If you are interested in applying to the School of Dramatic Art, we encourage you to sign up for one (or more!) of our workshops, especially if you intend to audition for the BFA Program.
Virtual Workshops are now available by appointment. Meet one of our professors and work your monologues before your audition! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book now.
The School of Dramatic Art holds an annual monologue and audition workshop for students interested in applying to the BFA in Acting program. Workshop opportunities to learn more about Drama and Education in Community (applied theatre), BFA in Acting, BA Drama Concurrent Education, and BA Honours is also available.
DRAMA IN EDUCATION
This interactive workshop will explore drama as a vehicle for teaching
and learning. Participants will be introduced to a variety of drama and
theatre strategies that can be implemented in classrooms at the
elementary and secondary school level. Leaders will share personal
experiences and highlights from field placements.
INTRO TO SHAKESPEARE
Students will explore Shakespeare scenes, characters, and themes
through acting exercises and dramatic play. Topics may
include embodying the text, imagery, storytelling, and connecting
elements of Shakespearean plays to present day.
Students will embody elements of the Michael Chekhov
Psychophysical Acting Technique and explore “on your feet”
approaches to character development. These exercises will help the
actor discover character movement and psychology.
This workshop outlines the creative process of Scenic Design
for the Theatre from creating rough sketches and coloured
renderings to developing working drawings and scaled models.
The workshop includes a discussion on how to develop the
creative idea and realize it on the stage.
INTRO TO VOICE
This workshop introduces participants to the basic elements of
voice work for actors. Through vocal games, voice exercises, and
physical engagement, students will gain an understanding of the
potential of their voices to be expressive and clear.
MONOLOGUES & AUDITIONS
This workshop is designed to give students strategies and
approaches that will help them prepare to audition. Topics
may include choosing monologues, memorizing, making
active choices, warming up, stage fright, introducing
yourself, responding to direction, giving and receiving, and cold
reads. All participants will need to have a monologue chosen
and memorized. (Specific topics will be chosen based on the
needs of the class)
This interactive workshop will highlight work from the Drama
in Education and Community and the BA (Honours) Drama Programs.
Students can expect to engage with various approaches of
performance and drama practices. Leaders will also share personal
experiences, present information about all programs at the School of
Dramatic Art, and talk about how a degree in theatre can prepare you
for a wide range of career opportunities.
For more information, please contact us:
Phone: 519-253-3000 x2804