Date: June 20th and 21st, 2017 (6:30-10pm)
Where: Asper Centre for Theatre and Film
University of Winnipeg
400 Colony Street (entrance from Colony through the garden or from Balmoral up the ramp)
Cost: $120 ($60 of which is due as a downpayment to reserve your spot)
Bring: a 12-14 line speech from Shakespeare's canon that inspires you, some loose fitting clothing and some serious enthusiasm. The speech you choose may or may not have been used prior to this event. Please come off-book, with two copies of text.
Capacity: Only 12 spots are available.
**SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED FOR THIS WORKSHOP. Christopher Weddell offers SHAKESCENES workshops across Canada and are constantly filled.
SO BOOK NOW.
Registration Deadline: June 5, 2017
Contact Bryan Myskiw by phone: 204-375-6529 or email: [email protected]
— Full name�- Phone Number�- E-mail Address�- Shakespearean or Contemporary speech�- Headshot and theatrical resume
Methods of Downpayment: Cheque or eTransfer (please state in the memo: SHAKESCENES WINNIPEG and your Name)
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Christopher Weddell, is a founding member and former Artistic Associate of Bard On The Beach.A dedicated, diligent, and passionate Theatre Artist, Christopher has 30 years experience.He teaches Acting and Playwrighting at CCPA in Victoria.
This workshop will be a fun workout for the actor’s body, voice and imagination. The focus will be on pragmatic rehearsal techniques designed to help you find the dynamic physical actions embedded in Shakespeare's words, while nurturing and developing a vivid and personal relationship with your characters’ journey. The workshop broaches Shakespeare with an incredibly comprehensive approach, covering everything from group exercises, pre-performance strategies, performance, mock auditions and one-on-one consultations. Registration is limited to maximize the amount of one-on-one time for each participant; auditing spots are available for those wishing to observe the process.
Christopher, graduate of the Playhouse Acting School and Shakespeare actor extraordinaire, is a phenomenal teacher. He has directed several productions, including Waiting For Godot (Kaspar Theatre, Prague) Richard II and Henry VI — The War of the Roses (Bard on the Beach) and Romeo and Juliet (Project X). In 2005 he received the Edmund Kean Sword Award from Bard on the Beach and has been nominated for two Jessie's, including a nod for Outstanding Direction for Richard II. General auditions for Shakespeare festivals across the country are coming up soon so this is a fantastic opportunity to brush up on the ol' Bill Shakes.