Joel Cottingham

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 ( 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.