Mask + Improv With Bruce Hunter

Work with renowned improvisor, actor and puppeteer and a set of remarkable masks from Chile. Status, character and movement will be informed by these archetypal masks integrated into improv exercises and performance.

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BRUCE HUNTER: has been associated with the local improv scene for more than 30 years, most notably as a teacher with The Second City and founder and performer with veteran comedy troupe, Illustrated Men. He has performed in dozens of theatre, television, and film projects: “Hannson”, “The Red Green Show”, “Good Will Hunting”, “Schitt’s Creek”, “Puppets Who Kill”, “Degrassi”, “Waiting for Godot”, “Mean Girls” and “Rookie Blue” to name a few. His spectrum of work – as a performer and a director – has won numerous awards, including Best of the Fringe in 2010 ; two Canadian Comedy Awards for improvisation, a Gemini for his voice work on Atomic Betty and awards for his commercial work in Canada and the U.S. In 2017 he completed the run of two successful shows in the the Stratford Festival season, where the polar bear puppet he brought to life was called by the Globe and Mail: “one of the most loveable characters to ever appear on a Stratford stage.”

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