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IMAF Workshop – The Insider’s View of Creating a Short Comedy Film

May 5, 2012 2:00 pm
May 7, 2012 9:00 pm
IMAF 2012
Holland College, Lecture Theatre
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140 Weymouth Street, Charlottetown, PE, Canada, C1A 4Z1

PEI comedy veterans Rob MacDonald, Jan Rudd, Cynthia King and Dennis Trainor will illuminate everything in this three-session workshop on the art of making a short comedic film. This workshop series will take the participants into the interior workings of comedy creation and result in a hands-on activity.

This workshop series is a part of IMAF 2012.

  • This workshop runs from: May 5th and 6th (2-4pm), and May 7th (7-9pm) in The Lecture Theatre, Holland College, Charlottetown, and is open to the public.
  • To sign up for this workshop call Jim Bruce at 892-3131 or email director@imac.coop

Rob MacDonald has been active in the Prince Edward Island theatre and film community since 1990. In that time he’s written and/or performed in dozens of productions, many coming from Off Stage, a theatre company he helped establish and manage for several years. Though a co- writer and star in the award winning short film ‘Florid’, Rob is probably most well-known on the Island for his work in Annekenstein (1990-1997), and Sketch22 (2003-2010), popular Island-centric sketch comedy satirical revues. With Sketch22, Rob acted as Head Writer and Director for the stage-performance segments, and writer and director for many of the video elements shown throughout the production’s 7 year run.

Jan Rudd is an actor known for her work in The Drill Queens.

Cynthia King has comedy roots that stem from her work in the Drill Queens, a PEI based comedy troupe of women who spent six years touring their sketch shows in festivals and theatres in the Maritimes and beyond. She also acted in short independent films [comedy] like Dave Stewart’s Alfie the Pathfinder. Cynthia is most known for her popular comedy character, Parkdale Doris,  PEI’s first lady of irreverent chatter on all things social, political and marital.



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