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Office Hours: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Monday to Friday - (Eastern Time Zone)

Participants will learn improvisation, movement, costume and set design, lighting, and storytelling.

Communication and cooperation will be instrumental to building a piece of theatre performance over this two-day stream.

NOTE: Each track must have a minimum of 30 participants registered for the track to run.

Herbie Barnes

Requirements: comfortable clothing and shoes, water bottle, an open mind, and the willingness to participate! Cellphones will not be allowed during the sessions.

“Learn the skills of the theatre and discover your creative voice"




Herbie Barnes

Herbie Barnes is known as a dramaturge working to develop a number of great plays and emerging playwrights. Herbie has written for television shows Including Guilt Free Zone, Buffalo Tracks and Tipi Tales (a show that also uses his performing talents as a puppeteer and voice talent).

Throughout his twenty five year career, Herbie Barnes has played many roles either on stage or in film. Herbie has principal roles in films like Dance Me Outside, Spirit Rider, and Spirit Bear. Television shows that feature him include Guilt Free Zone, Murdoch Mysteries, Tipi Tales and The Rez. Some of Herbie’s best-known stage roles include Elwood P Dowd in Harvey, Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit, Norvel Morrisou in Copper Thunderbird or singing and dancing as a Wikershame Brother in Sussical The Musical and spent a year in the ensemble of the National Arts Centre.

Herbie teaches at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre, high schools, private schools, universities, and theatre companies. Herbie’s film direction includes Reprezenting in Fort Chip and also as a shadow director with The Rez.

Herbie has directed large pieces across North America, including The Music Man (talk Is Free), Oliver (bluff City Theatre), The Remember (MTYP), Alice in Wonderland (Bluff City Theatre), and Someday (Native Earth). Smaller shows he has directed include, Such as Tales of an Urban Indian (Public Theatre NYC, Autry theatre LA), and Dinky (Native Earth).

Location: Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West, Rossetti Ballroom