July 22 - July 23




This is a 2-day workshop.  Classes run 9-4pm with lunch included.

Participants will explore and develop a 1 – 2 minute performance piece using a story, poem or monologue of their own choosing.  They will learn how to relax, be playful and develop trust in the creative dramatic process and in using their own authentic voice. Using group and individual dramatic techniques and exercises, vocal and breath work, Kate will encourage and help build performance skills, stage awareness and confidence so that each person will be able to stand and deliver this performance piece before a small studio audience at the end of the two day workshop.

Images used with permission. 

  • Image of Anne Cirillo in WHoS 2018 production of  The Crossroads – photographer- Jam Hamidi
  • Image of cast in Theatre Inconnu 2021 production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime – photographer- Clayton Jevne
  • Image of Joylyn Secunda in Story Theatre 2022 production of 1001 Nights – photographer- Pedro M. Almeida Sequiera
  • Image of Katie Webber in Lawyers on Stage 2018 production of Treasure Island – photographer – Holly Pattison
  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Materials Fee: $000
  • Course Level: Beginner
  • Course Prerequisites: and Intermediate

Price: $362

This price includes daily lunch, material fees, applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars


Kate Rubin is a theatre artist (director, performer, facilitator, and coach) known for her extensive professional work in the Victoria arts community. She was Director of Kate Rubin Theatre Drama Studio for 25 years and has and continues to work with theatres, such as The Belfry Theatre, Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival and Story Theatre Company.


Click here to read more about KATE RUBIN


If you need to make a cancellation, please complete MISSA's on-line cancellation form. Phone or email correspondence will not be accepted.

Click HERE for the form.

BEFORE May 1: For each course withdrawal, a refund for tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee.

May 2 – June 29: For each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2024 will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee. Any applicable supply fee will be fully refunded.

AFTER June 30: Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for credits or refunds.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2023 program is completely canceled (due to COVID restrictions for for any other force majeure), a full refund will be given (tuition, material fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

On-campus accommodations may be cancelled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee, via Paypal within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation request form.

Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA's online cancellation form and will be processed through PayPal.

No refunds will be processed during the MISSA Summer Program.


This price includes daily lunch, material fees, applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.

Course Registration will open for Friends of MISSA on February 7th at 12:00pm (PST), and Registration will open for all on February 14th at 12:00pm (PST)