Forty-year stage veteran Michael Armstrong will lead a workshop on comedic acting for Riverity City Players.

Learn the art of comedic acting

Rivercity Players are keeping up with the challenge of providing theatre fun and entertainment

Rivercity Players are keeping up with the challenge of providing theatre fun and entertainment for the Campbell River community.

On Saturday, March 10, they are providing a workshop in comedic acting skills, for anyone in the community who may be interested,

The instructor, Michael Armstrong, is a forty-year veteran of the stage and a popular theatre instructor who has worked with theatre groups all across B.C. He is a professional actor with recent roles in Victoria’s Blue Bridge Theatre Productions of It’s a Wonderful Life and Blithe Spirit.

He has directed for a large number of community theatre companies around the  province and has been an adjudicator for Theatre B.C.’s zone festivals as well as a Mainstage workshop instructor. He is also a published playwright.

“This fun workshop will focus on comedy,” says Armstrong.  “Both actors and directors will benefit from intense work with great comedy scripts. We will look at script analysis, timing, and physical comedy techniques, among other things.  Participants will be up on their feet and learning by doing.  This will be six hours of fun and learning.”

“It will be a case of having fun while learning to be funny,” says Gail Tisdale, President of Rivercity Players.  “But spaces are limited. Michael likes to work with only 12 to 15 people. It would be best if anyone who is interested pre-registered.”

To register for this workshop contact either Gail at 778-420-4950 or Penny Milbrant at 287-9418.

The cost of the workshop is $25 for early registration, before March 3, $35 after March 3.

The workshop will start at 10 am and run until 5 p.m. at Rivercity Studio Theatre, 1080 Hemlock Street.

Registration for observers will be between 9 a.m. and 10am and costs $10.  The price for active participants includes lunch.