Chris Sigurdson is a Winnipeg actor, director and mask-maker. He has performed throughout Manitoba and across Canada. Performing credits include The Tempest, Christmas Carol, Diary of Anne Frank, Rainmaker, Waiting for Godot (Manitoba Theatre Centre-MTC), Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast (Rainbow Stage), and Russell’s World, Pippi Longstocking (Manitoba Theatre for Young People-MTYP). Directing credits include Einstein’s Gift (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre), The Goat (MTC), and Assassins (Dry Cold). Chris has taught courses at Prairie Theatre Exchange, MTYP, and the University of Winnipeg. Chris received a Manitoba Arts Council Major Arts Grant in 1999.
Explore the imagination through the power of mime, mask and story. These workshops use mime as a vehicle to discuss how non-verbal communication influences our interactions with others in performance and in real life. Daily activities provide performance opportunities for the students, helping to build self-confidence and shape performance skills. Kindergarten to Grade Three – Mime and Story Theatre – Through an engaging series of interactive exercises, this program geared to younger students, builds an appreciation of mime and story in performance.
Grades Four to Twelve- Mime and Empathy – Through the power of mask, one person can transform into a vast array of different characters and seeing the world though the eyes of another can have a profound impact on a person. This workshop uses mime and mask as tool to discuss empathy.
These programs are flexible and can be adapted to meet the needs of the school and the students.