Intro to Acting for 40+


This five hour intro to acting for adults allows for a full experience of Actorium’s Meisner Technique Acting Program. The workshop is geared for adults who have a curiosity about acting but haven’t pursued it as a career, or for those interested in acting for personal or professional development.

Meisner Technique was developed by renowned acting instructor Sanford Meisner. Actors from all genres have trained in this technique: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert Duvall, Nicholas Cage, Diane Keaton, James Franco, Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey …the list goes on.

Students of Meisner Technique come away with a stronger understanding of themselves, with more confidence in self expression and the ability to form stronger connections with others.

For those who complete this workshop and are interested in continuing with Scene Study at Actorium we have the option for a program focused specifically for the novice actor 40+ HERE  

All workshops are held at Actorium, 2910 Commercial Drive, Vancouver. Cost is $95 + GST

If you have any questions, please email or call 604-445-7751.

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I recently joined Actorium out of curiosity that I’ve had for many years as well to see if I could gain more confidence in communicating with others. The variety of classes offered and the prices made it very easy for me to commit. I am beyond excited about how much I have already learned!

I love how in tune the instructors are with their students. Being able to watch and learn from them while they pull things out of other people feels somewhat like a reward. Their patience and guidance inspire me. Actorium has taught me to slowly breath through my fears and instead use them to my benefit. In the past I’ve never been able to slow my thoughts down long enough to gain that control and understanding, so when I felt it in the moment and then saw this change happening, I was overwhelmed with emotion.

Breaking down a few walls isn’t that difficult when the reward is feeling like a kid again, what an amazing release!!! I just signed up for my next program with Actorium … (which can’t start soon enough) …so I can do it Again and Again!!! Thank you for bringing this amazing opportunity.

Not only has the program allowed me to tap into my childhood bliss that I chose to let go of, but it also helped me look at places I blocked out within myself. I am becoming more whole and my relationships are becoming more authentic and honest. I am finding the program is helping me stay present and be more honest with everyone in my daily interactions. Rather than my habit of keeping my thoughts to myself, I’m able to share those feelings with people I trust and they make room for me. I have richer relationships because I’m able to recognize what I’m feeling and sense what others are feeling.

I think the instructors have done a phenomenal job thus far. They do a great job of being inclusive to everyone that is there. I trust they know exactly who needs to work on which area and will tailor each class accordingly. I find they manage to tailor our classes specifically to each person’s unique needs. We all have different areas of strengths and weaknesses and our instructors recognize what exercises will benefit us most to make a breakthrough.

I want to express my appreciation for the opportunity to join the Meisner Intro Class. The attention, understanding and encouragement you give is communicated with such compassion and depth that makes one want to incorporate and excel.

Even from the first workshop there has been a shift in my interaction with others and awareness of how and what I communicate. I learn something new with each class and the experience stays alive within me until the next class.

The activities/exercises feel like a return to our more natural selves before being told how to be, what to say, how to say it. I am reminded to check in with myself for authentic expression of my experience in the moment.
Thank you for your brilliance in presenting this opportunity.