Online Class Descriptions

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FUNDAMENTALS OF ACTING FOR BEGINNERS
Next opening is: Thursday,
April 11th at 6 pm
Instructor: Deb Podowski
Cost: $340 per month for 4 weeks (includes tax)                                               

*If you are new to acting then Deb’s Fundamentals of Acting for Beginners-Online Class is a prerequisite for any of her Studio classes
• Back to basics and breaking down the fundamental aspects of a script
• Understanding and breaking down beats
• Making strong choices and getting specific
• Working on a scene throughout the month and performing it final week

ADVANCING THE AUDITION-Thursday evenings (6 pm for 3+ hrs)
Instructor: Deb Podowski
Cost: $295 per month for 4 weeks (includes tax)                  

• Beyond the basic techniques of the ‘audition’
• Expanding on the current climate with online auditions, Skype/Zoom call backs and Skype/Zoom chemistry reads, which has become more prevalent even before the pandemic
• How to get the most out of our online auditions & how to use your space in the audition
• Affecting through the lens not at the lens
• Use tools to stay private in the room; making interesting choices
• Understanding that the audition is simply another place to act and enjoy
• Refreshing your techniques; breaking down audition scenes, history, circumstances & intent

MASTERING THE MONOLOGUE-Saturday mornings (THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
Instructor: Deb Podowski
Cost: $285 per month for 4 weeks (includes tax)                      

 Week One
Breaking down your monologue & getting specific
Breaking down beats & understanding circumstances
Perspective journaling & discovering your journey
Learning to talk through the lens not at the lens
Week Two
Reviewing work from week one
Delving deeper!
Running your monologue
Week Three
Running your monologue several times with notes given
Week Four
Final monologue performance with critique

 

CHALLENGING THE ACTOR INTENSIVE SERIES 1 -This class is currently unavailable
Instructor: Deb Podowski
Cost: $325 per month for 4 weeks (includes tax)             

*This class is designed for intermediate & experienced actors only
• We will delve into the actor’s techniques & human techniques while understanding how to use yourself as an instrument
• Each week we dive into exercises that will avoid us from getting trapped in externals, physical self-consciousness, mechanical reactions, anticipation of a particular response, pushing for emotion and more by exploring human behaviour under a variety of circumstances
• Each week exercises will be given out and discussed with a performance given at the end of Each week

CHALLENGING THE ACTOR INTENSIVE SERIES 2
Instructor: Deb Podowski
Cost: $325 per month for 4 weeks (includes tax)                          

 • Continuing from Series 1 and advancing into even more in depth exercises

CHALLENGING THE ACTOR INTENSIVE SERIES 3
Instructor: Deb Podowski
Cost: $325 per month for 4 weeks (includes tax)              

 • Continuing from Series 2 and advancing into even more in depth exercises