Foundations of Acting Program


Foundations I – Introduction

An introduction to the Meisner Technique and Stanislavski System (Method). Actors work to overcome self consciousness and follow their impulses in order to access greater fluidity and depth, develop a grounded presence, and authentically express themselves.

Upcoming Program Dates:

Thursdays (4 weeks)
7pm – 9:30pm
Starts June 28, 2018

Tuesdays (4 weeks)
11am – 1:30pm
Starts July 10, 2018

Fridays (4 weeks)
7pm – 9:30pm
Starts August 3, 2018

Cost:
4 weeks
$150 + GST

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Foundations II – Developing the Actor’s Instrument

In this program, participants dive more deeply into the work introduced in Foundations I through advanced exercises in both Meisner technique and Stanislavski system. The goal of Foundations II is to learn to exist in the present truth of one’s emotional state by following impulses, taking the focus off of yourself, and working through emotional blocks.

Upcoming Program Dates:

Sundays (4 weeks)
7pm – 9:30pm
Starts June 24, 2018

Tuesdays (4 weeks)
7pm – 9:30pm
Starts July 3, 2018

Thursdays (4 weeks)
7pm – 9:30pm
Starts July 26, 2018

Sundays (4 weeks)
7pm – 9:30pm
Starts July 29, 2018

Tuesdays (4 weeks)
11am – 1:30pm
Starts Aug 7, 2018

Cost:
4 weeks
$150 + GST
Prerequisite: Foundations l

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Foundations III – Exploring Fundamental Acting Concepts

This combined program continues our work with the Foundations exercises and implements basic concepts of scene work. Actors explore their emotional depth and harness their feelings in order to apply them to a piece of text, without over-intellectualizing and removing the truth from the words. Although some scripts are used, this is not a Scene Study class.

Upcoming Program Dates:

Tuesdays (4 weeks)
7pm – 9:30pm
Starts June 26, 2018

Tuesdays (4 weeks)
7pm – 9:30pm
Starts July 31, 2018

Cost:
4 weeks
$150 + GST
Prerequisite: Foundations lI

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