Hello fellow Theatre Practitioners,
What: May Edmonton Scene Study
Who: Grindstone Theatre and Citadel Theatre with special guest CHRIS BULLOUGH
Where: The Club, Citadel Theatre
When: Monday, May 4th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
*Please email [email protected] to RSVP if you are able to attend.
Chris Bullough is an actor, playwright, producer and emerging director of theatre based in Edmonton. Born in Thunder Bay and raised in Fort McMurray, Chris made the long drive down Highway 63 to attend the University of Alberta’s BFA (acting) program. Since graduating in 1998 Chris has worked with many theatre companies across Western Canada, including: Theatre Network; Theatre Calgary, Globe Theatre in Regina and Nakai Theatre in Whitehorse.
After working with Alberta Theatre Projects in 2010, Chris was nominated for the Betty Mitchell Award “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” for his work in “Abraham Lincoln Goes to the Theatre” by Larry Tremblay, and won the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for “Outstanding Performance of an Actor in a Leading Role” for the Free Will Players productions of William Shakespeare’s “Love Labour’s Lost”, in 2006 and “Richard III”, 2008. Chris has had the pleasure of being part of many other award winning productions, including; “Suburbia” (Kill Your Television), “Respectable” (Workshop West) and “Featuring Loretta” (Theatre Riff Raff), the latter being presented as part of the inaugural Magnetic North Theatre Festival in Ottawa. Chris’s plays for young audiences, “Penelope vs. The Aliens!!” (Written with Jared Matsunaga-Turnbull) and “Apples and Oranges”, have been produced by the Citadel Theatre, Concrete Theatre in Edmonton and Quest Theatre in Calgary.
Chris is a founder and current co – Artistic Director of wishbone theatre, an Edmonton based independent theatre company that seeks to explore the mysteries of the human experience through dark, delicate, complex and provocative theatrical productions that cross disciplines and create space for public discourse through creative outreach. At the 2010 Edmonton International Fringe Festival Chris made his directorial debut under wishbone with “Shimmer” by John O’Keefe, for which he was awarded the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for “Outstanding Fringe Director”. Chris is currently finishing up his MFA in Directing at the U of A and working on his latest project, “The Whale”, a theatrical adaptation of Herman Melville’s novel, Moby Dick.
Edmonton Scene Study
Edmonton Scene Study is for emerging and professional theatre practitioners (actors, directors, playwrights…) to share in the reading of plays. The world of theatre is so rich and vast that we should be encouraged to explore it. Not only does the play come to life as we read it aloud, it broadens our knowledge of theatre, our skills in cold reading and warms the relationships we have in this theatre community. All theatre lovers are invited to join the group, enjoy meeting fellow artists, and share a scene from a play.
Edmonton Scene Study will be hosted once a month, so please come and be inspired and join the Edmonton Scene Study group on facebook for all updates.