Meet the team of artists leading the workshops!
DEVELOP YOUR CRAFT.
We will be holding professional development workshops for emerging and established artists to develop their craft.
The workshops, led by award-winning professionals in their field, are an initiative we put forward to fundraise for ARTISTA, our free youth mentorship for women. It is our goal to raise $3,750 with the Atelier workshops. All of this money will go towards ensuring that 15 young women can have free access to meaningful arts mentorship.
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Micheline Chevrier (Dramaturgy Workshop with Emma Tibaldo)
For over thirty years, Micheline has worked across Canada and abroad as a director, artistic director and dramaturge. As a director, she has worked at such theatres as The Shaw Festival, the National Arts Centre, Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projects, the Citadel, the Globe Theatre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Canadian Stage, Young People’s Theatre, Théâtre français de Toronto, the Centaur Theatre, Segal Centre, Geordie Productions, Imago Theatre, Theatre New Brunswick and BeMe Productions (Barcelona and Munich). From 1995 to 2000, Micheline was the Artistic Director of the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa, where she directed several new creations as well as several Canadian classics. She was Associate Artistic Director at Theatre New-Brunswick from 1990 to 1992, Associate Dramaturge at Playwrights Workshop Montreal from 1992 to 1993 and, from 2002 to 2004, was Associate Artist at Canadian Stage in Toronto. Micheline is presently the Artistic and Executive Director of Imago Theatre.
Lucinda Davis (Basics of Voice Acting with Pauline Little)
Lucinda Davis found her way into the profession through a weird twist of fate: timid and with virtually no acting background, she was called by mistake to audition for a leading role in a television series, and got the part. Since then she has amassed an impressive list of credits for stage, television and film and has lent her voice to cartoons and video games. Her past theatre credits include: Beethoven Lives Upstairs (Geordie Productions), Richard III (Metachroma Theatre), Doubt: A Parable, The Madonna Painter, Intimate Apparel, and The Book of Bob (Centaur Theatre) and The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble. In October 2013, she won the Montreal English Theatre Award (META) for Outstanding Female Actor in the Professional Category, for her work in Black Theatre Workshop’s production of Harlem Duet.
Rebecca Harper (Pure Movement Workshop)
Rebecca Harper has been teaching at the National Theatre School of Canada since 2011 and has been Head of Movement since 2014. She has also worked as a movement coach at the Stratford Festival for four seasons, and as coach/movement director with theatre companies in Montreal and across the country. It has been ten years since she left for London to complete her MA in training actors, specialization in movement, at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Although much of Rebecca’s time is spent pursuing pedagogy and the actor’s process, she loves the challenge of working as a movement coach/direction in rehearsal and on productions.
Pauline Little (Basics of Voice Acting with Pauline Little)
Pauline has been a professional actor in Montreal for over 35 years now. A Theatre graduate from Concordia University, she started off her career on stage, appearing in “The Melville Boys” and “Opening Night”, at the Piggery Theatre. Montreal theatre goers may also remember her performances in “Shear Madness”, “Mad in Canada” and “Silly Cow” for the Just For Laughs Festival. “Girl in the Goldfish Bowl” and “Skin Flick” for Hudson Village Theatre. Pauline also appeared as Jeanne in “August: an Afternoon in the Country” at Centaur theatre.
The last decade or so Pauline has been busy directing and adapting cartoons, as well as lending her voice to hundreds of cartoon characters. She can be heard as the voice of Maya in Maya the Bee, Lulu’s mom in Little Lulu and Caillou’s grandmother in Caillou. In 2010, she won the ACTRA award for Outstanding Voice Performance for her work in “The True Story of Puss “N” Boots”.
Pauline has numerous on screen credits as well, ranging from Fido commercials, to movies of the week, to video games and acting opposite Dustin Hoffman and Paul Giamatti in “Barney’s Version”, and Cate Blanchette in “I’m Not There.”
Kyungseo Min (Butoh Movement Workshop)
Kyungseo Min is a performer and emerging playwright, fascinated with studying cross-cultural similarities between traditional theatre forms to test the universal. She started her formal theatre education in Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre at the University of Southern California. During her time in LA, she trained with Oguri, one of the foremost exponents of butoh, at his Body Weather Laboratory in Venice. She continued her passion in the Japanese performing arts by studying noh (Kanze school) and nihonbuyo (Wakayagi school) every summer at Kyoto Art Centre’s Traditional Theatre Training program. This year, she apprenticed under professional noh mask-maker, Yasuo Miichi, in his atelier in Osaka and carved her first noh mask. As a playwright, her play V Variations on a Theme was a semi-finalist in the Eugene O’Neill Theatre’s National Playwrights Conference. Her most recent work about Korean comfort women, Baby Dreams in the Mushroom Cloud, had a reading at last winter’s Revolution They Wrote: Feminist Festival at Mainline Theatre and will be continuing dramaturgy at Black Theatre Workshop starting in October.
Anana Rydvald (Introduction to Mask workshop)
Originally from Sweden, ANANA RYDVALD first came to Montreal to study at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens at the age of 12. Since then she trained as an actress and mask artist in both Europe and Canada and eventually became a teacher at John Abbott College in Mime and Improvisation. Before settling down in Montreal she worked as an actress for several years with the renowned Scandinavian Theatre group Cantabile 2 that creates site-specific performances around the world. She was last seen on stage in The Other Theatre’s production of LoveULovecraft and in her self written one woman show Love, Child. She was awarded the Mecca revelation award for her show Section O in 2006 and has been nominated for 3 METAs 2016 awards for Love, Child.
Emma Tibaldo (Dramaturgy Workshop with Micheline Chevrier)
Emma Tibaldo is the Artistic and Executive Director of Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal and a founding member of Talisman Theatre for whom she has most recently directed The Medea Effect by Suzie Bastien and Billy (The Days of Howling) by Fabien Cloutier, translated by Nadine Desrochers. She most recently directed Reservations by Steven Ratzlaff for Theatre Projects Manitoba and Falling Trees by Megan Coles for Poverty Cove Theatre. Other recent directing credits include: Model Wanted by Step Taylor for NotaBle Acts and Refuge by Mary Vingoe for Eastern Front Theatre. She has collaborated with playwrights from across the country on contemporary new work for the stage. She is a proud member of the theatrical laboratory The Bakery, where she is joyfully experimenting in a new piece entitled Skin. She is a graduate of Concordia’s Theatre Department and the National Theatre School’s directing program. Emma also sings in the family band The Tibaldos.
As a dramaturg she has collaborated with playwrights such as: Megan Coles, Paula Wing, Mary Vingoe, Marcus Youssef, Jesse Stong, Michael Mackenzie, Pascale Rafie, Beatriz Pizano, Ryan Griffiths, Sarah Garton Stanley, Lois Brown, Andy Jones, Greg MacArthur, Martha Ross to name a few.
Erin Shields Adaptation Workshop
Erin Shields is a Montreal based playwright and actor. She won the 2011 Governor General’s Award for her play If We Were Birds, which premiered at Tarragon Theatre where she is currently a playwright-in-residence. If We Were Birds has been widely produced and translated into French, German, Italian and Albanian. Erin’s other Tarragon shows include The Millennial Malcontent and Soliciting Temptation. Erin is co-Artistic Director (with Andrea Donaldson) of an independent theatre company, Groundwater Productions, which recently produced Beautiful Man at The SummerWorks Festival. Erin’s version of Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea was part of The Shaw Festival’s 2015 season. She has two plays for young audiences currently touring North America: Mistatim with Red Sky Performance and Instant with Geordie Productions. Erin is currently working on commissions for Repercussion Theatre and Théâtre à Corps Perdus. Upcoming, Erin’s adaptation of Paradise Lost will premiere at The Stratford Festival in 2018.