Professional Development Programs

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

Professional Development Programs

Playwrights Unit

The Playwrights 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 during Play Reading Week

The current members of the unit are:

  • Vicktoria Adam
  • Jessica Anderson
  • Bryan Boodhoo
  • Peter Gruner
  • Steve Hartwell
  • Asher Hunter
  • Michael Kras
  • Andrew Lee
  • Stephen Near
  • Anne 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. Please email Luke Brown at with Playwrights Unit in the subject line

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 Luke Brown at with Junction in the subject line.

Junction Members:

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

Professional Development Programs

The Actors Forge

The Actors Forge is a group of local theatre professionals who meet once a week in a creative, supportive, process-driven environment. Our time together is used to work on our craft and connect with other professional artists, resulting in the growth and strengthening of skill. The Actors Forge is a place to succeed and fail, and to share and connect.

For more information, please email Luke Brown at with Actors Forge in the subject line.

Actors Forge Members:

  • Vicktoria Adam
  • Eric Dahlinger
  • Kyle Guglielmo
  • Stephanie Hope Lawlor
  • Melissa Murray-Mutch
  • JR O’Handley
  • Ryan Sero
  • Jason Thompson
  • Laura Welch

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