Shakespeare Scene Study with Iam Coulter*
Dive deep into Shakespeare scene work and explore what it takes to bring Shakespeare’s most iconic scenes and characters to life. Over a period of 10 weeks participants will examine selected texts through folio text work, embodying rhetorical devises, exploring personal connection and experimenting with a variety of rehearsal techniques. The class will focus on Shakespeare texts but the actor training is applicable to modern and contemporary performance as well.
The final class will include an evening of scene sharing.
Reinvigorate your technique, your performance skills and your creative passions while bringing some of Shakespeare’s greatest moments to life.
WHEN: April 24 – June 26 (Wednesday nights) 6:30-9:30 pm
WHERE: Morpheus Rehearsal Centre 3512 5th Avenue NW
*Iam Coulter is an actor, director, and teaching artist. From 2004 – 2011, she served as the artistic producer of The Shakespeare Company in Calgary. Her appetite for deeper understanding and specialized training experience led her to Lenox, Massachusetts’ Shakespeare & Company in 2012, where she trains with internationally renowned master teachers. Iam has continued her studies with those masters, absorbing all she can while developing her own personal teaching style. She recently assisted faculty at the January 2018 Month Long Intensive, with a focus on Text and Clown.
In 2018 Iam launched her own theatre company, Iam Shakespeare, with the intent of providing specialized actor training, community engagement workshops, and Shakespeare productions devoted to exploring what it means to be a human being. Iam has performed with Shakespeare & Company, Citadel Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Vertigo Mystery Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects, Theatre Junction and The Shakespeare Company. She most recently directed the Calgary premiere of Shakespeare in Love for Morpheus Theatre.
What a former student says about working with Iam Coulter:
“I think the trademarks of a truly impactful teacher are flexibility and personalization – the ability to tailor an experience for a student regardless of that student’s previous experience. Iam Coulter is that, and so much more. Whether you are brand new to Shakespeare, or whether you are well-versed, Iam Coulter will give you an experience personalized entirely for you and what you are looking for. Deeply passionate, infectiously giving, and highly intelligent, the best advice I could give any artist: GO. NOW.”