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
11am – 1:30pm
Starts September 6, 2018
4 weeks

Thursdays
7pm – 9:30pm
Starts September 13, 2018
4 weeks

Saturdays
7pm – 9:30pm
Starts September 22, 2018
4 weeks
*No class October 6th

Cost:
$150 + GST
4 weeks

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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.
Option to make this program part of a Foundations Package.

Upcoming Program Dates:

Sundays with Kyle and Laura
7pm – 9:30pm
4 weeks
Start Dates:
September 9, 2018
October 7, 2018
November 4, 2018
4 weeks

Tuesdays with Laura and Matt
11am – 1:30pm
4 weeks
Start Dates:
September 4, 2018
October 2, 2018
October 30, 2018

Thursdays with Matt and Michelle
7pm – 9:30pm
4 weeks
Start Dates:
October 4, 2018
November 1, 2018
November 29, 2018

Cost:
$180 + GST
4 weeks
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.
Option to make this program part of a Foundations Package.

Upcoming Program Dates:

Tuesdays with Laura and Michelle
7pm – 9:30pm
4 weeks
Start Dates:
September 4, 2018
October 2, 2018
October 30, 2018
4 weeks

Cost:
4 weeks
$180 + GST
Prerequisite: Foundations ll

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or see
FOUNDATIONS PACKAGE


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I just thought I’d check in to say that lately I’ve been really inspired to just sing and dance and express myself like I never have before! I thought that was neat, and definitely part of my growth from exploring more voice and movement at Actorium. It’s not just about the scenes and doing well in front of others, it’s about personal growth and change and freedom too… thanks.

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Thank you for keeping us on our toes. I really have been learning a lot coming to these classes about myself and (not just) acting. It really feels so much better being in the actual moment rather than acting it out in a way we think it should be.

Just wanted to type you a short note today to let you know how much I’m enjoying class. Yesterday when I was able to observe all the stations it finally became clear to me – when I tuned out the sound and watched everyone, it all looked and felt so natural and easy. No stiff performances and a penny dropped for me, what this repetition thing is all about. And I’m so, so curious to continue because my feeling is that all the bits and pieces I have patched together to provide myself with a sense of security over the years is going to get shaken up and I’m totally okay with it. Part of that, I think, is because I trust you and the space you have created/are holding. You are very intuitive, kind, transparent, masterful and real. I have a sense that you have done a lot of personal journey work and have aligned with a purpose to which you were called…there is heart and soul at the Actorium and I’m just so grateful to have stumbled across this!!!