Acting Atypical Workshop


Mitch and Murray Productions
and Reach Child and Youth Development Society Present:


A foundational exploration of acting
for teens and adults on the autism spectrum.

May 28th – Teen Workshop 11am – 4pm
May 29th – Adult Workshop 11am – 4pm

Free of charge for participants. Spots are limited. Contact for details. 

The workshop will be hosted by Mitch and Murray Productions artistic director Aaron Craven and supported by behavioural consultant Jo DiTommaso and the team at Reach Child and Youth Development Society.

In this one day workshop, participants will explore the world of acting with veteran acting coach Aaron Craven. In a supportive and sensory-friendly environment, Aaron will guide students through an introductory look at acting, the differences between acting on camera and stage, and much more. The class will include some fun and interactive improv work, some scripted work in front of the camera and a spirited conversation between participants and Aaron about the wonderful world of acting.

The goal for the workshop is for participants to benefit from the social and emotional tools which acting can provide, to learn a bit about the craft and bottom line, to have fun!

A graduate of The University of British Columbia, Aaron is the founder and artistic director of Mitch and Murray Productions, a Vancouver-based theatre company. He’s a busy actor in both Canada and the USA, with over 100 professional screen and stage credits. Recent Film/TV work includes The Dresden Sun, NCIS, Legends of Tomorrow, iZombie… you can look up the rest on! Aaron is also one of Vancouver’s most recommended acting coaches, running a weekly class for professional actors at The Working Actors Gym.

Aaron has lived experience in the world of autism, actively supporting family members on the spectrum. He’s also involved with the Canucks Autism Network and volunteers as a coach with West Vancouver Hockey “Autism for Hockey” programs.