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University of Guelph

Ron East, founder/director of the School of Physical Theatre in London UK, and Toronto, is a producer, director and playwright with thirty-five years in the professional theatre. Ron trained in physical theatre at the Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris.

An actor at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival and the National Arts Centre, he has performed across North America and in Europe. Ron operated his own production company for 20 years, has written and produced 18 plays. He is also a dramaturge, developing pieces internationally.

Ron did his MA at the Drama Centre at the University of Toronto, and is presently doing his PhD at the University of Guelph. He is also writing the second part of his book, ‘Moving Images: Towards a Theatre of Creation’.

Improvisation implies a deep connection between the personal and the communal, self and world. A “good” improviser successfully navigates musical and institutional boundaries and the desire for self-expression, pleasing not only herself but the listener as well.

– Rob Wallace