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THE ZONE OF SILENCE  with Jennifer Wigmore

We begin in silence,  for the spoken word often forgets the roots from which it grew.” – Jacques Lecoq

WHAT IS THE ZONE OF SILENCE – a foundational acting technique done in a series of silent, spontaneous, improvisational exercises, placing the actor in simple imaginary situations and asking them to respond truthfully to their environment. It’s really calisthenics to practice listening, not just to others, but yourself.

WHO IS THE ZOS FOR? – Particularly good for emerging actors, the ZOS creates collaborative environments for actors to develop their understanding of where the heart of acting lives within them. But it’s also a great refresher for actors who want to reconnect with the simplicity of listening to their artist’s heart and reacting without the pressure of a product.

WHY DOES THE ZOS WORK? – Being able to hear yourself and others requires practice. Improvised play creates an environment for true listening and getting out of the head and into the body. We take risks when we play, that we might otherwise be too frightened or embarrassed to take outside the safety of play. Play also engages the listening muscle in a way that allows us to slow down and live truthfully within specific circumstances. Listening is not just hearing, we don’t just listen with our ears, but with our whole being.

ABOUT JENNIFER WIGMORE – Jennifer is the only ZOS teacher still teaching. She learned the technique directly from its creator, Perry Schneiderman, and taught it for over a decade at TMU. Jennifer is an accomplished actor with numerous credits in film, television and theatre and has been teaching for over 20 years and a proud member of AACE – The Association of Acting Coaches and Educators.


  • 4 weeks – Sunday’s, May 5, 12, 19 & 26 – 1:00 – 4:00pm
  • Location : B Street Collaborative – 1100 Bathurst Street
  • Cost : $300 + HST ($339.00) or $275 + HST – CAEA OR ACTRA Member ($310.75) E-transfered to:

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