Classes (Calgary): Spring Extra Schedule – Company of Rogues

Registration is now open for our Spring Extra Schedule. Visit www.corogues.com/schedule for more information! To register, call 403.228.5526/info@corogues.com

Career Hacks for Actors:
Do you want to know how to make a living as an actor? Hint: it’s not waiting for the phone to ring.
This workshop will define the elements of a career that are in your control and teach you the steps to create the life you want. We’ll cover things like getting an agent, resumes and promotion, auditioning, creating your own work, resources for actors, keeping up your acting chops and industry knowledge, networking, and tips and tricks to make you enticing to potential employers.
By the end of the course, you will have a specific plan of action for your career and a wealth of valuable information available for your future reference.
Instructor: Aaron Coates
Tuesdays | May 20 – June 24 | 6 weeks | 6:30 – 8:30pm | $250+GST

Spring-Extra-2014

Class (Edmonton): Spring Film Acting – Freedom Tech Production

STEP INTO FILM

Starts: THURSDAY APRIL 17 (10 WEEKS EVERY THURSDAY)

TIME: 6-9PM

COST: $450 GST INCLUDED

“HURRY UP AND WAIT” will be one of the things you will learn from this class, at the end of the session you will walk away knowing how to:

- Effectively camera slate.

- Effectively audition for a commercial.

- Explore iconic characters via the monologue.

- Explore crew positions.

- Explore production values. Smoke, foley, special FX’s and sets, “Oh my!” ?

It also includes a series of workshops conducted by industry professionals who will describe their individual jobs and experiences in the film industry.

From producing to acting, these workshops allow the students to ponder many directions possible in the film industry. Meet producers, dance masters, stunt actors, professional actors and professional athletes who have made a transition into film. Recording artist, when available participate as well.

TO SIGN UP: http://www.freedomtechproduction.ca/classes/sign-up/

TO SEE SUCCESS: http://www.freedomtechproduction.ca/classes/success/

Classes (Calgary): Advanced Meisner – spaces available – Company of Rogues

Educational Opportunity: Company of Rogues – Advanced Meisner

Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio still has a few spaces available in our upcoming Advanced Meisner (March 6 – May 15) For more information or register please call 403.228.5526 or email info@corogues.com. For further information regarding Company of Rogues please visit our website www.corogues.com.

Advanced Meisner
March 6 – May 15, 2014
Thursdays – 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Instructor: Stacie Harrison
Description: Applying the principles of Essential Meisner to text; within the structure of scene and monologue work, the actor learns to create a performance that is authentic, spontaneous and boldly unpredictable. With the emphasis on inner life and emotional truth, the actor discovers a fluidity and freedom that creates a more dynamic performance for stage and film.
Prerequisite: Essentials of Acting (or equivalent), Essential Meisner
11 weeks $665.00+GST

Classes (Calgary): Scene Study – spaces available – Company of Rogues

Educational Opportunity: Company of Rogues – Scene Study

Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio still has a few spaces available in our upcoming Scene Study (March 4 – May 13) For more information or register please call 403.228.5526 or email info@corogues.com. For further information regarding Company of Rogues please visit our website www.corogues.com.

Scene Study
March 4 – May 13, 2014
Tuesday – 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Instructor: Stacie Harrison
Description: The evolution of a scene from first read to performance. Employing scene analysis, character development, conflict and behaviour, actors engage in an in-depth rehearsal process working toward a final performance. Intermediate to Advanced scene-work is drawn from demanding scripted material to challenge the actor.
Spring term: Contemporary
Prerequisite: Essentials of Acting (or equivalent) 11 weeks $665.00+GST

Classes (Edmonton): Register now for Spring/Summer at The Foote Theatre School – Citadel Theatre/Robbins Academy

Foote-Theatre-School-LDJIN-PlaybillThe Foote Theatre School (FTS) is the oldest and largest theatre school in Edmonton. Since 1966 we have provided year round classes for all ages and experience levels, teaching physical, technical and creative skills in both acting and musical theatre. Over 1,000 students annually are taught by our faculty of 25 local theatre professionals.

OUR CLASSES PROVIDE:
● An excellent instructor-to-student ratio.
● Instruction from experienced theatre professionals and educators.
● A structured and progressive curriculum.
● Potential audition opportunities: Our students have appeared in many Citadel productions including The Three Musketeers, A Christmas Carol, Oliver!, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Sound of Music, Peter Pan and The Wizard of Oz.

OUR INSTRUCTORS:
● Work as performers, directors, choreographers, teachers and coaches in Edmonton and beyond!
● Share a passion for arts education.

OUR ALUMNI:
● Are everywhere!
● Many of our former students can be found working as actors, directors, designers, stage managers, technicians and teachers in Edmonton and beyond.

WE ALSO OFFER:
● A ticket discount to all Citadel performances for Foote Theatre School students.
● A convenient payment plan (full year registrations only).
● A Scholarship program:

“Over the past 10 years, more than 300 young actors have had the opportunity and gained experience by appearing in productions at the Citadel and not just as set dressing but vital members of the ensemble and occasionally significant roles.” –Tom Wood; playwright, actor, director

For more information, or to register for a class, go to http://www.citadeltheatre.com/robbinsacademy/foote-theatre-school/

Classes (Calgary/ Edmonton): Professional Voice Over Training Level 2 – VoiceSPOT WCS

Speak from your heart with confidence!

Speak from your heart with confidence!

VoiceSPOT WCS offers their Level 2 “Performance for Microphone”

For those with performance background or Level 1 grads.

March 8th & 9th at Wolf WIllow Studios in Edmonton

March 8th & 9th at The Beach Advanced Audio in Calgary
Still a few seats available

ACTRA members call your branch office to find out about subsidies.

Professional training for your entrance into the Voice Over Industry.

Learn to speak from your heart with confidence!
Call now 780 628 2930

Website www.voicespotwcs.com

Classes (Calgary): Spring Theatre classes and camp for ages 7-15 – Theatre A Go-Go

IMG_1850Theatre A Go-Go – Physical Theatre School
Register by Feb. 19 and receive a discount to Imagine – Explore – Express – Play
CURRICULUM INTEGRATED THEATRE CLASSES FOR HOMESCHOOLERS AGED 8-15
WHO: Ages 8-12
WHAT: THE BEAR WHO STOLE THE CHINOOK (Guest artist TBD) – Imagine Alberta as it is explained through a Native Legend and the tale told of the Bear who stole the Chinook. Players will create their own character mask and explore the animal characters of this Siksika Legend. Through movement and storytelling, players will play and express, with confidence, for the community at the end of the session. These classes are connected to the Alberta Education Language Arts and Social Studies curriculum.
WHEN: Mondays April 7 – June 23 @12:45-2:45pm (10 classes and three extra hours for Celebration of Learning – no class April 21 & May 19)
INVESTMENT: Regular = $270.00/player
Discount = $230/player if registered by Feb. 19 or for members of: the same family, Parkdale Community, Calgary Kids Club, Morpheus Theatre)

WHO: Ages 12-15
WHAT: THE BEAR WHO STOLE THE CHINOOK (Guest artist TBD) – Imagine Alberta as it is explained through a Native Legend and the tale told of the Bear who stole the Chinook. Players will create their own character mask and explore the animal characters of this Siksika Legend. Through movement and storytelling, players will play and express, with confidence, for the community at the end of the session. These classes are connected to the Alberta Education Language Arts and Social Studies curriculum.
WHEN: Mondays April 7 – June 23 @12:45-2:45pm (10 classes and three extra hours for Celebration of Learning – no class April 21 & May 19)
INVESTMENT: Regular = $270.00/player
Discount = $230/player if registered by Feb. 19 or for members of: the same family, Parkdale Community, Calgary Kids Club, Morpheus Theatre)

SPRING BREAK THEATRE CAMP FOR AGES 7-14
WHO: 7—14 years
WHAT: THE ADVENTURES OF KING ARTHUR – Imagine the land of Camelot where Knights, Damsels, Magicians and Dragons struggle between that which is right and that which is wrong. Players will explore their voices and bodies to express their characters with confidence. Players will create a prop and use it to play with an adaptation of an Arthurian legend. Players will develop their communication skills to share their story with friends and family on the last day of camp.
WHEN: Monday March 24 – Friday March 28 from 9:00AM-4:00PM (36 hours including one hour for Celebration of Learning)
INVESTMENT: Regular = $279.00/player
Discount = $239/player if registered by Feb. 19 or for members of: the same family, Parkdale Community, Calgary Kids Club, Morpheus Theatre)

WHERE: All classes take place at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre in the Parkdale Community Centre (3512 5 Ave. N.W.) There will be a Celebration of Learning on the last day of classes, with details TBD, but will include costumes, props and set, supplied by Theatre A Go-Go.

Instructor: Tanya Lukenoff
For more information or to register,
contact Tanya @ theatreagogo@telus.net or 403.283.4622 or www.theatreagogo.ca
Please visit/like us @ www.facebook.com/theatreagogo and be entered into a draw to win a session of classes with Theatre A Go-Go
T.A.G.G.–You’re it!
Register now and inspire imagination and expression through Theatre Arts!

Classes (Calgary): Spring Physical Theatre classes for adults – Theatre A Go-Go

IMG_4694Theatre A Go-Go – Physical Theatre School

Register by Feb. 19 to receive a discount to Imagine – Explore – Express – Play

SPRING ACTING/PHYSICAL THEATRE CLASSES FOR ADULTS

WHO: Adults (acting experience not necessary)
WHAT: MASKED IMPROVISATION – Haven’t done Drama/Acting since High School and you miss it? Then this is the class for you. Imagine the freedom to express with confidence. Explore various masked characters and improvise with the comfort of being behind a mask. Play with your physical life without the interruption from the mind.
WHEN: Sundays April 6 – June 1 @ 2:00-4:00pm (8 classes, with no class April 20)
INVESTMENT: Regular = $160.00/player
Discount = $130.00/player, if registered by Feb. 19 or members of: University/college, Parkdale Community, Morpheus Theatre, and Calgary Acts)

WHO: Calling all adult Bouffons! (Acting experience preferable)
WHAT: THE BOUFFON – Join us in a series of workshops to: discover your Bouffon character, explore the revelry of the Bouffon ‘gang’ and express through a performance creation. At the heart of the Bouffon is mockery pushed to the point of parody. Bouffons amuse themselves by reproducing the life of man in their own way, though games and pranks. They play our society, its themes of power, of science, of religion in ‘follies’. The workshops will offer a physical means of theatrical expression to explore issues of fertility, within a fun and caring environment. They will also offer insight into the work of Philippe Gaulier and his pedagogic inquiry into performance approaches to comedy.
WHEN: Mondays April 7 – May 19 @ 6:30-9:00pm (6 classes,with no class on April 21)
INVESTMENT: Regular = $150.00/player
Discount = $120.00/player, if registered by Feb. 19 or members of: University/college, Parkdale Community, Morpheus Theatre, or Calgary Acts)

WHERE: All classes take place at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre in the Parkdale Community Centre (3512 5 Ave. N.W.) There will be a Celebration of Learning on the last day of classes, with details TBD, but will include costumes, props and set, supplied by Theatre A Go-Go.

Instructor: Tanya Lukenoff

For more information or to register,
contact Tanya @ theatreagogo@telus.net or 403.283.4622
or www.theatreagogo.ca
Please visit/like us @ www.facebook.com/theatreagogo and be entered into a draw to win a session of classes with Theatre A Go-Go
T.A.G.G.–You’re it!
Register now and give yourself the gift of imagination and expression through Theatre Arts!

Classes (Calgary/ Edmonton): 2014 APN Upcoming Playwriting Classes – Alberta Playwrights Network

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Calgary Playwrights’ Boot Camp with Sharon Pollock
January 27 to March 10, 2014
7-10pm 
@
Evergreen Rehearsal Studio, Currie Barracks
Staff Contact- Michelle Kneale- dramaturg@albertaplaywrights.com
Cost: $300.00

Get inspired with this creative workout for playwrights facilitated by two time Governor General’s Award winning playwright, Sharon Pollock. The Boot Camp will take playwrights through a series of in-class and take-home exercises designed to stimulate and flex your playwright muscles. 


Ms. Pollock has a long history with APN and we are thrilled to welcome her back once again to facilitate this course. Don’t miss your chance to learn from one of Canada’s most celebrated playwrights!
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Edmonton Playwrights’ Circle with Conni Massing
February 3 to April 7 2014 (Readings on April 14)
6-9pm 
@
Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre, Epic Main Hall
Staff Contact- Tracy Carroll: tracy@albertaplaywrights.com
Cost: $300.00

The Playwrights’ Circle offers emerging and mid-career playwrights an excellent opportunity to start and finish a first draft of a play or to continue working on a project that they’ve already started. It is designed to keep playwrights working in a focused and supportive environment.
Conni Massing has been facilitating our Circles for many years and continues to offer great insight and guidance to all of the writers involved in these sessions.
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For more information about any of our programs or to download a registration form,
please go to our website at:
www.albertaplaywrights.com

Classes (Edmonton): Step Into Film – Freedom Tech Production

STEP INTO FILM

Starts: MONDAY JAN. 13 2014 (10 WEEKS EVERY MONDAY) (3 SPOTS LEFT) (CAN START ANOTHER CLASS ON THURSDAY IF THERE IS ENOUGH INTEREST)
TIME: 6-9PM
COST: $450 GST INCLUDED

“HURRY UP AND WAIT” will be one of the things you will learn from this class, at the end of the session you will walk away knowing how to:

- Effectively camera slate.
– Effectively audition for a commercial.
– Explore iconic characters via the monologue.
– Explore crew positions.
– Explore production values. Smoke, foley, special FX’s and sets, “Oh my!”

It also includes a series of workshops conducted by industry professionals who will describe their individual jobs and experiences in the film industry.
From producing to acting, these workshops allow the students to ponder many directions possible in the film industry. Meet producers, dance masters, stunt actors, professional actors and professional athletes who have made a transition into film. Recording artist, when available participate as well.

Contact freedomtechproduction@hotmail.com or call 780-989-3668 for more information.

Classes (Calgary): Essentials of Acting, Teen: Acting Exploration – Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio

rogues_logoThere is space available in our upcoming session of Essentials of Acting starting January 4, 2014
In the class, students will explore the fundamentals of acting through partnered scene work. Class work includes improvisation, scene analysis, character development and playing for truth. Scenes will be developed with the instructor’s guidance over the course of six weeks: some rehearsal is required outside of class time.
6 weeks $380 + GST – Call 403.228.5526 for more information


We have space available in our upcoming Teen: Acting Exploration starting January 8, 2014.
In this class, teens will explore the works of the great contemporary Canadian, American and British playwrights, while learning to create a compelling character through partnered scene work. Actors undergo an in-depth rehearsal process working toward a final presentation of their work. In addition, students will take part in a series of comedic and non-comedic exercises and improvisation at the beginning of each class.
(Ages 13-17) 6 weeks $275 + GST - Call 403.228.5526 for more information

Classes (Edmonton): Freedom Tech Production – Winter Term

Have you ever wanted to learn how to act for the camera? Have you ever wanted to know what it takes to make it on the big screen?

Freedom Tech Production can teach you what you need to do and how to get it. We work with countless professionals in all areas of film from an acting teacher to a producer.

We bring into the classes a handful of special guest speakers that you get a chance to network with and from that a countless number of our students have been on professional sets this summer, ranging from special background performers to principal actors.

Our instructor has had 40+ years as an instructor and also more than 50 years in the industry, she has taught countless young and old actors and helped them make a name for themselves (ie. Nathan Fillion, Josh Emerson, Jesse Lipscombe, Michelle Beaudoin, ect) and when she is not teaching she is still involved in the industry as one of Alberta’s top acting agent and she is the proprietor of Ebbels Talent Agency.

If you are interested in our classes please see: http://www.freedomtechproduction.ca/classes/

Student success:

http://www.freedomtechproduction.ca/classes/success/

Classes (Edmonton): Theatre Movement Class – Pique Dance Centre

Pique Dance Centre: Edmonton's newest community hub for adult dancers

Pique Dance Centre: Edmonton’s newest community hub for adult dancers

Pique Dance Centre Presents Theatre Movement Class!

With it being rehearsal season in Edmonton’s Theatre industry, the staff at Pique Dance Centre recognize the need for artists to keep up with various elements of movement. That is why we have developed a new class that supports Theatre Artists by being open to what it is the students need to work through for their various contracts. Whether it be brushing up on choreography and style, partner work, technique and lines or even just the need to clear your head after a long day of rehearsals, this class is a great balance to whatever job you may be involved in. Theatre Movement at Pique Dance Centre runs every Wednesday at 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Call 780-239-6122 or email info@piquedancecentre.ca for more information!

Classes (Edmonton/ Calgary): Voice Over Classes – VOICESPOT WCS

Frank-AndreacciWhat would it be like to speak from your heart with confidence?

WCS Final Classes of the year!!

VOICESPOT WCS Presents…
Calgary 403.277.6767 Edmonton 780.628.2930 Toronto 416.303.5733
www.voicespotwcs.com voices@voicespotwcs.com

The Last of 2013!

Edmonton: 780 628 2930
Nov 30th & Dec 1st Level 1 (Introduction) The Voice Over Adventure…

Nov 2nd & 3rd Level 2 (Intensive Training) Performance for Microphone

Calgary: 403 277 6767
Nov 9th & 10th Level 1 (Introduction) The Voice Over Adventure…

Level 2 Oct 26th & 27th SOLD OUT

Nov 16th & 17th Level 2 (Intensive Training) Performance for Microphone

Nov 30th & Dec 1st Level 3 (Becoming the Voice Artist) You are the Character

Voice Gyms – Nov 13 – Propeller Studios (tent)
– Dec 11 – The Forge

***ACTRA Alberta members – call your branch office for subsidies***

For More Information and to Register call or email voices@voicespotwcs.com

Check us out at www.voicespotwcs.com

~xod
Dan Willmott
VoiceSPOT WCS
“Building Your Voice Over Community”
(780) 628-2930 Edmonton
(403) 277-6767 Calgary
dan@voicespotwcs.com
www.voicespotwcs.com
Be Yourself, Be Real, Be Extraordinary!