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Hot Scenes: Building Your Acting Technique with Brenda Kamino

Sunday August 12 to Friday August 17, 2018
Factory163, 163 King St, Stratford, Ontario 

Be in control of your approach to acting. With scenes and monologues from world and Canadian theatre as the media and group work led by the instructor, learn to apply your technique to every role you audition for, land, and perform.  Build your acting vocabulary and confidence with a professionally-oriented workshop intended to aid participants in achieving truthful, interesting and consistent work. This course demands some preparation prior to attendance.  Throughout the week we will develop and exercise the actor’s tools to increase communication, imagination, self-awareness, and listening skills as well as finding and building characters, and expressing the truth in every role.  Beginners with some experience may attend as well as intermediate and advanced actors – Brenda is excited to have students from previous summers return to upgrade and build on their skills. Resume required with application.  

Meet the Instructor...

Brenda_KaminoAn actor first, Brenda has always taught throughout her 39 year acting career.  A veteran of the Shaw Festival, (Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles and Rashomon) she has performed across Canada in the Dora-Nominated Naomi’s Road (YPT), M. Butterfly (Theatre Aquarius), Mom, Dad I’m Living with a White Girl, and Bachelor Man (Theatre Passe Muraille) as well as Nisei Blue (Alberta Theatre Projects) and Enemy Graces (Prairie Theatre Exchange, Winnipeg).  She has acted, hosted and narrated in over 100 television and film productions.  As a teacher she ran intensive acting programs at YOUNG PEOPLES THEATRE and TARRAGON'S Spring Arts Fair; was a full time acting instructor for the Centre for Indigenous Theatre; piloted acting programs for blind actors with INSIGHT PLAYERS and Asian Canadians at CANASIAN ARTISTS; conducted many Summer Intensives as well as workshops and coaching.  She‘s an in-demand guest artist, panellist, adjudicator and speaker and directs, writes, mentors and produces. 

You have the following payment options:

Pay the Deposit:  A deposit of $200 is required (plus HST and a 4% administration fee) at time of registration. Enrollment is limited. To register for this course and complete full payment now,

Pay the Full Price: To register for this course and complete full payment now, click the “Purchase” button below. Theatre Ontario Members must log in to get the member discount. click here.

Participation in these courses is for those 16 years of age and older (participants under the age of 19 will require a waiver signed by a guardian).

Withdrawal Policy:

Payments are non-refundable after June 22, 2018. Any cancellation must be in writing. Theatre Ontario reserves the right to withdraw any course with full course refund.

Summer Intensive Partners:

Off The Wall, Stratford Artists' Alliance

Off The Wall offers week-long courses focusing on specific skills as well as two multi-week programs. Every learning opportunity we offer is intensive and hands-on, conducted in a working studio where you receive one-on-one mentorship from our artist instructors.


Factory163 is a newly renovated arts facility where individuals can meet, learn, create, promote and showcase creative and innovative ideas, from local artists to Stratford's Spring Works Festival

For More Information:

To register and for more information about the Theatre Ontario Summer Theatre Intensive, visit or contact Rachel Kennedy, our Professional Theatre and Education Manager at or 416.408



401 Richmond Street West, Suite 350, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8
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Monday to Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
(In July and August, our hours are Monday to Thursday: 9 am to 5 pm and Friday: 9 am to 1 pm)