An original member of Expansion One performance group (1976), David has acted, written, and directed for theatre, film and television. He initiated Acting For Camera classes in Victoria in 1980. During the following years David became one of the founding members of CineVic Society of Independent Filmmakers initiating a number of independent film and video projects shot entirely on location in Victoria using local actors. One of the many programs he created at the Studio is Essential Techniques, a successful introductory program for many actors who have established a career in the industry. A board member of the international Victoria Film Festival since it’s inaugaration.
Joanne Wilson has appeared on networks such as CBS, NBC, Bravo, Lifetime, Global, and Showtime. Selected television credits include The CTV/ABC series Motive, The US-British drama series The Intruders, CTV/CW series Arrow, and The L Word. Feature film credits include Tron Legacy, Kill For Me, and Cascadia. Television movie credits include She Made Them Do It, The Mermaid Chair, Stranger with My Face, Trophy Wife, Whispers and Lies, Cross Roads, and Augusta Gone.
In theatre, Joanne received outstanding reviews as Amanda Wingfield in Tennessee William’s classic The Glass Menagerie for Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. Joanne has also appeared on stage at The Citadel Theater, Chinook Theatre, Workshop West, and the Chemainus Theatre Festival. Joanne has worked as a writer, announcer, interviewer and producer in the broadcast industry for Toronto’s Q107 and CFRB. Currently she hosts two national radio features heard on over 100 Canadian radio stations. She is also a successful voice over actor and has been heard on documentaries, in animation, as well as on hundreds of commercials throughout North America.
JOHN EMMET TRACY: In thirty years as an actor, John has appeared in hundreds of roles in theatre, film, television, commercials and voiceovers. He is currently starring as a series lead on Divine: The Series. Other TV/film credits include Supernatural, Smallville, Fringe, Psych, Sanctuary, The Dead Zone, Impact and Terminal City among many others. He has performed in over eighty stage productions, including playing Hamlet in Hamlet (Japan tour) and King Henry VI at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, where he was selected as a member of the Globe’s International Actors’ Fellowship. As a teacher for fifteen years, John has taught actors of all ages and experience levels in many studios, conservatories, schools and colleges. He also works regularly as an individual acting coach, both on-set and off. He received his training at Rose Bruford College (BA in Theatre), the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the National Shakespeare Conservatory and from master teachers Uta Hagen, Lynn Redgrave, Edward Albee and Madeleine Sherwood.