Enriching Lives through Creativity since 1999

DramaWorks West performs their adapted version of Cinderella at Swansea Town Hall “Break Free”


DramaWorks Group A – Short Clip of this years adapted version of Cinderella with a Twist titled “Break Free” written by Alanna Balicki for DramaWay


ActingWorks Updates 2016

As ActingWorks is winding down, we celebrate our special guests.

Thanks to all those who helped out.

Headshot Sam Piper



“Samantha is a Toronto based actor/singer who most recently appeared in Mirvish Productions hit musical Kinky Boots! Since graduating from the prestigious Music-Theatre Performance program at Sheridan Institute in 2012, Samantha has performed all over Toronto and the surrounding areas. Favourite credits include; Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (Rose Theatre Brampton), The Ice Queen in The Ice Queen (The Lower Ossington Theatre), and Little Red Ridinghood in Into the Woods (Steppin Out Productions), and she is a regular featured performer at Singular Sensation at Statlers on Church. She also performs frequently around the city as a princess performer with a well-known company, Forever Fairest.”Headshot Sam Piper

Special Guest Emily Schooley will be visiting ActingWorks in August!

Emily Schooley is a Toronto-based creative professional who enjoys crossing genres and boundaries in her work. After earning an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts from the University of Waterloo, she found herself balancing a myriad of evolving roles, encompassing everything from acting to filmmaking to production management to intuitive personal coaching.


As a performer, Emily has played numerous roles on stage and screen. All-time favourite theatre credits include Lilith in “Erotic Tales From the Old Testament”, Dahlia Joss in “Byologyc” and Frieda Ball in the world premiere of  “Death in a Black Suit”, written by Maureen Jennings. In film, Emily works extensively in horror and often plays the final girl, earning her the deserved title of ‘scream queen’. Favourite on-screen credits include Michelle in the webseries “Clutch”, Cherry Bomb in the transmedia series “Spy Whores”, and Ivette in the upcoming feature film “One Week in Windchocombe”. You can find her film resume at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3191505


Evolving from her performance background, Emily began making her own films in 2009, with her first short “complex” submitted to Project Direct competition for Sundance Film Festival. Her last short, “Callgirl of Cthulhu”, premiered in June 2014 in Toronto, and she is currently in post-production for her next film, “Reset”, which is scheduled to be completed later this year.


Outside of film and theatre, Emily has also worked freelance as a personal coach, workshop facilitator, writer, and photographer. She revels in being multi-passionate, and brings a unique combination of skills and outside-the-box creativity to all she does.


Emily’s company Laughing Cat Creative was founded in 2013, merging her many skills into a media production house and creative consulting organization that brings revolutionary awesomeness to all of its clients by honouring their unique voices, values and goals. Company clients include: fitness industry professionals, actors, special interest groups, screenwriters, non-profit groups, live event organizers, small businesses, and independent video game companies.


You can find Emily online at http://laughingcat.ca, or personally on Twitter at @EmilySchooley.

Open Class Summer Showcase 2016 JPEG

Evening Programs – Summer of 2016


Our 2016 Summer Nights Evening Programming is geared and modified for youth and adults with special needs of ALL abilities. This program is an extension of our year round evening creative arts programming and has been offered since 1999. This year the program will be held at two convenient TTC accessible locations (1) Summerhill & Yonge; Community Living Toronto @ 30 Birch Avenue; Downtown and (2) Ellesmere & McCowan; 1712 Ellesmere Road; Community Living Scarborough.

Tuesday Night ShakespeareWorks Camp exposes participants to the world of theatre and dance inspired by the work of Shakespeare. The group will work towards showcasing a small piece on the final camp date for family and friends. This program runs on Tuesday evenings for eight weeks.

MultiArtWorks Evening Camp spans the realm of fine arts while engaging participants in the three disciplines of drama, dance and visual arts. A small open class showcase is planned to take place on the final camp date for family and friends. This program will run for eight weeks at two locations:

MULTIARTWORKS OPTION 1: Wednesday Evening Multi Arts Camp; 1712 Ellesmere Road

MULTIARTWORKS OPTION 2: Thursday Evening Multi Arts Camp; 30 Birch Avenue

Often campers are given the chance to meet with guest specialists in the arts when available. With a camper to staff ratio of 5:1, our programs are tailored to the individual strengths and abilities of each camper. Every aspect of our programming is designed to be process oriented and campers enjoy our non-competitive atmosphere. We make every effort to build communication skills and to further the development of social skills while also enhancing self-esteem. Register for all three evening programs and save over $100 or register for two evenings and save over $65. Campers also have the option of simply enrolling for just one evening camp if preferred.


DATES Tuesday Night ShakespeareWorks Camp

July 5, 12, 19, 26, and August 2, 9, 16 & 23/2016

Wednesday Evening MultiArtWorks Camp

July 6, 13, 20, 27, and August 3, 10, 17 & 24/2016

Thursday Evening MultiArtWorks Camp

July 7 14, 21, 28, and August 4, 11, 18 & 25/2016

TIME 6:30 – 8:30 P.M
COST One evening program is only $300 (+HST)

Two evening programs for just $530 (+HST) Savings of over $70

Register online today by visiting www.dramaway.com to reserve your spot!

ExpressionWorks Special Guest Comic, Micheal McCreary !

Do you remember our special guest comic, Michael McCreary who celebrated comedy with us back in October?!  Well, there’s a article dedicated to his comedic wisdom.  Here’s a link to Michael’s article!

Cleaning of our Storage Unit fun times with Volunteer Jake Calvo

Thanks to Stephanie Marchioni

Jonathan Pendyk, Jake Calvo and Alysha Hunsberger for helping us to re-arrange and organize our Theatre Storage space the other day.  It was fun fooling around once the work was done!


Thanks all!

jake with Alysha

DramaWay Update for DramaWorks & RhythmWorks Performers & Families

We are officially going into our rehearsal week before our 2016 Showcase on Saturday June 11th, at the Papermill Theatre. 
The link below will bring you to the easy read schedule’s for participants on rehearsal day as well as production day. Please take note of these dates and times. You can also find audience information by click HERE.
Link to rehearsal and production schedules: 
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Papermill Theatre for rehearsal’s this week!!!

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