Noah Drew is a teacher of performance and communication skills, and an “all-terrain theatre artist,” originally from Vancouver, now based in Montreal. At Concordia, he is one of the leaders in the Acting for the Theatre program <www.concordia.ca/finearts/
theatre.html>, creating and teaching courses in Voice, Acting, and Career Skills for performers. Noah also occasionally works with Concordia’s Centre for Teaching and Learning coaching new professors to improve their oral communication skills. He was a 2017 recipient of a Distinguished Teaching Award.
Noah’s research and research-creation focuses on exploring strategies for cultivating and catalyzing heightened states of presence in performers, public speakers, and audiences. Noah’s work draws on somatic practices; performative sensory immersion and sensory dramaturgy; and (auto)ethnography.
As a theatre artist (actor, composer, sound designer, writer/director/dramaturge, deviser), Noah has worked across North America, and in Europe and South America. Noah’s sound designs and music for theatre and dance have been performed on four continents, and have been honoured with six Jessie Awards (19 nominations total) and a Siminovitch Prize nomination. Noah is a Co-Artistic Director of Jump Current Performance <www.jumpcurrent.net>. His most recent project is an intercontinentally-co-created participatory, theatre/game hybrid experience entitled “The Riot Ballet” <www.theriotballet.com>.
Noah is a Certified Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework® and has taught dozens of workshops in this highly-embodied approach to voice training. Noah has taught several times in the Fitzmaurice Voicework Teacher Certification programs in New York and Los Angeles. For several years, Noah served as the Director of Community Development and the Director of Conferences for the Fitzmaurice Voicework Institute <www.fitzmauriceinstitute.org>
Personal website: www.noahdrew.com