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Foundation in Acting I

Session 1: July 23rd - July 28th, 2018
Session 2: August 7th - August 11th, 2018

Cost:  $500 plus HST*

The Adult Summer Acting Intensives’ Foundation in Acting I course offers a one-week experience of theatre school training through classes in movement, voice, and acting.

The course is open to anyone 19 years and up with or without acting experience:  those considering a career in acting; educators; artists from other disciplines; or anyone who would like to experience a week of theatre school training in acting!
Applicants are asked to submit a short description of their acting experience to assist faculty in choosing appropriate material.

*Discounts available for Ryerson Alumni, members of Actor’s Equity, and members of ACTRA


Session 1:

Monday July 23rd -Friday July 27th
Movement  10-11:30
Voice  11:40-1:10
Acting  2:10-4:40

Saturday July 28th
Warm-Up: 11-11:30
Acting:  12:15-2:15

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Session 2

Tuesday August 7th - Saturday August 11th
Movement  10-11:30
Voice  11:40-1:10
Acting  2:10-5:10

Movement – Kelly Arnsby
Voice – Peggy Jane Hope
Acting – Nick Dipchand
Program Assistant – Madeleine Jullian

Class Descriptions:
The movement course will consist of physical training through Pilates and the work of Irene Dowd, along with a Laban-based approach to movement for actors.

Combining pure vocal technique to strengthen the voice, and exercises to connect the voice to one’s body, the participant will find range, resonance, clear articulation, and connection to one’s authentic voice.

This introductory course will explore the basis of acting technique and character development through acting exercises and text analysis.  Participants will work with monologues and will prepare a scene study that will be presented in an open rehearsal.  


Participants will conclude the course with an understanding of the work required to best approach acting for the stage.

Space is limited.
There is a maximum of 16 students in each session.

We encourage diversity and respect.  Please contact us if you would like to discuss how we could help to provide a comfortable and safe learning environment.

*Program fee will be subject to 13% HST* 
Discounts available for Ryerson Alumni

Cancellations and Refund Policy 
If you need to cancel your registration, refunds less a $50.00 cancellation fee will be available until two weeks prior to the start date of each Adult Acting Intensive Program. Refunds are not available for any cancellation made after this time.