Run by SKAM School of Performing Arts Ages 14-18 yrs

For young people who are ready for growth and challenge, this program offers fantastic opportunities. Theatre students build their dramatic skill set intensively through opportunities to perform their work at professional theatrical venues in Victoria. The emphasis is on student – centred learning and group ensemble development. The Advance Actors Company members learn to create together and develop an artistic discipline and work ethic.

This highly regarded and popular program is now entering its 22nd year. Students study movement, voice, improvisation and acting techniques and engage in self-evaluation, group discussion and collaboration. This course also provides the opportunity to study specific methodologies with guest instructors from Victoria’s professional theatre community. In the spring, the program culminates in devising, writing and presenting their own work to the community in a professional theatre setting. From beginning to end, from development, to read through, to rehearsal, to memorization, and to the final performance with set, sound, lights and costumes, these students have the opportunity to learn what a professional does. These performances are non-negotiable and part of the commitment to the program. Collaboration and commitment to the ensemble is a crucial part of the learning as well as giving the students an amazing opportunity to develop overall performance skills.

*There will be some volunteer help asked of parents for the large production in May (i.e.: help with selling tickets at the door, concession, help with set painting, sponsorship in programs, etc). We do our best to keep the time commitment down for these jobs but as theatre is a labour intensive art, some help is gratefully appreciated.

*Admission fees to the production are not included in the class fee. The production costs which include rental of venue, costumes, sets, technician, publicity, etc is totally covered by ticket sales. The course fee covers hours of instruction and rehearsal hours. The production is open to the general public and students are encouraged to bring as many of their friends and relatives as they can to support them in this wonderful achievement.

January 31 - May 20 (15 weeks)
** Holiday Spring Break March 19 - April 3rd
Performances: Professional Performance May 10 - 13 and Spring Showcase in early June
Wednesdays 5pm – 7:30pm (2.5 hours)
Instructor: Kathleen Greenfield

Entry into the Advanced Acting Company (AAC) by audition/interview only. The next round of auditions for AAC are to be held in December 2017

Please email or call 250.386.7526 if you are interested in auditioning. Students who wish to return to the company must schedule a follow-up interview.

Map to SKAM School of Performing Arts
SKAM School of Performing Arts
1030 North Park St. at the Back of the Big House, Victoria, British Columbia, V8T 1C6
Time Price
Wed, 5pm - 7:30pm

SKAM School of Performing Arts (formerly Kate Rubin Theatre & Drama Studio) is a well established drama studio located downtown Victoria where classes, camps, and workshops are held throughout the year. Programming is for all ages.

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