BIOGRAPHY

TIM WELHAM

Tim Welham

Tim Welham (BFA, Ryerson University; MA, Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London) is a current member of the coaching team at the Stratford Festival where he works primarily as the Text Coach on the Festival's Shakespeare productions and has taught for the Education Department. He is also a faculty member in the School of Performance at Ryerson University, and an instructor at the National Theatre School of Canada, teaching Shakespeare to the acting students. Tim has performed on stages in Canada, England and Europe, and coached and taught theatre throughout Ontario. Some of his favourite acting credits from his time in the UK include Twelfth Night (Rose Theatre), Flight (New Diorama), and The Bowl at the Young Vic Theatre. He also toured Austria for two six month stints with Vienna’s English Theatre. As an actor in Canada, his stage credits include Chariots of Fire (Grand Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare in the Ruff), Life is a Dream (Canadian Stage) and Crookback – his five-star reviewed solo adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard III. His writing has been generously supported by Theatre Ontario and the Ontario Arts Council.