manners of the mandate
Explore how manners and etiquette can crack open a text!
zone41 - in partnership with the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre - is bringing Sharry Flett and Guy Bannerman to Winnipeg for a full day workshop!
Saturday, November 16th 10-6pm | 2013
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
Mainstage Rehearsal Hall - 174 Market Ave
Sharry and Guy have been a part of the acting ensemble at the Shaw for thirty years. They have developed this manners intensive for the young company members at the Festival and Queen's University Students after acting in dozens of plays by Shaw and his contemporaries. The focus will be on the high Victorian/Edwardian era and will look expressly at Chekhov, with this year's Master Playwright's Festival ChekhovFest in mind.
Participants: $100 - 24 max. Participants will do the full dress, promenade, scene study component with Q & A discussion.
Auditors: $40 - Auditors observe the work of the participants. There will be opportunities for auditors to join in the discussion and some chance for Q & A
Full workshop description here.
We hosted 20 participants and 18 auditors. Testimonials here.
I read the rules before I broke them.
Classified feat. David Myles
Sharry and Guy also gave an hour long lecture at the Millennium Public Library in downtown Winnipeg. Manners and Morals of the Victorian Age attracted upwards of fifty people.
Sunday, Nov 17, 1pm | Free Admission
song interpretation through text
Thom Allison returns to Winnipeg from Broadway's Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, from leading The Shaw Festival's critically acclaimed hit Ragtime and his duties as a judge on CBC's Over The Rainbow.
zone41 - in partnership with the Royal Manioba Theatre Centre -is offering this masterclass designed for the singing actor to deepen their skill set. It will be suitable for the musical theatre student, up to the working professional. Those under 16 are welcome to audit. Each participant will be asked to prepare one song to on with Thom. Class will be accompanied by Scott Christian.
Saturday, January 19, 12-6
& Monday, January 21, 11:30-5:30 | 2013
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Mainstage Rehearsal Hall
10 participant maximum: $250
Auditors: $100 for both days
Full description of the masterclass here.
While focusing on British Received Pronunciation as a model, voice, text and dialect specialist Shannon Vickers will share the tools every actor can add to their technique to speak text in a dialect with confidence.
Exploring RP with an overview of the sounds of speech and how communication is affected by oral posture, word groupings, rhythm and intonation. We'll also explore online resources that aid in creating a desired sound pattern. The goal will be to explore an easy and physical way to 'hook' into the dialect while focusing on acting.
Monologue/Scene work to bring the dialect to life while continuing to focus on phrasing and text work to keep the story of the scene primary and the work visceral.
Friday, January 6, 7- 9pm & Friday & Sunday, January 8,1-4pm
Asper Centre for Theatre & Film
Fee $25 | Limited to 20 participants
For the 2012 Master Playwrights Festival - ShawFest - we will have scenes and monologues from Shaw's complete works as suggested material.
SHANNON VICKERS is an Associate Professor and teaches Voice, Speech, and Text in the University of Winnipeg's Department of Theatre and Film. She is an Associate Teacher of Knight-Thompson Speechwork, and has served as a voice/text/dialect coach for productions at Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, zone41 theatre, Theatre Projects Manitoba, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, Sarasvati Productions, Rainbow Stage, Shakespeare in the Ruins, Citadel Theatre's Banff Professional Program, and Canadian Stage Theatre.