Acting Masterclass with Soheil Parsa
Movement & Text
Location: Colin Jackson Studio
Maximum participants: 12
Class Fee: $50
Join internationally acclaimed director Soheil Parsa for this three-hour master class that explores the integration of movement into text.
Space is limited to 12 actors. Once that cap has been reached, up to 8 additional registrants will be allowed to audit. Payment of the class fee will be required.
To register as an auditor, please call (204) 925-5253.
Soheil Parsa is an award-winning director, writer, dramaturg, choreographer and teacher, whose professional theatre career spans forty years and two continents. In his native Iran, Soheil completed studies in Theatre Performance at the University of Tehran and began a promising career as an actor and director. Arriving in Canada with his family in 1984, Soheil completed a second Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies at York University and then went on to establish Modern Times Stage Company, one of the most innovating theatre companies in Canada. Soheil’s own work at Modern Times has been recognized with six Dora Mavor Moore Awards, a Chalmers Fellowship in 2002, a senior artist creation grant from the Canada Council, as well as a number of international prizes and master class requests. In 2007 and 2010 he was short-listed for the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre Celebrating Directors, the highest honour in Canadian theatre. In 2013, Soheil was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution as a theatre artist to Canadian society. In 2015, he was named as the best director at the Toronto Theatre Critics awards.