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Workshops (Edmonton): A Workshop with Jillian Keiley

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Workshops (Edmonton): A Workshop with Jillian Keiley

You are invited to participate in a workshop with

Jillian Keiley

Jillian Keiley is Artistic Director of Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland. Selected touring productions include TNL’s Tempting Providence and Stars in the Sky Morning, Artistic Fraud’s Afterimage, Fear of Flight, Emile’s Dream, Under Wraps and Oil and Water;  Sheila’s Brush’s Jack Five Oh! and Shallaway’s Ann and Seamus. Jillian has created productions in St. John’s, Calgary, Toronto, Regina, Ireland, Australia and Italy, and last year she produced a medal Ceremony at the 2010 Olympics. Jillian was the winner of the 1996 Canada Council John Hirsch Prize and the 2004 Siminovitch Prize for Directing.  She holds an Honorary Doctorate from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and is a regular instructor with the National Theatre School of Canada.

This two day workshop takes place on Saturday, October 8 and  Sunday, October 9, from 10 am. to 4 pm., at the University of Alberta.

This workshop will be an introduction to Kaleidography


Since our inception, Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland has been developing a mathematically based choreography and directing system in order to produce very specific movement and sound instances on stage, like symphonic music but created with an actor’s speaking voice, natural movement, technical elements and blocking. We call this device Kaleidography, if for no other reason than to avoid continuously repeating the preceding long-winded sentence.

Kaleidography involves the pre-rehearsal charting of instances of stage. This charting, depending upon the show in question, and the nature of the instances being charted (i.e. text, blocking, or gesture), can be accomplished in many forms including, but not limited to, music notation, flow charts, grid diagrams, and music bar and beat breakdowns.

Each show presents unique opportunities and challenges for Kaleidography, and as a result the charting has to be as flexible in its written form as it is inflexible in its stage appearance.

This is a Canadian Actor’s Equity Professional Development opportunity and as such Equity and other performance union members (UDA, AFM, ACTRA, CADA etc. ) in good standing enjoy a discounted rate.

Workshop Fee: 

Equity : $90.0/Non-Equity: $200.00

For further information and to register please contact Michele Brown at


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