Acting Masterclasses & Intensives


Adult Training is open to students 18 years and older, with Intensives and Masterclasses offered in a wide variety of theatre disciplines. The intent of the Adult Masterclass is to allow you to focus on a specific skill you are looking to get training on. Adult Intensives are structured to train adults at a professional level in areas of theatre, dance, and performance. Courses are run by leading professionals in the community or experienced visiting artists.

In-person classes take place at Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle St, Scotiabank Stage Entrance. Information is shared with participants by the first day of class.

Online classes take place via Zoom. Links and information are shared with participants by the first day of class.

April 22: Upon review of new public health restrictions and Covid-19 cases, all in-person programming has been postponed for at least 2 weeks.

Jeu (Play): with Ann-Marie Kerr

Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm

May 4th - 25th (4 weeks)

In-person at Neptune Theatre

Regular fee: $105+HST

Artist fee (with code JEU21): $90+HST


Based on the methods of Jacques Lecoq the class is designed to introduce ways of playing and imagining theatre creation.  The exploration is primarily physical in its approach to character creation and in identifying natural instincts for play. There is a focus on freedom through improvisation and accessing a natural pleasure to play and invent.  In the work, discoveries are made about play -and its rules - and how the rules arise out of the play itself.  The work culminates with short pieces of theatre created by the participants that could be used as starting points for scenes or fuller productions.

All levels of experience welcome.

This class is aimed at Adults.

Note: Any youth (15-18yrs) who wish to participate are simply asked to reach out to director of education, Laura Caswell, to have a brief discussion and approval for participation at

Ann-Marie is an award-winning theatre director, actor and teacher. Her work has been presented nationally and internationally including: The Globe Theatre (Regina, SK); Theatre Centre, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Luminato Festival (Toronto, ON); Neptune Theatre, 2b theatre company (Halifax, NS); Alberta Theatre Projects, High Performance Rodeo (Calgary, AB); Festival TransAmériques (Montreal, QC): Under the Radar (NYC, USA); Magnetic North Theatre Festival (Canada); Cork Midsummer Festival (Ireland); Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland); Sydney Festival (Australia); Carrefour international de theatre (Quebec City, QC); and UNO Festival (Victoria, BC).

Her teaching includes: Fountain School of the Arts, National Theatre School (8 yrs), Soulpepper Theatre Company’s Academy and Youth Mentorship Program (5 years), Globe Theatre School, Acadia University, Dalhousie University, University of Toronto, National Arts Centre and George Brown College.

She is a graduate of Ecole internationale de théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris and York University in Toronto. She is the former Artistic Associate of Magnetic North Theatre Festival (4 years) and is former Chair of Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre. She is the inaugural winner of the Gina Wilkinson Prize for Emerging Female Director.

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*Please note that all Neptune Theatre Programs require a paid fee. For information or to inquire about scholarship and bursary opportunities please CLICK HERE.

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