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Jacqueline Russell

Covid Safe Drama Games
Director, Performer, Arts Educator
Calgary, AB
Jacqueline Russell (she/her) is a director, performer, creator and clown who lives in Moh’kins’tsis/Calgary on Treaty 7 territory. She was the Artistic Producer of Urban Curvz Theatre from 2011-2015, the 2013-14 RBC Emerging Director at Lunchbox Theatre and the Artistic Producer for Evergreen Theatre from 2008-2013. She has directed for The Shakespeare Company, Evergreen Theatre, Calgary Opera, New West Theatre, Lunchbox Theatre, Urban Curvz, Keyano College, Calgary Young People’s Theatre, and Inside Out Theatre. Jacqueline has taught clown and mask for the University of Calgary, Hectik Theatre (Regina), Side by Each Collective (Courtenay, BC), Manitoba Young People’s Theatre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, and Screaming Goats (Montreal). She recently completed her MFA in Theatre Studies at the University of Calgary and is currently teaching clown and mask at Ambrose University. Jacqueline excels at working with schools to create a customized theatrical experience that utilizes the creativity and originality of their students. Using simple theatrical tools like masks, movement and sound, Jacqueline's approach harnesses the power of theatre to build empathy and emotional intelligence through diverse and inclusive storytelling. With over 15 years of experience working with schools, Jacqueline can integrate curriculum, coordinate multi-disciplinary performances and animate the process of collaboratively creating story structure and character development.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, February 18
 

2:15pm MST