The Children’s Theatre Project opened its doors in September 2000 to provide an artistic and creative outlet for children interested in the performing arts. We provide high-caliber theatre training in a bright and clean environment, taught by dedicated and trained professionals. At CTP, we focus on the tools of the dramatic arts, offering different classes to students who wish to study drama at all different levels. We focus on the process and what the child is learning rather than the final product. At The Children’s Theatre Project, we believe that through the dramatic arts a child can develop self-esteem, confidence and self-discipline which can prepare them for a successful future in any given profession
13 Fabulous Years!
Artistic Director - Howard Kane
Mr. Kane founded The Children’s Theatre Project in the summer of 2000. He began his career at an early age as an actor, singer and dancer. Having studied in New York City, he then went on to perform on Broadway, Touring Companies and many regional theatres across the country. Mr. Kane, has spent the last two decades teaching the craft of acting and musical theatre, where he headed up the drama departments at Toronto Montessori Schools and the North York Montessori Learning Centre. Favorite directorial credits include; “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” “Charlotte’s Web,” “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown,” “Annie,” “Into The Woods,” “Anne Of Green Gables,” “How To Eat Like A Child,” “Fame,” “Fiddler On The Roof,” "The Goodbye Girl," "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," "Big," and “School House Rock Live.” The later was produced by The Children’s Theatre Project Ltd. and had a successful run at the 2001 Toronto Fringe Festival.
Throughout the years Mr. Kane has gained critical acclaim for his work with children. Many of his shows have been featured on television and have received praise from parents and theatre critics alike. In 2012 The Children’s Theatre Project was nominated by The Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce for an Excellence in Business Achievement Award
Alana Kotack has been dancing since the age of two, and acting since she was ten, as she herself was a student of CTP’s Producing Artistic Director Howard Kane when they were both previously at Toronto Montessori Schools. Performing was second nature to Alana as Howard presented her with the three female leads in the three plays he directed. She later attended Unionville High School for the performing arts, majoring in dance. Alana has performed in various shows all around Toronto and in select cities in the U.S. She has performed alongside Rex Harrington, Gregory Hines and Christopher Body. Alana has been teaching and choreographing in all forms of dance since the age of fifteen at various studios. However, for the last nine years she has been dedicated to teaching musical theatre and dance at the Children’s Theatre Project, which for her has become a home away from home. She is a graduate of the TMI institute and currently teaches full time at Toronto Montessori Schools.
Britney has always had a passion for the performing arts. She has been performing and practicing musical theatre and acting since the age of 8. Britney has been part of The Children's Theatre Project for ten years where she graduated from The Master Class in 2008. She was a previous student of the Children's Theatre Project for seven years and has been working at our summer program for 6 summers. Britney studied Drama at Unionville High School for the performing arts. In her studies, she has done many workshops and has taught drama in elementary and high schools. She is now graduating with a degree in Drama in education and community from the University of Windsor. Britney will always have a spot in her heart for The Children's Theatre Project and all of the amazing people she has met and gotten to work with along the way.