(Intermediate - Theory and Hands-on)
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
Film Co-op Members: 
Class Limit: 
Shelley Thompson
NB Film Co-op (upstairs auditorium in Charlotte Street Arts Centre)
732 Charlotte Street, Charlotte eStreet Arts Centr
Fredericton , NB
New Brunswick
Workshop Description: 

(Film Co-op Members are required to take at least one intro acting workshop before they take Intermediate acting workshops through the Film Co-op)

In this intermediate hands on acting workshop, Shelley Thompson, who’s had more years in front of a camera than she’s happy to admit to, will present an acting workshop focusing on the simplest elements of the best screen acting: listening and being.

This workshop will be structured for actors with experience and ambition to up their game. With her attention now focused on directing actors for film, Thompson is keen to see actors who understand the power of stillness, clarity of thought and intention, and generosity.

Instructor's Biography: 
An award-winning performer and 12 season veteran of the hit Canadian series Trailer Park Boys, Thompson trained at the UK’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the Canadian Film Centre (2015), and was one of the eight at Canada’s prestigious Women In the Director’s Chair - Story & Leadership program (2016/17).  Her work as an actor includes: The National Theatre (UK), Adelphi and Whitehall Theatres, (West End), numerous UK regional theatres, the Shaw Festival, the Neptune, the Globe and more in Canada.  Television/film includes Trailer Park Boys (Barb Lahey),  six seasons of ITV- UK’s Mike and Angelo (Rita), and the cult film Labyrinth with David Bowie. She’s the recipient of Geminis and ACTRAs for film/TV performances, and Dora and Merritt nominations and awards for her stage work. Most recently (2017) she’s been seen in the festival Horror hit The Child Remains as one of the leading characters (Monica), and has just finished playing one of the leading roles - Nancy - in Thom Fitzgerald’s (The Hanging Garden, Cloudburst) new film Splinters for release in 2018.  Her last performance of 2017 was as Astrid in Hopeless Romantic directed by Deanne Foley. Her shift into screenwriting and directing has seen her short films Dawg and Bats included in festivals across North America; she was selected for the Atlantic Film Festival script development program (2016) for her village comedy The Benefit; in April 2017 she received a BravoFact grant for her short films Pearls, a ‘prequel’ to her feature Dawn, Her Dad & the Tractor, supported by the Canada Council and recently recommended by the WIDC and selected for Telefilm’s Micro-budget program. Pearls is presently on the festival circuit and to date has played in Halifax, NS, Charlottetown PEI, Fredericton NB, Dublin, San Antonio Texas, and will play Chicago and Brighton. Playwright-in-residence for Eastern Front Theatre, Halifax, NS, (2016/17) she’s developing A Bloody Jubilee, an all-female project about the raids on Dieppe in WW2.  Based in Halifax/Dartmouth, Thompson is parent to singer/songwriter T. Thomason, and a champion of LGBTQ issues.