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PARC Playwright Profile for October 2018

October 01, 2018

PARC member Nadine Salami got her theatre training from Studio Muller in Paris, France, where she studied and practised the Stanislawski Method of acting and building a character (2008-2012). She then specialized in improvisation techniques at the Impro Academy (2012-2015), with actors and directors Florian Bartsch and Caspar Schjelbred. Afterwards she practiced and improved her techniques with actor Frédéric Bocquet at Company Théâtre 5 (2015-2017). In addition, from 2012 to 2013, she took part in the masterclasses of reknowned French actors and directors Michel Bouquet (César 2002, 2006), Patrice Chéraud (César 1984, 1999), and Austrian director Michael Haneke (Golden Globe 2010, Palme d’Or 2012). She also took two workshops with Macha Makeïeff in 2014.

Furthermore she was trained in the following areas at Sciences-Po Paris from 2011 to 2013: directing, filmmaking, script writing; as well as writing workshops with the American novelist Jake Lamar from 2012 to 2016. Nadine has acted in Art (by Yasmina Reza) at Comédie de La Passerelle in 2011 and in Foi de Foissy (by G. Foissy) at Théo Théâtre in 2012, as well as many impro performances in Paris between 2013 and 2015. In addition she co-founded in 2012 Désastre sur les Planches, an amateur theatre company in Paris, with actress and publisher Audrey Cornu.

Nadine is a short story writer and emerging playwright, and two of her short plays were staged and directed by Nicolas Bigard at Théâtre MC93. She joined Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (PARC) in January 2018. She taught impro techniques (in English and French) to University and Engineering students, as well as corporate executives in Paris, in order to help them develop their creativity. In July-August 2017, she taught improvising techniques in English to foreign students at the summer programmes of Study Abroad Canada (Charlottetown, PE). In 2018 her play was selected for the PEI Theatre Festival.

She has volunteered once a month to do some improvising games at the dementia unit of a Charlottetown nursing home. In May 2018, she developed a new version of her French play Meilleur Ami Meilleur Ennemi at the PARC Colony in NB. She has also been an amateur dancer for 20 years in London and Paris (ballet, contemporary dance, modern jazz, ballroom, and classic floor barre technique with ex-Opera dancer Maud Hildebrand). In summer 2017 she worked as a choreographer for the River Clyde Pageant, in New Glasgow, PEI. She currently teaches dance classes to adults on PEI,. Nadine holds a Coaching Certificate from CNAM (Paris), an NLP Diploma from the International NLP Association (London), a Masters of Science in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and a Masters in Economics from Sciences-Po Paris.