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Upcoming voice workshops in Vancouver at


There's still time to register! Call Danielle at 778 235 7696 for more info.
The Living Voice Meisner Acting Lab is a unique combination of Meisner Approach (as taught by Larry Silverberg of the True Acting Institute) and Vocal Technique to support an alive, connected and emotionally agile performance. A comprehensive, step by step system appropriate for all skill levels. 

Next Lab: Sundays 10-6 for 8 weeks starting July 13th.
Located at the new studio: 1416 East 21st Avenue.
$500 per participant or $800 for two.



We need your help! I've partnered with a friend of mine Crystal Lee (leadership and life coach) to develop workshops to help people (specifically immigrants) thrive in intercultural workplaces (and more broadly in their communities) and we are seeking test participants to give us feedback!


What you get:

- TIPS on communicating and connecting in intercultural settings

- STRATEGIES for overcoming anxiety to speak with confidence

- introduction to voice and life COACHINGt

- opportunity to make new FRIENDS

- chance to INFLUENCE the development of kickass workshops that will impact our communities


What to expect:

We’ll be testing out different exercises and asking for your feedback on what you’d like more of, less of, or differently. We’ll also be asking you about who you think would want our services, what topics you think they’d want to learn about, and how we might reach them.


Please let us know if you’re interested in participating, we're looking at July 26th for a date. We hope to gather 6-10 participants for each workshop.


Do you know others who may be interested in this project? Please pass on the information or ask them if it would be okay for us to contact them directly. We can certainly put on other workshop dates based on their availability.


Confirm your interest by emailing


A gentle introduction to the foundations of voice work including breath support, resonance, range, articulation, listening and emotional expression.
3 Saturdays: 9:30am - 4:30pm
July 12, 19, 26

In addition to tips on effective public speaking and nerve management you'll get specific one on one coaching for your speech or presentation. 
4 Wednesday afternoons: 1pm-5pm 
23 July - 13 August


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I'm producing and directing Macbeth for the Vancouver International Fringe Festival in September! The cast and crew are absolutely amazing- it's going to be an amazing show! Please check out out Facebook page at
We're hosting a bloody epic party in late July to raise funds for makeup, set and costumes and sharing the entire process through social media #BloodyBedlam #CrookedTeethTheatre. (I joined Twitter especially.) We'd love your support. Photos, video and info at
Two of the Macbeth cast members Spenser Dunlop (Banquo) and Julia Fox (Witch and Murderer) are currently in The Pink Flamingo most Fridays in July and August.
The Pink Flamingo by Sue Hunt, directed by Rebecca Oben and Sue Hunt.
Fridays in July and August at 7pm: Reserve Tickets at 604-980-8542
The Starlight Room, 170 West 3rd Street, North Vancouver

The "Pink Flamingo" is a Vegassy interactive theater project which includes a buffet dinner, dancing, lots of comedy, belly dancing, karaoke & plenty more entertainment. 19 years or older to attend. Tickets are $55.00 with dinner and dessert $30.00 without dinner. Show dates Friday July 11th and July 25th. More shows TBA in August!

Starring- Spenser Dunlop,Csilla Markus,Susan Hunt,Julia Fox,Brenda Mathews,Michael Kalmuk, Rocky Della Serra,Sophie Davies,Jeff Hoffman,Karin Atkinson,Mischaa Shadloo,Janna Allen,Ana Sofia Cunha Machado and Devon Carlisle
Melody Owen is part of my Business Nourishment Networking group and I love what she does so much I just had to share: Melody helps people mazimize their health, eat for energy and lose weight through one on one support and online programs. She also runs the popular blog, where she posts weekly tips along with nutritonal information and recipes to help people be as healthy as possible.
You can find her at


Colette Nichol is doing the coolest things with her company, Story Envelope.

Story Envelope Media believes in the importance of truth, authenticity, and transparency in all things. Story Envelope Media believes that story is what transforms us, inspires us, and connects us. Story Envelope Media believes that online media is one of our most powerful platforms for storytelling and that this platform should be filled with transformational media that touches the heart. Story Envelope Media exists to bring greater consciousness into the online world of moving pictures. 

Rumble Call for Artists

A direct quote from Rumble's newsletter:

"Rumble’s 2014-15 season will kick off in November with the much-anticipated return of Tremors, our festival of emerging talent. The new festival format will feature three productions of established scripts from the Canadian and international repertoire, with each show being directed, designed and performed by a company of emerging artists working under the guidance of professional mentors. . . Click here to download the full application details. The application deadline is Friday, July 18."

If you want to subscribe to Rumble's newsletter their website is:

Summer of Shakespeare

In addition to Crooked Teeth Theatre's Macbeth and the Vancouver Fringe Festival and the obvious Bard on the Beach, some of my friends are also doing Shakespeare this season: 

Winters Tale at PAL
Tamara McCarthy is assistant directing, and directing the Understudy performance on 
Tues Aug 5 for Classic Chic's all women, The Winter's Tale at PAL July 25 - Aug 9.  

Backyard Bard in Seattle
Natalie Schmidt 
is working on 2 shows in this festival:
Got a project you're proud of? I'd love to spread the word!
Email me at and I'll include it in the next newsletter.


30 Days of Morning Song

Inspired by a post on Facebook I have decided to embark upon a 30 day singing challenge: to start each day singing and to see how it affects my life. . .

My voice takes time to wake up in the morning and right now due to the high emotion of the last month I can only really access my lower register anyway, so I will be taking it slowly and gently. 

When I woke up this morning I had the sun on my face and this song in my head. If I bump it down an octave it meets me exactly where I'm at. 

I'd only ever heard Kirsty Maccoll's "He's on the Beach" on mp3 before, but I looked up the video for this post. It's quite different from how I imagined it . . . READ FULL BLOG POST

Find Your Voice at the Body Soul and Spirit Expo

Candee and I got together with the fabulous Lori Watt to record a little video blog about the upcoming Expo. We had waaay to much fun, but we managed to get a take in between all the giggles. . . WATCH THE VIDEO

The Find Your Voice Hub has gathered three more exciting creative 
professionals since this interview. Stay tuned for updates!

Student Rants: Hannah's Trust-Specificty-Commitment Pyramid

One of the participants in the Meisner Acting Lab that finished Phase One yesterday shared an entry from her journal. I liked her perspective so much that I asked if she would mind recording it to share on my website and she generously agreed. Here are Hannah's thoughts on the structure of the Meisner work:  WATCH THE VIDEO

Ballet BC - Grace Symmetry

You may or may not know that I review for an online magazine, called Plank. 

Last night I saw Grace Symmetry, a collaborative performance between Ballet BC and Turning Point Ensemble. This snippet of conversation from drinks after the show sums up the experience pretty well:

“This ballet feels so primal, it’s like the material by-passed my brain, reached into my guts and stirred things about.”
“Yes! Not needing words they instead go: That thing you’re feeling? It looks something like this…“


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