Creative Expressions LLC Speaker Series
Hosted by the Creative Expressions Living Learning Community
Class #1: The Incredible Career and a little bit of Improv with Linda Kash
Saturday February 20, 2021 at 4:00pm EST
Linda Kash began her career at the Second City in Toronto, where she performed, directed and conducted workshops. She has appeared in and directed a number of plays, films and television shows throughout Canada, the US, Europe, Russia and New Zealand.
Linda has also co created several shows for TV including “Go Girl!” and “The Joe Blow Show” for The Comedy Network, which she also directed. More recent directorial projects include Colin Mochrie in “HYPROV” for Just For Laughs and the Edinburgh festival, a season of Love It or List It for The W Network and a short film which she also wrote called Nine Letters.
Linda teaches acting and improv workshops and in 2009, co-founded a Performing Arts School called PAPA. She is best known as The Philadelphia Cream Cheese Angel (a successful campaign since 1994) but her proudest work to date by far is her fabulous blended family.
4:00-4:30pm: Linda will talk about her experiences in the industry and how she found her way into the roles she has fulfilled.
4:30-5:00pm: Linda will facilitate an Improv workshop with students who live in the Creative Expressions LLC. All attendees are welcome to participate as audience members during the workshop.
We had an excellent time with Linda and are looking forward to the next session with you!
Class #2: Explore filmmaking with Mike Moring
Saturday February 27, 2021 at 4:00pm EST
Mike will be showcasing projects that he has worked on, highlighting the behind the scenes work put into filmmaking, and talking about his recent short film "Before It Dies." Mike created this short film with his partner Taylor within the span of a weekend from script to final edit as a contribution to the 4th Line Theatre's "Digital Festival of Light and Dark." Please watch the short film prior to this discussion in this class.
Mike has been an active (or semi-active) member of Peterborough’s film community since he was a teenager with the release of his award-winning short film, Untitled. Since then, Mike has continued to hone his craft and explore various genres. His work (like the short drama, Natasha and the short horror, A Certain Kind of Monster) has been showcased at a number of international film festivals including Montreal's prestigious Fantasia Film Festival.
He enjoyed satirizing his hometown as the co-creator and co-star of the recurring comic web series Mike and Adam are Jobless. He is also proud to have his name in the credits – in various roles – in the work of many of his peers. Presently, Mike is the Director of Photography and Editor for The Fish’n Canada Show (Global).
Pandemic permitting, he hopes to continue work on his first feature-length film in 2021.
Class #3: Behind the Scenes with Stage Manager Hilary Nichol
Event Postponed until further notice.
From high school to college, working for free to being at the top of the pay scale in Canada, common law to single, mountains and prairie skies to sandy beaches and palm trees, from Legion halls to the Stratford Festival Main Stage. Join us March 6th to hear how Hilary Nichol went from being a young girl growing up in Peterborough to becoming a Prix Rideau Award Winner and successful Stage Manager over 10 years.
Stage Manager: Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Plaid Tidings (Sudbury Theatre Centre), Mules (Theatre Front), The Winter’s Tale, Cyrano De Bergerac (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival), Tales of an Urban Indian (Talk is Free Theatre), Alice in Wonderland, Jungle Book Live, Treasure Island (Beaches Turks & Caicos).
Assistant Stage Manager: Hamlet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Michael Langham Director’s Workshop (Stratford Festival 2018 & 2019), Prairie Nurse (Thousand Island Playhouse).
CAEA Apprentice Credits: Sir John A: Acts of Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion (National Arts Centre), School For Scandal (Stratford Festival), Angels Square, The Public Servant, The Boy In The Moon (Great Canadian Theatre Company), The Comedy of Errors (a Company of Fools), Bingo! (Factory Theatre)
Training: Algonquin College Theatre Arts 2009, Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School Integrated Arts Program 2006
Awards: Jean A. Chalmers Apprentice Achievement Award (2016), Prix Rideau Award Emerging Artist 2010, Prix Rideau Award Nominee Stage Management 2010 A Flea In Her Ear (SevenThirty Productions).
Class #4: A musical event with Songwriter and Performer, Kate Suhr
Event Postponed until further notice.
Kate Suhr studied Opera at The University of Western Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Applied Music from Humber College.
Recent theatre: Good Ol’ Country Gospel (Drayton Entertainment); Tess Wilson in Bloom: A Rock n Roll Fable (4th Line Theatre); Nancy in A New Brain (Ryan DeSouza/Randy Read); Harper in Angels In America (New Stages); Our Lady Of The Spa in Nine (Podium Concert Productions); Glinda in The Wizard of Oz (Diversified Theatre); Rose/Mrs Winthrope/Claire in Secret Garden (Podium Concert Productions); Ariel in The Little Mermaid (Randolph Theatre); Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins (LOT); Ensemble in Assassins (Steve Ross);
Kate is also a singer songwriter who has been featured at Boots and Hearts and many festivals all over Ontario. Her new single “Better off Together” was recently released December 15th on all streaming platforms.