SUZUKI METHOD OF ACTOR TRAINING
June 6 – 11, 2016 | Fredericton, New Brunswick | TNB Studio | Application Deadline: April 1st, 2016
Theatre New Brunswick’s artistic director, Thomas Morgan Jones invites all interested theatre artists to participate in the company’s upcoming workshop with instructor Kameron Steele of the Suzuki Company of Toga, Japan.
“It is a great honour for us at Theatre New Brunswick to host Kameron Steele for this workshop,” said Jones. “As the director of training at the Suzuki Company of Toga in Japan, Kameron has worked closely with Mr. Suzuki as both an instructor and an actor, and welcoming his experience and his wisdom to Canada is a gift.”
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.
“I had the great privilege of training with Kameron and the SCOT Company in 2014 in Toga,” said Jones, “and can honestly say that the experience of meeting Kameron (inside and outside of the hall) has forever positively changed my personal rigor and discipline in the creation of theatre and my contemplation, philosophically, of how and why we make art for the stage. I hope that artists from Canada and the international theatre community will join us in Fredericton for this incredible opportunity to work with one of the world’s leading theatre instructors.
This international call is open to all actors, directors, and theatre artists. Applicants are asked to submit a headshot, bio, and a letter of interest. Applications will be accepted upon receipt of a $200 non-refundable deposit. The full cost of the six day program is $450+HST.
Instructor Bio – 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.
The workshop will be divided into a morning session and an afternoon session. Exact times will be posted shortly.