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Discover a world of possibilities with ACT II STUDIO: learn new skills, discover hidden talents, and join a community of theatre lovers. It’s never too late to explore your creativity!

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The Estelle Craig ACT II STUDIO

The Estelle Craig ACT II STUDIO at Programs for 50+ is an inclusive, creative program that provides adults over 50 the opportunity to develop skills in the dramatic arts and hone them in a nurturing environment. Students from all walks of life and any level of experience can focus on acting, directing, playwriting, or storytelling in many different genres from Shakespeare to avant garde. If you’re looking for a chance to express yourself through the magic of theatre, come join our vibrant creative community. 

Current Act II Studio Courses

CSAC 101 Into to Acting I 
CSAC 102 Intro to Acting II
CSAC 109 Intro to Clown
CSAC 114 Intro to Scene Study
CSAC 190 Intro to Neutral Mask
CSAC 208 Heightened Monologues
CSAC 240 Acting Without Text
CSAC 283 Improvisational Theatre: Status
CSAC 320 Poetry Cabaret
CSAC 561 Actor as Artist I 

CSAC 656 Rewriting Your Play 
CSAC 670 A Masterclass with George F. Walker

CSAC 311 Movement and Gesture in Storytelling
CSAC 413 Being the Story
CSAC 560 The Artistic Discovery Series

CSAC 530 Acting and Directing with Matthew Jocelyn


Enhance your theatre experience by joining act2studioWORKS, a non-profit organization created by ACT II STUDIO students.

act2studioWORKS provides students with extended programming opportunities to put developing skills into practice. Performances, playwriting circles and play workshops, StoryFests, collective projects and Directors’ Showcases complement courses offered through ACT II STUDIO.

Through act2studioWORKS’ touring arm, Moving Scenes, take part in community outreach by participating in shows that communicate older adult voices and raise awareness about pressing social issues such as dementia, ageing and ageism, elder abuse, and health care.

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