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Classes (Calgary): Summer 2012 Schedule – Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio

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Classes (Calgary): Summer 2012 Schedule – Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio

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Performance Intensive 
July 9th – 22nd
Mon – Fri 6:30pm – 11:00pm
Sat 10:00am – 6:00pm
Performances on Sat, Sun, July 21st & 22nd
Instructor: Joe-Norman Shaw
Description: The Rogues classic is back. A group of dedicated actors rehearse a play under professional conditions, then mount the show for three public performances in the final two days of the course. As demanding and challenging as it is rewarding, the Performance Intensive is designed for anyone seeking to gain experience both on stage and in the rehearsal process, regardless if this is their first publicly-performed play or their fiftieth. Early registration is essential in order to help facilitate the selection of a script that features roles which are suitable for the students in the course.

Level: Intermediate – Advanced
Prereq: Essentials of Acting or Equivalent (Scene Study recommended)
Cost: $420 plus GST (discount available for Master Class students)

Meisner Intensive
August 14th – 18th
Tue – Sat 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Instructor: Stacie Harrison
Description: Whether you’re seeking an introduction to the Meisner Technique or a chance to brush up on your work, the Meisner Intensive will serve either of these purposes. Over the course of five consecutive evenings, students will participate in Meisner’s word repetition exercise and improv exercises, culling from the actor emotional authenticity by working truthfully off their partner, moment to unanticipated moment. A strong introduction for those thinking of taking the Meisner Technique class in the Fall and a great way to gain more experience for those who have already undertaken this training.

Level: Beginner – Advanced
Prereq: Essentials of Acting (or Equivalent)
Cost: $300 plus GST

Essentials of Acting
July 17th – August 3rd
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Instructor: Stacie Harrison
Description: Jumpstart your study of the craft! Kick it into high gear with this rare opportunity to get a head start on your actor training with this summer introduction to ‘The nuts and bolts of acting.’ This class provides an introduction to acting techniques, drawn from the teachings of Stanislavski, Uta Hagen and Michael Shurtleff. Class work includes scene analysis, character development and playing for truth. Each actor is assigned a scene and a partner. Scenes will be developed with the instructor’s guidance over the course; however, rehearsal outside of class time is also required.

Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Prereq: None
Cost: $300 plus GST

Teen Sketch Comedy Workshop
July 21st & 22nd
Sat –Sun 10:00am -3:00pm (Ages 13-17)
Instructor: Meaghan Sholdice-Farhall
Description: A perfect opportunity for teens to learn more about sketch comedy. Creating and gaining valuable experience through the process of improvisation for playmaking. This exciting workshop helps teens develop their creative voice and play for truth with comedic material. The workshop will culminate with a performance for a friends and family filled audience.

Level: Beginner – Advanced
Cost: $175 plus GST

Producing Your Acting Career
August 18th & 19th
Sat – Sun
Instructor: Catherine Lough Haggquist
Description: Producing Your Acting Career is an intensive weekend workshop designed to get your acting business underway and keep it on track. A foundation in the industry is a must. You can’t succeed in an industry you don’t understand. Too often actors focus on honing their craft and neglect the other skills necessary for a successful career. Producing Your Acting Career gives you not only a comprehensive understanding of the film and television industry, but also gives you the tools to craft opportunity maximizing strategies. Over the weekend you will begin to create an individual Business Plan to take your career to the next level. Producing Your Acting Career focuses on developing the powerful tools that give you a competitive advantage in your acting career.

Level: Intermediate – Advanced
Cost: $250 plus GST

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