Acting Coach

As Iago in Shakespeare On Trial

 

Jeremy Webb founded Off The Leash in 2009. He moved to Canada, from his native UK, in 1998. He grew up in Cambridge and trained at the world-renowned Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, in the UK, participating in their three-year acting program.

Since moving to Canada in 1998 he has carved out a career as a theatre actor, producer, director and writer. He has worked across Canada and taken his shows on tour into the USA.

Webb is available as an acting coach to work on your audition monologue, or more generally fine-tuning and honing your onstage craft. Take advantage of his experience and training in a relaxed, informal, but focused setting.

  • Webb will guide you to explore the text and yourself a little deeper; to push yourself towards being a well-rounded actor; to take you to the next level.
  • The work will be practical and utilize existing monologues that you have in your back pocket. New text will be thrown at you too!
  • Take advantage of Webb’s professional experience as a full-time working actor, director, producer and writer. He has taught extensively over the past 20 years and has developed a style of teaching that will challenge, encourage and extract a higher level of performance than you thought possible!
  • Webb helped devise the Pre-Professional Training Program at Neptune Theatre School back in the late 90’s and taught it for 6 years.
  • The more hours you book in advance, the cheaper the hourly rate.
  • Sessions can be at your own space, or in Jeremy’s home studio.
  • Contact Jeremy now to discuss your needs and his rates:  jeremy@offtheleash.ca

“Jeremy’s coaching session was stellar. He really helped me to ground a new monologue, and helped an old monologue find new life. I was so comfortable going in to my audition that I had fun; something that does not usually happen for me in auditions!”  Kirstin Howell, actor

The Studio

The Studio

Biography

As Beowulf

Most recent Canadian stage appearances include Under Milk Wood,  ‘Paul Fisher’ in Fishing (OTL Creative), ‘Beowulf’ in Beowulf (Two Planks & A passion), ‘The Wizard’ in The Wizard of Oz and ‘Friar Laurence’ in Romeo & Juliet (Neptune Theatre, Halifax, 2010),  ‘Milo Tindle’ in Sleuth (Festival Antigonish, 2010), ‘Duncan’ and ‘The Porter’ in MacBeth (Shakespeare By The Sea, 2009) ‘Iago’ in Othello (2008), ‘Peter Quince’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ‘Maurice’ in Beauty & The Beast (Silvermist Productions, Niagara Falls) and ‘Cogsworth’ in Neptune Theatre’s long-running Beauty and The Beast. He appeared in Neptune Theatre’s The Producers and understudied Steve Ross in the lead role of ‘Max Biallystock.’

Next up he is appearing in Under Milk Wood, with Susan Stackhouse, March 19th – 30th, 2013.

He has also appeared in There Is A Land of Pure Delight (Live Bait Theatre, NB), Oliver, Annie, One For The Pot, Sleeping Beauty, Sylvia, Scrooge, What The Butler Saw, The Government Inspector, A Christmas Carol, Blood Brothers, and Rumors (all for Neptune.) He played Bill Sykes in Oliver in 2001. He also appeared in the Canadian premiere of Humble Boy, in the title role ‘Felix Humble’ and starred in the two-hander plays Stones In His Pockets and The Woman In Black.

In Canada, he directed (and wrote) Pinocchio (for Shakespeare By The Sea), Urinetown, Blue Remembered Hills, The Wizard of Oz, A Streetcar Named Desire, Animal Farm, The Farm Show, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night, Liar, Joseph, Grease, Godspell, The Wind In The Willows, and I Do! I Do!, Double Double, Les Miserables, The Hobbit and Oliver.

His one-man version of A Christmas Carol was a great success in 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 playing at Neptune Theatre’s Studio Theatre and touring Nova Scotia schools and venues. In 2011 it toured, along with Shakespeare On Trial, for 6 weeks in the USA.

Webb also starred in the hard-hitting one-man play Maelstrom at Festival Antigonish in 2003. He has been Artistic Director of Halifax’s The Multicultural Festival and Elsinore Theatre Company.

A character montage
Created by Simon Webb

 

 

Shakespeare On Trial has writer William (Margaret) Shakespeare coming face-to-face with four of his own characters, who are pissed at the author for creating plays that are no longer relevant. Shakespeare finds himself defending his own work to his own characters. Students  have been learning about Shakespeare since May 2009, with availability planned throughout 2012.

In 1999 he founded Halifax’s Improv Knights comedy team that played nearly every NS venue during their 7 year run. He was the voice of “Ms. Grumply” in Olliver’s Adventures and “Evil Schmeevil” in Evil Schmeevil, both for Teletoon.

He played the evil “Mr. Crowe” in two seasons of CBC’s Pit Pony and appeared in Salter Street’s Lexx, Global’s Blackfly, The Conclave, Bad Day Good Day Bad Day, and Blessed Stranger – After Flight 111, Shattered City, and numerous TV and radio commercials. He appeared regularly on CBC Radio as ‘Simon St.John Crisp,’ an inept faux BBC/CBC reporter.

In March 2009, Jeremy won a Best Actor Merritt Award for his portrayal of Iago in Othello, for Shakespeare By The Sea. He won the 2010 Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Theatre and The Coast (Halifax’s weekly newspaper) Best Theatre Actor Award in 2007, 2009 and 2010 (2008 wasn’t such a great year, apparently!)

As Paul Fisher in FISHING