Professional Development Programs

Supporting artists by providing mentorship and training led by skilled instructors and experienced working professionals.

Professional Development Programs

About The GYM

Theatre Aquarius’ GYM is a program developed for professional performing artists, emerging artists, theatre students, and anyone interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts. Our mission is to support artists by providing regular mentorship and training led by skilled instructors and experienced working professionals. Our focus is to provide a creative space that is accessible and affordable to all artists in the community. Past sessions have included: play creation, audition technique, grant writing, self-producing, stage combat, musical theatre, text analysis, acting for the camera and playwriting. For more information please contact Luke Brown –

Professional Development Programs

Playwright’s Unit

The Aquarius Playwright’s Unit was created to foster the development of Hamilton area writers. Meeting several times a month, each writer is required to choose one project that they wish to develop over the course of the year. Members of the Unit are invited to participate in a series of public readings called Script Happens.

The current members of the unit are:

  • Vicktoria Adam
  • Jessica Anderson
  • Bryan Boodhoo
  • Steve Hartwell
  • Asher Hunter
  • Peter Gruner
  • Michael Kras
  • Andrew Lee
  • Stephen Near
  • Annie Rosenberg
  • Babe Santucci
  • Ryan Sero
  • Kevin Somers

While admission to the Playwrights Unit is by invitation only, we welcome contact from interested playwrights and creators –

Professional Development Programs

The Junction

The Junction is a program designed for creator/performers from various forms of performance. Meeting monthly, the goal of the Junction is to provide a creative environment for artists to showcase their work and receive constructive feedback to help move them closer to production.

For more information please email with Junction in the subject line.

Junction Members:

  • Vicktoria Adam
  • Taryn Crankshaw
  • Crystal Dumitru
  • Allison Hossack
  • Krista McNaughton
  • Carlyn Rhamey
  • Stephen Near
  • Ryan Sero

Program, Artists, Dates and Prices Subject to Change.  All Sales Final.  No Refunds.

Theatre Aquarius is a not-for-profit registered charity dedicated to creating outstanding, accessible, live theatre that entertains, challenges, & educates.  Charitable Registration Number 11921 3957 RR0001