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Journey 2Join us in Halifax this summer!

Irondale School of Ensemble Theatre
July 29 – Aug 16, 2013

The Irondale School of Ensemble Theatre

Dynamic, engaging training in physical and ensemble theatre.

Irondale’s long tradition of ensemble theatre and improvisation comes together with the work of the physical theatre.  A collision of amazing ways of making theatre; a fantastic new energy.  A wonderful environment for learning and creation.

The Irondale School of Ensemble Theatre is offering this 3-week workshop for emerging and established professional actors and other performers and creators who want to engage in creating and performing.

This intensive will focus on the actor creator. Daily training will involve performance classes, pilates, yoga, conditioning, acrobatics, dance, tai chi, ensemble singing and mask building. This workshop will be intense and very physical. Full of enthusiasm, inspiration, hope and love for the theatre.

So come.  Be engaged mind and body in this dynamic theatre.

There is a subsidy for Nova Scotia residents and to students currently enrolled in acting programs at Dalhousie University, Acadia University or Syracuse University.

Check out the details here on or website, call902 429-1370  or write to


The tuition is $1200.  The subsidized rate is $1000. All fees are to be paid in Canadian funds.


Stephen Cross: Artistic Director, Performance, Acrobatics,  Conditioning & Tai Chi

Andrea Leigh-Smith: Pilates and Dance

Andrea Ritchie: Mask Building

Karen Bassett, Stage Combat, Voice

Mission Statement The Irondale School of Ensemble Theatre began in the summer of 2004.  It exists to advocate for the art of ensemble theatre, to train actors to be able to carry on the traditions of ensemble theatre, to engage in a dynamic involvement with the international ensemble theatre movement and to work to establish educational collaborations with other practitioners of ensemble theatre.  Fields of study for performer creators include collective creation, group writing and devising, the history of ensemble theatre, and community arts practice.

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