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“Taking something imaginary and making others believe that it is real.” 

The choice of words in defining acting for kids is important:  “MAKING others BELIEVE.”  Playing “make believe” is a natural part of childhood.  In this sense children already are actors.  Once they realize this they are able to approach it fearlessly.

The Young Actors Project in-school workshops excite kids about drama.  The program helps kids explore their imaginations, deepen their communication skills, and build their confidence - all the while introducing them to drama in a very positive, fun and exciting way.

This program can be brought to any school in the Lower Mainland.  The games and exercises are designed to keep a maximum number of kids actively involved as much as possible. 

“All children are artists - the problem is how to remain artists as they grow up.”

Pablo Picasso

Let the field trip

come to you!

Three 90-minute drama workshops right in your classroom -

for as little as $10 per student!


The following costs are for three 80-90 minute sessions for each class.

The “per-student” cost will vary depending on how many students are in each class. 

It works best to book in groups of at least 3 teachers.

3+ Teachers

3 days

$295 per class

6+ Teachers

6 days

$270 per class

1 Teacher

1 day

$295 per class

2 Teachers

2 days

$295 per class

Kindergarten classes are half price - 40-45 minute sessions -

if they can be booked in pairs.



Intro to Acting - Grades K-8

Day 1 - Imagination

Einstein said “imagination is more important than knowledge”.  Through theatre games, exercises and skits the children will undergo “imagination training” and exercise this all important muscle.

Day 2 - Masks

Children will learn how masks are used in drama - both in the past and today.  By incorporating masks into theatre games, children will focus on using their bodies to communicate and tell a story.

Day 3 - Improvisation

Improv teaches the kids to be brave and trust their ideas and abilities.  Stretching their imaginations even further, kids will learn to think both creatively and fast on their feet.  Group improvs will be presented at the end of the class.

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What is Acting?

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Available dates 2017/2018 -

FEB: 14,15,16,20,21,23,27

MAR: 9,16

APR: 3,4,5,6,9,10,11,12,13,16,17,20,23,24,25,26,27,30

MAY: 1,2,3,4,7,14,18,22,23,24,25,28,29,30,31

JUN: 1,4,5,6,7,8,11,18,21,26,27



Jemma Blackwell

Calgary Region

Alexander Feguson

A.E. Bowers

Banded Peak

Battalion Park

Bishop Pinkham

Cochrane Christian Academy

Coventry Hills


Earl Grey

Ecole Edwards

Elbow Valley


Ian Bazalgette

King George


Le Rio Daniels

Light of Christ

Msgr. JJ O’Brien

Msgr. JS Smith

Nose Creek (Calgary)

Nose Creek (Cochrane)


Amber Lewis

This is Jemma’s 4th year with YAP in Calgary.  Her theatre background includes training at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Co. & Grant McEwan Musical Theatre Program.  She’s performed & directed in theatres across Canada - as well as directed a 13-part educational kids program in PEI.  She is associate co-founder of Hudson Play Company & Sacred Space Theatre companies.  As a performer she has many film, TV and radio credits.  As a teacher she’s worked with many young actors through programs at the Epcor Centre, Performance Studio, many residence programs with Artstrek and the Board of Education, and now with the Young Actors Project.

Available dates 2017/2018 -

MAR: 5,6,7,8,9,16

APR: 3,4,5,6,9,10,11,12,13,16,17,18,19,20,23,24,25,26,27,30

MAY: 1,2,3,4,7,8,9,10,11,14,15,16,17,18,22,23,24,25,28,29,30,31

JUN: 1,4,5,6,7,8,11,12,13,14,15,18,19,20,21,22,25,26,27


Jesse Lynn Anderson

Jesse is a teacher, actor, improviser & painter based in Calgary. Her theatre credits include "The Crucible," (Theatre Calgary), "The Comedy of Errors" (Shakespeare by the Bow), "Gramp's Garage" (Sandbox Children's Theatre), "The 12 Days of Christmas" & "The Elves and The Shoemaker" (Birnton Theatricals / Stage West for Kids). She is also an artist in residence with Trickster Theatre, and a graduate of Rosebud School of the Arts.  Jesse is also available for Shakespeare Workshops for English classes wanting to bring their Shakespeare studies to life.

Available dates 2017/2018 -


APR: 3,4,5,6,9,10,11,12,13,16,17,18,19,20,23,24,25,26,27,30

MAY: 1,2,3,4,7,8,9,10,11,14,15,16,17,18,22,23,24,25,28,29,30,31

JUN: 1,4,5,6,7,8,11,12,13,14,15,18,19,20,21,22,25,26,27

Amber is an Actor and Teaching Artist with extensive experience working with young people. She spent four seasons at Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival in Vancouver where she lead Young Shakespearean Workshops and extended this teaching to schools through Bard in the Classroom. Amber has worked as an extra-curricular Drama Teacher at L’Ecole Bilingue in Vancouver and spent a season as Teacher/Director for Stagecoach School of the Performing Arts on Salt Spring Island. Amber also lead Shakespeare workshops in schools in her

home island of Barbados.


Edmonton Region

St. Bonaventure

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Clement IB World School

Neil M. Ross

Bertha Kennedy

Our Lady Queen of Peace

Panorama Hills

Prairie Waters

Rideau Park

Simons Valley

St. Albert the Great

St. Ambrose

St. Clement IB

St. Dominic

St. Joseph

St. Kateri Tekakwitha

St. Martha

St. Peter

St. Stephen

St. Vincent de Paul

Terry Fox

West Spring


William D. Pratt