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Dates for Upstart Fall Session Announced!

Auditions and classes are set to begin this Fall.


UPSTART is a workshop that has something for everyone. Over an eight week period, participants come together every Monday night to film scenes and watch their work. Participation is open to any Alberta based writers, actors, and directors who have some basic experience in their field. Don’t let your skills get rusty waiting for the phone to ring! Get involved with UPSTART and give your talent the regular workout you deserve.

Auditions will be held on Monday, September 17th.

Monday evening classes start on September 24th; last class Monday, November 26th. The Upstart wrap party is on Monday, December 3rd (please note there are no classes on October 8th or November 12th as SAIT will be closed on those days.

(Total number of classes is 8 plus 1 day for auditions/interviews and 1 day for a wrap party)

Actors – experience working with different Directors and keep your talents fresh by working on new scenes each week. Directors – experiment while gaining experience working with talented actors. Writers – there’s no cost to submit a script! If it’s appropriate for UPSTART, our participants will shoot the scene while you watch your script come to life!


Facilitator: Karen Ryan

Email to learn more and to register for auditions! More information is available on AMPIA’s Upstart page.