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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

Robert Randall  


Available dates:

2016/2017:

Email to request dates.

Let the field trip

come to you!

Three 90-minute drama workshops right in your classroom -

for as little as $10 per student!

PRICING

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.

No GST!

SCHEDULING

PROGRAMS

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.

Social

Responsibility


A great 4th day add-on for grades 3 and up.


A single 80-90-minute workshop.


Themes of bullying will be featured in drama games, exercises, and improvisations - helping kids develop a stronger sense of empathy and social responsibility.



Cost: $270/day - up to 3 classes. 

604-318-0881

Robert@YoungActorsProject.camailto:YoungActorsProject@gmail.commailto:robert@youngactorsproject.ca?subject=Young%20Actors%20Projectshapeimage_24_link_0

Ready to book?

Have questions?

Email or call Robert.

As founder and director of YAP, Robert brings a wealth of experience and expertise to every class.  He’s a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and a Leo Award-winning filmmaker with 16 years experience in the Vancouver film industry.  He also writes and directs all the movies on YAP’s popular YouTube channel.  Robert has a wonderful talent for working with children.  His fun approach to each class gives kids the comfort they need to fully explore their creativity and unleash their imaginations.

Jared Brown  - 

North/West Vancouver, Burnaby, Vancouver, New West, Coquitlam

This is Jared’s 4th year with YAP.  Jared has been a professional actor since the age of 16, and he hasn’t stopped since.  He’s a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and has spent many years performing with the prestigious Shaw Theatre Festival in Ontario.  He has an immense fondness for teaching and loves to share his expertise with youth.  He’s also been a volunteer assistant football coach at West Van Secondary.

Mike Froberg

All Regions - Lower Mainland

Mike is excited to be back with YAP for his 6th year. As a certified teacher, he brings with him a wealth of classroom experience - having taught drama in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Having directed numerous plays and countless classes, Mike always has refreshing and stimulating ways to ignite the creative spark in children.

Where we’ve been

Maple Ridge


Albion

Blue Mountain

Edith McDermott

Golden Ears

Hammond

Harry Hooge

Henry Bose

Kanaka Creek

Laity View

Mary Hill

Pitt Meadows

Yennadon

Vancouver


Bayview

Begbie

Carnarvon

Charles Kingsford Smith

Chief Maquinna

Elsie Roy

Garibaldi Home Learners

General Brock

General Gordon

Grenfell

Hastings

James Douglas

John Norquay

Kerrisdale

Kingsford Smith

Laura Secord

Laurier

L’ecole Bilingue

Lord Nelson

Lord Roberts Annex

Lord Tennyson

Maple Grove

McBride

Moberly

Point Grey Academy

Prince Charles

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Mary

Roberts Annex

Sexsmith

Selkirk

Shaughnessy

Southlands

Strathcona

Trafalgar

Van Horne

Van. Learning Network

Wilfred Laurier

Wolfe

YMCA

West Van


Caulfield

Cedardale

Chartwell

Coast Mtn Academy

Gleneagles

Hollyburn

Irwin Park

Ridgeview

Westbay

Westcot

North Van


Braemar

Brooksbank

Canyon Heights

Capilano

Carisbrooke

Cove Cliff

Cleveland

Dorothy Lynas

Eastview

Highlands

Larson

Lynn Valley

Montroyal

Queen Mary

Queensbury

Ridgeway Annex

Ross Road

Seymour Heights

Sherwood Park

St. Alcuin College

Upper Lynn

Burnaby


Armstrong

Aubrey

Brantford

Brentwood Park

Buckingham

Cameron

Capitol Hill

Chaffey-Burke

Clinton

Forest Grove

Inman

John Knox Christian

Lochdale

Lyndhurst

Marlborough

Montecito

Morley

Rosser

South Slope

Sperling

St. Francis de Sales

Stoney Creek

Taylor Park

Tweedsmuir

Westridge

Surrey


Adams Road

AJ McLellan

Bonaccord

Brookside

Cambridge

Chantrell Creek

Cindrich

Cloverdale

Coast Meridian

Colebrook

Creekside

Erma Stephenson

Frost Road

Fraserwood

Green Timbers

Halls Prairie

Hillcrest

HT Thrift

Hyland

James Ardiel

Jessie Lee

JT Brown

Kirkbride

Latimer

Martha Currie

Morgan

Mountainview Montessori

North Ridge

Ocean Cliff

Pacific Heights

Ray Shepherd

Rosemary Heights

Semiahmoo Trail

Sikh Academy

Simon Cunningham

Sunrise Ridge

Sunshine Hills

Surrey Centre

Surrey Traditional School

TE Scott

Walnut Road

Westerman

William F. Davidson

William Watson

Woodward Hill

Tri-Cities


Anmore

Aspenwood

Baker Drive

Bramblewood

Castle Park

Cedar Drive

Citadel Middle

Coquitlam River

Eagle Mtn Middle

Eagle Ridge

Glen

Glenayre

Hampton Park

Harbourview

Hazel Trembath

Heritage Mountain

Hillcrest Middle

Hope Lutheran

Irvine

Kilmer

Kwayhquitlum Middle

Leigh

Lord Baden Powell

Maillard Middle Minnekhada Middle

Moody Middle

Mountain Meadows

Panorama Heights

Parkland

Porter

Ranch Park

RC MacDonald

Riverview Park

Scott Creek Middle

Westwood

Richmond


Anderson

Brighouse

Dixon

Ecole des Navigateurs

Errington

Garden City

General Currie

Kilmer

Kingswood

Lord Byng

Manoah Steves

McKay

McKinney

McNeely

Mitchell

Spul’u’kwuks

Tait

Talmey

Tomset

Walter Lee

Whiteside

William Bridge

Woodward

Wowk

New Westminster


Glenbrook Middle

Herbert Spencer

John Robson

Lord Kelvin

QayQayt

Delta/Ladner

Tsawassen


Chalmers

Cliff Drive

English Bluff

Gibson

Gray

Jarvis Traditional

Ladner

Richardson

South Park

Sunshine Hills

What is Acting?

Jody Auerbach (bilingual)

All regions - Lower Mainland

Jody became a member of the Vancouver Theatre Sports League at16 and began her professional acting career at18.  She studied theatre at UC Santa Cruz and French at UBC Okanagan.  She received her Bachelors of Education in French at UBC and is a member of the BC Teachers Federation.  She has been teaching drama, improv and theatre games in classrooms since 2004.  This is Jody’s 4th year with YAP.

Now Available in French!

Robin Douglas

Robin has been a professional actress for 40 years & an instructor for 20. Originally from New York, she started at the famed High School of Performing Arts (inspiration for the movie Fame), & then graduated from New York University.  She spent 15 years working in theatre in New York before moving to the Pacific Northwest in 1990.  She now works as an actress, voiceover performer & instructor.  This is her 5th year with YAP.


Surrey, Delta,

Kevin MacLeod

Chilliwack


Cheam

Robertson

Strathcona

Watson

Abbotsford


Dave Kandal

King Traditional

Margaret Stenersen

Ross

Sandy Hill

South Poplar Trad.

Contact

Mission


Edwin S. Richards

Christine Morrison

Mission Central

Summit Learning


Ladner, Tsawassen

Most Regions + Fraser Valley

Langley


Alex Hope

Dorothy Peacock

Topham


Available date 2016/2017:


MAY: FULL

JUN: FULL

Available dates: 2016/2017 -

   

Jun: 19,26

Available dates 2016/2017 -


MAY: FULL

JUN: 6,7,20,21,26.27,28,29

Available dates 2016/2017:



JUN: 2,6,7,20,21,23,27,28

Available dates 2016/2017 -


MAY: 29

JUN: 5,6,7,12,13,14,15,16,19,20,21,22,23,26.27,28,29

en Francais!

Scarlett Bruns

Most Regions - Lower Mainland

Scarlett has a varied background in the performance industry, having started in musical theatre at a young age, to roles in some of Vancouver biggest TV series. She has a strong background in teaching, having directed & produced elementary school plays for the Vancouver Waldorf School, private coaching for film & TV auditions, coaching for the Vancouver Circus School, & teaching dance for ConfiDance Studios.  Scarlett is very excited to bring her passion for the performing arts to schools & youth through YAP!  

Available dates: 2016/2017


MAY: FULL

JUN: 2,21,22,23,28,29

Kevin has recently returned to Canada after living and teaching English in Taiwan. He has taught drama and speech at the National Chunghua Girls’ Senior High School, as well as other schools. Kevin is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, where he lived, and worked in professional theatre for 12 years. He has recently worked as the Production Stage Manager at The Victoria Playhouse in Prince Edward Island. Kevin is very excited to be combining his dramatic and educational backgrounds together at The Young Actors Project.

Metro Vancouver + Fraser Valley Teachers

Matt Brown

This is Matt’s 2nd year with YAP.  Matt is not only an experienced drama instructor, he’s also an actor and a multiple award-winning theatre director for his work in the O-Zone Theatre Fest.  He holds a BFA from UBC Okanagan and an acting diploma from Douglas College.  He’s the founder of Vernon’s The Hub Arts Collective and will be a guest director this season at the Kelowna Actors Studio.  Matt’s worked with thousands of children - in and out of schools - including using improvisation workshops to help kids deal with bullying.

Available dates 2016/2017 -


MAY: 31

JUN: 1,2,6,7,8,9,14,15,16,19,21,22,23,26.27,28,29

Vancouver Island


Braefoot

Cedar Hill Middle

Marigold

Selkirk

Sir James Douglas

South Park


Okanagan


Anne McClymont

AS Matheson

Bankhead

Black Mountain

Casorso

Chute Lake

Ellison

Glenmore

George Pringle

Giant’s Head

Helen Gorman

Okanagan Falls

Oliver

Peter Greer

Raymer

Rutland

Uplands

Vernon Christian

Watson Road



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Chris Ross

All Regions - Lower Mainland

Chris has been a professional actor since he was 13. He has studied clown, mask, physical theatre & improvisation. He co-founded & performs regularly with the theatre troupe 'The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret'. He has been teaching drama to youth for 5 years - & writing & directing musical plays for the 'Project Limelight Society'. He loves teaching children drama & sharing his passion for acting. His classes are fun, inclusive, challenging & full of learning through play. He’s excited to be teaching with YAP & getting to know the students & teachers at schools throughout the lower mainland.

Available dates: 2016/2017

MAY: FULL

JUN: FULL

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Monique Bourgeois  (bilingual)

Most regions - Lower Mainland

Available dates: 2016/2017 -


Salmon Arm Region


Falkland

Okanagan

Monique is a BC certified teacher as well as an actor, dancer, director and playwright - with a passion for bringing theatre into education.  She has developed theatre arts programs for Firehall Arts Centre and Vancouver Playhouse.  She has used theatre to teach French at Vancouver Community College and St. John’s School.  She also has experience teaching high school drama.  YAP is thrilled to have her join our team this year.

Valerie Christiansen (bilingual)

Most regions - Lower Mainland

Valerie is a director and performer in Vancouver’s Theatre community.  She has a versatile background in the arts - having studied cinema in India, and also having a BA in Theatre Performance from SFU’s Contemporary Arts Program.  She is passionate about making theatre accessible and inclusive to children - in both English and French - and is delighted to have that opportunity with YAP.

Available dates 2016/2017 -


MAY: 29

JUN: 27,28,29

May: FULL

Jun: 27

Sinead Grewcock

Lower Mainland - Most regions

Available dates 2016/2017 -



JUN: 2,7,9,16,19,20,21,22,23,29

Sinead has been acting since she was 8 years old. Her background in performing arts includes extensive study of Mask, Clown, Commedia dell'arte, and Shakespeare. She is an awarded performer of Trinity College London with Speech and Drama, a graduate of the Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts, and an Improv performer at Vancouver Theatre Sports league. Sinead has taught acting and improv workshops throughout the lower mainland. She loves teaching and working with children, and is excited to share her passion for Performing Arts with the Young Actors Project!