Foundations

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.

Cost:
$240 + GST
4 weeks

Upcoming Program Dates:

Tuesdays 7pm – 9:30pm
February 19 – March 12, 2019
Three spots remaining
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Saturdays 10am – 12:30pm
March 30 – April 27, 2019
*no class April 20
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Tuesdays 7pm – 9:30pm
April 9 – April 30, 2019
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Interested in on-going training?
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We do not offer auditing but give a full refund if after your first Foundations I class you do not feel the program is a good fit for you.
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Foundations II – Developing the Actor’s Instrument

Dive more deeply into the work 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 experience by learning to take the focus off of oneself, open up and work through emotional and habitual blocks.

The complete Foundations II program is 12 weeks in total. It is offered in four week blocks: Red Series, Blue Series and Yellow Series. Each 4 week block contains unique Foundations exercises. You may start in any of the 4 week series.

Cost:
One Foundations 4 week series: $240
or
Complete series: $590 when purchasing a FOUNDATIONS PACKAGE

Upcoming Program Dates:

Saturdays 11am – 1:30pm

March 23 – April 13, 2019
Yellow Series
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April 27 – May 18, 2019
Red Series
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Foundations II will continue to run on an on-going basis on Saturdays at 11am
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Tuesdays 6:30pm – 9:00pm

February 26 – March 19, 2019
Yellow Series
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April 2 – April 23, 2019
Red Series
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May 7 – May 28, 2019
Blue Series
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Foundations II will continue to run on an on-going basis on Tuesdays at 7pm
For more dates see Actorium Calendar

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Foundations III – Exploring Fundamental Acting Concepts

This class is for those who have completed Foundations II and have demonstrated a clear understanding of the goals of Meisner technique, exemplified an understanding of their own personal challenges, and have an appreciation and willingness to support others to work at their peak level.  Foundations III allows for more challenging work in Public Solitude through longer individual exercises incorporating Private Moment and filmed exercises in Meisner technique. This is an excellent class for those in Role Immersion, Principles & Analysis or Character Development who want to spend more time deepening their understanding and ability to implement more method style acting tools.

The complete Foundations III program is 12 weeks in total. It is offered in four week blocks: Red Series, Blue Series and Yellow Series. Each 4 week block contains unique Foundations exercises. You may start in any of the 4 week series.

Cost:
One Foundations 4 week series: $240
or
Complete series: $590 when purchasing when purchasing a  FOUNDATIONS PACKAGE

Upcoming Program Dates:

Wednesdays 6:30pm – 9:00pm

March 27 – April 17, 2019
Red Series
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Please review our refund policy here. Already registered? Direct Payment: here.
If a class is marked full email admin@actorium.ca to go on wait-list.


Testimonials: 

When I signed in the Foundations I class, I had absolutely no idea about what Actorium was. I did not know what to expect, although I had been slightly familiar with the Meisner technique. All I wanted was to start an acting class as soon as possible after landing in Vancouver. Now, after finishing the class, I can say that I have found the place where I want to work on becoming an actor.

I feel privileged to be part of the community. Michelle provides excellent instruction, in a safe supportive environment. Your work with her will give you as much insight and growth as you are willing to accept.

I worked in film, matching people with opportunities. “Actorium” was on many resumes. Some of these actors evolved as I watched. They seemed to summon something from deep inside themselves, and harness it to explore bold new places. One actor in particular bloomed and developed a gravitas that had been hinted at.

I want to express my deep gratitude to you for working with me for such a long period, not letting me off the hook and forcing me to open up. I feel better than I have in years. Free to change now. So, THANK YOU.

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the class tonight. I feel very… ‘alive’ now! It’s so rare but so good, to detach from everything and just be focusing on that absolute moment. I’m looking forward to the next class!

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!!!