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John Tench at ICHTHYS Theatre
February 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
John Tench Workshop Opens ICHTHYS AGM, February 2019
ICHTHYS Theatre is very excited to announce that the teaching talents of actor, writer, director of stage and screen, John Tench is returning to ICHTHYS Annual General Meeting on February 16, 2019 at the beautifully renovated Coach House at Glenhyrst Gardens, 20 Ava Rd. Brantford. Doors open at 9:30 am and then John Tench will take the floor at 10 am leading a special Workshop he calls, Truth in Character and Believability. The business of the annual meeting will begin at 11:30 am.
Tench plans to talk about Truth in Character and Believability. “I will be talking about the monologue from Hamlet where Shakespeare, using Hamlets words, gives directions to the Player King about the upcoming performance,” says Tench.
He asks those participating prepare a short monologue from any Contemporary or Classical theatre source, no more than a minute or two. “We will talk about Stanislavski’s Method and Character in Performance,” explains Tench.
“I saw a film once when I was quite young,” he adds. “The Man of a Thousand Faces.” He continues, “It was about the great character actor Lon Chaney, his life story and his search for truly believable portrayals of characters in Acting. I was amazed and found myself thinking, ‘Now that is magic! I want to do that!’ I’ve been hooked ever since.”
“Sign me up,” says ICHTHYS founder and Artistic Director Lorna Stratton. “John Tench has a Brantford connection and is a friend to community theatre and we are glad to have him back,” she says.
Those wishing to participate directly in the Workshop are asked to register online at www.ichthystheatre.ca and a fee of $10 will be charged to thank John Tench for his time. However, all are welcome at ICHTHYS AGM and people will be permitted to quietly audit the Workshop free of charge. Memberships to ICHTHYS theatre will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served.