Perry has put his mark on generations of actors in Canada. First, by teaching and running The National Theatre School of Canada and second, by teaching and running the Ryerson Theatre School. He has the knowledge of what makes a modern theatre school. He always put the work first - meaning: the actor, acting, how does one create a character and make it believable. He still does that and in face of new trends where institutions want numbers to attend their drama school at the expense of quality and others who preach self-expression at the expense of rigorous classical conservatory training. Perry is a funny guy. That comes through in his expertise in mask, improv, Commedia and all things comedy. He’s new school and not old school when it comes to knowing what is needed to be a professional actor. Hats off to Monsieur Schneiderman!!
The Shout-Outs recognize and celebrate colleagues work and lives.
The people here have a commonality with me in being part of the film and theatre community and having faced similar struggles to keep going and take their place.
Most of them have some similarities in method and ideas on the work.
The Shout-Outs also give a chance to see fifty years of history in the performance world in Canada. They show that continuity of individuals in the industry both in their quality and the quantity of work.
An opportunity for those entering the profession to see and read about those who have gone before them.