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Jeff Gladstone

Ensemble - Mainstage, ICI Instructor
  • Joined VTSL: 2000 when he moved here from Calgary
  • Started his improv career at Loose Moose Theatre in Calgary – the company founded by TheatreSports creator Keith Johnstone
  • Other theatre credits: Bard on the Beach, Arts Club
  • TV credits: Motive, Second Chance, The Killing
  • Film credits: Delusion (2015), Drawing Home (2015)
  • IMDB Profile
  • Awards:
    • 2019 Leo Award Nomination, Best Supporting Performance (Male), Motion Picture for Kingsway
    • Canadian Comedy award nomination, ‘Best Male Improviser’
  • Radio credit: The Life Game (CBC), Producer & Co-Artistic Director
  • His CD , Hell of a Girl, is available on iTunes
  • Favourite VTSL show: Gorilla Theatre (director)
  • Favourite books: “I love gothic romance novels and philosophy – Tolstoy, Kundera, Atwood…”
  • Comic inspiration: “Steve Martin – his book Born Standing Up is amazing. ‘I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you’re an idiot.’”
  • Check out Jeff’s improv blog and upcoming events at jeffgladstone.com


ICI instructor bio:

Jeff was first introduced to improv at the University of Calgary by his acting teacher, Keith Johnstone (creator of TheatreSports and author of IMPRO). Jeff joined the Loose Moose Theatre Company that same year and has never looked back. The following year, Jeff began teaching specialty courses in Improv through Status and Mask at the U of C. Jeff relocated to Vancouver in 2000 where he joined the Vancouver TheatreSports League. In 2004 Jeff formed The Stretch Mouth’d Rascalls who were one of the first groups to perform and build a following at Ryan Stiles’ Up Front Theatre in Bellingham, where they performed Gorilla Theatre. In 2009 along with Veena Sood, Jeff founded Truth Be Told Theatre, a Vancouver company dedicated to performing Keith format, The Life Game.

Jeff continues to share his unique perspective, bringing together his experience in theatre (multi Jessie award nominee) and music (debut CD being released in 2014), teaching improv courses regularly at VTSL and privately. You can get more information about Jeff at www.jeffgladstone.ca


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