges will be applied to scene work with a group of actors. You will touch on things like blocking; how to make best use of rehearsal time; how to get the best results from your actor; script analysis; the casting process; and how to communicate character needs and relationships to your actors. 

Location: AC Downtown
Sunday, December 16th
10:00AM - 4:00PM
​$95 + HST​