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Part-Time Fundamentals

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Before you learn to run, you’ve got to learn to walk, right?

Whether you are brand new to the industry or looking to get back to basics, our Fundamentals classes are designed to provide actors with the essential tools to sharpen their craft. Our classes explore the building blocks of acting, from learning about the industry to finding your emotional truth within a scene, through a mixture of lecture-based classes and exercises that allow you put your learning into practice. Learn basic text analysis skills, scene study, and on-camera auditioning techniques such as finding your light and eyelines.

Feel confident stepping into any class – be it Audition or Scene Study – with the Fundamentals behind you.

Costs:

In-Person: 3 EQUAL INSTALMENTS OF $269.99

Online: 3 EQUAL INSTALMENTS OF $239.99

    Next Start Date:
  • Week of January 11th
  • Week of April 5th
  • Week of September 6th

Upcoming Classes & Registration

Our Part-Time classes will take actors of all abilities to new levels of skill and confidence through direct instruction from some of Vancouver’s top working actors. Classes occur once per week and are available on a variety of days to suit your schedule. Click the registration link for the class of your choice to book online, or contact us at 604-564-7242 to reserve your spot.

Please note that some advanced classes may require prior approval before registration.

Course Name

Upcoming Sessions

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

*This is an online class – students will receive a Zoom link prior to the first class.

Thursday Evenings – 6:00pm – 9:00pm with Beverley Elliott

January 14th – April 1st

April 8th – June 24th

September 9th – November 25th

 

3 EQUAL INSTALMENTS of $239.99

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

“Beverley has an innate sense of understanding her students needs and subsequently is able to gently bring out the best in each and everyone regardless of where they are at. Thus creating a learning environment that feels safe for students to freely express.” – Claudia, student

 

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Course Name

Upcoming Sessions

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

Thursday Evenings – 6:00pm – 9:00pm with Victor Ayala

January 14th – April 1st

April 8th – June 24th

September 9th – November 25th

 

3 EQUAL INSTALMENTS of $269.99

Topics Covered

In this class you will learn and implement:

  • Explore fundamental aspects of acting: relaxation, stillness, voice, inner imagery, breath, eyes. With this technical knowledge, the student will be free to access their full emotional life in aid of story.
  • Using concepts inspired by or directly from Larry Moss, Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, Konstantin Stanislavski; and mentors Kate Twa, Lori Triolo, David McMurray Smith, Linda Putnam, and Mary Overlie; an eclectic but cohesive methodology.
  • Text analysis (super objective, objective, intention), research, body work, voice, sensory, fourth wall, relationships, moment before, and tempo.

Course description

This class prepares the actor for performance of the text in the same way you would perform in a professional company, while at the same time describing the process of a professional actor from being cast to performance day. Story is our focus, and through story the actor becomes free. The principles taught in this class are applicable both for Film and Theatre.
Through extensive warm-up exercises, we will connect the physical and mental with explorations on sensory and inner life. These include a vast range of topics that will be introduced individually week by week.
Students will be applying their knowledge gained from these fundamental explorations to text. We will start with the basics — superobjectives, objectives, and intentions — so we all have the same working knowledge, but will move on to more and more advanced concepts as the class progresses, based entirely on how the work is going. By the end of twelve weeks, students should feel comfortable approaching any unfamiliar text and creating compelling characters in a short period of time. They will also come to understand what it means to “build” a “character”.

Testimonial

ELIZABETH REYNOLDS

 

Your teaching style is the bomb. Concise. Professional. Knowledgeable. Relatable. Down to earth.

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