Come and join us in this fun and virtual summer drama camp, where you will learn, play and make friends, all while exercising your creativity and imagination. Through drama games and exercises in improvisation, character development and scene work, you will grow in the skills of communication, expression, confidence and acting ability. We guarantee smiles and laughter.
In this first class, campers will be introduced to drama concepts and fun drama ice breaker games. We will get to know each other and we’ll discuss how to create a character through many character exercises.
Continuing with many improv and cooperative games, in this second class we will discuss the do’s and don’ts of improvisation, while we further develop our theatre characters and their stories.
Today we will discuss acting and theatre terminology and start learning how to make good acting choices. Students will also practice improv and presentation/performance skills.
In this fourth class we will be learning how actors prepare for roles and we will explore how to create a story through improv and theatre games.
For the final class, we will have a chance to go over camper’s favourite improv exercises and have mini-presentations for the group.
Allison Beula holds an Honours B.A.A. in film and is a recipient of the “Norman Jewison Filmmaker” Award. She furthered her training at The Randolph Academy For The Performing Arts, for whom she currently Directs, Choreographs, and Instructs. She is also on faculty for The Avenue Road Arts School and VIBE Arts. She has lead workshops and classes for dozens of institutions including: Mirvish (Lion King),The Toronto and Catholic School Board, OISE, and The Ontario School of Ballet to name a few. She trained with Upright Citizens Brigade and Dance Manhattan (NYC), and is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory Program.
Allison is a two-time recipient of an Ontario Arts Council grant for “Artists in Education”. Allison’s musical “The Tiki Bikini Beach Paradise Party A-Go-Go!” which she wrote, directed, and choreographed, made its debut at the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival where it won “Patron’s Pick” and “Best of the Fringe” and then continued on to be in the January 2012 “Next Stage Theatre Festival”. Her choreography can be seen in the video “Hypnotized” (Jeffery Straker) which hit the “MMM” Top 10. She also choreographed for “CBC-CBC Days Live” and she continues to direct and choreograph multiple productions across the city every year.
As a performer she has appeared in dozens of musicals, music videos, and improv shows, and frequently makes appearances for SONY entertainment as a “Smurf” (Santa Claus Parade, Woofstock, TIFF Smurfs-Lost Village Gala Premiere). She recently made her television series debut as a principal lead, performing “DURP-E” the loveable robot, in Season One of “Oh Yuck!”