Directing Actors

Instructor updated since printed catalogue
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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This practical workshop is designed to help new and experienced directors improve their communication with actors and understand the acting process. Participants will learn about main acting techniques, discover various types of vocabulary used by actors, and why actors ask for their “motivation.” This course will lead you through the casting process, how to use rehearsal, see how an actor approaches a scene, the role of improvisation and how to help guide your actors to their best performance.

The Directing Dramatic Film workshop is strongly recommended as a prerequisite.



Madeleine Sims-Fewer is a British-Canadian actor and director. She has acted in independent film, TV and radio in both Canada and the UK, with credits including serial drama Annabel for BBC Radio 4, Matt Johnson’s sophomore feature Operation Avelanche, SyFy’s The Expanse, and Vice’s Nirvana The Band The Show. Madeleine’s work has screened in festivals such as Encounters, Rekjavik, Helskini and BFI London. Her latest short The Substitute, which she wrote and acted in, has picked up awards and nominations at over thirty festivals worldwide, including Montreal World Film Festival, Dresden International Film Festival, Brno16 and Slamdance Screenplay Competition among many others. Madeleine is a graduate of The Drama Centre London and recently completed the TIFF Talent Lab and Berlinale Talents as a writer and actor.