Stage Kids

Ages 3-4 years

This is where it all begins!  In this playful and welcoming class, our youngest students...

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Theatre Journeys

Ages 7 - 8 years

Ready to start the next “stage” of acting? In Theatre Journeys, students will translate their...

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Acting Adventures

Ages 9 - 10 years

In this adventurous class, students are encouraged to share big ideas and bold choices while...

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Drama Explorations

Ages 11 - 12 years

This spirited and exploratory class explores more focused theatre training for growing pre-teen actors. Building on physical work,...

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Teen Company Players

Ages 13 - 17 years

This exciting and challenging class features skill-building that will move maturing teen actors towards the refinement...

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Laura Jaszcz

Lead Instructor

Laura Jaszcz

Lead Instructor

Laura is a Vancouver based actress and instructor with 20 years of experience in arts education. She most recently worked as an actress in Flare Path with Slamming Door Collective. She has performed with CTYP in their productions of  Munscha Mia, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood and Munsch Alley. Other theatre work includes, Gateway Theatre (Brigadoon), Chemainus Theatre Festival (The Wizard of Oz and James and the Giant Peach), and Mad Duck (The Tempest and Titus Andronicus). In film and television, she has worked on Ties That Bind, Flowers in the Attic, Witches of East End, The Haunting Hour, AlcatrazSupernaturalReaperSecrets of Comfort Housethe Chris Isaak Show, and various commercials. Most recently, Laura has appeared in The Story of Us for Hallmark and The Flash for CW. She plays the ukulele in her spare time and is often in the company of Max the Sheltie, her best puppy friend.

Victor Mariano

Lead Instructor

Victor Mariano

Lead Instructor

Victor is a Vancouver-based actor whose recent professional credits include The Objecthood of Chairs (SFU), House of Kosa (TigerMilk Collective), Banana Boys (Firehall Theatre), Quasimodo Or The Bell Ringer of Paree (Boca del Lupo), Silverwing (Carousel Theatre for Young People), The Soldier’s Tale (Turning Point Ensemble), and Skin (Henry Daniel). Besides teaching at CTYP, Vic is also an acting instructor at Simon Fraser University where he received his BFA in Theatre. Vic was last seen in CTYP’s 2018 production of The Velveteen Rabbit.