Teaching Ensemble

Scott Swan

Scott, M.F.A. (Directing), Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, is the Artistic Director of the Seacoast Theatre Centre and Principal and Head Teacher of Seacoast Studios. Scott has been a theatre director and teacher for over thirty years, winning numerous awards for his work. He was the Founding Artistic Director of the Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts as well as for Northern Light Theatre in Edmonton, and the Artistic Director of Festival Lennoxville in Quebec.

Select directing engagements include: The National Arts Centre, The Shaw Festival, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Alberta Theatre Projects The Citadel Theatre, The Vancouver Playhouse, and Bard on the Beach. Scott has had two shows optioned for Broadway, served as a National Radio Drama Producer for CBC, and has numerous stage and television credits. Since the founding of Seacoast Studios in 1993, a large number of Scott’s former students have found work professionally in both Canada and the US, and have been accepted to highly acclaimed theatre programmes all over the world. He is a member of the professional company, and the founder (and a member) of the Mentorship Programme at the Studios.

Sara McIntyre

Sara is a film director, writer, story editor and instructor. She is a graduate of Women In The Director’s Chair and the Praxis Story Editing Internship. Sara’s directorial debut was the award-winning, comedic short film, “My Father’s an Actor”, produced in 2004 through the Director’s Guild of Canada program, Crazy8s. Her multiple award-winning feature film debut, “Two Indians Talking”, earned the People’s Choice Award, Most Popular Canadian Film at the 2010 Vancouver International Film Festival. She has learned the craft of storytelling through successful careers as an actress, singer, casting director (The Delicate Art of Parking), personal coach, producer, workshop facilitator for screenwriters (The Alibi Unplugged Script Reading Series), by serving as President of Women in Film & Television Vancouver, and in corporate communications.

Yvette Dudley-Neuman

Yvette, B.Ed., (Drama Major), University of Calgary, is the Artistic Associate at Seacoast Theatre Centre where she is a member of the teaching ensemble and also serves as the administrator of the Theatre Company. She is a professional actor, singer, voice artist and improviser. Yvette trained with the world-renowned theatre-sports and improvisational coach, Keith Johnstone at the Loose Moose Theatre Company.

Early in her career, Yvette toured internationally as a soloist with the group “Up With People” before serving as Artistic Director of All Nations Theatre Company and working as a drama teacher for the Calgary Public School Board. She has enjoyed performing on stage and screen with credits including a three year run in the box office smash hit “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding”, and a five year tour of the comedy show “Detention Divas”, which she wrote. Yvette also sings, writes plays, poems, lyrics and melodies and has had excerpts of her stage play, “Titillations”, performed in New York. She is a member of the professional company and the Mentorship Programme at the Studios.

Jordan Dowler-Coltman

Jordan began his artistic career on stage and in the dance studio. His love of storytelling brought him to film and he is now a practicing filmmaker based in Edmonton and Vancouver. His first work was the short “Passenger Seat” (2008). Jordan has also written and co-directed two feature films: “Algorithms” (2010) and his newest work “Silhouette” (2011). In 2010 Jordan launched Skyward Motion Pictures, with long time collaborator and friend David Kelso. Skyward is a non-profit film company dedicated to creating Canadian content and encouraging and assisting other young filmmakers. Jordan earned his BFA in Film, Video, and Integrated Media from Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Cheryl Swan

Cheryl is an actor/teacher/director with many theatre, film and television credits. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s B.F.A. (Acting) and B.Ed. (Drama) programs. She has taught voice, movement and acting at a number of institutions including Victoria School for the Performing Arts, the Citadel Theatre, Theatre Network, Grant MacEwan Community College and the University of Alberta (in Edmonton); and U.B.C. and Douglas College where she has been on faculty for the past twenty-one years.

Cheryl is a mentor and company member with Seacoast Theatre Centre. Her productions with the company include “Ten Lost Years”, “Pioneer Years”, “Love and Dreaming”, “The ‘V’ Project”, “The Memory of Water”, and “The Blue Room”.

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