Theatre Boot Camp

Our 2016/2017 Workshop Series


Providing top-notch training opportunities for community, church and school theatre practitioners is a key component of our mandate, and I'm excited to introduce to you our 2016/2017 workshop series. We're building on what we learned last year by including a second, more intensive scene study course, plus another, more focussed course on vocal production. New this year is a directing workshop designed to explore intermediate and advanced skills in directing for the stage, and I'm super-excited to announce a three-session course in stage combat.

Equally exciting as our worskhop offerings this year are our instructors. All of them are experts in their field, work in professional theatre and film, and are looking forward to sharing their skills and experience with you. Best yet, we're offering city-calibre theatre training at a fraction of the cost, making this year's boot camp workshop series a 'must-attend' for the serious theatre artist.

Space is limited in each of the workshops so don't delay in registering. Book all four workshops and receive a 20% discount! Hope to see you at theatre bootcamp.

Ken Hildebrandt
Executive/Artistic Director


Vocal Performance for Actors

Three Nights: March 28, April 4 & 11, 2017

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Instructor: Erla Faye Forsyth

If the audience can’t hear you, your amazing performance and all your hard work making strong character choices are a waste of time. And microphones can’t cover for poor vocal performances – they only serve to highlight it. This course will help actors develop more advanced skills in vocal production as they pertain to breath support, diction, projection, voice care and preparing for a performance. Understanding our psychological and emotional relationship with our voice will also be explored.

$125.00/person | Take all 4 Workshops at 20% off!

Register:

Click the Register Now! button or call 604-504-5940.


Previous Workshops


Directing For Stage


Three Nights: September 27, October 4 & 11, 2016

Time: 7:00PM – 10:00 PM

Instructor: Kate Muchmore Woo

Explore the crucial role of the director in a stage production from concept development to final dress rehearsal. Learn about text analysis, determining a production concept, collaborating with designers, holding auditions & making casting choices, planning & conducting rehearsals, blocking actors, and helping performers discover powerful performances. This course will explore intermediate and advanced directing techniques and is perfect for both emerging and established church, school and community directors.

$125.00/person | Take all 4 Workshops at 20% off!

Register:

Click the Register Now! button or call 604-504-5940.



Advanced Scene Study


Three Nights: January 31, February 7 & 14, 2017

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Instructor: Erla Faye Forsyth

Building on concepts and techniques explored in last year’s scene study course, participants will delve deeper in to how to make strong acting choices. Text analysis, subtext, intentions, tactics, working with fellow actors and other important acting skills will be explored. To ensure maximum learning, this course will be limited to a total of 10 participants. Register early!

$125.00/person | Take all 4 Workshops at 20% off!

Register:

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Stage Combat

Three Nights: February 28, March 7 & 14, 2017

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Instructors: Mike Kovac & Ryan Bolton

Explore safe and realistic-looking stage combat techniques in this exciting course designed for actors and directors. Learn about basic falls, trips, hair pulls and slaps, plus sword, knife and fist fighting. Establishing proper safety protocols appropriate for all rehearsal & performance contexts will also be explored.

$125.00/person | Take all 4 Workshops at 20% off!

Register:

Click the Register Now! button or call 604-504-5940.



Our 2016/2017 Workshop Instructors

 

Kate Muchmore Woo

Kate Muchmore Woo is a director with credits from around the United States and BC. Directing credits include The Women of Lockerbie (Lock and Key Theatre), The Illusion, As Little Children, and Twelfth Night for TWU SAMC Theatre, Crime & Punishment (Pacific Theatre/Stone’s Throw Productions), and Hairspray, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Almost, Maine, The Female Odd Couple, Romeo & Juliet, The Importance of Being Earnest, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Pericles, and Auto-da-Fé for theatres around the US. Kate has a MFA in Directing from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Trinity Western University SAMC Theatre.


Erla Faye Forsyth

A graduate of Studio 58 in Vancouver, Erla has performed in numerous productions over the years at Pacific Theatre in Vancouver, including The Foreigner and How to Write a New Book for the Bible for which she received Jessie Richardson awards. Other credits include It's a Wonderful Life for the Arts Club and Since You Left Us for Presentation House Theatre. A proud Abbotsford resident, Erla spends most of her time homemaking for her husband and three teenage daughters.


Mike Kovac

An Advanced Actor Combatant/Apprentice with Fight Directors Canada as well as a graduate of the Capilano University Acting for Stage and Screen program, Mike has been trained in professional wrestling, kung fu, stage combat and weapon combat. Mike has been a fight coordinator for shows including Baskerville, The Valley, Peter and the Starcatcher and One Man, Two Guvnors (Arts Club Theatre), Crazy For You (Gateway Theatre), Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Treasure Island (Exit 22), Edward II, Twelfth Night, The Arabian Nights (UBC) and Romeo and Juliet (University of the Fraser Valley). He has also been a part of such films as Yesterday, Mon Ami, Extraterrestrial, and Interrogation. As well, look for him in the Legends of Tomorrow, iZombie, Backstrom, Some Assembly Required, Elektra Woman and Dyna Girl, and Supernatural television series. Mike also works frequently with Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling.