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Cynthia Ashperger
Director The Tilco Strike

Dr. Cynthia Ashperger works as a director, actor, producer, writer and pedagogue. For 4th Line Theatre: The Great Shadow (director); Who Killed Snow White? (actor); The Berlin Blues (actor). Selected directing credits: The Women by Clare Booth Luce; George Kaplan by Frédéric Sonntag; Tales from the Vienna Woods by Ödön von Horváth; Tender Napalm by Philip Ridley; Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens adapted by Michael Hollingsworth; Peace by Aristophanes adapted by Velina Hasu Houston; and A Summer Day by Jon Fosse. Her rich forty-year acting career in theatre, film and TV includes Canadian Screen Award and Dora Award nominated performances. Cynthia has been one of the principal acting teachers at the School of Performance at Toronto Metropolitan University since 1994 and was appointed Director of the Acting Program between 2004 and 2019. A renowned teacher of Chekhov Acting Technique, she has lectured and directed nationally and internationally in Australia, Croatia, England, Finland, Germany, Holland, Japan, Korea and Serbia.

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