Grant Eligibility: Eligible to apply for AIC
I am a playwright, actor, dramaturge and producer. I've worked with theatre companies across Canada and also work as a freelance writer. My short fiction has appeared in literary magazines, anthologies and my documentaries and radio plays have been produced by CBC Radio. As artistic producer of Wishbone Theatre Productions, I develop and produce new plays and musical events. Since 1997, I have taught theatre and creative writing, both privately and in the BC school system. Through ArtStarts, I offer artist residency programs in acting, collective theatre creation and creative writing. Member of Actors Equity, Playwrights Guild, BC Federation of Writers.
School Year: 22-23
Teaching acting and vocal skills and the art of storytelling, focussed on specific themes of social justice and global citizenship
Over the past 4 years I have had the pleasure of working with Sharon Stearns in my classroom. Every year Sharon comes to my school for a two week period. During that time she will expose my kids to a variety drama related activities like drama games, to preparing for a performance. Every year that Sharon comes to the school she is always well prepared and very enthusiastic. My students love when she is there and so do I as she always leaves me with lots of resources. Brad Schmidt - Grade 6/7 teacher - North Shuswap Elementary School, Celista, B.C.