Course Description: Acting involves four primary relationships: with the script, with the director, with fellow company members… then with the audience. This workshop will explore the first three, looking in a very practical way at how to analyse the play from your character’s point of view, how to follow, and sometimes interpret the director’s vision, how actors can get the best out of each other… and how to work towards getting it right when it’s patently going wrong.
Instructor Bio: Keith has worked at the top levels of live theatre in Canada, including a season at The Stratford Festival, Ontario. While in Edmonton, Keith worked with John Neville OBE at Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre, and created The Phoenix Theatre. At Theatre 3, Edmonton, he directed the award-winning premiere of Sharon Pollock’s internationally acclaimed drama, BLOOD RELATIONS. Keith is a coast-to-coast festival finals adjudicator, having adjudicated the Cabot 500 International Festival in St John’s, Newfoundland, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Festival Finals in Gander; on the West Coast, Keith adjudicated the Theatre BC Mainstage Finals in Victoria. Along the way, he adjudicated a final festival in Saskatchewan, and a regional final in both Alaska and Washington State
Keith also spent a decade and a half as a teacher at Brentwood College on Vancouver Island. As a commissioned screenwriter, Keith has completed five screenplays and two film treatments. His sitcom series, CON JOBS has been optioned to noted UK production company, Green Bay Media. Keith was also a series writer on TIME EXPOSURES for Chek TV. Currently Keith is working on a commissioned stage play (Working title SHERLOCK & JACK) for Centre Media in London, England. His ‘claustrophobic thriller’, TRUNK, co-written with former head of Theatre BC, Brian Paisley, was made last year, has finished post-production and has been contracted by international distributor, IndustryWorks.