Sally Armour Wotton
Sally Armour Wotton received her original theatre training and experience in New York City throughout the 1960’s. After moving to Toronto, she founded Wotton Marionettes, performing and teaching in schools through the Inner City Angels and through Ontario Arts Council Artists in The Schools grants during the 1970’s and ‘80’s.
Sally formed Sacred Acts: a consortium of performing artists who facilitated arts events across Canada for conference and retreat centers during the 1990’s. She created and ran a theatre arts program in North York from 1984 to 2008 teaching theatre skills to youth and adults. She produced and directed full-length productions at the Toronto Centre for The Arts in North York twice a year for 15 years. She has had numerous articles and essays published and her book Staging The Story is a widely used resource.
Sally is currently teaching two courses – storytelling and story writing – in the degree program at Trinity College, University of Toronto.
Charles Wotton has been teaching English, adult literacy and storytelling for almost 15 years in a wide variety of contexts, including Spain, where he taught at the University of Cantabria, Russia, teaching high-school students, and at Canada’s oldest private language academy (Language Studies Canada), the Adult Literacy for Action Centre, and at the Open Learning Centre of York University.
Charles has taught both executives and welfare recipients, teens and adults, as well as learners with a variety of challenges including physical and visual disabilities. He has always closely incorporated his arts training and experience in improv, storytelling and music into his teaching.
Charles’ post-graduate studies (MA in Applied Linguistics) focus on second language teaching and acquisition, and especially on motivating learners by helping them to tell their own stories.