adult CLASSES (18+) 

Winter 2002 - dates

 
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 COMMUNITY 
PRODUCTION 

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 IMPROV 
101 

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 IMPROV 
202 

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 STAND UP 
201 

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 MUSICAL 
IMPROV 101 

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COMMUNITY PRODUCTION

 

 

This class offers an exciting opportunity to be a part of a FULL theatrical production! Classes will take place twice a week for 8 weeks, and conclude in three public performances. Each class will be a rehearsal of the play, chosen by the director/instructor. Students that are cast in the show will have completed Grindstone’s 100 and 200 level acting courses or equivalent experience elsewhere. 

The class will require an audition. Auditions will be announced.

If you have any questions regarding this class, please email jpepin@grindstonetheatre.ca

 

  DATES: Dates TBD 

  SHOWCASE:  This class will end with three performances over the course of a weekend. Dates are TBD.

  LOCATION:  TBD 

  INSTRUCTOR:   TBD 

  PREREQUISITE: Acting 101 or any acting experience 

  COST: TBD 

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ACTING 101  

 

 

This class is designed to get you feeling confident and comfortable being on stage, expressing yourself, and collaborating with other actors. It has the essential tools you need to start working on text, responding creatively to impulse, and sharing the action with the audience. Join Danielle LaRose, an experienced theatre maker with a passion for empowering performers. 

 

  DATES:  Dates TBD  

  SHOWCASE:  The showcase will take place 7 - 14 days after the last day of classes.

  LOCATION:  TBD  

  INSTRUCTOR:  TBD  

  PREREQUISITE:  None -- Perfect for beginners! 

  COST:  TBD 

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ACTING 102:

ALONE ON STAGE

 

 

Being alone on stage can be nerve-wracking! In this class, you will explore the power of the monologue in the context of auditions and a full production. We will cover audition etiquette through role play and performance and you will have ample opportunity to perform your monologue in front of your classmates and at the end of term, share the piece in a public showcase. 

 

It is encouraged to come to the first class with monologues to choose from.

 

  DATES: Dates TBD  

  SHOWCASE:  The showcase will take place 7 - 14 days after the last day of classes.

  LOCATION:  TBD 

  INSTRUCTOR:   TBD  

  PREREQUISITE:  Acting 101 or equivalent 

  COST: TBD 

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INTRO TO LYRICAL HIP HOP

 

 

This BRAND NEW class is your opportunity to explore the world of hip hop performance with veteran freestyler/rapper, Beautiful Beast. You will learn the basics of lyrical hip hop while developing confidence in its performance and creation. Find your personal style  and develop the technical and creative skills to perform your original work in front of a live audience during the end of term showcase. 

 

  DATES:  September 18 - November 13  |  Sundays from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  

  SHOWCASE:  The showcase will take place 7 - 14 days after the last day of classes.

  LOCATION:  Sewing Machine Factory |  9562 82 Ave  

  INSTRUCTOR:   Darren Peacock 

  PREREQUISITE:  None -- Perfect for beginners! 

  COST:  $310 - Early Bird  |  $360 - Lazy Bird  

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IMPROV 101

 

 

Learn the fundamentals of improv in a fun and supportive environment. Students will build a strong foundation of self-acceptance, spontaneity, and playfulness as they learn to make up scenes on the spot. This class will focus on the basics of improv and how to get started as a performer. Join long-practicing improviser and teacher John Battye for an engaging and high-energy experience.

 

  DATES:  September 19 - November 14  |  Mondays 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  

  SHOWCASE:  The showcase will take place 7 - 14 days after the last day of classes.

  LOCATION:  The Grindstone Studio |  9562 82 Ave 

  INSTRUCTOR:   John Battye  

  PREREQUISITE:  None -- Perfect for beginners! 

  COST:  $310 - Early Bird  |  $360 - Lazy Bird  

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IMPROV 202:

CHARACTERS

 

 

Students will learn to create strong characters and further their improv story-telling skills through narration and scene work.

  DATES:  Dates TBD  

  SHOWCASE:  The showcase will take place 7 - 14 days after the last day of classes.

  LOCATION:  TBD  

  INSTRUCTOR:   TBD 

  PREREQUISITE:  Improv 101 or equivalent is a prerequisite for this course  

  COST:  TBD  

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STAND UP 101

 

 

In this class, you’ll learn the basic structure of a short joke, how it works, and how you can write your own. Next, you’ll learn how that very same structure is applied to long-form jokes and comedic storytelling. This class is a good blend of the theoretical (how to write for stand-up), and the practical (how to perform it). 

  DATES:  Dates TBD  

  SHOWCASE:  Showcase will take place 7 - 14 days after the last day of classes.

  LOCATION:  TBD  

  INSTRUCTOR:   TBD  

  PREREQUISITE:  None -- Perfect for beginners! 

  COST:  TBD  

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STAND UP 201

In this advanced program, rookie comics and Stand-Up Level 1 graduates can expect a class that's focused on feedback on their writing. Got a joke that's not connecting? A premise you want to flesh out? Let's work on it together! Heads up, this program is more of a joke laboratory than a traditional class!

  DATES:  Dates TBD  

  SHOWCASE:  The showcase will take place 7 - 14 days after the last day of classes.

  LOCATION:  TBD 

  INSTRUCTOR:   TBD  

  PREREQUISITE:  Stand Up 101 or equivalent 

  COST: TBD 

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MUSICAL IMPROV 101

 

 

Class description coming soon!

 

  DATES:  Dates TBD 

  SHOWCASE:  The showcase will take place 7 - 14 days after the last day of classes.

  LOCATION:  TBD  

  INSTRUCTOR:   TBD 

  PREREQUISITE:  Singing or musical theatre experience required 

  COST:  TBD  

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SKETCH WRITING 101

 

 

In this class you'll learn about some of the different styles of sketch writing, from pen and paper to improvisational. We will also focus on building a strong character point of view, writing from your experiences, and the art of the double P's (pitch and premise). At the end of this class, you'll leave with a new set of tools to help you craft your own sketches! 

 

  DATES:  Dates TBD 

  SHOWCASE:  The showcase will take place 7 - 14 days after the last day of classes.

  LOCATION:  TBD 

  INSTRUCTOR:  TBD  

  PREREQUISITE:  None - perfect for beginners! 

  COST:  TBD 

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SKETCH WRITING 201

 

 

Take your skills further in Sketch Writing Level 2. With a focus on character and script development, the techniques and class exercises will build up your confidence in creation and performance. Students will go in-depth to create their own sketch troupes and begin to build a longform sketch comedy performance exploring character, premise and game!

 

  DATES:  Dates TBD  

  SHOWCASE:  The showcase will take place 7 - 14 days after the last day of classes.

  LOCATION:  TBD 

  INSTRUCTOR:  TBD 

  PREREQUISITE:  Sketch Writing 101 or equivalent  

  COST:  TBD 

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