ARC Academy Workshops
ARC Academy focuses on the development of specific skill sets as well as career development training that goes beyond the stage.
Listening for the Story – online training session for Actors
Facilitated by acclaimed Canadian film, television, and stage actor R.H. Thomson. April 7th – May 5th, 2022.
After the success of his first ARC Academy online intensive, R.H. Thomson is returning to ARC Academy’s Zoom lecture hall for a second round of Listening for the Story. This will be a five-week online course that will take place from 8:00 – 10:30 PM AST on April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and May 5th. The course is open to six young theatre artists with ties to Atlantic Canada who have completed an accredited training program and have early professional experience. Each selected participant will receive a $500 honorarium. For more information on the session click here: Listening for the Story.
Adaptation for the Stage - online intensive for emerging playwrights
Facilitated by stage, film, and television writer Jeffrey Hatcher. April 23rd & 30th, 2022.
Application deadline: April 9th, 2022.
Many of the world's best-loved plays are adaptations of previous works: novels, short stories, films, and other media. The session will examine what makes a good adaptation, what kinds of sources lend themselves to successful adaptations, and the craft needed to accomplish the work. Participants should have already written an adaptation or be considering writing one. The course is open to 6 emerging playwrights with ties to Atlantic Canada who have completed an accredited training program. Each selected participant will receive a $500 honorarium. For more information on the session click here: Adaptation for the Stage.
“ARC Academy provides incredible learning opportunities […] and I hope it can continue for years to come.” Deborah Castrilli - ARC Academy participant (Script Analysis for theatre directors w Richard Rose - Oct 2020)
“As a recent graduate, getting to participate in this workshop is an amazing learning experience which provides me a glimpse into the professional world …” Monet Comeau - ARC Academy participant (Listening for the Story w R.H. Thomson - Jan 2021)
"... As actors we need to be constantly be working and creating to grow, and being able to do that, even virtually, is a gift. I am so grateful to have an avenue to learn from others and hone my craft in spite of having limited "in person” opportunities." Melissa MacGougan - ARC Academy participant (Now that you've got the part w Diane D'Aquila - Apr 2021)