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Workshop (Calgary): Shakescenes with Christopher Weddell – Artists’ Collective Theatre

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Workshop (Calgary): Shakescenes with Christopher Weddell – Artists’ Collective Theatre

Coming September 12th, 13th and 14th, 2014

Shakescenes, with Christopher Weddell

Friday, September 12th – 6pm to 10pm
Saturday, September 13th – 10am to 5pm
Sunday, September 14th – 10am to 5pm

About the Workshop

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, scene work, 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.

Over three days we will cover the following:

  • Monologue coaching
  • Actors process – How to stand out in the audition
  • Cold reads from seldom seen pieces
  • Breaking down a piece quickly
  • Partnered reads
  • Creating a relationship with your reader or partner
  • Group excise
  • And much more !!!

This is the first time Mr. Weddell has produced a workshop of this style and by the end of the last day the participants will have greater understanding and be more confident preparing and auditioning for classical works.

About Christopher

Christopher is a founding member of Bard on the Beach, a graduate of the Playhouse Acting School, and a respected director, actor, and teacher. In 2005 he received the Edmund Kean Sword Award for Lifetime Achievement from Bard on the Beach. He has twice been nominated for Jessie Richardson Awards – including an Outstanding Direction nod for Shakespeare’s Richard II (Bard on the Beach). Christopher has acted and taught across North America and in Europe.


“I have worked with Christopher many times. His depth of understanding of Shakespeare helps you to find truth in your work and to truly appreciate and love the text.”
– Yvette Lu

“I have nothing but praise for Christopher Weddell’s Shakespeare workshops. He teaches you how to work Shakespeare and make the Bard’s words work for you: exercises in discovery, breakthroughs in understanding, practical audition tips. The techniques Christopher employs can be used by any actor, experienced or otherwise, to great success. From a cold read to a finished piece, working Shakespeare has never been more successful for me, thanks to Christopher.”
– Susie Mullen

“Christopher Weddell is a fantastic teacher and coach. He is caring, wise and gifted at working with actors. He is Splinter to all us Ninja Turtles.”
– Joel Bernbaum

“Christopher is one of the most thoughtful and intelligent teachers I have come across. His knowledge and dedication to his craft and this business, is a constant inspiration in my own career.”
– KyleMac

“Christopher Weddell is a Shakespearean master – sign up for this course, you will never work harder, learn more or have a better time!”
– Ian Ferguson

Cost $200
(or $50 to audit)

$50 registration fee required. We accept etransfer, credit card, or cheque..
We’ll hold a spot for you, just email before September 10th, and we’ll be back to you with more information.shakespeare

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