Registration is now open.

10 weeks of classes
starting the week of March 18, 2019

Fee: $50 per student

Steele Street PS – Tuesday 3:30 – 4:30

Prince of Wales PS (Thorold) – Thursday 3:20 – 4:20

Please complete this registration form to make your payment with Stripe.

Total Amount: $50.00

At Carousel Players, we believe all children can benefit from drama education.

Our trained artist educators lead students through drama exercises in improvisation, story telling and embodiment of character, inspiring learners to develop empathy, to work collaboratively, and to gain confidence as they play imaginatively.

Carousel Players carefully crafts our drama education curriculum with the guidance of education experts to ensure that students benefit both socially and academically while also increasing self-directed learning, critical thinking, communication and the appreciation for and active participation in the arts.

In this first year of the program, Carousel Players will offer classes for students in grades 1-3 and grades 4-6 at a limited number of schools in the Niagara Region. We plan to grow to serve all of Niagara in the coming years.

Message From our Artistic Director

Hi Parents! We are so pleased to offer after school drama classes for children Grades 1 through 6 in their home school this year. Each week participants will get to play, imagine and perform as they build their dramatic skills. We look forward to welcoming your young actor to our program!
~ Monica Dufault

Carousel Players’ After School Drama Program is brought to you through a Seed grant from

Meet the Instructors

Lindsay has been involved in the arts since a young child so, she is very excited to now give back and educate children and youth in the arts. In 2007, Lindsay graduated from Fanshawe College’s Theatre and Performance program. Her acting career lead her to a variety of roles in common plays such as Les Belles Soeurs, Othello, and Rocky Horror Show and also new independent plays focused on local history or Children’s Theatre. Now in her second year at Brock University’s Concurrent Education program, Lindsay is thrilled that her new journey has led her to work with Carousel Players.

Nicola Franco graduated from Brock University with a degree in Dramatic Arts: Performance Concentration with a main role in her final year’s main stage performance. Currently, Nicola is a background vocalist for an ongoing concert called ‘Incanto: A Journey of Italian Music Through Time’. She has also acted and sung supporting roles for The Boom Boom Room, Around The World and Home Again, and the First Ontario Performing Arts Awards. In the past, Nicola has worked with St. Catharines based Essential Collective Theatre on their Senior Stories Project as a main performer. She has also been a part of Refraction Theatre Collective, performing a variety of shows for St. Catharines’ In The Soil Festival, as well as Kitchener’s Kick and Push Festival. Most recently, Nicola has performed with Carousel Players for events such as the Carmel Fine Arts Festival, and their Culture Days project at Rodman Hall. Nicola looks forward to continuing her involvement in the theatre community as a collaborator, actor, and

Mike is currently in his final year at Brock University completing his Concurrent Education degree with a major in Drama. Over the summer of 2018, Mike worked as the Coordinator for Carousel Players Summer Theatre School and is really looking forward to working with them again on this new After School Drama Program.

Elizabeth Pereira completed her English and Dramatic Arts degrees at Brock University, and recently completed her Master’s degree in English. During her time at Brock, she was regularly featured in the “Music @ Noon Concert Series” at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, and has also performed key roles in the Dramatic Arts Mainstage performances at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.
Within the community, Elizabeth has performed as Christoph in Niagara Symphony Orchestra’s Beethoven Lives Upstairs (2015), contributed to Essential Collective Theatre’s Senior Stories (2017) as a main performer, as well as sung and acted in supporting roles for Around the World and Home Again (2018) and The Boom Boom Room (2015, 2016). Last year, Elizabeth was the soprano Robert Cooper Choral Scholar with Chorus Niagara (2017-2018). During her time as a scholar, she performed as a soloist in concerts and the leading role in Chorus Niagara’s first family concert All Aboard!. While working with other artists and theatrical companies around the region, Elizabeth remains an involved member of the performing arts scene in Niagara as a soloist, performer, and collaborator.

Hannah was born and raised right here in St. Catharines, Ontario. She has fond memories of attending Carousel’s camps through her childhood and believes it’s where her love for theatre all began. She is a recent graduate from the Musical Theatre Performance program at St. Lawrence College and has spent time working and volunteering in children’s theatre programs at Shaw Festival and the YMCA. She is so pleased to have the opportunity to work with Carousel Players now and can’t wait to encourage the curiosity and imagination of today’s youth.