This is an acting class, but you won’t be asked to step out and start acting a scene. It is step-by-step training designed with the super, super, shy in mind.
The Supernaturally Shy Acting Program is specifically geared for people who:
- See themselves as introverts
- Often suffer in social settings
- Are terrified by the idea of acting
- Feel like it might be time to step outside of their comfort zone
- 18+ years old
Supernaturally Shy Foundations Program
Students are given step-by-step instruction on how to live without ‘pretending’, learn to work with the heightened emotions that present themselves in the basic interactions of daily life, in social situations and/or in public speaking and slowly drop the inhibiting self-consciousness that has been holding you back. Classes are energized with motivating discussions and shared experiences.
7pm – 9:30pm
Starts: June 11, 2018
Supernaturally Shy Scene Study
This program is for graduates of the Supernaturally Shy Foundations program who want to continue working in a similar environment among their peers. Students will be given one scene to work on over the course of 8 weeks. Participants will gain a deeper understanding and along with that understanding will come a confidence in working with this core principle of acting.
The training in Actorium’s Scene Study program follows Stanislavski’s theory. Meisner technique will be continued to be used as an additional tool in the two hour Foundations II portion of the class.
Foundations II 6pm – 8pm
Scene Study 8pm – 10pm
Starts April 21, 2018
No class May 19, 2018
Scene Study + Foundations II: Two payments of $290 + GST
$100 deposit made on registration.
Balance of $190 + Full GST due on April 13, 2018
2nd payment due May 11, 2018
*Scene Study students receive a discount on any additional classes taken. Please check Foundations and Movement Programs for your options.
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. Michelle is guiding us starting from scratch using the Meisner training technique. 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.
I took the Acting for the Supernaturally Shy class, not knowing what to expect and feeling quite nervous about it. Shyness is something that still grabs me by the throat and tells me that I should just stay home, that I’ll be safer that way. I’m very glad that I didn’t listen to my fear. I took the class and it was fantastic. As an unexpected benefit, the experience made me realize that maybe there’s an actor inside of me, suppressed but struggling to emerge.
Now, I’m enrolled in the Meisner Foundation course. I didn’t foresee that I would take another course, and likely more to come. I don’t know where this will lead, but the training has been inspiring, challenging, empowering, confidence-building, and enriching. I have no regrets that I took the risk.
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.