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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 - Introduction to Acting I
CSAC 102 - Introduction to Acting II
CSAC 106 - Monologues: The Basics
CSAC 148 - Musical Comedy
CSAC 222 - Introduction to Voice Over Performance
CSAC 266 - Film Favourites: Monologues
CSAC 267 - Auditioning and Industry
CSAC 315 - Advanced Scene Study
CSAC 417 Advanced Scene Study: Contemporary Plays
CSAC 434 - Introduction to Standup Comedy

CSAC 260 Writing from Varying Perspectives

Machinal Project
CSAC 394 - Expressionist Theatre Scenes
CSAC 395 - Expressionist Theatre Performance



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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