Teaching is a fundamental creative practice for me. When I work with students I explore the building blocks of theatre and come away with a deeper view of my own work. I love it when my students succeed. I love passing on what I've learned. I love learning new things from my students.
I have taught and worked as a theatre educator from the very beginnings of my career. This has included directing over 40 productions with young and emerging actors, ages 5-adult. My teaching credits include classes and projects with emerging actors at the University of Saskatchewan, University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, Red Deer College, the Robbins Academy, the Foote Theatre School, Fringe Theatre Adventures, ARTSTREK, DRAMAWORKS, Calgary Young Peoples Theatre, Theatre Alberta, Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre, Alberta Playwrights Network, Theatre Saskatchewan, Theatre Zocalo and Stage Polaris.
I have taught courses in Acting, Directing, Playwriting and Creative Process, as well as workshops in Producing, Directing, Character Development, Scene Study and Auditioning. This has included Guest Lecturing University of Saskatchewan as Faculty with Term in 2008 and serving as an intermittent Guest Lecturer University of Alberta.
Notable University Directing contracts include MOVING PICTURES by Sharon Pollock at the University of Alberta and Neil LaBute's AUTOBAUN at the University of Saskatchewan.
I am a frequent guest speaker to University of Alberta classes on a variety of topics.