PAPA

Kids/teen classes
Summer Day Camps
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. When Paul passed away in the spring of 2012, I thought the best way to honour him as the wonderful teacher, performer and friend to the community that he truly was, was to carry on bravely. I’d love you to come and see what we built together.


The mission of The Peterborough Academy of Performing Arts is 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.

NEW PAPA LAKEHURST HALL WINTER IMPROV!
 register for this class at
lindakash11@gmail.com
8 weeks Begins Wed Jan 18!
(All classes Exclude holidays)
See prices below
PAPA ST. JAMES WINTER IMPROV
Registration begins Dec 1, 2022
 KIDS  and TEENS Sundays
8 weeks starts Jan 8

4:00-5:00 kids $120 Plus HST 

5:00-6:30 teens $136 Plus HST

Winter KIDS and TEENS Mondays

8 Weeks Starts Jan 9

4:00-5:00 kids $120 Plus HST 

5:00-6:30 teens $136 Plus HST

REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private coaching also available! $60/session

 eTransfers to: lindakash11@gmail.com 

 

For Adult and Group Corp Workshops

 

klusterfork IN PERSON ADULT contact yvonnelarose@bell.net

 

New sessions begin Jan 2023

Also visit klusterfork.com ONLINE ADULT Classes 
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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.

Classes In-person unless protocols change. 

Winter Improv 8 weeks beginning Sunday Jan 8 '23

4:00-5:00 kids $120 Plus HST

5:00-6:30 teens $136 Plus HST

 

Winter Monday 8 weeks beginning Monday Jan 9, '23

4:00-5:00 kids $120 Plus HST

5:00-6:30 teens $136 Plus HST

REGISTER HERE

more info: lindakash11@gmail.com

For Outreach Teaching and Private Coaching

Contact Linda at info@lindakash.ca

 
 

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.  

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DANIEL SMITH

 

Daniel Smith is an actor, writer and improviser from Peterborough, Ontario. As a member of the sketch/improv comedy troupes The Shrimps and The LLAADS, Daniel has written and performed an abundance of original monologues and sketches in both Peterborough and Toronto. Daniel had a featured role in the 2019 film “E.M.P. 333 Days” which was picked up by Amazon Prime. During the pandemic he wrote and performed the on-line short “Testing…” for The Theatre on King and appeared in “Cut and Paste Macbeth.” As an improviser, he has been fortunate to share some stage with improv greats like Lisa Merchant, Patrick McKenna, Paul O’Sullivan, Aurora Browne, Colin Mochrie and Linda Kash. Daniel has led numerous improv workshops and classes for children, teens and adults and is thrilled to be back doing it in person!

WHITNEY PAGET

 

Whitney Paget is a professional singer and a passionate entertainer. She has performed in over 25 theatre productions and has experience in commercial, television and film acting. Whitney is currently a mature student at Fleming College obtaining her diploma in Recreation and Leisure Services. Her hobbies include singing, Cricut crafting, event and activity planning and spending time with her fiance and their baby girl!

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LENA ROSS

Lena Ross is a young aspiring actress and vocalist from Peterborough. Starting in theatre and Improv at Thomas A Stewart, Lena has always had a passion for the stage and the microphone. Lena enjoys acting on stage, on screen, and also with just her voice. She loves to share her skills and love of the arts with other people and loves to teach. 

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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. 

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“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! 

All classes and camps are held at the St James United Church
221 Romaine Street Peterborough K9J 2C3