Adult Programs for 2017
Essential Techniques* (Adult program 15 +)
Coach: David Simmonds
January 17th – March 8th
Tuesdays: 7 – 10 p.m.. (8 sessions)*
*Enrolment includes 20 + page booklet on Essential Techniques.
Cost 400 includes gst. + booklet. (payment plan available)
Register with Interac email transfer*
* 10% Program discount for studio members returning to this program.
A really enjoyable and challenging program for absolute beginners, intermediate level or stage actors who wish to make the transition to the screen. Essential Techniques is a program for those interested in recognizing and acquiring the particular skills required not only to work on camera but also create truthful ‘in-the-moment’ characters.
Subject Matter includes:
Script investigation/ Mining the text/ The Objective Action and Verbing/ Given Circumstances/ Moment before and after/ Activities and/or Business/ Actioning the text/ Improvisation /Subtext (Layering the character) /Agents and casting directors /Portfolios and Résumés/ The Meisner Approach/ Improvisation/ Cold Reading /Auditioning Techniques / Scenes and monologues /Getting off the page and into the moment /Active Listening/ Telling the story.
Scene Study for Film & Television.
Instructor: Joanne Wilson *
Wednesdays 7- 10pm. January dates to be scheduled. (8 weeks).
Cost 380* includes gst. (Payment plan available).
This eight week course will take the actor into a variety of scene studies for both television and film, as well as developing the basics of auditioning techniques. The course will focus on character development, script analysis, relationship and emotional truth. Students will work with acting partners in scenes from both classic film roles and contemporary television series to create powerful, honest scenes using a variety of techniques. Short auditioning scenes will be used to establish confidence for the students in auditioning opportunities. They will learn how to perform these in an auditioning environment. Auditioning do’s and don’ts, and how to work truthfully while in the ‘audition pressure cooker’.
Joanne Wilson Bio:
Credits include roles in The CTV/ABC series Motive, The US-British drama series The Intruders, CTV/CW series Arrow, and the Lifetime Movie She Made Them Do It. Feature film credits: Tron Legacy, Kill For Me, and Cascadia. She has appeared on CBS, NBC, Bravo, Lifetime, Global, and Showtime The Mermaid Chair, Stranger with My Face, Trophy Wife, Whispers and Lies, Cross Roads, Augusta Gone, and The L Word.
In theatre, Joanne received outstanding reviews as Amanda Wingfield in Tennessee William’s classic The Glass Menagerie for Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. Joanne has also appeared on stage at The Citadel Theater, Chinook Theatre, Workshop West, and the Chemainus Theatre Festival. Joanne has worked as a writer, announcer, interviewer and producer in the broadcast industry for Toronto’s Q107 and CFRB. Currently she hosts two national radio features heard on over 100 Canadian radio stations. She is also a successful voice over actor heard on documentaries, in animation, and on hundreds of commercials throughout North America.
For registration contact: firstname.lastname@example.org*
Film & Television Auditioning Weekend Intensive
with Joanne Wilson *
Dates to be scheduled.
10 – 4.30 pm. Both days (incl. one hr lunch break)
Total Cost 150. For adults ages 15 +
Registration contact: email@example.com or Ph; 250-595-1339.
This is a not-to be-missed intensive weekend for the actor who is looking to feel ready for auditioning opportunities and being ‘comfy’ on camera. Using film and television scripts, actors will spend a weekend developing camera-ready authenticity. Working with film and television scripts, actors will be guided through a step by step process of script breakdown to making that choice that can get you the job.
Joanne’s Bio: Joanne Wilson has appeared on networks such as CBS, NBC, Bravo, Lifetime, Global, and Showtime. Selected television credits include The CTV/ABC series Motive, The US-British drama series The Intruders, CTV/CW series Arrow, and The L Word. Feature film credits include Tron Legacy, Kill For Me, and Cascadia. Television movie credits include She Made Them Do It, The Mermaid Chair, Stranger with My Face, Trophy Wife, Whispers and Lies, Cross Roads, and Augusta Gone. In theatre, Joanne received outstanding reviews as Amanda Wingfield in Tennessee William’s classic The Glass Menagerie for Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. Joanne has also appeared on stage at The Citadel Theater, Chinook Theatre, Workshop West, and the Chemainus Theatre Festival. Joanne has worked as a writer, announcer, interviewer and producer in the broadcast industry for Toronto’s Q107 and CFRB. Currently she hosts two national radio features heard on over 100 Canadian radio stations. Also a successful voice over actor and has been heard on documentaries, in animation, as well as on hundreds of commercials throughout North America.
Tiffany Mak. Casting Director.
One Day Workshop. ((to be scheduled for Spring).
Adults (16 +) 12.30 – 5.30 p.m.
Y.A. (Ages 8 – 15). 10 – 12 p.m.
Adults: Cost 140 + gst.
Y.A. 80 + gst
*(For enrolment contact: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tiffany Mak is a casting director based in Vancouver. She started her own casting company in 2009 and has cast numerous feature films, webseries, MOWs and short films that have screened at Cannes, TIFF, Tribeca and Comic-Con. Recent projects include features for Legendary Pictures, WWE Studios, Lionsgate, Fox, Warner Brothers, ABC Family, Lifetime and SyFy, starring actors such as Martin Sheen, Kal Penn, Anna Kendrick, Jesse Metcalfe, Sarah Hyland and Nick Offerman, as well as a host of well-known Canadian talent and local performers. In the past few months, she has done extensive searches in Vancouver to cast young actors in films opposite Peter Dinklage, Julia Ormond, Jennifer Beals and Heather Locklear.
Tiffany’s many credits include “The Girl In The Photographs” with Wes Craven exec producing, “Dead Rising: Watchtower” and “Electra Woman & Dyna Girl” for Legendary and “6:42” for WWE Studios and Lionsgate. Recently, Tiffany has cast “Before I Fall” for Awesomeness Films/20th Century Fox, and “Dead Rising 2” for Legendary.