Footlighters hosting acting workshop

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As part of this month’s Spirit of BC Festival, Footlighters Theatre Society is offering an intermediate acting workshop on Feb. 12 at the Snoring Sasquatch. It will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with a break for lunch. The cost of the workshop is $25 per person.

The workshop will be conducted by Van-couver’s Raimund Stamm. A graduate of Studio 58, Stamm has made a living as a professional actor for over 20 years.

He has a long list of credits in film, television and radio. He has appeared on stage with most of the province’s larger theatre companies including the Arts Club, Gateway Theatre, Green Thumb, the Vancouver Playhouse, Shakespeare Plus and Western Canada The-atre.

When not performing he has taught acting, written sketch comedy and worked as a stage manager. As well as being a professionally trained actor, Stamm is also a highly qualified and experienced teacher. A member of the BC College of Teachers, he has a master’s degree in adult education.

Stamm has worked with Theatre BC extensively in recent years including as a workshop instructor in the various zones and at Mainstage, Theatre BC’s annual provincial festival. His most recent appearance in the Kootenay Zone was as adjudicator for the Kootenay Zone festival in 2002 where he awarded Footlighters five awards — best actor, best actress, best director, best set design and best production. The play, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, then went onto the Mainstage Festival where it took best actor (Darren Gregory) and best production.

Anyone wishing to take the acting workshop should contact workshop co-ordinator Frank Goodsir at 250-428-5082 or fgoodsir@kootenay.com to register, as participation will be on a first-come basis.