Perform at the 2021 Hamilton Fringe Festival! Explore acting and devised theatre with two artist educators who are also professional actors/theatre-makers. Over the course of this summer intensive program, students will finesse creation and acting techniques by working together to co-create and perform a piece of online devised theatre. NO THEATRE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. This program is intended for young creators of all artistic disciplines.

This program is planned for in-person, with a pre-recorded Fringe performance to run for the duration of the festival.


The company will rehearse in-person at HCA between July 5-16 and develop an online piece as part of the Hamilton Fringe Festival’s digital performance schedule. This year’s Creation Collective theme is PERSPECTIVES. What does that mean? Participants will cook up a show around this theme…and the content is up to them!

Ages: 14 – 25

Cost: $385

Class Schedule:

July 5 – 16, 2021

Monday – Friday, 9am-1pm

Open Zoom rehearsal time from 2pm-6pm

Note on Program Delivery: In the case that regulation prohibits us from gathering in-person and we must move online, any students who pre-registered for the program will be given the option of a refund or participation in the online program at a reduced rate ($325).

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Frequently Asked Questions

Devised theatre is the process of collectively creating a performance piece of as a group - starting from scratch, using movement, text, music and any other creative form of interest to build story, script and then performance.

Absolutely! This intensive is the perfect introduction to devising theatre, and is ideal for students with any amount of theatre experience.

Each day, students will participate in acting classes and devising workshops, including games and exercises to build performance skills as well as creation techniques that will help us create content to shape a final performance piece. Throughout the process, students will learn rehearsal techniques and perform in a digital presentation at the Hamilton Fringe Festival.

The Hamilton Fringe Festival is a theatre festival in Hamilton, Ontario that runs from July 14-25, 2021. Both local companies and companies from all over the world present work at the Hamilton Fringe.

HCA’s Creation Collective will be presenting their piece online.

Companies like Frantic Assembly (Curious Incident of the Dog at Nighttime - Broadway, West End and Mirvish) have used devised methods to create ground-breaking theatre presentations. Devised theatre is an amazing opportunity to work in an ensemble, create something relevant and meaningful to you, and be writer and performer. Who wants to choose?


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