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Bad Acting Teachers

Bad Acting Teachers
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: Sky Gilbert
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 58
Pub. Date: 2007
ISBN-10: 0887545084
ISBN-13: 9780887545085

About the Play:

HARD TO FIND BOOK, only a very limited number of copies are still available.

Bad Acting Teachers is a full-length comedic drama by Sky Gilbert. Three very funny vignettes about three bad acting teachers, this cunningly savage satire turns into an outrageous nightmare about sadism and humiliation.

Bad Acting Teachers follows a young actor in search of good training. He visits three teachers who advertise private acting lessons – a washed-up B-Movie actor, a New Age hipster, and a gay agent. Seeing each of the teachers separately, he is progressively assaulted, insulted, and molested. Not since Ionesco's The Lesson has being a student been quite so fraught with terror. A meditation on the sadism that so often accompanies power.

Bad Acting Teachers premiered in 2006 by The Cabaret Company at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto.

Cast: 1 woman, 3 men

What people say:

"...the best sustained feat of comic writing, acting and direction to appear in Toronto in ages." — National Post

"Gilbert... has turned his attention to the teaching profession and the host of neuroses-plagued misfits and losers who inhabit it. His protagonist is the archetypical young actor eager to find his artistic muse ... who must endure a succession of incompetent and unbalanced acting teachers, each with their own peccadilloes and agendas." — Toronto Star

About the Playwright:

Sky Gilbert is a Canadian teacher, writer, director, filmmaker, and he was co-founder and artistic director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (North America's largest gay and lesbian theatre company) for 18 years. He has had nearly 40 plays produced and written six critically acclaimed novels and three award-winning poetry collections. Since 1997, he has worked at The School of English and Theatre Studies at Guelph University where he is now a Professor.

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