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Occurs on Saturday May 24 2014

All Day Event


Morpheus Rehearsal Centre
3512 - 5th Avenue NW
Lower Level
Calgary AB T2N 0V7

Play Notes


Character Building Workshop with David LeReaney

SYNOPSIS: Under the guidance of David LeReaney, this workshop is for actors and directors of all levels. We will be exploring the different methods, tools, and ideas that can be accessed when building a character for stage or screen. Participants are asked to bring a couple copies of a scene or a monologue from a play or a film role they have done in the past or are even currently working on. There will be time in the afternoon to address individual work.

INSTRUCTOR BIO: David LeReaney has been acting, directing, coaching dialects and teaching for a living since 1979, appearing in or directing over 250 professional plays, usually in such character roles as Billy in BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR, the Wizard in THE WIZARD OF OZ at ATP, The Modern Major General in Calgary Opera’s THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE and Voltaire/Pangloss in CANDIDE FOR THE OPEREA. He has a busy career in film and TV, appearing in more than 60 productions, most recently appearing in FARGO, BLACKSTONE, and FALLOUT ASYLUM.
David is a coach and teacher of dialects and accents through his company, Dial/Act Inc., having taught at almost every college and university in Alberta. 

He has coached Eva Marie Saint, Brenda Fricker, Jacqueline Bisset, Rachel Ward, Billy Bob Thornton, Demi Moore, Liam Hemsworth, Aidan Quinn, Jessica Pare, Cynthia Nixon, Matthew Modine, Kerri Russel, Skeet Ulrich, Joely Richardson, Greta Scacchi, Clair Forlani and many more. For more on David visit

DATE: Saturday May 24, 10:30 - 5:30 COST: $40 (registration online or by phone)

Register a group of 5 or more, and attend for less! Or, register for 3 workshops and get the 3rd one for 50% off (Call Morpheus Theatre to redeem).

WHERE: Morpheus Rehearsal Centre (3512 5 Avenue NW, Lower Level)

Refreshments served from 10:00 to 10:30am. Lunch break from 1:00 to 2:00pm (please bring your own food and drink)

These workshops are sponsored by Theatre Alberta with funding from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts & Christie Lites Sales This valuable workshop is presented at this low price in the spirit of community theatre.

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