Venue: USask Drama Department

Shakespeare’s Gym

Shakespeare’s Gym: A Shakespeare Intensive Workshop
October 21 and 22, 2023

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“Brush Up Your Shakespeare!”

Would you run a race without stretching?

Would you take on the champ without going to the gym first?

Welcome BACK to Shakespeare’s Gym, come and work out!

Our last Gym went over SO WELL, that we are going to do it again! Like last time, Shakespeare’s Gym, A Shakespeare Intensive Workshop, is being offered to those interested in ‘brushing up’ their Shakespeare.

One of the great challenges facing artists who want to perform Shakespeare is the opportunity to actively do it and experience it with others. Under the support and guidance of our facilitator, you will spend 2 days learning from each other, challenging yourselves, and refining your skills with the Bard!

What you need to know:

Where: USask Drama Department Building
When: from 9:00am to 4:00pm on October 21st and 22nd
Cost: $250.00 for the weekend (due upon registration)

We are very excited to have Moya O’Connell joining us as our facilitator! Moya O’Connell is a director, actor, and educator. She most recently starred in The Sound Inside for Coalmine Theatre (Toronto), directed Hedda Gabler for United Players (Vancouver). She has spent eleven seasons at The Shaw Festival, eight seasons at Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival and been seen in countless productions across this vast country playing leading roles in the theatre.

She has played Queens, warriors, princesses, conspirators, daughters, wives, mothers, psychopaths, writers, waitresses, fascists, teachers, heiresses, paupers, ingenues, heroines, harridans, weightlifters, scientists, socialites, academics, nuns, political radicals, housewives, and ordinary citizens. She’s slammed doors in farces, killed herself in tragedies, kissed and slapped faces in romantic comedies, been shipwrecked, robbed, cheated on, murdered, lied to, fallen in love over and over, tried to escape evil stepmothers and  found severed heads. She has killed emperors, seen ghosts, gone mad and been shot in the head an uncommon amount of times.

She loves language and spends any time she has away from stage and screen teaching. She is the senior instructor of acting at Vancouver Film School, adjunct professor at UBC, and a Teaching Artist with Bard on The Beach. MFA in directing from UBC. Next up: directing Hedda Gabler for Coalmine Theatre’s 2024 season as well as The Very Book Indeed a new play by Paul Budra in association with Bard on the Beach.