Acting & Character Creation

2023sun26mar10:00 amsun1:00 pmActing & Character CreationCANCELLED - TO BE RESCHEDULED10:00 am - 1:00 pm REGISTERMORE INFOEvent TypeSpecial Event,Theatre,Workshop


(Sunday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm



Event Details

The workshop is idesigned to introduce ways of playing and imagining theatre creation. The exploration is primarily physical in its approach to character creation and in identifying natural instincts for play. There is a focus on freedom through improvisation and accessing a natural pleasure to play and invent. This workshop culminates with short pieces of theatre created by the participants that could be used as starting points for scenes or fuller productions.
  • 10:00am – 1:00pm  Youth (ages 12 to 17)
  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm Adult

Participants should bring clean indoor footwear and a water bottle.

The workshop is free but space is limited. Registration is required.


Ann-Marie is an award-winning theatre director, actor, mentor and teacher. Her work has been presented nationally and internationally. Select directing: 7 Stories (Fountain of Performing Arts, Halifax NS), UnViolin Discordant (Théâtre La Licorne Montreal), One Discordant Violin (2b theatre company Halifax, tour to 59E59 St Theatre NYC, Mumbai India, Montreal); #IAmTheCheese (Halifax Theatre for Young People/EFT Stages Festival); Frequencies (Heist, Halifax, National Arts Centre); Concord Floral (Fountain School of Performing Arts, Dalhousie); Secret Life of A Mother (Theatre Centre, Crow’s Theatre); Bed and Breakfast (Soulpepper Theatre Company); A Christmas Carol (Theatre New Brunswick); Daughter (Theatre Centre; Summerworks, Battersea Arts Centre London; Intl tour); Snake in the Grass (Neptune Theatre); I, Claudia (Globe Theatre, Neptune Theatre); Stranger to Hard Work (Cathy Jones Eastern Front Theatre, Ntl tour); The Circle (Alberta Theatre Projects); The Debacle (Zuppa Theatre Company); Invisible Atom (2b theatre company).

Select acting: Essay (Matchstick Theatre, Merritt Nomination for Outstanding Performance by Leading Actor); Adventures (Keep Good Theatre); When it Rains (2b theatre company, Chester Playhouse); Trippin’ (Halifax Fringe Festival); White Rabbit, Red Rabbit (DMV Theatre, Bus Stop Theatre); Funny Money (Festival Antigonish, Winner of the 2013 Robert Merritt Award for Performance by a Lead Actress); Homage (2b theatre company, tour to Magnetic North Theatre Festival 2010, Luminato Festival 2010); Soul Alone (2b theatre company); The Long Valley-Stories by Steinbeck (Soulpepper Theatre Company, Toronto, nominated for 6 Dora Mavor Moore Awards); Doctor Chekhov: Ward 6 (Theatre Smith Gilmour and Factory Theatre); Chekhov Longs- In the Ravine (Theatre Smith Gilmour, Factory Theatre; Winner of four 2003 Dora Mayor Moore Awards including Outstanding Production and Best New Play; toured to Yukon Arts Centre, LSPU Hall St. John’s, NL)

A graduate of Ecole internationale de théâtre Jacques Lecoq and York University and is the former Artistic Associate of Magnetic North Theatre Festival. She currently teaches at Fountain School of the Arts and Neptune Theatre; has taught at National Arts Centre, Soulpepper Theatre Company, National Theatre School, Globe Theatre. She is a 2022 Siminovitch Prize finalist; winner of Dora Mavor Moore and Robert Merritt awards; and the inaugural winner of the Gina Wilkinson Award for Female Directors. With Susan Leblanc she was a NS Masterworks Finalist 2012.



THE NEXT GEN THEATRE PROJECT is an initiative of King’s Theatre that includes free workshops for both adults and youth to build on the community’s passion for creating theatre. The aim is to celebrate diversity, resilience & belonging in Kespukwitk. The project is supported by Canadian Heritage’s Celebration and Commemoration Program, Reopening Fund.



We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada.
Nous reconnaissons l’appui du gouvernement du Canada.




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