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Foundation in Acting II
Monday August 13th - Friday August 24th

Cost:  $950 plus HST*

The Adult Summer Acting Intensives Foundation in Acting II course offers a two-week, more advanced experience of theatre school training, through classes in movement, voice, and acting, with a performance of scene study for an invited audience at the end of the second week.

This intensive is for adults 19 years and up with acting experience:  professional actors; performers from other disciplines who have acting experience; students enrolled in full-time professional training programs in acting, and previous participants of Foundation I.

Applicants are asked to submit a bio describing their acting experience and training background in movement, voice, and acting.

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


Monday, August 13th to Friday, August 17th
Movement 10-11:30
Voice 11:40-1:10
Acting 2:10-4:40

Monday, August 20th to Wednesday, August 22nd

Movement 10-11:30
Voice 11:40-1:10
Acting 2:10-4:40

Thursday, August 23rd, and Friday, August 24th

Movement 3:50-4:50
Voice 5:00-6:00
Warm-up 6:30-6:45
Performance 7:00-9:00


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

The movement course will consist of physical training through Pilates, the work of Irene Dowd, and a Laban-based approach to movement for actors.  Attention will be given to individual movement needs of participants, as well as application of movement class work to scene study.

Using the basics of voice technique learned in Foundation I, we will delve deeper into the breath/body/voice connection through the genius of William Shakespeare.  Actors will be asked to bring in one sonnet, and we will connect the skills used in Foundation I to Shakespeare’s work.  The aim will be to connect the body, breath, and voice to one’s authentic self through the text.

Expanding on and further exploring the principles of Foundation in Acting I, the instruction and approach to the course will be more rigorous and challenging.  The course includes units in acting technique, character development, text analysis, improvisation, methods of effective rehearsal and audition preparation.  Preparation of various materials will be required between classes.

The course will conclude with a fully staged performance of a contemporary scene study.

Space is limited.
There is a maximum of 16 participants.

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 .

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.