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In 2011-12 I was the inaugural Special Appointee of the Bachelor of Performing Arts Program offered jointly by Capilano University, Douglas College, Langara and Vancouver Community College.



As Special Appointee (great title, eh?), I led the Implementation of this new, multi-disciplinary program. In it, 25 students with diplomas, from all performance disciplines,form a company for 9 months and make and produce a big interdisciplinary show. They also take classes in contemporary performance history and theory, business/ entrepeneurial/production skills, local, national and international culture scenes. I devised partnerships with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Vancouver Art Gallery's FUSE. The program launched in May, 2012, after which I stepped down because of other work commitments.


In 2004/05 I was an assistant professor of theatre and development at Concordia University in Montreal. I taught activist, political and community-based theatre, as well as performance and directing. I had an awesome time as Ted Little's sabbatical replacement, and was honoured to be asked to stay. A family desire to return home and the opportunity to become artistic director of Neworld brought us back home to Vancouer


I currently teach regularly at: 

Studio 58, Langara College

National Theatre School of Canada

University of British Columbia, Creative Writing


Over the years I have taught classes, given talks, readings, and led workshops and masterclasses for both graduate and undergraduate students at dozens of post-secondary and secondary instiututions, including: UBC, SFU, Langara College, University of Alberta, University of Regina, Queen's University, Bishop's University, Vancouver Community College, Concordia University, McGill, University of Toronto, Ryerson University, Vancouver Film School and others. 


Back in the day, I ran the screenwriting program at the Gulf Islands Film and TV School on Galiano Island, BC, and its community development wing, the Access to Media Education Society


Even further back, in my mid 20's, I was senior workshop facilitator for this excellent organization, where I think I figured out how to teach ...