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Adult Acting Class: Level 1 – The Basics of Technique with Scott Hurst

Acting Class Level 1 The Basics of Technique with Scott Hurst

Instructor: Scott Hurst

10 participants maximum

In-Person - Recommended for Ages 18+

Dates & Times:

6 Weekly Classes - Tuesdays  April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 (7:00-9:30 pm)


St. John’s Anglican Church, Cookstown

29 Church St, Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0

What happens in an Adult Acting Class Level 1?

The Level 1 Acting Class allows the actor to develop new skills without the pressure of deadlines and audience expectations. It also allows an actor the opportunity to observe others as they make breakthroughs in a mutually encouraging environment; as one student put it, “this class is a safe place to land.”

The goal of this workshop is to encourage the skill of “Believably motivated behaviour in imaginary circumstances”. To achieve this goal, we do weekly exercises chosen to offer you a new skill or a new perspective; these skills can be applied immediately in your next audition or rehearsal. Topics may include creating a character, making your location real, creating a strong relationship, voice work, and text analysis.


There is minimal weekly homework, and if people would like to tackle a monologue that will be encouraged in Weeks 3-6. No experience is necessary but, as each class builds on the one before it, regular attendance is highly recommended.


The fee of $110 is payable by April 16th to via e-transfer* (subsidies may be available). Please mention which class you're paying for in the message section of the e-transfer.

*Please note you're not sending money by email, this address is the Payee you will create for e-transfer purposes. 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 contact Scott Hurst at or text him at 705-229-7862.

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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