This highly regarded and popular program, now entering its 15th year, provides serious theatre students with an opportunity to train extensively. Students study movement, voice, improvisation and acting techniques and engage in self-evaluation, group discussion and collaboration. This year long course also provides the opportunity to study specific methodologies with guest instructors from Victoria’s professional theatre community. Text, subtext, story, and characters of a two act play are studied in depth and rehearsed. In the spring, the program culminates with the students presenting their work to the community in a professional theatre. From beginning to end, from read through, to rehearsal, to memorization, to having head shots, bios done for the theatre and to the final performance with set, sound, lights and costumes, these students have the opportunity to learn what a professional does. They perform a run of 6 evening shows including some matinees. Look for these students and their production in local papers and television stations in the spring of 2013. *There will be some volunteer help asked of parents for the large production in May (i.e.: help with selling tickets at the door, concession, help with set painting, sponsorship in programs, etc). We do our best to keep the time commitment down for these jobs but as theatre is a labour intensive art, some help is gratefully appreciated. *Admission fees to the production by the students is not included in the class fee. The production costs which include rental of venue, costumes, sets, technician, publicity, etc is totally covered by ticket sales. The course fee covers hours of instruction and rehearsal hours. The production is open to the general public and students are encouraged to bring as many of their friends and relatives as they can to support them in this wonderful achievement.