Theatre New Brunswick recently wrapped up an incredibly successful week of professional actor training under the guidance and instruction of Artistic Director Thomas Morgan Jones. Suzuki Method of Actor Training and Viewpoints was held June 1-6, 2015, bringing together 17 actors from Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Ontario for six days of intensive training at the TNB Studio.
“I’m from New Brunswick but live in Halifax now and all of the major intensive training I’ve done has been out of the country,” said Kim Parkhill, who has traveled as far as Latvia to attend professional actor training workshops. “For me to be able to come to New Brunswick and reengage with Suzuki Training and Viewpoints is incredibly exciting and so accessible for me. But not only that, the fact that it has come here, especially early in the tenure of a new artistic director it makes me really excited for what’s going to unfold as Theatre New Brunswick and this area grows artistically.”
Arlen Aguayo-Stewart has been working on stage and screen for over 15 years and traveled from Toronto to attend the workshop.
“I love the community and the opportunity to meet and work with a bunch of other artists of different levels and ages,” she said. “To come together and essentially form our own company through this workshop, learning, working and moving together. I think that speaks directly to how important it is for us to have the opportunity to connect across provinces.”
In August, TNB join with the Fredericton Playhouse to present the one-week professional workshop, Physical Theatre and Devised Creation (Aug. 10-15, 2015). This six day workshop will take place throughout Fredericton’s most prestigious performance venue in the heart of downtown Fredericton, exploring Shakespeare’s Macbeth, under the direction of Thomas Morgan Jones. This is an opportunity for actors and theatre creators to learn and explore different ways of making theatre. The week will conclude with a public performance on Saturday August 15, 2015.
For more information or to register, please contact TNB Operations Manager Joanna Bryson at email@example.com or call 506-460-1381 Ex106. Registration deadline is July 10.