Geoffrey Brumlik Senior Acting Tutor and Head of MA Acting programme

Geoffrey Brumlik

Senior Acting Tutor and Head of MA Acting programme


Biography

Geoffrey’s originally trained as as an actor, with a career that included performing at a range of Canadian theatres, among them Canada’s National Theatre, The Stratford Festival before working increasingly as a director, and dedicated much of his professional energy to the exploration of the power of language in performance which led to his development of a much sought after practice as a voice and text coach.

Prior to coming to the UK, Geoffrey spent more than a decade as Artistic Associate and Associate Director at one of Canada’s major regional companies; the Citadel Theatre. He also spent three seasons as Artistic Director of the River City Shakespeare Festival in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

As a director, Geoffrey’s credits include; the world premiere of Vern Thiessen’s Lenin’s Embalmers, as well a workshop production at Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York, the world premiere of Shakespeare’s Will (Citadel Theatre), Man in the Stalls, (Shaw Festival Director’s project), Back to Berlin (The Drilling Company, New York). His River City Shakespeare Festival credits include productions of The Tempest, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Comedy of Errors.

Geoffrey holds an MFA in Voice Studies (first – Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) and a MA in Directing (Bristol Old Vic Theatre School).

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice