August 17 & 18  
Acting Comedy with TV & Stage Star
Sheila McCarthy
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Saturday/Sunday August 17/18
Sheila McCarthy, one of Canada’s most successful actors will
be in Parrsboro this August to teach a two-day class in acting
comedy. A brilliant performer in comedy, Sheila knows how to
teach. Her course will explore both the inner workings and the
physical side of comedy. Done in a warm and open environment
where everything goes and comedy techniques are learned
through laughter and fun.
Sheila McCarthy
Sheila McCarthy has a 35-year career with lead parts at the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, character roles in Hollywood films like Die Hard 2, The Day After tomorrow, and Stepping Out with Lisa Minelli. A multiple award-winning actress, Sheila has two Gemini (tv) awards for best actress and has been a leading player in seven CBC television series, most notably Road to Avonlea, Emily of New Moon and Little Mosque on The Prairie.

Sheila also has two Genie Awards (film), and at the Cannes Film Festival, she won the People’s Choice award for her performance in I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing. Recent projects include as Connie Hendrix, mother of the clone Alison in the critically acclaimed Orphan Black, a new Netflix
series called The Umbrella Academy, and the role of Amesha in Star Trek: Discovery, Episode “New Eden.”

Course Details
This course will explore film comedy from Silent Film era to present day sitcoms and web series. Participants will work in pairs reading, rehearsing, filming and then watching on video a comedy scene of their choice. Different comedy styles will be discussed, from the madcap to British wry humour, and there will be a look at a handful of the comic geniuses on film to see exactly how it’s done. In her own words – “Everyone’s idea of comedy is different. That’s what makes this class so exciting. You think you’re not funny?You will be after this experience!”

An Entertaining & Informative Intensive
Presented by Parrsboro Creative.
For students with all levels of acting experience,
and for actors both community and professional.

Course Dates: August 17 & 18
Cost: $250
Class Size: 14

Course Details & Online Registration:

Contact Information:
Executive Director, Robert More
Parrsboro Creative
151 Main St, Parrsboro, NS
902-728-2007 /