Trilby Jeeves was the first English student to be theatrically trained in her second language for 3 years at Le Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique in Québec City. She went on to perform in both languages, eventually coming back to Vancouver. In BC, she worked with Théâtre La Seizième, The Raymond Burr Theatre, First Impressions Theatre, and other small companies. In between working as a costumer in the film industry, Trilby directed the first French Canadian productions in Vancouver of “Les Monologues du Vagin” two years running as well as teaching improvisation and buffoonery acting en Français, throughout various schools in B.C., and Prince Edward Island, and a workshop for Saskatchewan Film. She taught “Le Bouffon” at Tooba Physical Theatre Centre, and teaches at VanArts in Vancouver, Canada. In 2008, she took her work internationally and taught her Buffoonery Acting Workshop in Humacao, Puerto Rico. She will be touring Dusty Shoes to the Regina and Edmonton Fringe Festivals.
CHARPO: Okay, for starters...bilingual? Why?!
CHARPO: Now you are a clown. What don't people get about clowning in theatre?
CHARPO: Tell us a bit of your own journey.
CHARPO: Tell us about the genesis of this production.
CHARPO: Highs and lows - what are you anticipating for this year's Fringe season for yourself?