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PAPA

Kids/teen classes
March Break and Summer Day Camps
Corp and Community Outreach teaching

Private coaching

About PAPA

Actor Paul O'Sullivan and I created this school to provide the highest quality drama education to local children and adults alike. 
Our mission for The Peterborough Academy of Performing Arts: to provide the highest calibre of education in the performing arts to students of all ages and experiences, so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, and community members.


P.A.P.A. will provide an educational environment that fosters the artistic, intellectual, and personal growth of its students and prepares them for the next level of their artistic education.


P.A.P.A. will engage renowned faculty members in many disciplines, by providing a collaborative work environment and involving them fully in the artistic and educational life of the community.


P.A.P.A. is committed to upholding the diversity of the community by fostering an environment that is inclusive, supportive, and welcoming to all.


– Linda Kash

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Thank you to The Fabulous Theatre Guild for providing us with everything we needed to create 2 GREAT PAPACAMPS! Thanks to parents, councillors and mostly THESE AMAZING KIDS! Enjoy this Video showcasing the fun we share!

Improv is an excellent foundation for gaining confidence, encouraging teamwork, sharing ideas, and taking creative risks in an environment that is safe to do so. Through a series of easy to learn spontaneity games, your kids will quickly surprise you, but mostly they will surprise themselves. Improv is a skill your children will take with them and utilize, whatever path they choose.

SPRING
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IMPROV

8 week sesh starts
March 17 or 18! Scroll down to register 

Kids(6-12)
teens(12-17)
TinY TROUPE!(4&5)
Learn the basics of improv, creative expression and collaboration through cooperative games, music and FUN!

SUMMER PAPACAMP INFO AND REGISTRATION COMING MARCH 1!!!

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What we do
Kids/teen classes
Day Camps

Improv is an excellent foundation for gaining confidence, encouraging teamwork, sharing ideas, and taking creative risks in an environment that is safe to do so. Through a series of easy to learn spontaneity games, your kids will quickly surprise you, but mostly they will surprise themselves. Improv is a skill your children will take with them and utilize, whatever path they choose.

All Classes In-person unless protocols change. 

Spring Classes 2024

Improv!

Sundays or Mondays begins Mar 17 or 18

Skipping Easter Wekend

 Kids 4:00-5:00 PM $130 + HST

Teens 5:00-6:30 PM $146 + HST

NEW Tiny Troupe: Improv for Littles Ages 4 & 5

 

Sibling discount available. 

Registration for Summer PAPACAMPS begin March 1

REGISTER HERE

more info: lindakash11@gmail.com

 

For Outreach Teaching &

Private Coaching

Contact Linda at lindakash11@gmail.com

The Team

The Team

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LINDA KASH

Linda began her career at the Second City in Toronto where she performed, directed, and conducted workshops. She has appeared in or directed a number of plays, films and television shows throughout Canada, the US, Europe, Russia and New Zealand. She's best known as the Philadelphia cream cheese angel (a successful campaign that ran 26 years). Her proudest work to date is her fabulous blended family.  

JENNINE PROFETA 

 

Jeanine is a performer, writer, teacher and MC/host. She has performed across Ontario with The Second City National Touring Company, and in the Mediterranean and Caribbean as part of The Second City @ Sea.

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MARK ROSTRUP 

 

Mark has been writing, performing, and producing comedy for the past 7 years in Montreal, Vancouver and now Peterborough. Stage performances include the Montreal Improv Festival, Big City Improv in Toronto, the Fringe Festival Montreal, the Del Close Marathon in New York and the Vancouver Improv Festival.

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GEORGE KNECHTEL

George has been involved in community theatre for over 15 years, starting off in the Arbor Theatre productions: “Wizard of Oz” and “Camelot”. From 2017-2020, George had been very involved with The Theatre on King (TTOK) and Planet 12 productions: “Chemistry”, “Space Academy”, and “Mr. Icky”.

George also works as a composer, writing commissioned soundtracks for various independent projects, such as “The Revolution”, and “The Pestilence of Ravnica”.

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RIVER 

 

River has been interested in theatre and improv for several years. They are from Peterborough and currently attend Adam Scott CVI in Grade 12. River was a student in PAPA’s teen improv classes during the 2022-23 school year and is so stoked to be joining the team

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IZZY 

 

My name is Izzy, and I’ve been doing improv with PAPA on and off for the majority of my life. I have participated in the teen classes consistently for the past five years. This is my second year as an assistant teacher for the kids’s improv classes.

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AISLING MACQUARRIE

Aisling MacQuarrie has been acting since 2014. They've done several shows with 4th Line Theatre, Arbor Theatre, the Theatre Guild,  and Enter Stage Right. They have been doing improv with PAPA for many years, and this is their second year as an instructor. 

MEGAN WALSH

Working for 6 years in Early Childhood Education, Meg enjoys creating beautiful learning environments using music, movement and visual arts. Meg has  worked as a PAPA Camp councillor and is currently working with toddlers at Trent Daycare. Meg has performed with St James, Cordwainer and The Peterborough Theatre Guild Productions. Welcome Meg!

Testimonials

“I am what some would describe as a “P.A.P.A Lifer”, having taken classes of Improv, Musical Theatre, Voice Acting, Stage Acting, and many more underneath the P.A.P.A roof! Starting very early on I became an assistant for March Breaks and Summer Camps, and have long kept my reputation of the biggest kid in the room.”​ Raine Lamoureux

 

Register for one of our classes/camps!

PAPA Improv Classes run 8 weeks Sundays and Mondays 3 times a year!
If you have trouble with the form, or need more information about classes, please email info@lindakash.ca

PAPA Summer and March Break Camps offer a full day (9-3:30) of theatre arts training, including Improv, Musical Theatre, Set Painting, Talent Show and a final Friday Performance for friends and family! 

Classes are held at the St James United Church
221 Romaine Street Peterborough

Camps are held at The Peterborough Theatre Guild
364 Rogers St Peterborough


 
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