Specialty Workshops

Actorium monthly specialty workshops are generally held on the first Sunday of the month and are available to Actorium students only. Cost is $50 + GST.
If you have already registered for a workshop and need to pay you can do so: here

NON ACTORIUM students email info@actorium.ca to be put on the waitlist for any vacant spots in a workshop. Do not pay until a spot has been confirmed.

Upcoming Workshops



MARCH WORKSHOP: Stop Thinking Start Writing with Daniel Will-Harris

About Daniel: Daniel Will-Harris is an internationally-recognized best-selling author, designer and inventor. MoMA calls his work “truly unique.” He has written 8 books that have sold over 300,000 copies, three produced feature film screenplays, and over 400 short stories using a writing technique he created called “RiteNow.”
RiteNow is an effective and enjoyable practice that helps creatives including writers, artists, musicians and business people break through mental blocks and discover unlimited inventiveness.
RiteNow teaches you how to bypass your inner critic, get out of your own way, and frees you to let surprising new ideas flow. 

About the workshop: Stop thinking and start writing. Do you have a story to tell? In this workshop, you’ll learn how to tell vivid stories that flow effortlessly. Even if you don’t consider yourself a writer, this course jump starts you into writing before you know it.
Before, writer’s wrote and actors acted, and the two training methods were separate. Now, they’re blended to form a holistic creative approach to create stories that move audiences with roles that an actor would kill to play.
Stop Thinking and Start Writing uses a simple and effective practice to help you overcome insecurities, crush writer’s block and create characters that are vivid and engaging. Working from your senses and emotions, you’re freed to tap into a deep ​well of creativity.
Actor/Writer Daniel Will-Harris simplifies the writing experience to make it engaging, embodied and fun to do. Daniel has you go straight to the heart of story—the character. The stories that emerge are fluid, expressive and meaningful.
This course is ideal for actors, both to develop character backstory and develop new work, including monologues, plays, screenplays and web series.
Stop thinking and start writing.

When: Sunday March 4, 2018 
Time: 10am – 3pm
Max #: 12 students
Email: admin@actorium.ca for inquiries



APRIL WORKSHOP: Physical Performance Methods: Using the Viewpoints and Suzuki-inspired Training to Develop a Holistic Approach with Stephen Atkins

About Stephen: Stephen Atkins, Doctoral Candidate (University of Kent, Canterbury UK), MFA Theatre/Film (SFU), BFA Theatre, (SFU) has performed, taught and directed in the USA, England, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Japan and Australia. He has taught and directed for SFU, Capilano, UBC and Blue Egg Studios. He has been a teaching artist for The Greater Vancouver School Board, Tooba Physical Theatre (Vancouver), Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre (Brisbane) and JAM Drama (Beijing). Stephen’s interests are interdisciplinary performance and new media. He has collaborated on and created several new works, devised theatre adaptations and ‘live art’ pieces. He is also the author and principal developer of Embodied Performance Pedagogy.

About the workshop: In this 5-hour workshop participants will be introduced to physical actor training designed to sharpen your reflexes and strengthen your “presence” in performance. The training is rigorous, borrowing from core principles found in the Viewpoints and the Suzuki Method of actor training.
Both training methods complement each other in profound ways. The Viewpoints brings a practical understanding of movement, gesture, use of space and impulse. The Suzuki training is often likened to martial arts training and challenges you to access reserves of strength, energy and vocal power that you never knew you had.

When: Sunday April 1, 2018 
Time: 10am – 3pm
Max #: 12 students
Email: admin@actorium.ca for inquiries

Registration opens March 1st



MAY WORKSHOP: Voice Over with Maryse Schembri

Description to be updated.




When: Sunday May 6, 2018 
Time: 10am – 3pm
Max #: 12 students
Email: admin@actorium.ca for inquiries

Registration opens April 1st