ARC’s Digital Training Initiative Continues

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After a successful launch Atlantic Repertory Company prepares for its second digital training intensive for young theatre professionals.

Starting in the fall of 2020, the Atlantic Repertory Company (ARC) developed a series of online training sessions designed to enhance artist skill sets. The series was launched in September with a successful ten-week online training intensive titled Script Analysis for Theatre Directors led by Canadian director Richard Rose.  Beginning in January of 2021 the series will continue with a second ten-week interactive program titled Listening for the Story which is a virtual training session for actors. The two-hour weekly sessions will be led by stage, film and television actor R.H. Thomson.

“This online workshop for actors will focus on ‘hearing the story’,” said Thomson. “The workshop is an appeal for actors to consider themselves as ‘artists’ first and ‘performers’ second. What drives the choices you make as an actress or actor: emotions, instinct, the director, vanity, the story, fear, artistry, ambition or your agent? The workshop will explore these challenges through script work, art, poetry and music.” 

The online sessions will be open to four emerging theatre artists, with ties to Atlantic Canada, who have completed an accredited training program and have early professional experience. The course will commence January 19 and run until March 23. Those interested can apply by sending a resume and a brief letter of interest to on or before January 8, 2021.


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