Create Compelling Characters

Joanne Latimer : NightShift Theatre

SEMINAR: by Joanne Latimer

If you’ve ever been given just an egg and expected to make an omelette, this is the class for you.  By focusing on some key questions, it will help actors build a character from a minimal description like “the pirate at the gate”.  Through some physical exercises and improv,  participants will come away with a set of tools for creating the full life of a character.

Founder/Producer of NightShift Theatre in Toronto, Joanne Latimer is a director, actor, writer, and teacher, and a member of both Canadian Actors’ Equity and ACTRA. She has collaborated on several productions as a dramaturge/director, and has numerous theatre, film, television and commercial acting credits. Joanne directed and produced NightShift’s inaugural production, George F. Walker’s Problem Child; created, produced and performed her solo show Washed Up (Toronto Fringe Festival); wrote, produced and directed Snap! (Short Short Play Festival); and has been Associate Artistic Producer for the Soulo Festival. She has been working with young actors for over 20 years as a teacher, director and coach.