Glenys McQueen (B.A., Lecoq School, M.Ed) is a graduate of McGill University and the Jacques Lecoq School of Physical Theatre in Paris, France. She spent a year in New Zealand as a founding member of the group, Theatre Action, which represented New Zealand at the South Pacific Trade and Cultural Fair in Suva, Fiji. She then spent 11 years in Mexico City, where she taught, acted and directed in professional theatre. She established and ran UNAM's University Theatre Centre (C.U.T.) movement and non-verbal theatre program, and taught for CONASUPO's Brigadas de Teatro Campesino. She was also a member of Las Sombras Blancas, which represented Mexico with their production of ARDE PINOCHO at the World Theatre Festival in Caracas, Venezuela.
In Canada, she taught at the University of Alberta for two years before moving to Brock University, where she teaches acting and Drama in Education.. Glenys' research interests include experimental and international theatre practice; using music and movement as educational tools for cross-curricular integration; and developing open and creative teaching practices (adapted from Lecoq-based pedagogy).
Who is it for?
Insight Energy! –is for women who work with others, teaching, facilitating, helping or leading and who want to do so with joy, openness and effectiveness. Using non-threatening, playful theatre-based techniques, experienced workshop leader Glenys McQueen-Fuentes will guide you through exercises that will help you (re)discover and (re)juvenate your creative energy and authentic self.
What to expect?
The sessions will help you re-connect with your:
- authentic self
- self confidence
- submerged abilities and energy
- sense of empathy
- unique and personal creative sources
- abilities, strengths, likes, and avoidances
- listening skills
- observational skills
- ability to collaborate
- capacity to authentically self-assess
- team and community building capacities
- negative self-talk
- sense of isolation
- fear of impromptu situations
- feelings of inadequacy
Why a "New Twist"?
- inside out, not outside in: it releases important things you've forgotten you know, rather than pushing in new info
- hands-on, active, and collective discoveries, rather than lecture-learning
- adapted from fun, no-risk, freeing, Lecoq-based theatre training techniques
This is a process that requires:
- groups of 8-16 women
- participants create a safe, open and generous community of explorers
- a series of 6 or 8 (both available) interactive, 2-hour sessions for (re)discovery & (re)connecting
What you need...
- come prepared to surprise, to listen, to de-stress, to enjoy the unknown
- apparel: comfortable, plain clothing (no prints or logos, etc., loose pants, t-shirt, casual footwear, no large jewellery or other identifying apparel)
- material for writing [iphone, ipad, pen & paper, etc.]
- sign up for a predetermined 6 session course/workshops, or...
- get a group of friends, colleagues or peers together
- and pick the format: 6-8 sessions can be weekly, 2x per week, or done as shorter "intensives" (contact firstname.lastname@example.org)