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2018 CIIF MASTER CLASS INTRUCTORS:
Dave Lawrence is a Canadian actor, writer, director and producer. He was born in Calgary, Alberta and raised by a hard catholic nurse and an agnostic geologist. He trained in improvisation at the famous Loose Moose Theatre Company with Keith Johnstone since the tender age of 15. It was here that he developed his head banger character, 'Terry' inspiring the Sundance indy hit, FUBAR (2002). The film was financed in part by Lawrence's credit card and features many of his friends and family. The film is now considered a Canadian cult classic even spawning a sequel FUBAR II/ BALLS TO THE WALL (2010.) He has since starred in several Canadian film and television productions, most notably for CBC and the Discovery Channel, opposite Leslie Nielsen in Doctor*ology. He has several feature films in development with Telefilm Canada. Dave Lawrence lives in Calgary with his wife and two kids. He still performs improvised comedy at the Loose Moose on a regular basis.
Laura Doorneweerd is an Amsterdam-based teacher, performer and director. Star of shows including all-woman action epic The Ferocious Four, two-hander Jochem & Laura, Raison d'être, and Me & My Ex, and co-founder of the multi-lingual Ohana project for European improvisers. A specialist in improvisation with a background in theatre and dance, she has been teaching for 15 years and, for 9 years, ran her own drama school in the Netherlands. Currently she is AD of TVA IMPRO in Amsterdam. She travels the world, guesting at major festival as an individual performer and tutor, and touring internationally with her ensemble shows. Also, her last name is a castle. True story.