Occurs on Thursday September 17 2020

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Toronto ON M6K 2B2


× Instructor: Philip McKee
September 17 to November 26
Thursdays 3-5PM

For “Acting in Plays”, participants will focus on developing their skills as actors, through working on scenes plays from the 1900s/2000s. We will work on a range of different material, guided by the interests and curiosities of participants. Participants in the class will work alongside scene partners to rehearse and perform scenes from the chosen plays. we will discuss as a group how our choices in the scenes contribute to telling the full story of the play.

We will be doing the class over Zoom. To help transition from “rehearsal” to “performance” in the online medium, we will continue using the record feature, and create video records of the scenes we have been working on.

About the Instructor
Philip McKee is a director, writer, producer and educator based in Toronto. He collaborates with other artists to create original theatre and film that is subversive, intimate and vital. His theatre and creation practice has focused on creating radical adaptations of classic texts, which reinterpret the often unexamined power dynamics in the source material.

Work in the theatre includes: LEAR: A Retrospective (World Stage, Harbourfront Centre); Much Ado About Nothing (NTSC); The Glass Menagerie (Howland Company); Bloody Family/ Oresteia (The Theatre Centre); LEAR (World Stage, Harbourfront Centre/ The Magnetic North Festival).

Philip has taught Self-Stories at Workman Arts, and directed Lorene Stanwick’s Broken Branches, which was produced in association with Workman.

Film work includes: Torching the Dusites, adapted from the story by Margaret Atwood, starring Eric Peterson and Clare Coulter; and Piano Lessons, adapted from a story by Alice Munro, which premiered at the Rendezvous with Madness Festival, at Workman Arts. Philip is a graduate of The Directing Program at The National Theatre School of Canada. He teaches at Workman Arts, as well as The National Theatre School of Canada, The Randolph Academy, Brock University, and UofT. Artistic residencies include the Urjo Kareda Grant for Emerging Artists at Tarragon Theatre, the RBC Emerging Artist: Director Development Residency at Canadian Stage.

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