Scene Study

Scene Study: Principles & Analysis

This program is a appropriate for those who are new to acting, or for those who are experienced but have not trained in Stanislavski’s core concepts for method style acting. You will be working with one scene for eight weeks, learning the steps from breaking down the script to bringing the scene to it’s feet. Each week, through discussion as well as examples in scripts and film clips a different concept is introduced to be applied to your assigned scene. Rather than focusing on achieving polished results, the energy of the class is directed at helping you grasp that process. Scenes are filmed.

Cost:
Two payments of $340 + gst, or one payment of $680 + gst
8 weeks

Thursdays
6pm – 10pm
May 23 – July 18, 2019
No class June 20

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Scene Study: Character Development

This program is for those wanting to deepen their understanding of Stanislavski’s system for creating a character, both internally and externally. Topics covered in Character Development are: breaking down the required elements of a role, implementing those choices, incorporating voice and movement and highlighting the theme of the story to create stronger, more vibrant drama through character. Like all of our classes rather than focusing on achieving polished results, the energy of the class is directed at understanding the process. Intermittent exercises and final monologues are filmed.

Cost:
Two payments of $340 + gst, or one payment of $680 + gst
8 weeks

Saturdays
10am-2pm
May 4 – July 13, 2019
No class May 18, June 22, July 29

 

 

Interested in combining this with Foundations?
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 SCENE STUDY PACKAGE
NOTE: If you’ve already registered, you can complete your payment here.



Scene Study:
Role Immersion

An intensive, eight-month program. Students are assigned one role for the entirety of the program. Through Stanislavski’s system actors work to bring alive the physical, emotional and instinctive impulses of the character. Training is focused on developing the means and skills for ‘realism’ and to distinguish the difference between a layered, organic performance from a rehearsed or overly emotional melodramatic performance.
Work is intermittently filmed with final work performed before a live audience.
Note: This program requires an 8 month commitment. Prerequisite: Foundations I and II, Principles & Analysis and Character Development or having previously studied under the guidance of a method style acting teacher.

 

Cost:
Eight payments of $390 + gst (recurring payments every four weeks), or one payment of $2950 + gst ($170 discount)
$100 deposit made on registration.
Balance due two weeks before the start of class.
Recurring payments following the start of class.

 

Sundays
11am – 5pm
Starts September 15, 2019
32 Weeks (holidays not included)
No classes Dec 16, 2019 – January 7, 2020.
Actorium is closed all long weekends.

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Thursdays
11am – 5pm
Starts October 3, 2019
32 Weeks (holidays not included)
No classes Dec 16, 2019 – January 7, 2020.
Actorium is closed all long weekends.

 

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

 


Testimonials

The work we’ve done in class, ever since my first foundation’s class has been invaluable. I spent so much time hiding what was inside that I often missed out on connecting with others throughout my life and it means a lot to be in front of other people who are willing to show themselves even just for a few hours a week. It has made me more honest with myself. 
On top of that I’ve never felt so much like an actual actress before. All the classes and courses I’ve ever done were with an emphasis on your own actions and reactions. 
I feel like Laban movement has been a gateway for me. It is so invaluable. For the first time I feel like I can be someone else while acting. I’m more confident and more excited than ever for more challenging and interesting roles.
That means so much to me!! You have no idea!!
“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 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.

 

“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.”