Gilbert & Sullivan … & Snow?

GILBERT & SULLIVAN … & SNOW?

Our friends at Resorts of the Canadian Rockies are helping us promote our season-closing show!

Anyone that has purchased tickets to SULLIVAN & GILBERT by Friday March 11 at noon will be entered into an early-bird draw for two lift tickets at Nakiska.  Get in some spring skiing before the season ends!  Draw will take place in the afternoon of Mar 11.

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How to Handle Heightened Text with Iam Coulter, Mar 19!

How to Handle Heightened Text with Iam Coulter

Saturday, March 19, 12:30pm – 5:30pm

Do you feel lost with Shakespeare? Is your classical monologue causing you grief?  Are Gilbert’s words feeling forced?

SYNOPSIS:

Iam will lead this class through how to find your comfort-zone with “Heightened Text” (anything from Shakespeare and other classical pieces, to modern, stylized works). Our emphasis will be on how to make formal or unusual text your own, and finding connection with it personally.

INSTRUCTOR BIO:

Iam Coulter is a passionate teaching artist and Shakespeare enthusiast. She currently serves as the director of education, development and outreach for Quest Theatre, and was formerly the artistic producer of The Shakespeare Company in Calgary, Alberta. She is an actor, director, dance machine and clown. She teaches acting, voice and text and Shakespeare performance to a variety of students. Iam holds a BFA (Drama) from the University of Calgary and completed the conservatory program at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts where she returns as often as possible to continue her training. Iam has worked with Citadel Theatre, Shakespeare & Company, Theatre Calgary, Vertigo Mystery Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects, Theatre Junction and The Shakespeare Company. Also see www.iamcoulter.com

 

Workshop participants should come prepared with a piece of heightened text that they would like to work with. It doesn’t need to be long. 6-15 lines. It can be Shakespeare, poetry, anything classical. Even lyrics from a favourite song! Learn it by heart (memorize) prior to the workshop. The speech should not be from a non-human character but age & gender DO NOT need to match your own. What’s important is that you feel a personal connection to the piece, even if you can’t quite articulate what that connection is.

BRING two hard copies (not handwritten) of your speech to the workshop

 Where: Lower Level, Parkdale Community Centre (3512 5 Avenue NW)

Cost: $40

(discounts available for groups of 5 or more, Or, register for 3 workshops and get the 3rd one for 50% off! contact Morpheus Theatre for details)

Refreshments served from 12:00 – 12:30pm

For more information, or to register, please visit our website at https://tickets.morpheustheatre.ca  or call (403) 246-2999.

MORE WORKSHOPS COMING! Watch our website http://www.morpheustheatre.ca/?page_id=187 for details

  This valuable workshop is presented at this low price in the spirit of Community Theatre.

 

Singing Basics for Actors Workshop with Kim Mattice-Wanat, Sat Feb 27!

Singing Basics for Actors Workshop
With Kim Mattice-Wanat
Saturday, February 27, 12:30pm – 7:00pm

Prefer monologues over songs?  Would you like to try auditioning for musicals as well?

SYNOPSIS:

Under the guidance of Kim Mattice-Wanat, we will be exploring projection, speech song, singing as a learnable skill, singing anxiety, choosing and preparing appropriate songs for auditions and more!  Learn how to transfer your acting skills to singing!

INSTRUCTOR BIO:

Kim Mattice Wanat holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Alberta with a major in drama and an ARCT from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She is a performer, teacher and director. Her professional credits include lead roles in The Fantasticks, Oliver, South Pacific, and Passion. For 10 years she performed as a freelance artist in touring productions across Canada; Backstage Broadway, a touring production of “Broadway Musicals Through the Decades” and WIND, WOMEN & SONG, a female quartet – 2 sop, 1 piano and french horn, which performed classical music. In 2000, this quartet released a CD entitled La Dolce Vita.

Ms. Mattice Wanat is well known as a voice teacher, adjudicator and pedagogue clinician conducting workshops for teachers and choral directors across Western Canada. In 2005 she published a book for teachers entitled “Unleashing the Expressive Resonant Voice.”  For the past 26 years she has taught voice to the professional acting students in the Drama Dept. at U of Alberta, and has acted as voice coach and musical director for several of the Bachelor of Fine Arts productions.

In 1999, Ms. Mattice Wanat founded Opera NUOVA. She has directed several of the NUOVA mainstage productions including: Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Aaron Copland’s The Tenderland, Mark Adamo’s Little Women, Offenbach’s La Perichole, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte; Smetana’s The Bartered Bride. Throughout the year she acts as artistic director for the school touring performances which have included; Menotti’s Amahl and The Night Visitors and Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Dean Burry’s The Brother’s Grimm and Isis and The Seven Scorpions, a commissioned work by NUOVA Alumnus Isaiah Bell entitled The Lives of Lesser Things, and Ramona Luengen’s Naomi’s Road, based on Joy Kogawa’s novel of the same name. Ms. Mattice Wanat most recently co-directed with Brian Dooley and L’Uni Theatre La Voix Humaine  (February 2016) and looks forward to directing NUOVA’s production of Parade (June 2016) as part of the 2016 NUOVA Opera and Music Theatre Festival.

 

WHERE: Lower Level, Parkdale Community Centre (3512 5 Avenue NW)

COST: $40

(discounts available for groups of 5 or more, Or, register for 3 workshops and get the 3rd one for 50% off! contact Morpheus Theatre for details)

Refreshments served from 12:00 – 12:30pm

 

For more information, or to register, please visit our website at https://tickets.morpheustheatre.ca  or call (403) 246-2999.

MORE WORKSHOPS COMING! Watch our website http://www.morpheustheatre.ca/?page_id=187 for details

*These workshops are sponsored by Theatre Alberta with funding from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts

This valuable workshop is presented at this low price in the spirit of Community Theatre.