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Stage and Screen Visiting Artist, 2013

Paul Gross

Slings and Arrows

Each year, the Stage and Screen program at Queen's invites a director, writer, or other notable professional working in theatre, film and television to come to Kingston to conduct classes and hold a public presentation. This year's visitor, on 5-6 March, is actor, director, writer and producer Paul Gross. His work as an actor includes the multi-award-winning series Slings and Arrows (above), and his work as a writer/director/producer/actor includes the feature films Men With Brooms and Passchendaele (below).

Passchendaele

Passchendaele will be discussed in a question and answer session on Tuesday evening, 5 March. Paul Gross will also visit a number of Drama classes and Film and Media classes on 5-6 March, and participate in a public discussion of his career on Tuesday afternoon.

Due South

A generation of Queen's Film students is also very familiar with Paul Gross for his performance in their FILM 250 editing exercises (see a sample, 8 MB QuickTime movie) based on footage shot for the pilot episode of Due South (above).

2013 Schedule

Tuesday, 5 March

10:15-11:15 DRAM 323: Practical...Directing "Early discussion with actors"

2:30-4:30 Public Interview/DRAM 205: "Work as a director" (Convocation Hall)

8:00 IDIS 210, Q & A about Passchendaele (Dunning Auditorium)

Wednesday, 6 March

11:30-12:30 DRAM 100: Introduction to Drama

12:30 Pizza Lunch with Students (Theological Hall)

2:30-4:30 FILM 365: Narrative Theory and Practice "Overview of career"

Stage and Screen

The Visiting Artist Stage and Screen Studies Endowment Fund was established to fund a visiting artist program in Stage and Screen Studies at Queen's University. Each year, the program will invite a director, writer, or other notable professional working in theatre, film and television to come to Kingston to conduct classes, hold a presentation for the Queen's and Kingston public and otherwise benefit students with their experience.

The Stage and Screen Special Field Concentration, a program of study that integrates practical and academic courses from the departments of Drama and Film, is unique in Canada.