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Now in its fourth year, we are pleased to announce Chimera Theatre's 2017/2018 Workshop Series.  Every year we offer four workshops to educate people of all ages in the performing arts. To offer the BC Interior the best education we can, we balance working with highly-skilled local artists and bringing in specialized professionals from other parts of the country. This year we are pleased to present workshops in rapier for the stage, Commedia dell'arte, Musical Theatre, and playwrighting.

2017/2018 Workshop Series


September 17th, 2017 | 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Academy of Dance | 910 Camosun Cresent

This introductory course on rapier for the stage will teach the fundamental principles of swordplay to prepare you for any rapier/sabre sword-wielding role. This four-hour workshop will teach you the basics of swordplay with a focus on rapier combat. During the class, you will build a solid foundation with the rapier as you practice posture, movement, footwork, cuts, slashes, parries, and storytelling for stage combat.


November 19th, 2017 | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Academy of Dance | 910 Camosun Cresent

Taught by Susan Bertoia, a Vancouver-based theatre artist who has studied Commedia Dell'arte in Italy and California, this six-hour workshop will introduce you to the world of masks and stock characters.  Be prepared to move in this exciting, demanding and invigorating workshop for anyone who relies on their creative intuition to play!

MUSICAL THEATRE with Tracey Power

January 20th, 2018 | 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

The Stage House Theatre | 422 Tranquille Road

Learn to sing and dance in this full-day workshop with esteemed actor and theatre creator Tracey Power! The workshop will cover singing and voice, with a focus on musical theatre auditions, as well as dancing as an ensemble. 

PLAYWRITING with Christopher Weddell

April 7th, 2018 | 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Lansdown Village | #204 - 450 Lansdowne Street

Learn the art of crafting the perfect play with Christoper Weddell, one of the founding members of Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival in Vancvouer! This introductory workshop will focus on taking your ideas and getting them on the page by focusing on character development, writing exercises, and idea generation.





Workshop Series History

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