Expression for the Supernaturally Shy Online

Instrument Series

Training in the basics of acting and understanding how to work with shyness in your life.

“In the circle of light on the state in the midst of darkness, you have the sensation of being entirely alone… This is called solitude in public… During a performance, before an audience of thousands, you can always enclose yourself in this circle, like a snail in its shell… You can carry it wherever you go.”
― Constantin Stanislavski, An Actor Prepares

People often assume acting is for the outgoing only, a shy person couldn’t even imagine themselves acting. But, people who are shy have a great gift in acting: their ability to access their vulnerability. This depth of feeling is a great benefit to any actor.
In Acting for the Supernaturally Shy, we step into the program very slowly, with a focus on working with the emotions including fear and nerves. We cover all of the fundamentals of the regular Expression but with an emphasis on how to work with the feeling of being exposed. We know how difficult this first step is for someone who is shy. Many people, feeling exactly as you do, have taken this step. And we can almost guarantee that others in your class will be feeling exactly as you do. In order to encourage you to take this first step, we offer a FULL refund, if after the first class you feel it is not for you. We’re here for you. Give us a try.

Course Information:

  • 4 weeks
  • 90 minute weekly classes
  • Weekly assignments
  • Review and Homework packages
  • Individual feedback and coaching
  • Video class overviews for missed classes
  • $190 + gst $0 until June 2021*
    * This offer is for students who have not taken an Actorium Online class. One class per student. This offer ends when classes are full. Subject to change.

How it works:

  • Classes are live on Zoom.
  • Each class contains lessons, exercises, work review, discussion.
  • Each class you will be given assignments.
  • Homework assignments are filmed on your phone or camera and submitted before the next class*

*In all Expression courses this work is optional.

 

 

This is right for you if you are:

  • Someone who is interested in acting but has been too shy
  • Someone who’s shyness is affecting their life and would like to learn to work with it

 


Commitment:

Homework time will vary by participant but on average you can expect about 1 – 2 hours per week.

*Homework in the Expression courses are optional. But, to get the most out of the class we encourage participants to go through the discomfort of filming and submitting your work! You will find yourself changing quickly through this process!

 

 

Missed Classes:

If you have to miss a class you will receive a digital class package with a video overview of the class and your weekly assignments.

 

What You Need:

  • Notebook and pen/pencil
  • Computer or phone with a working camera and microphone
  • Working internet or data connection that will allow you to video conference for 90 minutes a week

 

UPCOMING CLASSES

Mondays
4pm – 5:30pm PST
March 1 – March 22, 2021
$190 + GST $0.00*

* This offer is for students who have not taken an Actorium Online class. One class per student. This offer ends when classes are full. Subject to change.

Prerequisites:
None

I’ve felt very alone in my struggle with shyness/social anxiety so I am really glad to find a place where others can relate.

I have always loved Actorium classes and got a lot out of them, I love the way you teach and the feedback you give your students. I first took the supernaturally shy course in 2015, wow that was a long time ago! My intent in taking the course back then, and with the other courses I took was to get more comfortable around people and open up to people and not be so quiet. I have grown and learnt a lot over the years and your classes have given me some good tools and concepts to ponder. I even enjoyed the scene study class I did, which I wasn’t sure about at first. Actorium has also just expanded what I originally thought acting was and made it more relatable to me. I just felt like I wanted to say that to you! Your doing great work and it is appreciated by so many people.

I just wanted to say thank you again for holding a wonderful and safe space that allows people to wade through such difficult emotions. 
Many years ago I did one [public speaking] class and hated it and never tried again. I often wished since then that some kind of magical world existed where I could try a form of speaking or performing while having a positive voice somehow override my internal negative and terrified one… well you are providing exactly that magical environment! The way you verbally support each person while they are on stage is incredible. I think these classes are priceless and will have a positive impact on all aspects of life… truly life transforming!

I had not foreseen that the program was going to be that interesting and the experience so profound and rewarding.

I am so happy with my progress! You have no idea. I was feeling so stuck behind that block that it was really testing my ambition and resiliency because I was feeling really powerless to change. I don’t know how it happened other than just breaking that part open and just allowing myself to be imperfect and where I am at… slowly. Though I still feel a certain trepidation over being really seen, I feel I can much more easily sit and be honest with that feeling of un-comfortability.

I have always been terrified of public speaking and have never even in my dreams wished to be in the limelight on any stage. The thought of taking acting lessons would have never occurred to me. But I was introduced to this idea in such an intriguing way. Michelle said this class was a safe place for those who wanted a chance to tiptoe out into the spotlight and thus to explore hidden facets of their essence and personality. I’ve always been rather inhibited and not-quite-the-real-me in my range of expression in social settings so I thought this would be a potentially fun and cheap way to expand my range, as compared to say, sitting weekly on a therapists’ couch for months on end. Well it’s only been four classes so far but holy moly! I could not have guessed how eye-opening and personally rewarding this experience would be for my inner development and self-knowledge. Not only do I feel I have a better window to my authentic self (and what could possibly be more precious than that) but I also feel like I really have an inner eye and empathetic understanding of my fellow classmates which in so few hours with strangers is really incredible. I would urge anyone who resonates with me to try this course. Very highly recommended.

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