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AMDSB is partnering with the Stratford Festival again to offer students across our board the opportunity to further develop their acting skills.

My Academy 2018-2019 offers two sessions, one in Stratford in first semester and one in Goderich in second semester.

There are limited number of spaces available for My Academy. Don't be disappointed.

The instructors for My Academy will be Stratford Festival professionals. My Academy will use Festival props, costumes, production equipment and facilities.

About My Academy

My Academy is an exciting partnership between the Stratford Festival and the Avon Maitland District School Board. The students will develop acting and production skills while maintaining a focus on good citizenship, inclusion and positive character development.

The My Academy program will offer students a unique integrated arts opportunity to enrich their existing high school arts programming by working closely with the Stratford Festival and its artisans.

The My Academy after school program combines the rigours of onstage performance practices and behind-the-scenes craftsmanship to create an experience for the student unlike any other. Working closely with artists and using state-of-the-art technical equipment, students will embark on an adventure that will culminate in an abridged production at one of Stratford’s theatres.

Make a Commitment, Get Money Back

This program is subsidized through International Education proceeds. Students are asked to pay $300.00 to assist with the cost. Students who attend all sessions will receive a $100.00 refund for honouring their commitment to the professionals who commit to running the sessions.

My Academy Breakdown

7 Sessions

The depth of study has been shaped to include all aspects of the theatre world:

  • Acting: Breaking down a monologue, text tools, scene study and creating a character through movement and text
  • Musical Theatre: The song as a monologue, from text to song, then into dance
  • Technical Theatre & Lighting: Exploration of colour for the stage and how it effects costumes
  • Sound: The creation of story telling and support of the action onstage through sound
  • Costumes: How to create (even on a budget) designs for the stage based on the requirements of the play


Class times are from 5 - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Stratford Session: November 6 - December 13
  • Final Presentation: December 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Studio Theatre at 34 George Street East in Stratford
  • Goderich Session: February 26 - April 12
  • Final Presentation: April 12, 2019

Prologue Series