Available spaces as of today.*
- INTRO to the TV/ Film Industry and The Business of Acting
Saturday Sept 3, 2022 10-11 am, space is limited! * 6 spots available $ Free, All ages
This is an easy and fun first step to better understand the big picture of the TV/ Film “Biz” and all the moving parts and pieces that make it such an exciting industry! You will learn what it takes to start and to be successful in an acting career, at any age. We will give you a roadmap of starting steps and how to navigate the industry moving forward. We will also share the realities of what to expect once you have dedicated yourself to your pursuit and offer lots of solid tips on how to work towards an early success in your career. The local TV/ Film industry is growing fast! Register early as space is limited.
- IMPROV – The Basics- Ages 15+
6 weeks, Mondays 6-8pm, Starts August 29, 2022 *(4) spots open
$240 + GST
GET ON YOUR FEET AND OUT OF YOUR HEAD! This class is for actors, performers, entrepreneurs or anyone who wants to loosen up, lighten up and get more comfortable and confident in the moment, anytime, anywhere. Improvisation is not complicated but it takes commitment and trust. Learn more about yourself and others in an exciting new environment of your supportive new teammates and suddenly best friends. Students wil build on a solid foundation of Improv Skills/ practices, and have lots of fun exploring theatre games specifically designed to:
-Improve listening and connection and be better understood
-Strengthen commitment and trust and personal character choices
-Gain confidence with your physicality and use of space
-Overcome inner fear and gain confidence
-Tell a better story and improve audition/ acting skills
Instructor: Damon Gregory
- Audition Skills / The Cold Read
6 weeks, Fridays 6-8 pm , Ages 12+ Starts Aug. 29, 2022 , TBD $240 + GST *(4) spots open
We start the course by learning to read the storyline/ character breakdown, sides and work with partners to make choices that provide confidence in presenting a “solid read”. Then show up weekly, ready to work from your “gut” on cold read auditions with very little time to prepare. You will learn to trust your impulse and Improv skills while making strong choices with intention and clarity. You will then execute this audition on camera, in front of the Director, Producer and Casting Director played by your fellow actors and then review as a group. The roles will change weekly for a look at both sides of the audition process. This is essential training to improve your self tape auditions, callbacks as well as live zoom auditions and interviews. Bring your own Mini SD card to keep your own auditions. Instructor: Damon Gregory
- New Class!!! SCENE STUDY– Acting and the Art of Play !!!
The Inner & Outer Game of Acting
Acting as the Art of Play
6 weeks, Wednesday 6-8 pm, starts June 1, ages 17+, *FULL $320 * Next class September 2022
This class is for all actors who want to grow to the next level in a fun, powerful and exciting way. You will address the inner and outer struggles of acting, and then discover how you can free yourself from the patterns that hold you back from being fully truthful and present. Get out and play. Take the brakes off your freedom and create success in your career by simply being who you really are.
The Inner & The Outer Game of Acting you will get out of your own way, fearlessly let your Unique Self out and bring the role to life, by simply being who you really are!
Acting is the professional art of play. This is why we are called players, in a play. The irony is that we can only ‘play’ when we feel safe. If we don’t feel secure in our surroundings or inside ourselves, we are closed off, shut down and unable to let our true Self out.
So what’s the problem? It might be fear of not being good enough, an insecurity about our look, or an inner belief about unworthiness or self-acceptance. Too many things can create a pattern of self-sabotage that keep you from being able to ‘show up’ fully, and therefore fully give of our gift- play full out.
Learn WHY the scene is important and HOW to make it come to life. Find the power in your self that illuminates the character and brings any scene to life in a powerful and unique way- Like no one else but you can.
The Inner and The Outer Game of Acting is a safe and playful space where you will learn:
- A new process that connects you to your most powerful creative faculty
- Text Exploration: How to analyze and break down a script
- Scene preparation, anchor points and follow through
- How to create an emotional connection within the scene
- How to bring yourself to life through the character
- How to resolve limiting beliefs that hold you back and fearlessly let your light shine!
- How to play at your craft- and get cast because of it!
- INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD OF VOICEOVER/ VOICE ACTING
Starts Sept. 2022 4 classes, 530-8pm, Ages 6+, *6 spots open $320 + GST, 30% off for members, next class Sept. 2022
In this live, “In-studio” workshop you will be introduced to the world of voice acting. We will be exploring different aspects of the voiceover industry and what it takes to get started in this fun and exciting industry!
Students will learn the many various aspects of voice acting such as the voice over jobs that are out there, the different paths you can take to be successful, the kind of gear you’ll need to get started, discovering your ‘money’ voice(s), scripts and sides, character creation, microphone technique, what’s needed in putting together a professional demo reel, the slating and audition process, and so much more.
For each class you will be prepared: to record, receive and share feedback, unleash that voice within, and have fun with your expression!!! At the end of the course, each student will receive a recording of their own material recorded each class and a plan to move their career forward.
This workshop is highly recommended for anyone who is seriously interested in taking a step into this side of the acting realm. *(6) spaces open
Instructor: Jason Pyett, JP VOICES, Inc.
- NEW CLASS! Storytelling “LIVE”– Life Writing
6 weeks, Sundays 2-4 pm, Ages 12+, Starts October, 2022
This unique writing, acting performing class will begin 2022. Students will tell their own story. They will learn to write, revise, dramatize and humorize their OWN STORY and prepare it for LIVE presentation. Based on the extremely popular MOTH storytelling model. Learn. more about it at https://themoth.org/
Instructors: Kiley Yanay, MFA and Damon Gregory
SUMMER WORKSHOPS with The VIRAGO COLLECTIVE
more info : https://www.theviragocollective.ca/classes