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Theatre isn’t all about being the centre of attention. It builds confidence and self-esteem, challenges an individual's comfort level and breaks down social barriers.The STC Academy introduces participants of all ages and experience levels to the magic of theatre in a supportive, social, and non-threatening environment. Our classes are led by skilled and highly-trained instructors with extensive teaching backgrounds. Students are exposed to a wide range of games, exercises, and experiences that are tailored to any skill level. All classes end with a presentation for family and friends. Scroll down to check out the classes below or call 705 674 8381 for more information.

Ready to take centre stage? Or maybe you have a great play in the works.

Sudbury Theatre Centre is offering a series of theatre workshops designed to meet the needs and interests of adults of all ages and aspirations. These interactive and intensive sessions will address a variety of theatre-related topics such as acting, directing, character development, voice, and playwriting.

Instructors include STC Artistic Executive Director Caleb Marshall, General Manager Scott Florence, and Playwright in Residence Matt Heiti, as well as other highly-skilled theatre professionals.

Additional details will be posted three weeks in advance of each session.


A dynamic introduction to the art of creative play, this six-week course will give participants a solid foundation in the art of improvisation. Not funny? No worries! This course focuses on skills that will lead to better spontaneous creative storytelling. We'll explore creating stories, characters and relationships, focusing on the skills that lead to the successful spontaneous play.

Benefits: Improvisation boosts self-confidence and provides skills in communication, team work, problem solving and creative thinking.

Intended for adults (age 18+)

Mondays from 7 to 9 pm

April 3 - May 15, 2017 (no class on Easter Monday April 17) 

$75 for the course plus HST

TO REGISTER download the following forms:

2016-17 STC Adult Registration Form3.pdf (363.1 KB)


2016-17 STC Adult Release Form.pdf (459.0 KB)

Registration forms and payment are due by March 30 2017.

Call 705 674 8381 for more information about how to register. Space is limited.


Scott Florence is one of the newest members of the STC team, and a new arrival in Sudbury. Previously Scott was the Artistic Director of Ottawa's premiere Shakespeare troupe, A Company of Fools, the Artistic Managing Director of the Ottawa Lumière Festival, a co-curator of the .isme: Cabaret, the General Manager of the Canadian Improv Games, and an Associate Professor with Algonquin College. His work as an actor, director, and clown has taken him as far north as Yellowknife, as far south as St. Pete's, Florida, as far west as Victoria and as far east as Nanjing, China.

Playwrights' Junction is on hiatus for this season. Please check again for information on the 17|18 session.

Over the past five years, more than 30 emerging playwrights and writers have taken part in the annual Playwrights’ Junction, a 12-week program intended to develop local voices in a workshop environment.

Each group of six to 10 writers engages in an exploration of the playmaking process, experimenting with different methods of inspiration and unearthing local stories.

Writers then have the opportunity to see one of their works read in front of an informal audience.

Playwrights’ Junction is led by STC Playwright-in-Residence, Matthew Heiti.

MATTHEW HEITI | STC Playwright in Residence

Born in Sudbury, Matthew is an award-winning playwright, a Genie-nominated screenwriter, and his first novel, The City Still Breathing, has been published by Coach House Books. As Playwright in Residence at STC, his play Mucking in the Drift was produced at the theatre during the 2013.2014 Season. He is the coordinator of PlaySmelter, Sudbury’s festival of new play readings, and he is working on his next theatre project with Crestfallen. He is also a resident artist of the Encore Theatre Company and an associate dramaturge with Pat the Dog Theatre Creation.

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