Workshop: Creating Characters with Rick Miller and Carly Street, Canadian Stage

A Canadian Stage MASTERCLASS
When: Monday, December 22, 10 am to 12 pm
Where: The Downstairs Theatre at 26 Berkeley St.
How much: No cost

Join Rick Miller and Carly Street, stars of Canadian Stage’s critically acclaimed and award-winning production of Venus in Fur, for an intimate professional development opportunity. This acting workshop will focus on developing and playing multiple characters in a single production. It is part of our new Masterclass initiative, a series of up-close-and-personal experiences with artists from our season, allowing local professional and emerging artists to converse with and learn from internationally acclaimed field experts.


All participants will be offered a complimentary ticket to Venus in Fur and will be encouraged to see it prior to attending the workshop.

Rick Miller, a Dora and Gemini award-winning writer, performer and director, is one of Canada’s most respected interdisciplinary performers, with credits ranging from classical theatre to the avant-garde, from musicals to live comedy, from voice work to film & television. Carly Street, winner of the 2014 Dora for Outstanding Performance (Female) for her “sizzling” performance in Venus in Fur, helped found musical theatre company Theatre 20 in Toronto before moving to New York City in 2010, and is a veteran of Toronto, Stratford, and Broadway stages.

Application Details:
Please send your resume along with 2-4 sentences explaining how this workshop will benefit you as an artist to cwood@canadianstage.com. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, November 26, but early submissions are encouraged. We welcome applications from all emerging and professional performers.

About Venus in Fur
Back by popular demand, the provocatively sexy show that had everyone talking in 2013 returns to Canadian Stage for one final run in our heritage 244-seat Berkeley Street Theatre. A young actress is determined to land the lead in a new play based on the classic erotic novel Venus in Fur. During her audition, she gets caught up in an electrifying game of cat and mouse with the director, blurring the line between fantasy and reality and testing the boundaries between dominance and submission.