Supernaturally Shy Acting Program

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. 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. Discover that it is possible to look someone in the eye and be completely authentically you, and enjoy it. 

If this is something you want to do but would to talk to someone before registering, call us at 604-445–7751 or, email the Supernaturally Shy instructor michelle@actorium.ca with ideal times to reach you.

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

 

 

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Supernaturally Shy Foundations Program

Students are given step-by-step instruction on  how to develop the ability to look someone in the eyes, to live without ‘pretending’ and to slowly drop inhibiting self-consciousness,  All work is the basis of truthful acting and is part of our core curriculum at Actorium. The program has been modified for those that are very uncomfortable taking the step of entering an acting class. Classes are energized with motivating discussions and shared experiences.

Tuesdays 
7pm – 9:30pm
Starts: March 6, 2018
4 weeks
Cost:
$150+ GST

 

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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.

Fridays  
Foundations II 6pm – 8pm
Scene Study 8pm – 10pm
Starts May 4, 2018
8 Weeks
Prerequisite: Super Shy Foundations

Cost:
Scene Study + Foundations II: Two payments of $240
$100 deposit made on registration.
Balance of $140 due on May 2, 2018
2nd payment due June 1, 2018

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Testimonials

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.