Tightrope Theatre is excited to partner with Columbia Speech and Language Services Inc. to bring a brand new improv course aimed at supporting graduates of the Stuttering Clinic. By focusing on presence & saying yes, cultivating laughter, and celebrating mistakes, Tightrope will bring the fundamentals of improv to support participants to speak with confidence.
What makes this workshop special is the course will be co-facilitated. Joining Dan (our Director of Work and Wellness) will be Wendy Duke (Speech Language Pathologist and founder of Columbia Speech and Language Services Inc), and Robert O’Brien (Author and Educator). Robert is a trained actor and has published a book on his experiences as a person who stutters.
$395 + GST
September 11th, 18th, & 25th
Saturday's 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Instructors: Dan Dumsha, Wendy Duke & Robert O'Brien
Showcase: Saturday September 25th 7PM PDT
Please note that this is an improv workshop and is not a substitute for speech therapy
Register before September 8th to receive our Early Bird price of $295
Dan is thrilled to lead Tightrope’s offerings for the Workplace and for Health & Wellness. His passion is to bring learners into the moment together, where co-creation can happen. A graduate of Queen's University Drama (B.A.H) and Artist in Community Education (B.Ed), Dan has been performing and teaching theatre and improv for over twenty years.
Wendy is a scuba diver, very bad amateur jazz drummer, and traveller. When she isn't playing, she is a registered speech-language pathologist who has been working with people who stutter since before any of you were born. She is the Clinical Director at Columbia Speech and Language Services Inc. and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences at UBC
Robert is an author and an educator who immigrated to Canada over ten years ago to study acting in Vancouver. Having stuttered his whole life, he turned to performance as way to embrace his speech. Today he is committed to sharing his experience and empowering others to do the same with the message that there is nothing to fix.