LET GO, GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE, BE PRESENT
These concepts are difficult to achieve because too often we over think our actions for fear of being judged.
So this is me. Not over-thinking, not “posing”, just being in the moment.
WHY I STARTED PLAYWORKS
I've worked as an actor, stand up comedian, writer, casting director as well as a stint in the corporate world. I switched gears to focus on a more “practicaI” career. After studying business at Ryerson in Toronto, I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising but my passion for acting couldn't be quashed. I soon headed to NYC where I trained with the best; Philip Seymour Hoffman, Uta Hagen and Austin Pendleton. In 2011, I decided to integrate. I realized the driving force at the core of everything I'd done was the desire to evoke thought, authenticity and encourage growth in others. PlayWorks is the spawn of my passions, creative training and formal education coming together.
I’ve witnessed first-hand how improv has led people to increased confidence, better communication skills and healthier relationships.
At PlayWorks, my team and I are committed to creating an environment that is real, supportive, and PLAYful of course.
I'm still very passionate about acting and active in my role as President of http://www.torontoactingstudios.com
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"You are a joyful delight. I much enjoyed your class, your perspective, your knowledge...your sharing...you have a way of saying it like it is...with honesty and passion!"
- DAWNA MARIE WRIGHT