The Nova Scotia High School Drama Festival

Physical Theatre

with Christian Murray

In this workshop, participants will explore their own self-expression through improvisation, games, and mime. They will learn techniques that actors use to develop believable characters and honest interactions and apply their new skills to short scenes and ensemble work. The workshop will be engaging, creatively physical and lead students toward honesty, vulnerability and utterly captivating performances.

All DramaFest Workshops have limited availability. This workshop is not available April 19-23 or May 25-28. Availability is also limited due to bookings by other classes.
  • Students will use drama to explore, formulate, and express ideas, perceptions, and feelings.  
  • Students will demonstrate personal growth through drama. 

Christian Murray is a performer, writer and director and has worked in stage, film and television for the past 30 years. He was born and is based in Halifax Nova Scotia. He is a protege of American master director, teacher and mime Tony Montanaro and co-founder of Jest in Time Theatre, a groundbreaking physical theatre ensemble that toured nationally and internationally for 20 years. He received a Gemini Award and two Canadian Comedy awards for his writing work on 22 Minutes and he was short listed for a CBC Literary award in 2006 for his short story Frost. Christian has won two Theatre Nova Scotia Merritt Awards and has been nominated for five others for playwriting and acting. View Christian’s profile.

  1. This workshop is ideal for classrooms with space for students to move around. 
  2. This workshop is interactive and includes group work.

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Please note: Theatre Nova Scotia respectfully requests that schools and community groups ideally do not cancel workshops once they are booked, unless absolutely necessary. If a group must cancel or reschedule, please give us a week of prior notice. In these precarious days for arts workers, TNS is going to great lengths to provide schools with exceptional theatre education and local artists with paid work in our industry. Please be aware that artists may have turned down other paid work to accommodate these workshop bookings. Thank you for your understanding.

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions. 

Ideal for classrooms with open space.

This workshop includes some group work.