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Workshop (Edmonton): Shakescenes Acting Workshop – Christopher Weddell

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Workshop (Edmonton): Shakescenes Acting Workshop – Christopher Weddell

A fun workout for body, voice, & imagination of actors of ALL experience levels!

At Shakescenes 2017, you will learn pragmatic rehearsal techniques designed to help you find the dynamic physical actions embedded in Shakespeare’s words while developing a vivid and personal relationship with your character’s story. The workshop broaches Shakespeare with an incredibly comprehensive approach; covering everything from group exercises, pre-performance strategies, performance, mock auditions and more!

Preparation Details:

  • Please prepare a monologue (memorize as much as possible) 14-18 lines.
  • Please let Christopher know which speech you would like to work on so he can prepare.

Christopher will be selecting scenes for us to work on.

As you fine tune your work, you’ll continue to be inspired by your fellow actors’ exploration and Christopher’s unique way of opening the door to other possibilities beyond the page.

Dates: Saturday, June 10 from 10am-6pm & Sunday, June 11 from 10am-5pm (with a one hour break for lunch).
Location: 10310 56 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6A 2J2
Cost: $200
To register: Contact Kristin via email at
Please note: Space is limited to 12 participants.

Deadline to register: June 5, 2017.

Payment Details:

  • $100 deposit on or before June 5 via Interac E-Transfer with the remainder due on the first day of the workshop.
  • You are welcome to pay the entire amount in one payment on or before June 5, of course. The payment should be sent to Christopher at
  • For the payment security you supply a question (ie: To be or not to be) and an answer (Hamlet)

Christopher Weddell is an original co-founder of the Bard on the Beach festival. He is also a graduate of the Playhouse Acting School and truly a Shakespeare extraordinaire. He is an incredible teacher and has directed many productions, which include: Waiting For Godot (Kasper Theatre, Prague), Richard II and Henry VI- The War of Roses (Bard on the Beach), and Romeo and Juliet (Project X).

Christopher received the Edmund Kean Sword Award from Bard on the Beach in 2005. He has also received 2 Jessie nominations, including a nomination for outstanding direction (Richard II).

“Christopher Weddell is with me wherever I go. He teaches his students tools in which they can use for their work in Shakespeare, theatre, film and television. Christopher pushes his students to commit to the character and story that needs to be told. During the difficult times where I thought to give up on a scene or story, Christopher did not. I am forever thankful for his guidance and knowledge.” – Lo Tormon, Make It Pop

“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.” – Kyle Mac, Carrie

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

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