The Best of the Bertoia Method of Devising and Making Theatre

Fast and curious workshop; giving way to many applicable exercises and methods to use immediately in the class room. Somewhat adapted for remote learning!

A tickle trunk of tricks and thoughts! Bring your curiosity and your playing self. 

To Bring/Important Notes

Please bring an open mind, wear clothes you can move in, a sturdy chair to sit in, and your fun curious selves!!


9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

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  • Susan Bertoia

    Susan Bertoia is a professional theatre artist, devisor, actor, director and teacher. Her unique, invigorating and urgent artistic methods with a specialization in physical theatre and mask performance, make her a well sought-out and respected artist.  As a Jessie award-winning actor, Susan has performed at many venues including: PuSh International Festival, Arts Club Theatre, Western Canada Theatre, Firehall Theatre. She is Adjunct Professor in UBC’s Theatre and Film Department as well leads workshops and residencies independently. She has spearheaded numerous creative initiatives through the arts organization ArtStarts. She has directed multi platformed shows ranging from youth engaged theatre to professional ensemble productions. She has a BFA in Theatre from UBC, and has trained with Piccolo Teatro di Milano; Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre (USA); Calgary’s One Yellow Rabbit, Jeremy James and UK’s Frantic Assembly. Susan is a very proud mom to three fantastically fierce children. More at:

    “As a theatre artist my training and practice lie in physical transformation. Applied not only to theatre, my work urges and pushes the creative spirit in all who witness, participant and engage. The performer is both pedestrian and poetic as their body transforms into varying aspects of the human condition. Body, voice and imagination are the only tool the performer has to engage and the only rule of engagement is the connection of performer to the audience. And in this crucial time of crisis, distance has no barring.”