STUDENTS HAVE SAID
"Practical information that I can put to use right away. What a difference in the scenes."
"I feel that the things I've learned from you have really helped me in my last two auditions. I wanted to let you know that my confidence has grown because of your coaching and advice."
"I just sang for an hour and found that by using some of the things we talked about, my voice actually lasted longer and worked better. Thanks so much, I am learning a tremendous amount."
"Heather has a very good eye and is able to communicate well with the actors. She is clear and direct and extremely supporting at the same time."
ABOUT THE WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
"Thank you so very much for the experience of your all-weekend "Comedy Is Siriusly Fun" workshop this past weekend. It brought back a lot of great memories of the courses I used to take with you in the late 80's/early 90's, and the acting skills I learned from you back then provided a solid foundation that I've been building on in the intervening years. You were able to put each person at ease and get them over their initial discomfort, so they could concentrate on learning. I could see a lot of "a-ha" moments for people, as you tied each game, improv and exercise back to logical and sensible acting concepts that they could identify with and reproduce. Everyone commented on how practical your advice was, and were grateful that you were breaking it down for them to such manageable and learnable steps (I took 9 pages of notes!)."
Everyone was "completely engaged by your processes and the fun, and were amazed at the results that you were able to generate from people of every level of experience in the class (from the acting novices to the experienced actors)."
ACTORS HAVE SAID
"Heather's guidance helped me put a real, live, human being up on stage instead of a 'character'. Her focus on what wasn't on the page through improvisation, as well as what was, ensured that I left no stone unturned in my search for who Mark was."
"Heather Dick has remarkable insight and instincts. Under her guidance I was able to flesh out the life of my character and create a rich background from which to work. She helped me to grow as an actor and I look forward to working with her again!"
AUDIENCES HAVE SAID
"Bravo! A delight!"
"Well Done. Enjoyed!"
"Great Play, need more like it!!"
"I came down to see your play last week and I really enjoyed it. It really pulled me in and I won't take a tram ride quite the same way for a little while now."
"A really good show, and I am left feeling so good about the enthusiasm and focus and dedication of the cast..."
CRITICS HAVE SAID
"a fine production that, like it's title is a small gem" - The Toronto Star
JEWEL "has been given a deeply felt and properly considered professional production. The result is effective." - The Globe and Mail
"well-performed show from people who clearly care about what they are doing" - Metropolis