Our teachers

Your teachers are professionals in their field who are, for most part, graduates of NTS. Their mission is to create a positive and caring space to welcome your learnings. 

You will be accompanied by kind and rigourous teachers who will allow you to explore your full potential in any theatre craft of your choosing! 

They will be happy to see you each week!

Public Workshop Teachers

Leah Jane Esau

Leah Jane Esau is an award-winning political playwright and fiction writer with over twelve publications. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph, and she is a graduate of the playwriting program at the National Theatre School where she currently teaches.

Amanda Kellock

Amanda Kellock is an actor, director, writer and teacher with a BFA in Theatre and Development from Concordia University and an MFA in Directing from the University of Ottawa. She was part of the Directing Masterclass at Magnetic North in 2007 and was the Directing Intern at the National Arts Centre for their 2007/2008 season. Amanda has worked with various companies in and around Montreal and Ottawa, most notably with Repercussion Theatre (where she is currently Artistic Director). Some recent projects include writing and directing an adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s novel The Halloween Treefor Geordie Productions, performing in Imago Theatre's Her Side of the Story festival, and directing Romeo and Juliet for Repercussion Theatre's Shakespeare-in-the-Park tour. Aside from leading many workshops, Amanda has taught in McGill University’s Education and English Departments, as part of Dawson College’s Theatre Progra, for Geordie Theatre School, and she was Artist-in-Residence at Concordia University (2014-16) during which time she directed Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and an interactive, site-specific theatrical event called The Playground. Amanda believes in theatre’s capacity to build community, and to effect personal and social change.

Douglas Price

Douglas Price is the Head of Music at the National Theatre School of Canada.  He is a graduate of Sheridan College's Musical Theatre Performance Program and has his Masters in Music Direction from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  He has musically directed and taught all over Canada and the UK.  

Warona Setshwaelo

Warona Setshwaelo; artist, mother, storyteller, community builder and activist. Originally from Gaborone, Botswana and Johannesburg South Africa, Warona has lived in Tio’tia:ke (Montréal) for 11 years. She graduated with a B.A. in Virginia Tech’s Theatre Arts program in 2000 and has been finagling her way through this theatre thing ever since.

Apart from working at some of Montreal’s top English theatres (Imago theatre, Black Theatre Workshop, Repercussion Theatre, Tableau D’hote and Geordie Theatre, to name a few)  she has also managed to carve herself a place in the Film and TV industry as well as video games, most recently on  Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Warona is also the Coordinator of the Artist Mentorship Program hosted by Black Theatre Workshop.

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