The Foundations of Acting Program


Foundations I
$175.00 + gst
4 weeks
Prerequisite: None

Comprehensive training in Meisner Technique for seasoned actors as well as those new to acting. Training is focused on liberating the actor from self consciousness, accessing emotional life and connecting with impulses. This class is the first step into training at Actorium and is a requirement before joining any Scene Study program.

Read more about Meisner Technique here
Watch Sanford Meisner – Theatre’s Best Kept Secret here

Foundation Start Dates

Foundations II
$340 or two payments of $170.00 +gst
8 weeks
Prerequisite: Foundations I

The heart of the Foundations program. Actors are encouraged to widen their range of truthful expression through ongoing advanced Meisner work. 

Foundation Start Dates

Foundations II for the Novice Actor 40+
$290 or two payments of $145.00 +gst
8 weeks
Prerequisite: Foundations I or One Day Workshop

For those who completed the Intro to Acting for 40+ one day Workshop and who would like to continue working and developing through acting amongst their peers.

Foundation Start Dates

Foundations III
$340 or two payments of $170.00 +gst
8 weeks
Prerequisite: Foundations Il

A continuation of Foundations II with additional work in Laban Movement, Improvisation, Meisner technique with activity, relationship, and objectives.

Foundation Start Dates

Foundations III – Scene Study Support

$200.00 (+ Scene Study Program)
8 weeks
Prerequisite: Foundations I

Meisner Technique continued with work specific to support actors in Scene Study which includes Improv work, Laban effort, relationship with text.
Registration for this class is only open to those in Scene Study. Register HERE 



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