Principles of Acting in Scene Study


 

Principles I: Scene Study with a focus on Core Practices

This program focuses on the understanding and application of core acting practices while maintaining authenticity and vulnerability in a role. Topics covered; script analysis, scenic action, public solitude, humour, opposites and relationship and the application of objectives, obstacles, substitution, environment, and activity.
Actors work on one scene for 8 weeks.

At Actorium we understand Sanford Meisner’s statement that it takes 20 years to become an actor because acting is not something you ‘learn’, it is something you become. This course is about changing and evolving into that actor.

 

Thursdays
1pm – 5pm
Starts April 12, 2018
8 Weeks
Prerequisite: Foundations or instructor’s permission

Cost:
Core Practices: Two payments of $290 + GST
$100 deposit made on registration.
Balance of $190 + full GST due on April 5, 2018
2nd payment due May 10, 2018
*Principles students receive a discount on any additional classes taken. Please check Foundations and Movement Programs for your options.

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Saturdays
1pm – 5pm
Starts April 14, 2018
8 Weeks – No class on May 19, 2018
Prerequisite: Foundations or instructor’s permission

Cost:
Core Practices: Two payments of $290 + GST
$100 deposit made on registration.
Balance of $190 + full GST due on April 7, 2018
2nd payment due May 12, 2018
*Principles students receive a discount on any additional classes taken. Please check Foundations and Movement Programs for your options.

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Principles II: Scene Study with a focus on Character Development

The goal of Character Development is to facilitate the actors recognition of finding and directing a role from within while making external  physical choices and adjustments in voice, tempo and movement. Topics covered; research, objectives, substitution, presence, tempo, scenic speech, voice and movement. Focused on the process as opposed to the result, actors work in monologue format or scene format dependent on the role.
At Actorium we understand Sanford Meisner’s statement that it takes 20 years to become an actor because acting is not something you ‘learn’, it is something you become. This course is about changing and evolving into that actor.

 

Wednesdays
6pm – 10pm
Starts April 11, 2018
8 Weeks
Prerequisite: Core Practices or instructor’s permission

Cost:
Character Development: Two payments of $290 + GST
$100 deposit made on registration.
Balance of $190 + full GST due on April 4, 2018
2nd payment due May 9, 2018
*Principles students receive a discount on any additional classes taken. Please check Foundations and Movement Programs for your options.

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NOTE: If you’ve already registered, you can complete your payment here.


 

Testimonials

“It’s a pretty amazing breakthrough when your brains locks onto the meaning of the character and what their motives are and how to express that authentically. I’m starting to have some depth and understanding of what acting truly is about. Feels really good too. Makes one want to cry. Ciao for now mentor, friend and confidant. I’m so glad we met.”

 

“I wanted to extend my thanks for facilitating my learning/growing over the past few months. I’ve discovered so many things that have eluded me in my acting process for years. My audition yesterday was kind of like the culmination of what I’ve gone through in your class up to this point. It was nice to go into a very intimidating audition with solid tools and the confidence to know that I can “go there” if I bring in my commitment and focus.”

 

“I just wanted to reach out to you to say that of all the things we practiced in the sessions I was in, being present in the room has been, by far, the one that has helped me the most. Not only on set but in every audition. I’ve been working pretty much non-stop since the beginning of August. It’s also done wonders for my confidence because I don’t feel like I’m “winging” it or that I got a role on a fluke. For the first time since I started acting I feel like I see things more clearly and I’m having fun! Thank you so much for your passion and patience.”