Introduction to Physical Theatre gently immerses participants into the world of creation, exploration and performance, where everything and anything is possible and nothing is quite what it seems. Participants will be lead through a number of group and individual exersises and games, designed to free one's body, voice and imagination helping to effortatlessley enter a world of adventure and play. It is from here one's creation of character will start to emergge and participants will be encouraged to take risks, act on their impluses and find pleasure in being out there! Chris strives to create a safe and non-judgemental enviroment full of invitations for participants to explore, create, have fun and play.
Clothing to move around in.
Chris McGregor has a Bachelor of Arts in Drama from Bishop’s University and a Masters in Theatre in Directing from the University of British Columbia. He has toured all over the world with such companies as The Great Canadian Theatre Company, Arete Physical Theatre, Cascade Theatre and Green Thumb Theatre. He created the popular Theatre Under the Gun Festival in 1998 and was the Co-Artistic Director of Carousel Theatre for Young People from 2001 to 2006. He has taught physical theatre, Commedia dell’arte, mask and Red Nose Clown at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Bishop’s University and Studio 58. He has directed more than 60 productions across Canada, has won four Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards and been nominated for four Ovation Awards for directing. Chris began as the part-time Artistic Director with Axis Theatre Company in 2014 and assumed the position of full-time Artistic Director in 2015.