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Scene Study with Barbara Pollard
START: Wednesday, October 17th for 8 weeks – 6-10pm
Upcoming scene study and audition class. For experienced actors who need to work their muscles, want more asked of them and are looking for unique and in depth analysis and training in their work. Classes will start with audition, silent acting and move onto scene work. Concise and experienced response to your individual needs to help you up your game and bring confidence to your work so that you always know what you are doing. Instructor works with fierce honesty and encouragement giving individual answers to the student before us. Learn all the time.
BIO: Barbara Pollard, Teacher
This veteran counts being part of of the Mums the Word collective as one of the luckiest things to ever happen to her. Because of it, she spent several tours working in Europe; first in Scotland, Edinburgh and Glasgow (where the 1800 seat King’s theatre was sold out for an entire month), and then taking her family with her to live in London for the extended run in the West End. Also taking MTW to the Melbourne’s International Comedy Festival and was part of the directing team that brought MTW to Chicago and the Juste Pour Rire festival in Montreal. Barbara was part of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival company for 5 years as well as Vancouver’s Tamahnous Company with Morris Panych for 3. While there she was nominated for her first Jesse Award (The Real Talking People Show) which also went to the festival of the Americas. She was an instructor for Studio 58 for 6 years and directed 10 shows while there. Barbara has also directed for the Rocky Mountain Shakespeare Festival (As You Like It ) and co-directed at the Vancouver Playhouse (Amadeus) and Tamahnous (Top Girls) Both nominated for Best Director. Barbara is one of the originating members of the Vancouver Theatresports League and has worked in many feature films, commercials and television series. Recent credits have seen her at Gertrude in Hamlet (Bard on the Beach) and musicals; The Spitfire Grill, Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady and Billy Elliott for which she won an Applause Award.