Dates: January 15 – March 19
Prerequisite: Acting 1 or Equivalent
Time: Saturdays, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Instructor: Ellen Chorley & Conrad Leibel
This class emphasizes the development of confidence and group performance skills through storytelling, improvisation, physical & vocal skills and character work.
ELLEN CHORLEY is an Edmonton-based playwright, producer, performer and arts educator. She is the current Festival Director of Nextfest, Edmonton’s annual emerging arts festival. As a playwright, Ellen has had her plays produced all over Canada, most recently her play “Everybody Loves Robbie” was produced by Edmonton’s Northern Light Theatre and nominated for an Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding New Work. Ellen has a very long history with the Foote Theatre School: she started taking classes with Foote when she was nine years old, she started assisting teachers in their classroom when she was sixteen years old and she has been a teacher with the school for FIFTEEN YEARS- time sure flies when you are having fun! Currently Ellen teaches acting, musical theatre and playwrighting for Foote Theatre School. To learn more about Ellen and her other theatre adventures visit her website at www.ellenchorley.com
Conrad Leibel (he/him) is a poet, performer, essayist, and musician. He graduated from the University of Victoria with an MA in English Literature and holds a BA in English and Film Studies from the University of Alberta. He is currently completing an after-degree in French Language and Drama Education at the University of Alberta.