Theatre Workshops

Join members of the Festival Players acting company for hands-on theatre workshops for teens and adults of all skill levels. Introductory classes in Shakespeare Scene Study with Graham Abbey and Lecoq Pedagogy with Geoffrey Armour will add to your performance toolkit.

Prerequisites: Some theatre experience is a prerequisite for participation in these workshops. These workshops are designed for teens and adults with at least one year of performance experience or training, whether in an educational, community or professional theatre context.


Graham Abbey 236Shakespeare Scene Study with Graham Abbey
Sunday August 27th – 3:00 – 6:00 pm
The Storefront

Work on scenes from Shakespeare’s body of work, led by Festival Players’ Incoming Artistic Director Graham Abbey. Participants will be asked to identify their favourite Shakespearean text and characters at the time of registration and will be assigned scenes and partners to play with during the class.


GeoffreyArmour-2Clown with Geoffrey Armour
Sunday September 3 – 2:00-4:00 pm
Location TBA

This workshop will serve as an introduction to the Lecoq Pedagogy. We will experiment with various Physical theatre techniques to enrich the actors’ understanding of creating characters through movement and mime. It is a workshop based on the concept of Le Jeu (Play) and will deepen the participants’ understanding of how to create detailed and complete physical characters that are clear and concise and serve the story of the play. It’s going to be very fun, I assure you. This workshop requires clothes to move and sweat in and bring water bottles to drink. You are going to need it!