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Taught by Byron Martin and Curtis den Otter
Byron Martin is an Edmonton-based actor, improviser and the Founder and Artistic Director of Grindstone Theatre . He is the director of The 11 O’clock Number! The Improvised Musical, which has toured internationally. Byron is a graduate of the MacEwan Theatre Arts Program and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland MA Musical Theatre Program. Byron has worked as an actor for The Citadel Theatre, Alberta Opera, Edmonton Actors Theatre, The National Theatre of Scotland, The Citizens Theatre (Glasgow), Trunk Theatre, Malachite Theatre, and Theatre YES to name a few. He is the recipient of Theatre Alberta’s Community Service Award, voted VUE weekly’s Champion of the Arts and was nominated for Outstanding Artistic Director at the Mayors Celebration of the Arts, and as an actor was nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Outstanding Achievement in Theatre for Young Audiences at the Edmonton Sterling Awards. Directing credits include Here Lies Henry, The Adventures of Chucky and Reggie and Urinetown, The Musical (Grindstone Theatre).
Curtis den Otter: Hailing from Edmonton, Curtis den Otter is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and actor with a deep love of music and improvisational theatre and a keen interest in inspiring that same love in others. Curtis performs as a regular accompanist for (and is an erstwhile cast member of) Grindstone Theatre’s weekly improvised musical, The 11 O’Clock Number. Past musical theatre credits include the Musical Director for Wise Fool Players’ production of Seussical and the co-writer/co-director of several KaRAR Productions performances—including their 2017 version of Cinderella.