Vancouver 5-Day Intensive

Join David Smukler, Judith Koltai, Brad Gibson, Dawn McCaugherty and Gayle Murphy for an immersive journey into breath, voice, body and language. During the five days, you will discover new pathways to re-awaken and enhance your vocal and physical presence. At the center of the practices is the invitation to restore. You will revitalize and expand your responsiveness, resonance and range. The supportive and dynamic environment will inspire inquiry and imagination.

Dates and Location

Wednesday June 6, 2018 - Sunday June 10, 2018
Full days and some evenings

BC Binnings Building and the Dorothy Somerset Studio
University of British Columbia

Hosted by the Department of Theatre and Film, University of British Columbia

Tuition and Application

$800 CAD
$670 CAD Early bird registration by Apr 30, 2018
Start application here

What to Expect

During the five days, you will have opportunities to:

- discover new dimensions of your unique breath, body and voice
- consciously re-align unnecessary effort into easeful responsiveness
- tap into the potential of your vocal and physical imagination
- explore integrated approaches to physical, vocal, and text practices
- enrich your moment-to-moment relationship to self, to your rehearsal partners and to your audience

Actors and advanced acting students are invited to renew and revitalize their craft. Directors and playwrights will experience the actor’s process through innovative sensory practices. Dancers and movers will increase their performance range as they discover the resonance of their voices. Voice teachers will acquire approaches to enrich their teaching.

How to Prepare

The nature of the work demands a high level of commitment. To make the most of the five-day Intensive, clear your schedule of extra activities and auditions. Prepare to arrive early each day. You will be provided with a short piece of Shakespeare text to memorize in advance.


Days consist of vocal and physical practice, breath, image work, and language.
The evening sessions will be scheduled and posted on the website by early March.

Participants will receive a schedule prior to the beginning of the workshop.