‹ Past Screenings & Events

YFS Past Workshops

Actors Working with Directors Master Class

Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 1:10pm

Actors Working with Directors Master Class

In this master class with renowned actor, Michael Greyeyes, Michael will show clips of his film work and talk anecdotely about his experiences working with various directors throughout his 25-year career and share his experience and approach to directing actors for the screen. The second half of the class, Michael will work with the class to get a scene from a short film onto its feet and walk the class through the rehearsal, blocking and shooting process. Actors and directors in attendance will be given an opportunity to work together on the scene. The class will be moderated by Katherine McCallum, artistic director of Larrikin Entertainment.


Michael Greyeyes (Plains Cree) is a choreographer, director, actor and educator. Selected directing credits include: A Soldier’s Tale, from thine eyes (Signal Theatre), Pimooteewin (Soundstreams), Almighty Voice and his Wife (Native Earth Performing Arts), & Seven Seconds (2010 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival). Most recently Greyeyes directed Yvette Nolan’s adaptation of Aristophanes The Birds at York University, where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre in the School of Arts, Performance, Media and Design.

Michael Greyeyes’ career is diverse with a stage and screen resumé spanning over 25 years. From his beginnings with The National Ballet of Canada and the company of Eliot Feld in New York City to Nanabush in Tomson Highway’s seminal work The Rez Sisters to his role as legendary Hunkpapa Chief Sitting Bull in the feature film Woman Walks Ahead, directed by Susanna White and co-starring Jessica Chastain, Greyeyes has built an extensive body of work.

Michael's onscreen acting credits include: Blood Quantum, Fear of the Walking Dead, Dance Me Outside, Passchendaele, Big Bear series, Smoke Signals, True Detective, V-Wars and Woman Walks Ahead.


Pictured: Michael Greyeyes as Qaletaqa Walker – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 3, Episode 5 – Photo Credit: Richard Foreman, Jr/AMC

  • Instructed by: Michael Greyeyes, Actor, Director of Signal Theatre
  • Location: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
  • Cost: $25/ $20 YFS Production Members
  • Prequisites:
  • What to Bring:

Interested in new workshops?

Visit our Workshops page to see what's coming up.

YFS Annual Supporters