Mump & Smoot in “Anything”– their new show premieres April 10, 2014 in Edmonton at Theatre Network

“Mump & Smoot in Anything” is the newest creation from the minds and hearts of Michael Kennard and John Turner. The show premieres in Edmonton on April 10, 2014 at Theatre Network.

Edmonton Dates:
April 8-27, 2014
Previews April 8 & 9
Opening April 10
Tues-Sat @ 8pm, Sundays @ 2pm

Visit Theatre Network for more information and to order tickets.


Mump & Smoot come to Vancouver May 2013!

Mump & Smoot return to the The Cultch, with Something—the hit show that put them on the map! Last delighting Vancouver audiences in 1994, Mump & Smoot return with a rare revival of the show that started it all. In Something, we find the intrepid duo prancing through the etiquette of a fine cafe, the sorrow and despair of a wake, and the pandemonium of the doctor’s office.

May 22 – Jun 2, 2013

Clown through Mask Workshop with Michael Kennard, April 23 – May 6, 2012

With Michael Kennard

April 23 – May 6, 2012

Monday April 23 – Saturday April 28 10:00 – 6:00 pm
Monday April 30 – Saturday May 6 10:00 – 6:00 pm
*Sundays may become part of the workshop.

Cost: $900 for U of A grads and equity members / $1,000 for outside students, $200 non-refundable deposit required to secure your spot in the workshop. Make cheque payable to Michael Kennard.

Location: Media Room, Fine Arts Building, Drama Department.

Pre-requisites: Cannot currently be enrolled in the B.A Drama Program or the BFA Acting Program unless it is your last year, or you have a special situation you want to discuss with me.

*Please note there will be some work outside of class time.

Course Description
This workshop is based on the Pochinko technique.  Students begin with a focus on listening.  Games and exercises are used to awaken and encourage a sense of pleasure, an awareness of one’s immediate environment, and an honest response to internal impulses and external events.

Individually, creativity is explored with colour work and bodywork, and eventually the students begin the making and wearing of six masks.  These masks mark out the playground for the clown, guiding the participants through their innocence and experience, extremities, culminating in the “birth” of their individual clown.

Please call Michael Kennard (780) 492-8717 if you have any questions
or email me at
To register; Drop off a resume and a deposit to Michael Kennard’s office in the Drama Department 3-113, or make other arrangements with me.

What’s new is Mump & Smoot Cracked, our brand new show.

We opened it with a fantastic run at The Vancouver East Cultural Centre in May and then in Waterloo at the Magnetic North Festival in June. Next we’re off to Edmonton opening at Theatre Network (The Roxy) October 7-24 and then we’ll be at Alberta Theatre Projects in Calgary end of April. Read Reviews.

Theatre Network October 2010
10708 124 Street Northwest
Edmonton, AB T5M 0H1
(780) 453-2440