Mining The Text for Deeper Connection
Are you growing as an actor? Are you relying on old methods to create character? Join Fran Gebhard, UVic acting professor and director for a three-hour workshop exploring techniques based on the work of Sandy Meisner, Bill Ball and Michael Shurtleff. Learn how to mine the text for more than given circumstances. Working with texts provided, participants will be given tools to find more layers in their work and deeper relationships with their scene partners.
Fran is an assistant teaching professor in the theatre department of the University of Victoria. She teaches first year acting and acting for Film and Television and has also taught courses in Public Speaking and Directing.
She received her MFA in Directing at the University of British Columbia. She has worked in theatres across Canada appearing in or directing more than 50 plays. Her most recent directing credits include The Importance of Being Ernest ,Les Liasions Dangereuses, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.
Fran will direct Barefoot in the Park for Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre this summer.
Fran has worked in film and television for 30 years and was nominated for a Genie award for her role in Blue City Slammers.
Fran has adjudicated most zone festivals for Theatre BC. In July of 2015 she was the Mainstage adjudicator in Kamloops. She enjoys giving workshops in Acting and Directing for Theatre BC. She says her favorite job is sharing her passion for the theatre.