Online Class Descriptions

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FUNDAMENTALS OF ACTING FOR BEGINNERS
Instructor: Deb Podowski
Cost: $195 per month for 4 weeks (includes tax)                                               

*If you are a beginner 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

GETTING SPECIFIC WITH SCENE STUDY
Instructor: Deb Podowski
Cost: $195 per month for 4 weeks (includes tax)
Paired up with a scene partner (8 scenes max in this Zoom class)

Week One
Back to basics & breakdown scripts
Week Two
Applying verbs of intent & much more…
Week Three
Getting specific, finding the peaks & valleys & perform scenes
Week Four
Final performance with critique!
(*all rehearsals with scene partners must be done with social distancing practises in mind. FaceTime/Zoom/Skype recommended options).

CHALLENGING THE ACTOR INTENSIVE SERIES 1
Instructor: Deb Podowski
Cost: $195 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: $195 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: $195 per month for 4 weeks (includes tax)              

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

ADVANCING THE AUDITION
Instructor: Deb Podowski
Cost: $195 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
Instructor: Deb Podowski
Cost: $195 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

ACTING FOR FILM AND TELEVISION – for beginners *(This class is temporarily online)
Instructor: Kaaren de Zilva
Cost: $180 per month for 4 weeks (includes tax)                                                            
This class builds and strengthens the foundation of acting through technique and creativity. Delving into the material to find the highest stakes and deepest layers. Kaaren’s philosophy of teaching is based on a nurturing and empowering approach toward her students. From them she expects a high level of discipline, focus, commitment and integrity. “Let’s create together”.
• 1st Class – Cold reading of the scene and script analysis
• 2nd Class – Run scene and determine actions
• 3rd Class – Run scene with adjustments
• 4th Class – Final run of the scene