Acting & Ensemble for Youth 
with Megan Carty

Fresh off the success of starring in the NAC’s recent production of Up to Low and this summer’s critically acclaimed Cymbeline – acting phenom Megan Carty will teach students how to create original theatre as a collective. In addition to honing their individual acting skills in scene work and monologues, students will have the opportunity to write and perform in their own scripts that they write together. This course will also focus on physical storytelling, choral work, poetry and team improv – all important areas of study that make actors well rounded and respected members of a theatre ensemble.

This class will be offered at a later date. 

The Young Actor's Toolkit
with Allison Graham

If you are interested in becoming a professional actor, this course is for you. Led by AC favourite Allison Graham – the Actor’s Toolkit offers comprehensive training and information to help youth take that next step into the world of professional acting – whether it be for stage, film and/or TV. Alongside the core programme, guest industry specialists will provide valuable information. Students will meet professional Talent Agents, Casting Directors; Stage and TV Directors, and Theatre Artistic Directors; and young actors in the biz. This course won’t make you a success, but it will help you discover what success is for the everyday working actor in Canada. This course has limited enrollment. 

This class will be offered at a later date. 

Being On Camera (Youth)with Allison Graham & Sean Weekes

Have you ever wanted to act on film & TV? This introductory course teaches students the foundations of acting for film and television. Practical experience will be gained by practicing audition technique, learning what to expect on a set, and participating in numerous on camera exercises, as well as receiving an introduction to the business of acting. Receiving coaching from professional film / television actor Allison Graham and camera operator / film editor Sean Weekes.

​Location: AC Downtown
Saturdays, November 10th - December 15th 
6 week course
2:30PM - 4:30PM
$315.00 + HST


How to Write a TV Pilot with Allison Graham

In this six week course you will learn to write a TV pilot by… writing a TV pilot! You’ll be guided through the process every step of the way, learning tips and techniques as you bring your show idea to life. You will learn about character development, the pilot structure, how to come up with ideas and how to pitch your show! Drawing on over 20-years of experience in the television industry, instructor Allison Graham brings her usual fun, warmth and professional experience to this new and exciting AC course!

Location: AC Downtown

Sundays, November 11th - December 16th
6 Week Course
12:30PM - 2:30PM

$265 + HST

Advanced On Camera with Allison Graham & Sean Weekes

​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 course 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.

Ottawa's Premier Acting School

for Theatre / Film / TV since 2013

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. 

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.

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