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Theatre in the classroom

This fun, hands on workshop will explore a how to adapt a variety of theatre games and exercises to suit different needs and curricular goals.  From focus exercises to role playing, this workshop will add vital teaching tools to your toolbelt.

To Bring

Delegates need only bring a willingness to explore and clothes that they feel comfortable moving in.  

Instructors

Paul Moniz de Sá

Paul Moniz de Sa has been working as a professional actor/sound designer for over 20 years both on camera and on stage. Film credits include the evil giant Meatdripper in Steven Speilberg's The BFG as well as guest starring roles on Timeless, Shut Eye and Motive. His work has been seen on stages across North America including the Vancouver Playhouse, the National Arts Centre and at the Charlottetown Festival in PEI. He received Jessie awards for his performances in "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" with Pacific Theatre and "The Overcoat" at the Vancouver Playhouse as well as Jessie nominations for his performance in "Driving Miss Daisy" at Pacific Theatre and his sound designs for "One In A Million" with Green Thumb Theatre and "The Prodigal Son" with Touchstone and Pacific Theatre. Paul began his theatrical training at Arts Umbrella when he was 16 and continued on to study at the prestigious Studio 58 at Langara College. Paul has also made a career as an instructor teaching sound design and acting both on and off camera with organizations such as Bard on the Beach, Douglas College, the Shadbolt Centre and Learning Through the Arts. In 2008,Paul became the Artistic Director of Theatre and Music at Arts Umbrella where he and his wife both direct in the Pre-Professional Theatre Program. 

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Susanne Moniz de Sá

Susanne is an accomplished theatre educator, director and consultant, and is a graduate of both the University of Manitoba (BA - Psychology) and The University of Calgary (BFA – Theatre Directing).

Susanne has been working professionally, as a director, since 1992 and was a theatre intern and research assistant at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta. She worked, for many years, for the Vancouver Fringe Festival, as their Performer Liaison, and was a member of the Tight Corset Theatre Company where she directed “Dumb Blind Luck” (Best New Play – Victoria Fringe – 2002), “Ways to Woo Enrique” (24 Hour Play Festival – 2003) and Awkward (2004).

Susanne started at Arts Umbrella in 1997 and has taught every age level in the Theatre and Music department, She now focuses her time on numerous outreach programs and is the Director of the Junior Theatre Troupe, which is a part of the Pre-professional Theatre Program. Susanne is also the Coordinator of the Theatre and Music Department.

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