The Estelle Craig ACT II STUDIO
Embark on a journey of creative expression.
Discover a world of possibilities with The Estelle Craig ACT II STUDIO: learn new skills, discover hidden talents, and join a community of theatre lovers. It’s never too late to explore your creativity!
About the Studio
The Estelle Craig ACT II STUDIO at Programs for 50+ is an inclusive, creative program that provides adults over 50 the opportunity to develop skills in the dramatic arts and hone them in a nurturing environment. Students from all walks of life and any level of experience can focus on acting, directing, playwriting, or storytelling in many different genres from Shakespeare to avant garde. If you’re looking for a chance to express yourself through the magic of theatre, come join our vibrant creative community.
The studio was named to honour Mrs. Estelle Craig, who firmly believed that the experiences, knowledge, wisdom, and understanding of life that comes as one ages should be shared with the world through theatre.
Enhance your theatre experience by joining act2studioWORKS, a non-profit organization created by ACT II STUDIO students.
act2studioWORKS provides students with extended programming opportunities to put developing skills into practice. Performances, playwriting circles and play workshops, StoryFests, collective projects and Directors’ Showcases complement courses offered through ACT II STUDIO.
Through act2studioWORKS’ touring arm, Moving Scenes, take part in community outreach by participating in shows that communicate older adult voices and raise awareness about pressing social issues such as dementia, ageing and ageism, elder abuse, and health care.