Friday, March 18, 2005

The Body Speaks - A Workshop with Christian Murray

Christian Murray brings his over twenty years of theatrical skill to a workshop that will not only teach the essentials of physical theatre and mime but kindle the creativity alive in each one of us both young and old.

Christian, a protégé of renowned American mime Tony Montanaro, co-founder of Jest in Time Theatre and a Gemini award winning comedy writer offers a lively creative workout for both the body and mind.

Topics covered include, warm ups, illusions, character work, animal impressions, physical impressions, physical improvisation, clowning, slips, trips, slaps, prat falls and the art of funny.

Wednesday, March 23rd

7 to 9:30 pm

Room 303, Basilica Recreation Centre, 200 Richmond Street, Charlottetown

Workshop Fee: $45.00

Participants should wear comfortable clothing suitable for physical activity. Class size is limited; preregistration is recommended to secure your place in the class. Contact TheatrePEI for more information or to register at 894-3558 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Christian Murray is an actor, writer, physical comedian and stage and film director based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is a founding member of Jest in Time Theatre, and a protégé of the late great Tony Montanaro.

He has travelled throughout the world for the past twenty years, performing Jest?s original style of physical comedy. Highlights include a 2002 tour of Japan, performances at the Sydney Opera House, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Just For Festival in Montreal, Order of Canada performance at the Royal Alex in Toronto and a performance of Queen Elizabeth in Nova Scotia. Jest’s production of “Trip” won the Merrit Award in 2002 for Best Nova Scotia Production and in 2004 Jest received a Merrit for Life Time Achievement. Other credits include Henry Hackmore in Seduced at Neptune, Ernest in the Anger in Ernest and Ernestine at Neptune and Ian in Eastern Front?s productions of Strange Humors.

In 2001 he won a Gemini Award for his writing work on This Hour Has 22 Minutes. In the spring of 2003, Christian directed Marty Burt?s one man show “Mad Dog Racing” which played to sold out houses at the Jest Studio and was critically acclaimed at the Summer Works Festival in Toronto summer 2003. In May 2005, Christian has been invited to the Banff Centre to workshop his new play “Bone Boy.”

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