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.


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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.

Sky Gilbert

SKY GILBERT is a writer, director, and drag queen extraordinaire. Dr. Gilbert holds a University Research Chair in creative writing and theatre studies at the School of English 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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