Jeremy James Workshop headerElectric Company Theatre, in partnership with Radix Theatre, is excited to offer local artists new opportunities to work with this internationally acclaimed actor, director, dramaturg, and long-time member of Ariane Mnouchkine’s legendary Théâtre du Soleil in Paris.

Jeremy is able to devise approaches that I have searched for throughout my life as an actor. He is a true master, who shares his humanity and insight into theatre at every moment -Juan Antonio Quintana | actor and director | Madrid

May 7-11, 10am – 2:30pm 

Building on preliminary exercises introduced in the first module in 2016, this workshop deepens research into some of the most fundamental principles of performance and play. Based on the work and teachings of Jacques Lecoq, Monika Pagneux and Ariane Mnouchkine, the training explores how the body, form, space and audience work together to create meaning. It helps actors, directors, writers, dancers and choreographers tell stories with confidence, control and simplicity. Click here to read a full course outline.

Effective, mind blowing and fascinating to see in action […] this is the first time I have experienced [this approach] applied to the creative process so successfully. Meredith Kalaman | dancer choreographer | Vancouver 

3-DAY INTENSIVE | BEFORE THE WORD: tensions, tics and character traits
May 11: 5pm – 9:30pm | May 12-13: 10am – 6:00pm

This workshop offers practical frameworks to support research, preparation and creative development in devising and rehearsal processes. Using laboratory practices of the Théâtre du Soleil and Complicite, the training helps consolidate the imaginative, technical and interpretive skills of the actor and the ensemble. Structured improvisations are designed to help artist’s conceive characters, propose scenarios and create new work for stage and screen. Click here to read a full course outline.

A new way for me to consider how a story is told on stage, how to punctuate the visual and physical world to make it easy to read. Georgina Beaty | actress | Montreal


Theatre director, actor, dramaturg and teacher, Jeremy’s work and research have taken him to more than 20 countries over the past 25 years. His approach is defined by a creative and critical inquiry into the work of the actor, and a commitment to training-based collaborative theatre. Jeremy received critical acclaim for his work in the collectively devised theatre and film projects of the Théâtre du Soleil; notably for Les Éphémères and Le Dernier Caravansérail at international festivals in Avignon, Athens, Berlin, Bochum, Buenos Aires, New York, Lyon, Melbourne, Rome, São Paulo, Taipei and Vienna. His distinctive approach to practice and pedagogy has evolved through his work and training with master directors and teachers in Europe; among others, Mnouchkine, Philippe Gaulier, Monika Pagneux, Katie Mitchell and founding members of Complicite, Roy Hart and Song of the Goat. A regular guest director and teacher at theatre schools and universities internationally, Jeremy has worked with Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art, Canada’s National Theatre School, Britain’s Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and the Universiteit Utrecht, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Shanghai Theatre Academy and Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. His workshops have been presented by theatre companies and cultural institutions on five continents: in Canada he has been hosted several times by Why Not Theatre and the Volcano Conservatory in Toronto and by Electric Company Theatre and Radix Theatre here in Vancouver. Click here to read more.

This episode, masterly performed by Jeremy James, is characteristic of the recent evolution of the dramaturgy of the actor. ’ – Patrice Pavis, Contemporary Mise en Scène – Staging Theatre Today, Routledge 2012 

NORMAL FEE: $340 each or $650 both
DISCOUNT: $280 each or $520 both (equity, students and past participants)

Register soon as space is limited! To register, complete this form and return it with your CV to: