​​​​​​The Actor's Process (Youth) 
with Chris Ralph

This 8-week course, led by professional actor and AC Executive Director Chris Ralph, goes to the roots of acting and gives each young actor the tools needed to develop a process that they can apply to auditions, on stage or on set. Using imaginative exercises, students will learn how to break the process of acting down into manageable components. This new course will be both fun and challenging!

This class will be offered at a later date.

ALLISON GRAHAM - Acting Instructor

Allison Graham is a respected member of ACTRA and WGC. She is a graduate The American Academy Of Dramatic Arts (Los Angeles, California). She holds an Associate Degree in Theatre Arts from Pasadena City CollegeIn addition to an extensive list of Feature Film & TV credits, Allison has also appeared in 'Da Vinci's Inquest', 'The Line', 'Being Erica', 'The Ron James Show', 'Stargate: Atlantis', 'Rumours', 'The Best Laid Plans', 'Doc', 'Trailer Park Boys', 'Deadfall', among many others.

SEAN WEEKES - Camera Operator & Film Editor

Sean grew up in Kemptville, Ontario, and has been in love with Film as long as he can remember. He is an Independent Filmmaker who spent most of his formative years watching and shooting films of his own with family and friends. Sean is a graduate of the Film Studies program at Carleton University and is an experienced First and Second Assistant Camera Operator.

Stand Up Comedy for Teens 
with Chris Ralph

No special talent is required – just the willingness to tell a funny story! Students will learn how to write and tell jokes, and play comic characters on stage. At the end of the course, parents and friends are invited to a special comedy revue featuring our teen comics and their new material!

Students will:
1. Learn to express themselves with more confidence.
2. Receive encouragement to express themselves
3. Observe the world more closely and see the funny side of life.
3. Realize how to make humour a part of their daily lives.

Guaranteed Fun and Laughter!

This class will be offered at a later date.

FALL 2018 ​YOUTH COURSES - ages 13 to 17 years old


Megan Carty - Acting Instructor 
Megan has worked across Canada as an actor, physical theatre artist, and puppeteer. She fell in love with live performance while attending the Canterbury Arts Drama Program, and then went on to train at Studio 58 in Vancouver as well as One Yellow Rabbit in Calgary. She is the artistic director of multi-award winning local theatre company Cart Before the Horse, whose mandate is to use theatre as a powerful outlet to explore topics we are otherwise afraid to talk about. The only thing Megan loves as much as performing is teaching. With ten years experience as a figure skating coach and five years as a drama educator, Megan is thrilled to be joining the Acting Company team this year! There is no better feeling in the world to her than sparking a theatrical passion in others and seeing them learn how to create, collaborate, and open up onstage. 

On Camera Scene Study 
with Allison Graham & Sean Weekes

Picking up right where Being On Camera leaves off:  Learn how to write, perform, and direct your own original scene in this brand new course led by Allison Graham (Actor/Writer) and Sean Weekes (Filmmaker)! Get the skills you need to create an original scene on camera: Get hands-on experience collaborating in the ‘writer’s room,’ storyboarding your scene, getting into character, and setting up and lighting each shot before calling ‘action!’ Students will gain experience of how a crew collaborates on a working set. 
This class will be offered at a later date. 

Ottawa's Premier Acting School

for Theatre / Film / TV since 2013

Film & TV Audition Bootcamp (Youth)
with Allison Graham.

 Whether you’re auditioning for a post-secondary acting program, a big general audition, or a part in a community theatre show; the Audition Bootcamp will have you ready to make a lasting impression on the folks behind the table! Students will learn techniques in audition preparation, confident presentation, cold-reading, and how to master the dreaded monologue!

All students please come prepared with a 1-2 minute monologue

​Location: AC Downtown

Sundays, March 3rd - April 7th

12:00PM - 2:00PM

6-Week Course

$295 + HST