*Please note  all classes are 3 month commitments. (12 sessions, 1 class per week, for 12 weeks)

Current Term: January 11th – March 29th – SOLD OUT

Accepting Registrations for:

April 12th – June 28th – SOLD OUT – Check out Tuesdays Fundamentals with Jeff instead
Wednesday Evenings – 7:00pm – 10:00pm with Beverley Elliott 

2023 Sessions:
September 13th – November 29th
Wednesday Evenings – 7:00pm – 10:00pm with Beverley Elliott


Course Summary
This class will focus on the Essentials (Fundamentals) of Auditioning and Scene Study. Giving you tools to approach text not only from a technical point of view but also accessing your emotional truth and how to put that in your work without losing the integrity of the scene. Useful for beginners as well as seasoned actors having trouble accessing their emotions in their work

Topics Covered
In this class you will learn and implement:

  • Text Analysis
  • Research – project, character, story
  • Emotional connectivity
  • Truthfulness and spontaneity in a technical environment
  • Dissecting the beats of a scene
  • Seeing the scene from multiple paradigms
  • Creating business and using props
  • Identifying and honouring the facts of a scene
Elliott, Beverley

With over 100 film and TV credits to her name, Beverley Elliott is known around the world for her recurring role as ‘Granny’ on the ABC hit series ONCE UPON A TIME. Other film credits include Clint Eastwoods’ Oscar winning film UNFORGIVEN, SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS, WHO’S HARRY CRUMB and several made for tv, Hallmark and Lifetime films, including lead roles in THE MISTLETOE SECRET, EAT DRINK AND BE MARRIED, ALL THINGS VALENTINE and ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS. Television credits include: recurring roles on KINGDOM HOSPITAL, HOPE ISLAND, HARPERS ISLAND, and BORDERTOWN.


Beverley is featured in several indie films including NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL, A MOTHER’S INSTINCT and PUPPET KILLER. Her theatrical career has taken her across Canada, working in over 50 plays, most recently with her own original works …SINK OR SWIM, which she performed at the United Solo Festival in NYC and won best musical, and DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING (Both winning Pick of the Vancouver Fringe Festival 2014 and 2016). Beverley has released five CD’s of original music, including 2 children’s CD’s She is an active storyteller at the Vancouver FLAME and performed 3 times at the Moth in NYC and can be heard on Public Radio out of New York with her original story and song Yellow Dress. Beverley has been teaching young students for the past 8 years and finds incredible joy in igniting young souls into the world of the performing arts.