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Emma Mackenzie Hillier, Divination Teacher 

Emma Mackenzie Hillier is a Toronto-based producer, dramaturg, and all around nerd. She trained in acting, and upon deciding to give that up she trained in dramaturgy at Factory Theatre, Nightswimming Theatre, and at Stratford Shakespeare Festival. She continued her dramaturgical work in Toronto’s busy indie theatre community, eventually co-showrunning and co-producing the six-episode miniseries for the stage, The Numbers Game. To satisfy her need to get things done, she turned to producing, and has worked with multiple companies in Toronto, ensuring their productions came to the stage as smoothly as possible. For the last two years, she has switched gears and now works for The Walrus, the home of Canada’s Conversation, as one of their Event Planners, bringing interesting to their engaged audience. Ms Mackenzie-Hillier was asked to join the faculty as a long term occasional, after her impressive defeat of Lady Zara’s Gargantuan Fire Breathing Hamster of Death, which she slew by feeding it her Magical Immovable Rod wrapped in smoked meat, thereby freeing her now unencumbered party to unleash of volley of spells and ranged attacks.

Adrianna Prosser, Transfiguration Teacher
After twenty years serving the muggle world as camp counselor, leading program development and theatrical endeavors for adults and children alike under the moniker "Big Red" with the City of Toronto,various arts camps across Ontario, and overseas (literally on a cruiseship), Professor Prosser joined Eldritch Theatre in 2016 to help create wonderous productions and programs that made use of her wand. You can find her on the award-winning children's webseries Cranium Cookie on Shaftesbury's SortaTV and leading her favourite program at Colborne Lodge, Haunted High Park, each October. Her Animagus is a Dragonborn Rogue, and her familiar is Pebbles Fraggle. 

Eric Woolfe, Professor of the Dark Arts 

Professor Woolfe is the artistic director of Eldritch Theatre, a company specializing in plays about the creepy and uncanny, using puppetry, live actors and parlour magic. He will be using these arcane talents as our school’s chief puppetry and magic instructor. Aside from his skills as a necromancer, he works as both actor and playwright and itinerant showman, also being one of Canada’s few Punch and Judy Professors, and the impresario of the worlds only Dora Award Nominated Flea Circus. Mr Woolfe has been playing Dungeons and Dragons since 1980. His first character was Amic Fenris Tesh, a halfling fighter-magic user, whose best friend was a talking Phoenix.

Michael Ripley, Dungeon Master
Also a playwright, director and actor D.M. Ripley taught for years with the Arts Express afterschool theatre and "Improv for Teens" programs. He has also taught acting for dancers at the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre’s Sundance summer school and has twice directed the Blyth Festival Theatre’s Young Company program. Other teaching credits include 2 years as a Theatre History instructor for Ryerson University’s School of Performance. His plays have appeared on stages from Sydney to Dubai to Chennai. When not making theatre Michael spends downtime playing D&D with his sons, friends and the goblin folk that live behind his furnace.  His first DnD character was Baffle Cakecheek – a bard/baker bagpiper with a knack for the arcane art of philo-mancy.
Eldritch Theatre’s
 Online Sword and Sorcery School
a camp for nerds and geeks
Saturday or Sundays!
October 16th to December 5th, 2021
Ages 12 to 15
2PM to 5PM (EST)
Dungeon and Dragons beginners welcome 
Gather ye witches, warlocks, and knights for Eldritch Theatre’s Online Dungeon’s & Dragons Adventures and battle fearsome fantastical foes in a mystical realm of virtual tabletop role playing.


School has returned and so has the need to escape from it. And thus! Eldritch Theatre is offering eight epic weeks of never before imagined Dungeons & Dragons adventures. Sword & Sorcery School is accepting applications for weekend campaigns! This suspenseful saga shall be known throughout history as The Undeadly Undertaking Underneath the Underdark...













We will be using DnD Beyond to help create a game that connects us digitally. *no  fee needed, but adventures must sign up for a free membership in order to build their character, and level up after each session. Gaming sessions will be conducted via, with D&D Beyond open in a second tab.

Campers will become wizards and warriors using theatre games, improv, and tabletop role playing. Each day we game and level up in sessions of Dungeons and Dragons. Please keep in mind that this activity requires the participant to be an active listener and able to navigate the game as well as the online video call. 

*Please keep in mind that this activity requires the participant to be an active listener and able to navigate the game as well as the online video session. Should you have any questions please email   

Your professors for our Online Sword and Sorcery School will be Dungeon Master Michael Ripley and Dark Arts Professor Eric Woolfe.  











Eldritch Theatre’s Knight School: Dungeons and Dragons for Adults The classic, certain death adventure, given the Eldritch Theatre touch

October 30th 2021
7PM - 10:30PM (EST)
$35.00 CDN


Ages: old enough to drink or vote
Level: All players welcome



One night of questing event for everyone who complained our Sword & Sorcery School was only for kids. Your wish is our command...


The Dread Domain of Cthulhu Dave!

Pass through strange and shadowy mists, and arrive in New Bogford, an eldritch, gloom-choked village by the sea that bears nightmarish similarities to your own. Adult Adventurer s will face cosmic terrors, Lovecraftian cultists, and abominations from beyond the edges of reality, as they plunge into an open world, horror-filled campaign that promises certain death to any party that wanders into the wrong part of town. There are dark corners of New Bogford best left unexplored. No one will escape with both their lives and sanity intact.

Dark Arts Professor Eric Woolfe, and Dungeon Master Michael Ripley will lead you through your nightmare.

*Adventurers should have a login (it's free to register) and a login for (it's free as well).



**Adventurers should have a login (it's free to register) and a login for (it's free as well)

Sword and Sorcery School Faculty