Shelagh Carter

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Shelagh Carter

Theatre and Film

  • Creative Arts
  • Dance
  • Film / TV
  • Theatre/Music
Areas of Expertise:
  • Acting Instructor
  • Directing
  • Filmmaking
  • Screenwriting
Languages Spoken:
  • English
Available To:
  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others

Shelagh Carter is a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio as an Actress and Director, a Professor of Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg and a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Directors Lab in Toronto. As a director, Shelagh has created work for over ten years. Night Travellers, her third short film, was a National Screen Institute Drama Prize winner in 2007. Her award winning 35 mm short, One Night, filmed as part of the Canadian Film Centre’s Short Dramatic Film 2009 series, screened at several international film festivals. She has also won world festival recognition with her experimental narrative short films Canoe, Rifting/Blue and Is It My Turn. Shelagh’s first feature film called Passionflower, the story of Sarah, an 11-year- old girl, forcing her family to come to terms with her mother’s increasing mental instability, has earned film festival attention and honors. Her latest indie feature, Before Anything You Say, an innovative drama based on a true story, has been completed. Additional feature film projects, a psychological thriller called The Woman Who Swallowed West Hawk Lake, a Noir inspired screenplay called Skinner, and a Chekhovian based drama called Into Invisible Light, are in development.

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UWinnipeg heats up with ‘Arcadia’

UWinnipeg's presents Tom Stoppard’s radiant and witty 'Arcadia', directed by faculty member Shelagh Carter.  The show runs at the Asper Centre for...

UWinnipeg success stories – spotlight on Film Studies

Professor Shelagh Carter – International exposure Professor Shelagh Carter is in Dhaka, Bangladesh where her newest film, Is It My Turn, will...

Brutal, comedic satire opens UWinnipeg theatre season

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg’s Department of Theatre and Film opens its 2013/14 theatre season with Killing Game by Eugene...

Nostalgic Comedy Revisits 1960s

“. . . I cannot, and I mean CAN-NOT do this play!!”— excerpt from Richard Seff’s play, The Whole Ninth Floor, presented by UWinnipeg’s...