Introduction to Acting and Performance

virtual workshop with Kate Smith
Kate Smith © Susie Shapiro
Theatre Workshops Storytelling


Ages 13+

This workshop introduces participants to the most important tools an actor has at their disposal: their voice, their body – and their creativity. Learn the basics of how to make simple physical and vocal adjustments to create original characters audiences will remember! 

Offered in English only

Grade level: Grades 9-12

Workshop capacity: One class (up to 30 students)

Workshop duration: 60 minutes

Format: Virtual workshop

Curriculum Connections: The Arts (Drama)

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Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.