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Registration is now open for Community Creates and Playwriting 101!

Learn the craft of theatre making in a friendly, supportive environment. Our courses for adults (18+) are aimed at students who are interested in learning about theatre, creating theatre, and being part of a warm, vibrant community.

Community Creates

A devised theatre program for adults, Community Creates invites community member to come together and create an original show in tandem. Students will explore acting, writing, and movement while working as an ensemble to create an original performance that will be staged and performed on the Newmont Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre. No previous experience is needed.

Jan 16–Mar 27, 2023
BMO Theatre Centre
Cost: $250 + GST
Program Lead and Instructor: Hila Graf
Instructor: Ming Hudson

Paid spots for this program are currently full; however, subsidy spots are still available for community members who require financial support. These are granted on a case-by-case, first-come-first-serve basis. To apply for a subsidy spot, contact Hila Graf, Education & Community Engagement Manager, at

Term 1
Mon, Jan 16: 5–7 PM
Mon, Jan 23, 5–7 PM
Mon, Jan 30, 5–7 PM
Mon, Feb 6, 5–7 PM

Term 2
Mon, Feb 13: 5–8 PM
Tue, Feb 21: 5–8 PM
Mon, Feb 27: 5–8 PM
Mon, Mar 6: 5–8 PM

Term 3
Sat, Mar 11: 10 AM–1 PM
Mon, Mar 13: 5–8 PM
Sat, Mar 18: 10 AM–1 PM
Mon, Mar 20: 5–8 PM
Sat, Mar 25: 10 AM–4 PM
Mon, Mar 27, 4–8 PM, FINAL SHOWCASE

Playwriting 101

Join us for an 8-week playwriting course! Open to all skill levels, this class will teach the fundamentals of playwriting, from character development and dialogue to conflict and scene structure. If you’re a beginner looking to learn the basics, or if you want to find your voice in writing, we hope to see you there!

Thursdays, Feb 9–Mar 30, 2023, 6–8 PM
Online (via Zoom)
Cost: $110 + GST
Instructor: Sydney Marino

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Playwriting 102

This is the next step for playwrights. Bring your first draft or synopsis for a collaborative workshop that will help you further develop your play.

Thursdays, Apr 13–Jun 1, 2023, 6–8 PM
Online (via Zoom)
Cost: $110 + GST
Instructor: Sydney Marino

Improv Flight

In partnership with Tightrope Theatre
In this 8-week course, you will taste a little bit of all the different elements that are part of improv. Whether you’re new to spontaneity, or an experienced player, this course will give you the skills you need to take your game to the next level while being a part of a like-minded ensemble. Just like any “flights” taster, it's a chance to expand your horizons! For theatre enthusiasts, actors, directors, writers, or any curious human who wants to taste the magic of Improvisation. All experience levels welcome.

Thursdays, Apr 27–Jun 15, 2023, 7–9 PM
BMO Theatre Centre
Cost: $250 + GST
Instructor: Jeff Gladstone

Full subsidy spots are available on a case-by-case, first-come-first-serve basis. For more information, contact Hila Graf, Education & Community Engagement Manager, at

Cancel up to one week before the first class: full refund
Cancel up to 6 days after the first class: 50% refund
Cancel after the second class: no refund available


Community members (aged 18+) are invited to several free and social online theatre sessions. Get creative, playful, and meet new friends!

Wed, Jan 18
11AM–12:30PM (PDT)


Wed, Mar 15
11AM–12:30PM (PDT)


For more information reach out to Hila Graf, Education & Community Engagement Manager at