Dates: January 15 – March 19
Prerequisite: Acting 1 or Equivalent
Time: Saturdays. 11:15 AM – 1:15 PM
Instructor: Ellen Chorley & Sydney Keenan
A fun way to learn the basics of acting. You will play theatre games that help teach the basics of the theatrical pA more intensive exploration of acting through scene work that focuses on plot, situation and character.
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
Sydney is currently a student at the University of Alberta studying Drama and Education. She has spent time both on and off stage in various capacities and is always excited to learn new things. She started at the Foote Theatre School as a volunteer and is grateful for the opportunity and ability to teach and share her love of the arts.