Bad Acting Teachers

By Sky Gilbert

Bad Acting Teachers
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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.


Overview

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.

Sky Gilbert

Sky Gilbert is an accomplished author, actor, filmmaker, and drag queen. Born in Connecticut, Gilbert studied theatre at both York University and the University of Toronto before becoming the co-founder and artistic director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in 1979. Gilbert left Buddies in 1997 to focus on his creative pursuits, and accepted a post as an assistant professor at the University of Guelph. A year after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, Gilbert was named University Research Chair in Creative Writing and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.

Reviews

“The best sustained feat of comic writing, acting, and direction to appear in Toronto in ages.”

Robert Cushman

Bad Acting Teachers develops an interesting parallel between the anonymous actor’s frustrating quest for a coach that isn’t completely crazy and the similar search for a suitable sexual identity.”
—J.S. EYE Magazine

“Playwright Sky Gilbert has tapped into a motherlode of tragicomic potential—the perilous, egomaniacal snake-and-dagger-filled world of dramatic instruction—for his latest play, Bad Acting Teachers.”

Mary Dickie

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