The Down Syndrome Association of Toronto (DSAT)

ActingWorks - 10-Day Summer Intensive Day Program

20 August 2019 09:00 – 15:00

 for the aspiring performer!

ActingWorks is an extension of DramaWay’s popular DramaWorks program. ActingWorks is an
intensive 10-day program focused on theatre training for those interested in entering the professional
acting world. It gives youth and adults with special needs of ALL abilities the opportunity to access quality,
in-depth training which will help provide specific and tailored training for those interested in pursuing a
serious career in the theatre community. Past attendees and new members are welcome!

Highlights of the training offered in this Program running from 9 am to 3 pm are as follows:

  • Audition preparation curriculum (both songs and monologues)
  • Physical Theatre (Clown, mime, and techniques like those of Bausch and Grotowski)
  • Traditional text-based acting
  • Instruction and visits from local industry professionals such as Actors & Directors
  • Intimate class size
  • Scene-work
  • Visit and advice from a local Casting Agency
  • Tips on resume preparation
  • 1 digital image of an acting headshot

This program will operate on our DramaWay philosophy placing emphasis on the process of the journey
while continuing to build on social and life skills. Each participant enrolled will automatically be guaranteed
an audition slot for the Peanut Butter People theatre troupe which will be operated by an outside company
named Peanut Butter People – now a partner of DramaWay.

Founded in 2008 by Brooke Banning and Polly Phokeev, Peanut Butter People is a Toronto-based
theatre company committed to producing new Canadian work that engages and enchants while
providing exciting professional opportunities to Canada's diverse pool of talented actors, directors, stage
managers, designers and dramaturgs.

Early-bird discounts and dual program discounts can be applied upon registration
Families from that DSAT community can receive a one-time discount of 21% of the fees up to a
maximum of $100.00

DATES & TIME August 19-23 & August 26-30/2019 Monday to Friday only

COST $825 (+ HST)

LOCATION Swansea Town Hall - 95 Lavinia Ave, Toronto, ON M6S 3H9
Register online today by visiting to reserve your spot! Space is limited.


PO Box 40039
Liberty Village PO
Toronto ON M5V 0K7

Non-Profit Charitable
Organization #
11888 7942 RR0001

Established in 1987

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