Ask an Actor presented by Bard on the Beach

Ever wonder what theatre actors are thinking on opening night? Or what goes on in the rehearsal room?

This session will be led by Moya O'Connell, an actor from Bard on the Beach, who will answer your questions about Shakespeare’s language, characters, and plays, and what it’s like to bring them to life on stage. Moya will share her favourite tips and tricks, and talk about what her artistic process is like when approaching a part in a Shakespeare play.

Open to anyone interested in theatre, acting, and Shakespeare - all ages welcome. 


Moya O’Connell is an actor, teacher, director and writer. She has spent eleven seasons at The Shaw Festival, eight seasons at Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival and been seen in countless productions across this vast country playing leading roles in the theatre.

She has played Queens, warriors, princesses, conspirators, daughters, wives, mothers, psychopaths, writers, waitresses, fascists, teachers, heiresses, paupers, ingenues, heroines, harridans, weightlifters, scientists, socialites, academics, nuns, political radicals, housewives, and ordinary citizens.        


Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. Zoom link will be sent to those registered in advance of the meeting date.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. 


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Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm


  • All Ages