THEATRE EDUCATION AT PTE
In addition to PTE's work with partners like Winnipeg School Division and the University of Manitoba, PTE will be offering additional classes for adults, including Comedy and Movement in the fall, and Spoken Voice and Voice-over Level 2 in January (check back in mid-August for more information).
Mondays & Wednesdays 7-10 pm
September 17, 2018 - February 6, 2019
Performances February 11 - 17, 2019 (IbsenFest)
Class Fee: $675
Instructor: Brenda McLean
The Adult Company is for students interested in getting more performance experience and is geared towards students who already have some training in theatre. For the 2018-2019 season of the Adult Company, students will work towards a presentation for RMTC's Master Playwright's Festival of IbsenFest, to be performed from February 11th to the 17th, 2019 at PTE.
The 2017-18 Adult Company's show MURDER BY POE performed at this year's Fringe Festival.
Entrance to the course is by audition and interview in early September. Check back in mid-August for instructions to set up your audition.
NOTE: the Adult Company schedule is very demanding and regular attendance is important. Extra rehearsals will be scheduled in the weeks leading up to the performance.
About the Instructor: Brenda McLean is Co-Artistic Leader of Theatre Incarnate, a theatre designer, and a director. Brenda has also directed the Adult Company (ADCO) for the last six years. Brenda recently directed Tender Napalm with Theatre by the River and Theatre Incarnate; set and costume designed on Deserter for MovingTarget; and costume designed Gracie and The Good, the Bad & the Munsch for PTE.
Saturdays 1-4 pm & Wednesdays 7-9 pm
September 26, 2018 - May 4, 2019
Performances May 9 - 11, 2019
Class fee: $675
Instructor: Cairn Moore
PTE's Youth Acting Conservatory students develop a broad range of performance skills in classes taught by Winnipeg's leading theatre professionals and distinguished guest artists. More than just acting or scene study, the Conservatory offers an entire program comprised of a series of sections, each focused on a fundamental element of acting. Students will be introduced to the basics of modern acting technique through acting exercises, improvisation, movement, vocal work and script analysis.
From January to April, the company will create and mount a full-length production with three performances.
Admission is by audition and interview.
Check back in mid-August for instructions to book your audition.
About the Instructor: Cairn Moore is a director and playwright. She teaches first year performance at the University of Winnipeg and is Associate Artistic Director of FemFest. Cairn’s award-winning play SHIKSA premiered with Winnipeg Jewish Theatre in 2016 and was short-listed for the Chris Johnson Award.
Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 pm
October 2 – December 4, 2018 | 10 Weeks
Class Fee: $275
Instructor: Cara Lytwyn
Work with professional comedians to develop your voice as a sketch and stand-up artist. Learn to formulate structured jokes, generate original material using aspects from everyday life, and build hilarious personalized routines.
Thursdays 7:30-9:45 pm
October 4 – December 6, 2018 | 10 Weeks
Class Fee: $275
Instructor: Tanja Woloshen
“The physical is the known and through it we may find our way to the unknown, the intuitive, and perhaps beyond to the human spirit itself.” –Viola Spolin
Build a solid foundation of physical performance through exploration of movement, impulses, and gesture as a tool for theatrical expression. This class focuses on the actor's body -- learn to use your body more fully in both stylized and realistic theatre. A valuable class for serious performers.
Tuesdays 7:00-9:15 pm
January 15 – March 12, 2019 | 9 Weeks
Class Fee: $265
Instructor: Tom Soares
Learn to use your voice to epitomize expression and communication skills. Lead by veteran Voice and Speech Instructor Tom Soares, you will discover innovative ways to open the body and free the voice from tension. The course will focus on the relationship between the voice and the body, and the voice and the text. This course is a must for actors and public speakers.
About the instructor: Tom Soares is an actor, a theatre educator and a voice, text and public speaking coach; he received his MFA in Acting with a further speciation in voice from York University and has worked as an actor and as a coach in film and for many of Winnipeg's regional theatres. Tom has also taught theatre at The University of Manitoba and has taught performance and voice at The University of Winnipeg for the past seven years.
Wednesdays 7:00-9:15 pm
January 16 – March 13, 2019 | 9 Weeks
Class Fee: $265
Instructor: Brian Richardson
This challenging class will take your vocal performance to the next level. Experienced voice actor and director, Brian Richardson, will lead you into a deeper examination of voice and performance techniques, character development, and the skills needed for long form narration.
About the instructor: Brian Richardson's association with Prairie Theatre goes all the way back to its founding days, as an actor and as a teacher. A respected voice artist with credits including CBC Radio, National Film Board of Canada, and Parks Canada, Brian delights sharing his craft with interested students.