Summer Theatre Intensive 2016

Live your passion for theatre!

August 7 to 13, 2016

Summer Theatre Intensive

Treat yourself to a unique learning adventure.

  • Immerse yourself
  • Enrich your skills
  • Flex your creative muscles
  • Meet friends old and new

"Upon completion of the course I now have a better understanding of all that is expected of a director, and what to expect from various cast and crew members" - Jo-Anne Pulfer

"I am deeply grateful and privileged to have benefitted from Tom's practical skill, talent and insightful experience. If you have a desire to learn everything you always wanted to know about acting, I cannot imagine you could find a better course" – Gregory Carruthers

"I had fantastic conversations each day with other participants, and it is truly reassuring to learn that I am not alone in my experiences or in my quest for self-improvement" – Kate O’Hearn

Your Courses

For 2016, we are offering the following courses:

For Performers

  • Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Acting…and then some! with Tom Diamond
  • Hot Scenes: Building Your Acting Technique, with Brenda Kamino - COURSE IS FULL!

For Directors

  • Directions on Directing: From Page to Stage, with Andrew Lamb
  • Whose text is it, anyway? Adventurous approaches to directing, with John P. Kelly

For Stage Managers

  • PLACES PLEASE! Stage Management and the Creative Process from Pre-Production to End of Run, with Maria Popoff (course has been cancelled)

Your Summer Theatre Intensive Package

  • Your choice of one course, led by an experienced theatre instructor
  • Buffet-style meals daily (including vegetarian fare)
  • Single air-conditioned room in Trent’s  Gzowski College Residence – just steps away from the banks of the Otonabee River
  • The option to attend a performance of The Bad Luck Bank Robbers at 4th Line Theatre in Millbrook – part of their 25th Anniversary Season
  • The opportunity to share your enthusiasm, experience, and passion for theatre while meeting other like-minded, talented and creative people

Your Week's Overview

  • Check in: Sunday, August 7th any time between 2pm and 6pm.
  • Welcome Reception: Sunday, August 7th at 8pm.
  • Meal plan: Begins with breakfast on Monday, August 8th
  • Class and assignments throughout the week will follow your instructor’s schedule, with at least six hours of instruction each day
  • Evenings: will be made up of class assignments, Playwright-in-Person with Mark Crawford, and the option to attend a performance at Millbrook’s 4th Line Theatre
  • Courses finish: Friday, August 12th at 5pm, dinner and party to follow
  • Check-Out: Saturday, August 13th (by 10am)

Read more about the Summer Theatre Intensive on Theatre Ontario's Blog

Course Location

Trent University, 1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, Ontario

Course Fees

Summer Theatre Intensive package includes tuition, accommodation and meals.

Regular Course Fees  

  • $950 plus $123.50 HST = $1,073.50

Course Fee for Theatre Ontario Individual Members or IRCPA Members.
(Theatre Ontario Organization Members can send one delegate at the member rate.)

  • $850 plus $110.50 HST = $960.50

*Special Early Bird Offer – save $50 if you pay the full course fee by May 1st! 
A deposit of $200 is required at time of registration. Enrollment is limited. Participation in these courses is for those 19 years of age and older. 

Find out more about Theatre Ontario individual membership

Register for Summer Courses

Withdrawal Policy

Payments are non-refundable after June 24, 2016. Any cancellation must be in writing. Theatre Ontario reserves the right to withdraw any course with full course refund.

For More Information

For more information about our Theatre Ontario Summer Theatre Intensive, contact Rachel Kennedy, Professional Theatre and Education Manager at or 416.408.4556 x.12.


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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)