Scene Director/Acting Coach
Joel Cottingham is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s acting conservatory in Montreal. Joel regularly performs and teaches improv comedy in Vancouver with Instant Theatre (instanttheatre.com) when not busy auditioning in the TV, film, and commercial industry.
No stranger to musical theatre or choral singing, Joel enjoys using music as a metaphor with which to coach the scene. Joel’s specialties are mining the script, finding the humour, and moving people forward with care. Outside of acting Joel is a founder of Groundwerk Vancouver, a monthly networking and community-building event for electronic musicians. Joel is also a gigging DJ and music maker.