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Cheryl Cashman

Biography

Cheryl Cashman is an acclaimed Canadian director/writer/teacher/performer. She is of potato-famine Irish descent (whence comes her twisted sense of comedy and lovely voice) Born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, her rural roots made hunting, fishing, trapping, and building on remote lakes the landscape of her upbringing.

She began performing at the age of five when told there was a God who was always watching her. She hit the stage at twelve, singing arias and Gounod masses, made her acting debut at seventeen in a Restoration Comedy, discovered directing at twenty-one in the University of Alberta's M.F.A. Directing program, and Clowning at twenty-nine with Richard Pochinko.

Her heroes are Peter Brook, Louis Riel and Robin Williams. She traveled to see theatre in Europe, South America, Greece, Cuba and New York, and returned to Canada to express her ideals. She performed and directed some 200 plays across the country, ranging from classical to original, (among them her two hit solos), finally settling in Toronto. Here she gained a career and lost a nervous system. She has taught in almost every major university and theatre school in Canada. At one point she said: "I've worked in every province in Canada except the Arctic but I'm not dead yet." Last winter she taught and directed Inuit actors on the northernmost tip of Baffin Island.

She loves to read, ride horses, paint, travel, clown, swim, snorkel and learn languages. Now she dreams of a tiny cottage in a secluded grove with mountains and sea somewhere in the middle of Toronto.




Résumé

Curriculum Vitae - Cheryl Cashman

Citizenship: Canadian
Unions: Actra, Equity,
Playwrights Union of Canada.

55 Wortley Rd., Apt. A, London, ON, N6C 3N9
Tel: (519) 204-5015     Email: valleyeh@gmail.com
Website: www.cherylcashman.ca


Training

  • BA in English - University of Ottawa, ON 1964-1968

  • Courses in Singing - Royal Conservatory of Music, ON 1964-1968

  • Acting Programs, Summer Semesters - Banff School of Fine Arts, AB 1967/1968

  • Master of Fine Arts Directing Program - University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB 1968-1970

  • Professional Actors Program - Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, England 1971

  • Jazz Ballet - Dance Centre, London, England 1971

  • Tai Chi - John Rapsey, Ottawa, ON 1972

  • Dance (Graham) - Dance Centre, Ottawa, ON 1972

  • Yoga - Sivananda School, Quebec 1973

  • Improvisation - Dennis Hayes, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON 1973

  • Paratheatrical Workshop - Andre Gregory, Hampton Woods, NY 1974

  • Modern Dance / Body Wisdom - Centre of Movement, Til Thiele, Toronto, ON 1975-1978

  • Grotowski Workshop - Victor Solitario, Factory Theatre, Toronto, ON 1976

  • Kinetics - Richard Pochinko, Toronto, ON 1977

  • Movement for Actors - Linda Rabin, Toronto, ON 1977

  • Grotowski-based Workshops - Richard Nieoczhym, Toronto, 1977/1978

  • Clowning Intensive - Ian Wallace & Jan Henderson, Toronto, ON 1978

  • Alexander Technique - Nehemiah Cohen, Toronto, ON 1979

  • Advanced Clowning - Richard Pochinko, Toronto, ON 1982-1983

  • Voice (Linklater-based) - David Smukler, Toronto, ON 1982-1983

  • Advanced Voice Intensive - David Smukler, Simon Fraser University, BC 1986

  • Iyengar Yoga - Carol Erickson, Nelson, BC 1988

  • Voice/ Songwriting Workshops - Michele George, Toronto, ON 1990-1991



Teaching

  • Acting Workshops - Carleton University, Ottawa, ON 1973

  • Summer Course in Acting (Credit Course) - University of Ottawa, ON 1973

  • Artist-in-Residence (Life Studies with Production) - University of Toronto, ON 1974-1975

  • Summer Course in Acting (Credit Course) - University of Ottawa, ON 1975

  • Professional Acting Workshop - St. Kitts, Caribbean 1975

  • Acting (Credit Course) - George Brown College, Toronto, ON 1976

  • Acting Workshop for Dancers (in French) - Dance Centre, Ottawa, ON 1976

  • Summer course in History of the Theatre (Credit Course) - University of Ottawa, ON 1976

  • Acting for Professionals (Master Class - 20 days) - Factory Theatre, Toronto, ON 1977

  • Theatre Ontario Workshops (Acting, Voice, Text) - Mississauga & St. Joan Players, Toronto, 1978

  • Acting for Dancers (with Showing) - Toronto Dance Theatre, Toronto, ON 1981

  • Directing Workshop - Factory Theatre, Toronto, ON 1981

  • Artist-in-Residence - Life Studies with production (Credit Course) - University of Ottawa, ON 1982

  • Clown Intensive #1 (with Ian Wallace) - Maggie Bassett Studio, Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, ON 1983

  • Acting/Clown Intensive #2 (Credit Courses with mainstage production) - University of Regina, SK 1984/1985

  • Life Studies/Clown/Shakespeare with mainstage production - Vancouver Playhouse Theatre School, BC 1986

  • Life Studies - Native Centre, Vancouver, BC 1986

  • Acting, Mask, Clown (Credit Course) - Langara College, Vancouver, BC 1986

  • Mask & Clowning - Axis Mime Theatre, Vancouver, BC 1986

  • Shakespeare Scene Study - Summer course - Nelson, BC 1986

  • Clown Intensive #3 - Theatre Energy, Nelson, BC 1987

  • Directing Workshop - Nelson, BC 1987

  • Artist-in-the-Community (wide cross-section of people) - Nelson, BC 1987/1988

  • Clown Intensive #4 - with professional production at Theatre Energy - Nelson, BC 1988

  • Clown Therapy Workshops (elderly, physically & mentally challenged) - Nelson, BC 1988

  • Clown Intensive #5 - with in-house showing - Nelson, BC 1988

  • Acting, Life Studies, (Credit Courses) - Theatre Program, Cranbrook College, BC 1989-90

  • Clown Intensive #6 - with 100 seat theatre showing - Nelson, BC 1990

  • History of Theatre - Summer course with in-house scene presentations (Credit Course) - Nelson University Centre (for Eastern Washington University) 1990

  • Clown Intensive #7 - with in-house showing Theatre Resource Centre, Toronto, ON 1990

  • Life Studies, Language and Text - Theatre Ontario Youth Training Project, ON 1991

  • Acting and Life Studies (Credit Course) - Ryerson University Theatre Dept.,Toronto, ON 1991

  • Voice Workshop/Directing Workshop - Theatre Ontario, Sault Ste. Marie, ON 1992/1993

  • Acting with mainstage production, History of Theatre, with in-house scene presentation (Credit Courses) - Memorial University, NFLD 1993-1994

  • Humour Therapy Workshops - Canadian Cancer Society; VON, Pembroke, ON 1994/1995

  • Shakespeare Scene Study - Salt Spring Island, BC 1995

  • Clown Intensive #8 - Salt Spring Island, BC 1996

  • 3 Master Classes in Clown - Seattle, Washington, U.S. 1996-1998

  • 4 Introductions to Clown (French/English) - Nelson, BC 1999-2003

  • Master Class in Clown - Belfry Theatre, Victoria, BC 2000

  • Shakespeare - Nelson, BC 2001

  • Directing Workshop - Nelson, BC 2002

  • Theatre History - Nelson, BC 2003

  • Shakespeare in the Park (Directing Coach) - Nelson, BC 2003

  • Clown for Professional Dancers - Victoria, BC 2004

  • Clown for Professional Dancers - Victoria, BC 2005

  • Acting (Master Classes) - Vancouver, BC 2006/2007

  • Acting (Master Class) - Toronto, ON 2007/2008

  • Movement/Voice/Improvisation - Tununiq Arsarniit Theatre Group, Pond Inlet, Nunavut 2009

  • Acting/Life Studies/Clown - Fanshawe College Theatre Arts Dept., London ON 2010

  • Dramaturged production of "Outrageous Fortune", Fanshawe, London, 2010

  • Voice/Movement/Clown (Master Classes) - Toronto, ON 2011/2012

  • Directing/Voice/Movement/Life Studies - The Palace Theatre, London, ON 2012

  • Master Classes: Writing for your Characters, Toronto.ON, 2013.



Writing

  • Editor of poetry periodical "INSCAPE" - University of Ottawa, English Dept. 1964-1968

  • Poetry and Songwriting - 1964-2012

  • Dramaturge, Co-writer and Director of over 40 Professional Collective Productions - Toronto, Ottawa, Regina, Vancouver, Victoria, New York, Seattle 1973-2012

  • Dramaturge: "SPACES" (Dennis Hayes) - Factory Theatre, Toronto, ON 1974

  • Dramaturge: Where is the voice coming from? (Rudy Wiebe) - Factory Theatre - Toronto ON 1978

  • Organized and Chronologized poetry (for and with Milton Acorn) - Toronto, ON 1978

  • Dramaturge: "GLACIERS IN THE SUN" - (George Ryga) The People's Theatre of Canada - Summerland, BC 1986

  • "ROADS TAKEN" (Solo Play) - Factory Theatre, Toronto, ON 1983

  • "TURNING THIRTY" (Solo Play) - Canadian Tour, New York City 1978

  • "PUSHING FORTY" (Solo Play) - Vancouver East Cultural Centre and Tour 1986

  • "THE 10,000 YEAR OLD WOMAN" (Solo Play) - Toronto 1991, GCTC, Ottawa 1992

  • "CANADA'S CLOWNS" - Canadian Theatre Review (CTR) Theatre Quarterly, 1987

  • "TORONTO'S ZANIES" - Canadian Theatre Review CTR, on Toronto Clowning 1991

  • "CLOWN NOIR" - Canadian Theatre Review CTR, on Joey-Auguste & Buffon Clowning 1999

  • "OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE" (play) - Toronto ON 2007

  • Dramaturge / Script Development "THE WHITE ARCHER" - Drumsong Productions, Halifax, NS 2009

  • Performance Art Reviews - The Beat Magazine, London, ON 2010-2011



Grants

  • Canada Council Grants Received - 1975, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1995, 2007.

  • Ontario Arts Council Grants Received - 1980.

  • Theatre Ontario Grants Received - 1978, 1979, 1981, 1990, 1991.

  • Laidlaw Foundation Grant Received - 1990




Directing

  • OVERRULED (George Bernard Shaw) - Theatre Upstairs, Edmonton, AB 1969

  • METAPORPHOSIS - Theatre Upstairs, Edmonton, AB 1969

  • ROYAL HUNT OF THE SUN (Peter Schaeffer) - Theatre Upstairs, Edmonton, AB 1970

  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN (Arthur Miller) - Phoebus Theatre, Ottawa, ON 1972

  • AMERICA HURRAH (Jean Claude Von Italie) - Cornwall Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON 1973

  • SAY GOODBYE TO BRADY (Nat Bernstein) - Academy Theatre, Ottawa, ON 1973

  • PROPHET - (Dennis Hayes) National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON 1973

  • ARRABAL (Fernando Arrabal) - Space Theatre, Ottawa, ON 1973

  • MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT (Jean Giraudoux) - U.C. Playhouse, Toronto, ON 1973

  • THE TEMPEST (Shakespeare) - Theatre Passe-Muraille, Toronto, ON 1975

  • THE BEAR (Anton Chekhov) - Theatre Passe-Muraille, Toronto, ON 1975

  • ALLAN GARDENS - Toronto Free Theatre - Toronto, ON 1974, UC Playhouse 1975

  • STREET SIGNS - U.C. Playhouse, Toronto, ON 1976

  • CITY SHOW - Theatre Passe-Muraille, Toronto, ON 1976

  • WHERE IS THE VOICE COMING FROM? (Rudy Wiebe) - Factory Lab Theatre, Toronto. ON 1978

  • TWELFTH NIGHT (Shakespeare) - Joan of Arc Theatre, Toronto, ON 1978

  • CIRCUS GOTHIC (Solo Show) (Jan Kudelka) - Theatre Passe-Muraille, Toronto, ON 1978

  • LANDSCAPES - Theatre Passe-Muraille, Toronto. Penguin Productions, Ottawa, ON 1979

  • OUR TOWN (Thornton Wilder) - Festival Hall, Pembroke, ON 1981

  • ON THE YONGE ST. SUBWAY LINE - Toronto Dance Theatre, Toronto, ON 1982

  • LAST STAGE OF ALL - University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON 1982

  • THE HAPPY PRINCE (Oscar Wilde) - Pelican Players, Toronto, ON 1983

  • WHAT DO CLOWNS DO IN WAR? - Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, ON 1984

  • CLOWN WARS: A NUCLEAR REVUE - Mainstage Theatre, Regina, Sask. 1985

  • THE VANCOUVER SHOW - Waterfront Theatre, Vancouver, BC 1986

  • ON THE BARRICADES (in Spanish) - Chilean Society of Vancouver 1986

  • CLOWNS HOLD UP HALF THE SKY - Theatre Energy, Nelson, BC 1987

  • THE NIGHT THE STARS CAME OUT - Studio 80, Nelson, BC 1987

  • AT HOME - Studio 54, Cranbrook, BC 1988

  • A CLOWN VAUDEVILLE - Capitol Theatre, Nelson, BC 1989

  • THE BEAVERS (Ron Weiss) with Thomson Highway - Native Earth/TRC, Toronto, ON 1990

  • CIRCUS GOTHIC adapted for 9 actors (Jan Kudelka) - Theatre Resource Centre, Toronto ON 1991

  • TORONTO LIFE - Ryerson Theatre, Toronto, ON 1992

  • BOEING BOEING (Marc Camoletti) - Holiday Inn, Sault Ste. Marie, ON 1994

  • CIRCUS GOTHIC adapted for 32 actors (Jan Kudelka) - Memorial U., Cornerbrook, NFL 1994

  • WITHOUT APPLAUSE - Festival Theatre, Pembroke, ON 1995

  • THE VIRGIN CLOWNS - Mahon Theatre, Salt Spring Island, BC 1996

  • PANDORA - (Martha Enson) - Seattle, WA and U.S. Tour 1999

  • AN EVENING WITH HART (C. Hart) - Nelson, BC and U.S. Tour 2000

  • SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK (Shakespeare) Directing Mentor - Nelson, BC 2003 & 2004

  • THE TEMPEST (Shakespeare) - Marionette Theatre, Nelson, BC 2006

  • CLOWN EROTICA - Chester Street Theatre, Victoria, BC 2006

  • THE WHITE ARCHER (The Play) APTN Film - Pond Inlet, Nunavut 2009

  • OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE - Galleria Theatre, London ON 2010

Note: If there is no playwright's accreditation, it was an collectively-created play.




Acting

  • THE CRUCIBLE (Rebecca) - Banff Centre, Calgary, Edmonton, AB 1966 - dir. Dr. Francis Hodge

  • IDIOT'S DELIGHT (Principal) - Banff Centre, Calgary, Edmonton, AB 1967 - dir. Dr. Francis Hodge

  • ENDGAME (Nell) - Academy Theatre, Ottawa, ON 1967 - dir. Dr. James Flannery

  • THE COUNTRY WIFE (Mrs. Pinchwife) - Academy Theatre, Ottawa, ON 1967 - dir. Jim Shaver

  • THE BEAR (Popova) - Theatre Upstairs, Edmonton, AB 1969 - dir. Henry Comor

  • MRS. DALLY HAS A LOVER (Mrs. Dally) - Theatre Upstairs, Edmonton, AB 1969 - dir. Henry Comor

  • THE ENGLISH STAGE (Principal) - Theatre Aquarius, Ottawa, ON 1969 - dir. Peter Mandia

  • THE LATE LATE CRISIS SHOW (Principal) - Global Village, Toronto, ON 1970 - dir. Jeremy Gibson

  • THE OTTAWA REVUE (Principal) - Theatre Aquarius, Ottawa, ON, 1970 - dir. Peter Mandia

  • THE SEAGULL (Nina) - RADA, London, England, 1971 - dir. Laurel Crisp

  • HOUSE ON CHESTNUT STREET (Elizabeth) - Theatre Calgary, Calgary, AB 1972 - dir. Joel Miller

  • THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (Principal) - Spring Street Company, New York, NY, 1972 - dir. Sherry Snider

  • THE SECRETARY BIRD (The Secretary) - La Poudriere, Montreal, QC 1972 - dir. Mme. Beaubien

  • SHAKESPEARE IN THE SALON (Principal) - National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON 1972 - dir. Dennis Hayes

  • SPACES (Whitelips) - Factory Lab Theatre, Toronto, ON, 1973 - dir. Dennis Hayes

  • CANADIAN HEROES #1 (Principal) - Theatre Passe-Muraille, Toronto, ON 1974 - dir. Paul Thompson

  • THE DEATH OF ARTAUD (Principal) - Factory Lab Theatre, Toronto, ON, 1975 - dir. Dennis Hayes

  • SACKTOWN RAG (Gloria) - Factory Lab Theatre, Toronto, ON, 1976 - dir. Ken Gass

  • ANGEL (Sally)- Factory Lab Theatre, Toronto, ON, 1976 - dir. Rosemary Donnelly

  • HOSTAGE (Principal) - Michael Snow Performance Art Gallery, Toronto ON 1977 dir. Dennis Hayes

  • REVOLUTION PROJECT (Principal) - Factory Lab Theatre, Toronto, ON 1977 - dir. Ken Gass

  • TURNING THIRTY (one woman show written, performed and directed by Cheryl Cashman)
    Canada: Factory Lab Theatre, Toronto, ON / Centaur Theatre, Montreal, Quebec
    Arts Club, Vancouver, BC / National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON / Theatre Network, Edmonton, AB
    United States: - Westbeth Theatre, New York City / Rochester Arts Theatre, Rochester, NY
    1977 - 1996

  • EROS RISING (Principal) - Theatre Passe-Muraille, Toronto, ON, 1978 - dir. Anne Anglin

  • ROAD TO CHARLOTTETOWN (Principal) - Theatre Passe-Muraille, Toronto, ON, 1978 - dir. Cedric Smith

  • ROADS TAKEN (Solo Show written and performed by Cheryl Cashman based on the Lives of Eva Peron, Maria Callas & Georgia O'Keefe) - Factory Theatre, Toronto 1982 - dir. Richard Pochinko

  • THE DEPARTMENT (Principal) - Mixed Company Theatre, Toronto, ON, 1983 - dir. Simone Malbogat

  • VICTOR JARA ALIVE (Joan Jara) - Factory Lab Theatre, Toronto, ON, 1984 - dir. Ken Gass

  • PARACLESUS (Solo Singer) - Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, BC, 1984 - dir. John Juliani

  • PUSHING FORTY (Solo Show - written, performed and directed by by Cheryl Cashman)
    Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, BC / Toronto Workshop Productions, Toronto, ON, 1986-1988

  • THE TEN-THOUSAND YEAR OLD WOMAN (Solo Show - written, performed and directed by by Cheryl Cashman)
    Theatre Resource Centre, Toronto, ON / Great Canadian Theatre Company, Ottawa, ON, 1991-1992

  • TURNING THIRTY AND PUSHING FORTY - Kaleidoscope Theatre, Salt Spring Festival, BC, 1996-1998

  • VARIETY SHOWS, TURNING THIRTY / PUSHING FORTY - Nelson, Vancouver, Victoria, 2003-08




Film (selected)

  • DAVIES AND HEARST (Colour Feature) Character Performer - Toronto, 1984

  • AFTER THE PROMISE (Colour Feature) Character Performer - Vancouver, 1987

  • THE WHITE ARCHER (1-hr. APTN) Script Development - Halifax NS 2009

  • THE WHITE ARCHER - Acting Director - Pond Inlet, Nunavut 2009





Television (selected)

  • VARIETY SHOWS - CHRO Ottawa, ON - 12 Singing Performances, 1960-1964

  • BOB MACLEAN SHOW - CBC Toronto, ON - 2 Comedy Performances & Interviews, 1980

  • CANADA AM - CTV Toronto, ON - Comedy Performances & Interview,1980

  • MORNING MAGAZINE - CTV Ottawa, ON - Comedy Performance & Interview, 1980

  • SCENE FROM HERE - CBC Ottawa, ON - Half-hour special on Cheryl Cashman, 1980

  • WAYNE GRIGSBY - CBC Ottawa, ON - Comedy Performance, 1980

  • CANADA AM - CTV Toronto, ON -Comedy Performance & Interview, 1981

  • THE VANCOUVER SHOW - CKVU Vancouver, ON - Comedy Performance & Interview, 1981

  • ANY FARMERS LEFT? - CBC Regina, SK - Principal Performer, Drama, 1984

  • BOB MACADORE, THE ARTS - Global TV, Toronto, ON - Comedy Performance & Interview, 1991

  • THE DINI PETTY SHOW - CTV Toronto, ON - 2 Comedy Performances & Interview, 1992




Radio (selected)

  • COMEDY PERFORMANCES - CBC Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver. 1980-1986

  • 2 COMEDY PERFORMANCES - CBC The Danny Finkleman Show, Toronto, ON 1980-81

  • COMEDY PERFORMANCE - Metro Morning, Toronto, ON 1980

  • COMEDY PERFORMANCE - CBC Morningside, Toronto, ON 1980

  • DRAMA LEAD: "VICTOR JARA" - 2 part series,: "From a Different Perspective", Toronto, ON 1984




Production

  • MAYA (30 min. film) - Acting Coach - Ottawea, ON 1976

  • ELLIOT BOY (Colour Feature) - Edmonton, AB - Continuity 1970

  • THE DANCE OF DEATH (Studio Theatre) - Edmonton, AB - Stage Manager 1969

  • ARMS AND THE MAN (Theatre Calgary) - Calgary, AB - Stage Manager 1972

  • THE FIREBUG (Studio Th.) - Edmonton, AB - Lighting - Run 1970

  • THE WHITE ARCHER - In-studio set and costume design - Pond Inlet, Nunavut 2009




Assistant Direction

  • THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Studio Theatre, Edmonton, AB 1970

  • OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON 1972




Events Coordinated / Facilitated

  • Free Voice and Speech classes for actors - Native Centre - Toronto, ON 1974/1975

  • Exhibition of Native Painters - Native Centre, Regina, SK 1985

  • Artist - in - the - Community created and facilitated teaching and performance programs in various venues for 1 year with: "Theatre Energy" (a professional theatre company), Elder Hostel (seniors), Battered Women's Association, LVR High School, Japanese College, theatre group for the physically challenged (Light and Power Company). Directed performances in the 450-seat Capitol Theatre, the 100-seat Studio 80 Theatre, and my studio - Nelson, BC 1987/1988.

  • Week-long Retrospective of Playwright George Ryga - Playwrights Co-op, Organized readings, performances and tributes in 5 venues, in English & French - Montreal, PQ 1988

  • Relaxation & Humour Therapy Techniques for Cancer Outpatients Six-month program with Victorian Order of Nurses & Canadian Cancer Society, - Pembroke, ON 1994-1995




Curriculum Setting and Facilitating

  • Voice / Movement / Life Studies - with full production - Artist in Residency, University of Toronto - Toronto ON 1974/1975
  • Voice / Movement / Mask / Life Studies / Clown - with full production - Artist in Residency, University of Regina, - Regina, SK 1984/1985

  • Life Studies / Clown / Shakespeare- with full production- Teaching Staff, Vancouver Playhouse Theatre School - Vancouver,BC 1986

  • Voice / Movement / Ensemble / Life Studies - with in-house production - Ryerson University, Faculty Member - Toronto, ON 1992

  • Voice / Movement / Life Studies / Clown / Theatre History - with full production - Artist in Resident & Faculty Member, Memorial University, Corner Brook, NFLD, 1993/1994

  • Pronunciation and Text, Acting, and 3-month workshop and rehearsal for APTN Film: 'The White Archer' - Pond Inlet, Nunavut 2009

  • Voice / Movement / Life Studies / Clown (with in-house production) - Fanshawe College - Visiting Faculty Member, London ON 2010




Artistic Direction

  • THE MOVING THEATRE (Co-director with Dennis Hayes.) Produced and Directed over a dozen professional plays (original and classical). Planned rehearsal, production and touring schedules; did Fundraising and Publicity - 1973-1977

  • THEATRE RESOURCE CENTRE (Co-director with Ian Wallace for 1 year) Coordinated staff (under FUTURES program), scheduled and publicized workshop series and cabaret evenings; taught classes; directed 2 productions - 1990-1991

  • TOURS AND BOOKINGS Solo Shows written and performed by Cheryl Cashman. Coordination, negotiation and booking of solo shows across Canada - 1980-1991




Interests

I have travelled extensively and seen theatre in London, Paris, Amsterday, Brussels, Copenhagen, Berlin, Wroclav, Prague, Madrid, Athens, Havana, Mexico, St. Kitts and New York.

I enjoy fishing, swimming, snorkeling, riding horses, songwriting, piano, painting and gardening. I speak English, French and Spanish.

I have had, since the age of 17, a deep affinity for the Aboriginal Cultures of my country, because of the sacred nature of life embodied in their way of life and ceremonies. I have recently had the extraordinary experience of spending 3 months doing theatre with Inuit actors in the hamlet of Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Arctic Canada.




References

Ken Gass: Artistic Director, Professor - University of Toronto - Toronto, ON
      (416) 504-4473 ext. 226

Michele George: Director/Teacher/Member of Peter Brook's Co. for 10 years - Artistic Director (Michele George Resounding Company) - Toronto ON
      (416) 586-9669

Dennis Hayes: Artistic Director Moving Theatre Co. / Professor, Sheridan College - Toronto ON
      (416) 461-6456

(Specialty Area References available upon request.)




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