Suzuki Method Of Actor Training And Viewpoints

Instructor: Ellen Lauren (SITI Company)
Tuesday July 4 to Saturday July 8, 2017

Theatre New Brunswick is honoured and thrilled to welcome internationally renowned performer and instructor Ellen Lauren, co-artistic director of New York City's SITI Company to teach a one-week workshop in the Suzuki Method of Actor Training and Viewpoints. This is an exciting and very rare opportunity in Canada to train with a leading teacher of these profound actor training disciplines. More information will be posted about application deadlines at the start of 2017, but inquiries are welcome at any time. Artists from Canada and the International theatre community are welcome to apply.


Introduction to Stage Combat

Instructor: Daniel Levinson (artistic director of Rapier Wit)
Saturday September 9th and Sunday September 10th, 2017
Saturday 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Sunday 10:00AM to 1:00PM

One of Canada's leading Fight Masters, Daniel Levinson will guide participants through the fundamentals of hand to hand stage combat in this active workshop. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of stage combat and the resources to continue their training.

Workshop Fee: $90+HST

Suzuki Method of Actor Training

Instructor: Kameron Steel (Suzuki Company of Toga, Japan.)
Saturday June 12 - 16, 2018

Returning again after offering training in June of 2016, Theatre New Brunswick is pleased to announce Kameron Steel will once again join us for an exciting week long workshop in the Suzuki Method of Actor Training.

The Suzuki Method of Actor Training, created by celebrated Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki, is a rigorous physical practice of actor training that places focus on the body in relationship to and in support of speaking in performance. It demands complete commitment to each moment on stage, and offers a company of actors an opportunity to work individually and as a group with incredible discipline and focus.

Workshop Fee: $450+HST

Times and Fees

For further information or to register for any of our actor training opportunities, please contact Joanna Bryson at

Guest Instructors

Ellen Lauren

Ms. Lauren is a founding member and Co-artistic director. SITI Company credits include: Persians, Café Variations, Trojan Women, Under Construction, Radio Macbeth, Who Do You Think You Are, Hotel Cassiopeia, Death and the Ploughman, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Room, bobrauschenbergamerica, systems/layers, War of the Worlds, Cabin Pressure, The Medium, Culture of Desire, Going, Going, Gone, Orestes, American Document with Martha Graham Dance Co. A Rite(Meditations on The Rite of Spring) with the Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co. National venues and international Festivals include: Bonn Germany, Iberoamericano, BAM Next Wave, Nordic Theater, Jerusalem, Humana, Bobigny, Melbourne, Edinburgh, and Singapore Festivals; Wexner, Krannert and Walker Center for the Arts; In NY; New York Live Arts, New York Theater Workshop, The Women’s Project, Classic Stage Company, Miller, Public, Lincoln Center, and Joyce Theater. Regional credits with SITI include: San Jose Rep, ARTCambridge, Court Theatre Chicago, Alabama Shakespeare, and Actors Theatre of Louisville: (including Picnic, Adding Machine, Hay Fever, Miss Julie, Private Lives). She head of SITI’s Education programming and helped conduct ongoing Training residencies in over 250 institutions and theaters in the US and abroad for over 23 years, including-Royal Shakespeare Company, Teatro Abadia Madrid, The Le Coq School and Micadanses in Paris, and the Nordic Theater Festival, Aberystwyth Wales,
Additional credits include The Women (Hartford Stage), Seven Deadly Sins, New York City Opera -(Kosovar Award for Anna II) Marina, a Captive Spirit, all with Anne Bogart. She was a resident company member: StageWest, Mass. (5 years), The Milwaukee Repertory (5 years), The Alley Theatre, Houston (2 years).

She is a regular guest artist at TEAC, Finland’s National Theater Academy in Helsinki, UCLA, and Windsor University in Canada and has been on the faculty of Columbia University and Fordham University.
Associate Artist with The Suzuki Company of Toga (SCOT), under the direction of Tadashi Suzuki. Roles include; Agave in Dionysus for over 15 years. Other credits under the direction of Suzuki include; Jocasta in Oedipus, Juliet in Waiting for Romeo, and Goneril in King Lear, most recently performing at the Kichijoji Theatre in Tokyo, Japan.

Performance venues include: Moscow Art Theatre, Toga International Festival, Alexandrinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Royal Shakespeare Co., Swedish Festival, Theatre Olympics in Athens and Delphi Greece, Shizuoka Japan, Buenos Aires Festival, Vienna Festival, Istanbul Festival, Festival Mundial Chile, Teatro Olympico Italy, Montpelier Festival France, Harbour Front Festival Toronto and the Hong Kong Festival. Under the leadership of SCOT’s executive director, Ikuko Saito, she is a founding member of the International Symposium on the Suzuki Method of Actor Training. The committee’s book of essays was published in 2013. She was also associate director of the Summer Training Program, Toga, Japan 2003-2008.

She is an ongoing faculty member at the The Juilliard School of Drama since 1995 teaching the Suzuki Training, and directed Ellen Mclaughlin’s Iphigenia and Other Sisters for Group 44 in their graduating year. She is a recipient of the Fox Fellowship for Distinguished Achievement (2008-2010). Ms. Lauren is published in American Theater Magazine (January 2011, In Search of Stillness), as well as in the Modern Masters series on Anne Bogart published in 1998. She is currently at work on a book about her experience with the Suzuki Company, The Invisible Body.

Daniel Levinson

Daniel is the artistic director of Rapier Wit, Canada's oldest stage combat school and production company and he is one of Nine certified fight masters with Fight Directors Canada, Canada’s only nationwide internationally-recognized stage combat association. Daniel is the resident fight director and instructor for the University of Toronto Mississauga’s Theatre and Drama Studies program and Sheridan University's Musical Theatre Performance, and Performing Arts Preparation Programs. In addition to these schools Daniel has taught in theatre programs at St Clair College and Brock University, Waterloo University, George Brown College, and Seneca College. Daniel is a graduate of York University’s Theatre Performance Program. He has produced, directed, performed and taught across Canada, and has been a guest artist and instructor in the U.S., the U.K., and Italy. He has worked with, among other companies, The Stratford Festival, Volcano Theatre, Theatre Passe-Muraille, Tarragon Theatre, A.C.T. Productions, Canadian Stage, Shakespeare in the Rough, and Second City. For more information about Daniel or Rapier Wit, please visit his website at or contact him at

Kameron Steele

Kameron Steele is an American artist that has worked as an actor in professional theatre and film productions since 1991 (AEA) and a director of professional theatre productions since 2000.

Born in Duluth, Minnesota and raised in Baltimore, Maryland; in 1991, Steele joined Tadashi Suzuki’s SCOT company in Toga, Japan where he has since worked as an actor, assistant director, teacher and translator, appearing in King Lear, Waiting for Romeo, Ivanov, Greetings from the Edge of the Earth and Dionysus. From 1998-2007 Mr. Steele also worked at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, appearing in Wilson’s touring productions of Persephone, The Days Before, Woyzeck and Prometheus. Past directing credits include: NYC– Mosheh: a videopera, Hanjo, Epona’s Labyrnith, Saudade, (all at HERE Arts Center), AOI! (Japan Society, PRELUDE Festival, undergroundzerofestival @PS122), Death in Vacant Lot! (Watermill;LMCC), HanjoRedux (CRS), The Bacchae (LIU). International– Hanjo (Teatro Degollado, Mexico; La Bellone, Belgium), Las Bacantes (Teatro Mendoza, Argentina), AOI! (Institut del Teatre, Spain) and Opium (STUK, Belgium; Monty, Antwerp; Brakke Grond, Amsterdam: co-created with Arco Renz/Kobalt Works) CalArts–No Exit, Suddenly Last Summer, The Threepenny Opera. BFA Performance Studies: Northwestern University, MFA Directing: CalArts. He is fluent in written and spoken English, Spanish and Japanese.