Henry 5 Production Photo 2012
Toby Hughes as Henry V in Henry V (2012)

Shakespeare Clinic

Shakespeare Clinics are a DROP-IN, pay-what-you-can education and training initiative for actors interested in sharpening their classical acting skills.


Led by SIR Artistic Associate, Toby Hughes,  these workshops are intended to support actors in their exploration of classical text, demystifying the adventure of “acting Shakespeare” while discovering joy in complex and lyrical language.


The next workshop is on April 27th from NOON to 4pm at PTE’s Imperial Studio (3rd floor of Portage Place). No registration required.


Email admin@sirmb.ca for more information (or just show up!).


Toby Hughes is an actor and improvisor from Winnipeg.


He has performed in 8 shows with Shakespeare in the Ruins as well as many other theatres in Winnipeg and around Canada. Most recently returning from a run of Clue at the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario.  Toby is a founding member of the musical improv company Outside Joke, and brings the spirit of presence and saying yes to all his acting, including Shakespeare.


Most of Toby’s experience with Shakespeare is practical rather than academic, in that he learned how to do it by watching other actors and trying it out in front of an audience.


This drop-in will focus on getting more comfortable with speaking Shakespeare (and any difficult text) by making it intuitive and really trying to figure out what you’re trying to communicate.


Don’t worry, we can get all nerdy about meter and punctuation and all that good stuff too!

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