One Day Workshop With Lee Wilson Announced
Founder of Resurgence Theatre Returns “Home” To Give Back
LEE WILSON – actor/artistic director/director/dramaturge/voice coach/writer
The NIFOAP is thrilled to announce that Newmarket prodigal son, Lee Wilson, an accomplished and acclaimed theatre Actor, Director and Writer, has offered to return to his hometown of Newmarket Ontario to host a one day workshop designed to advance the knowledge and skill of Actors and Directors in their craft on Sat July 29, 2023 at the Newmarket Public Library, 438 Park Ave., Newmarket Ontario, Canada. The workshop runs from 9am to 4:30 pm and includes coffee, snacks and lunch. The cost is $129.00 with all proceeds going to help boost the Newmarket International Festival of One Act Plays.
Lee is an assistant professor of acting at the University of Windsor, School of Dramatic Art,
Windsor, Ontario, Canada. In 2020, he was an associate of Selina Cartmell at The Gate Theatre
in Dublin, Ireland. Mr. Wilson holds Canadian, British, and Irish citizenship.
In 2019, his production of A Fear and Loathing Actor in Dublin by Mark McCauley premiered at
the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Theatre@36 in Dublin, Ireland. While living in Ireland, he
directed the world premieres of Running with Dinosaurs by Nadine Flynn (The New
Theatre); The Eurydice Project by Joanna Crawley (White Label/The Project Arts Centre Main
Space); Fray by Margaret Perry and Pork by Nadine Flynn (Smock Alley Theatre); and The Sea
Brothers by Padraig Colum and Joanna Crawley (Brinkmanship Theatre/O’Reilly Theatre/The
Lir). In addition, his critically acclaimed production of East of Berlin by Hannah Moscovitch
played to sold-out houses at The Project Arts Centre in 2014–15. Lee was the Associate Director
to Joe Dowling on Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge at The Gate Theatre, Dublin, for the
Dublin Theatre Festival in 2015.
Lee’s Canadian work includes being the founding artistic director of Resurgence Theatre Company
in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, where he directed critically acclaimed productions
of Hamlet, Twelfth Night, and Romeo and Juliet. In 2013, he was nominated by his peers for the
Christopher Plummer Fellowship Award for his outstanding contribution to the classics and
Shakespeare performances in Canada. This award is administered by the Globe Theatre in
England (Globe Centre in Canada) and recognized Lee as an exciting young director of
Shakespeare in his native home of Canada. His Canadian work also includes being one of a handful of directors who participated in the inaugural
Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Directors at the Stratford Festival in Stratford,
Ontario, Canada. As part of this programme, he was the resident director for Des McAnuff
on The Who's Tommy and The Tempest film and stage production starring Christopher Plummer.
Other credits at Stratford include assistant director to Antoni Cimolino on As You Like It with the
Barenaked Ladies and to Leon Rubin on Measure for Measure. He was the apprentice artistic
director and artistic associate at the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario, Canada (2008–2009
season). In 2008, Lee was invited to The Old Vic in London, England, to participate in a
directing and writing workshop with the Peter Hall Company. He was an intern director at the
Shaw Festival during the 2005/2006 season in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, and the
resident director at the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre Training at the Stratford
Shakespeare Festival in 2004/2005. In 2003/2004, he was awarded the Urjo Kareda Residency
Grant to study directing and artistic direction with Richard Rose at the Tarragon Theatre in
Toronto, Canada. Lee started off his professional career as a member of the inaugural Soulpepper
Training Company, studying acting, design, and directing with his mentor Robin Phillips.
Lee is an associate member of ADA (Association of Drama Adjudicators) in Ireland, a member
of the Canadian Actor’s Equity Association, a member of ACTRA, and a member of the
Canadian Guild of Stage Directors and Choreographers. He holds an MFA in Directing from The
Lir, Ireland's National Academy of Dramatic Art, Trinity College, Dublin, and a BFA in Acting
from Ryerson Theatre School, Toronto, Canada.
Currently, he is halfway through his certification as an intimacy director with IDC in the United
States and is studying presence, speech, and voice with one of the world's most prominent voice
teachers, Patsy Rodenburg.
If you’d like to attend the workshop send an email confirming your name and city to firstname.lastname@example.org and to purchase a ticket to attend Lee’s amazing workshop, book in @ www. newtix.ca – the Town of Newmarket tickets site.