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Adult (18+) Acting Class Level 1 - Basics of Technique with Scott Hurst

Acting Level 1 with Scott Hurst


Instructor - Scott Hurst

8-10 participants maximum

Dates & Times:

8 classes - WEDNESDAY, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14 & 21 (7:00 - 9:30 pm)


The Town Hall, 1 Hamilton Street, Cookstown (Home of The South Simcoe Theatre) An acting class allows the actor to try new things without the pressure of deadlines and audience expectations. It also allows the actor the opportunity to observe others as they experiment and make new discoveries; it’s “play” at its best. Each week we will do an exercise chosen to offer us a new skill or a new perspective that we can use immediately in our next audition or rehearsal. Topics include creating a character, endowing your location, creating a relationship, and the use of rehearsal props. There is minimal homework, and if people would like to tackle a monologue or scene that will be encouraged starting in Week 3. Each class is cumulative so regular attendance is recommended. Please note, this is an 8-week course on Wednesday evenings.


20 hours of instruction for $140.00 (Subsidies may be available upon request)N.B. For all the classes Scott Hurst is teaching in January and February a portion of the proceeds will be donated directly to The South Simcoe Theatre as part of a Fundraising initiative. To confirm your place in the class, the preferred method of payment is an e-transfer from your bank account to*

Please note you're not sending money by email, this address is the Payee for e-transfer purposes. Please mention which class you're paying for in the Message section of the e-transfer. If you are not set up to pay by e-transfer please leave a message at 705-458-4432 and the Box Office Staff will contact you if you wish to pay by Visa or MasterCard.

To Register:

For more information, and to register your interest, please email us at

This workshop is supported in part by the Innisfil Community Foundation.

The Herald Readers' Choice 2023 Diamond Winner

Best Theatre Instructor – Scott Hurst


Scott Hurst

Meet Scott Hurst

A survivor of 48 years in professional and community theatre, Scott has earned a living as an actor, singer, dancer, director, writer and producer, and his resume includes seasons at the Stratford Festival, Charlottetown Festival, Blyth Festival, Thousand Islands Playhouse, and National Arts Centre. Locally he is known for his extensive work with The South Simcoe Theatre, Kempenfelt Community Players, Talk is Free Theatre, Theatre by the Bay, Huronia Players, and the Orillia Sunshine Festival. He's very happy to be able to offer affordable group classes and individual coaching again in Simcoe County.


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