About the Public Workshops

Our mission

Our goal with arts engagement is to open the doors of the National Theatre School to as many people as possible. 

Through various courses, workshops, and programs, we hope to give different communities access to the resources and expertise developed at NTS over the past 60 years. We see it as our responsibility to connect with all those who have an interest in the performing arts. 

Our Engagement

We believe diversity and accessibility are critical to our society and art. With that in mind, we support everyone’s right to an artistic experience. We are committed to ensuring a better representation of diversity in our courses and to making our resources accessible to as many people as possible. That’s why we encourage people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, and ethnicities, as well as Indigenous people, people with lived experiences, and people of colour, to register for our programs.

Pedagogy

The National Theatre School offers everyone the opportunity to explore theatre as a form of artistic expression and as an instrument for personal and social change.  

Our Public Workshops are inspired by NTS’s professional training programs. To take part in a public workshop at NTS is to focus on the fundamental and advanced skills of acting, playwriting, and technical production (sound, light, video, stage management).  

We seek to address the initial question: how to begin? Its the starting point to every artistic project, every creation, regardless of whether it’s in acting, writing, or technical design. We will support you as you work towards different milestones in your artistic journey. 

It’s important to us that the learning be linked to a project that allows participants to make use of the skills that they acquire at NTS. They will then always be able to apply those skills to future activities, artistic or otherwise. 

Arts Engagement team

Maude Levasseur and Laurie-Anne Bergeron coordinate the content creation of the workshops, intensives and other programs and oversee the customer experience all Arts Engagement activities. They are committed to opening the School’s doors to different communities and to creating an inclusive, caring and welcoming space to play and share. 

What’s more? They share an office, 10 plants (so far…), and a love of Fiber arts. 

Contact:
514-842-7954, ext. 132 
labergeron@ent-nts.ca 

Land recognition

The land on which we are gathered has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. It is part of the traditional unceded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka, whose rich cultural heritage continues to teach us that respect, dialogue and peace are pillars of democratic governance.