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Summer Acting Workshop with Scott Hurst at The South Simcoe Theatre, Cookstown


Classes are currently full, but we're taking names for a cancellation list. Send an email to Scott Hurst ( to let him know that you're interested. We'd also like to hear from people looking for classes in the future!


Dates & Times:

*NEW* Tuesday Evenings: July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15 (7:00 - 9:15)


Wednesday Evenings: July 12, 19, 26, and August 2, 9, 16 (7:00 - 9:15)


Pay-What-You-Wish (Minimum fee $70)

(Please enquire about scholarship opportunities)

Classes will begin this summer, and if interest is there, additional classes will be added in the fall. This summer workshop is aimed at Adults aged 18+, and the 6 weekly classes will take place at the The South Simcoe Theatre, 1 Hamilton Street, in Cookstown. The investment for the classes is a pay-what-you-wish with a minimum contribution of $70 (special summer rate!). The fee is payable to prior to the first class on July 12. For more information, and to register, please contact Scott Hurst at or text him at 705-229-7862.

What goes on in an Acting Class?

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 a series of exercises chosen to offer us a new skill or a new perspective that we can use immediately in our next audition or our next rehearsal period. Topics include creating a character, endowing your location, creating a relationship, and the use of rehearsal props. There isn't any homework, but if people would like to tackle a monologue we will be discussing how to choose and prepare a monologue for the purposes of auditions or simply as an exercise to pull together all you'll be learning in class. Each class is cumulative so regular attendance is recommended.

A minimum of 6 participants is required to run the program. Maximum participants: 10.


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. A firm believer that actors can learn more in a few weeks of classes than they usually can in three months of rehearsals, he encourages friends and colleagues to take classes as often as possible with a wide range of teachers and facilitators. He's very happy to be able to offer affordable group classes and individual coaching again in Simcoe County.


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