Alan K. Sapp

Alan Sapp

Alan lives and works in Kitchener-Waterloo. He has been active in education for most of his life. Alan has led workshops across Southern Ontario, including at both District and Regional Sears Festivals. He has premiered roles in productions by playwright Gary Kirkham, Queen Milli of Galt and Falling: A Wake, and Don Druick, Mr. Moliere’s French Scenes. Alan has done play polishing with Guelph Little Theatre (Bordertown Café, Cosi and The Merchant of Venice) and Galt Little Theatre (The Perfect Manhattan and Amadeus.) He has adjudicated at both school and community festivals. In the summer of 2015, Alan appeared with Odyssey Theatre in Ottawa, as the King of Naples in Whether You Like It or Not. Alan received his BFA from Florida State University and his MFA from the Asolo Conservatory in Sarasota.

As an educator, Alan founded the acting studio at Taproot Theatre in Seattle and was an active member of the Teaching and Training Committee of Theatre & Company in Kitchener, where he led a number of contemporary scene study and Shakespeare scene study workshops. From 2009 – 2015, he served as Education Director for Lost & Found Theatre, also in Kitchener, where he created three unique teaching/training programs. Alan had guest artists such as Doug Beattie, Barbara Fulton and Brian Tree, who have all worked at the Stratford Festival, come in and teach sessions to local students.

From 2004 – 2006, Alan was a sessional teacher at University of Waterloo, where he taught intermediate and advanced acting courses. He directed Our Town in the Fall of 2005 and Twelfth Night in the Spring of 2006. The latter was cast from the UW graduating class that year and members of Lost & Found’s ensemble.

Since 2005, Alan has taught a grade 10/11 drama class at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate. He has also been the director for all of the grade 9-12 plays since 2008. As well, Rockway produces a large cast musical every third year, and Alan has been the director for all of those productions since 2004.

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