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Educational Opportunity (Calgary) – Master Class Program – Company of Rogues

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Educational Opportunity (Calgary) – Master Class Program – Company of Rogues

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Evolve your craft to a higher level with Company of Rogues’ Master Class Program. Now accepting applications!

Company of Rogues’ Master Class Program is a one-year full-time acting program. The program is intended to provide the student actor with an intense level of training under the highest caliber of professional instruction. The Master Class Program consists of four primary streams of study: Scene Study, Meisner Technique, Acting for Film &Television, and Voice & Movement for the Actor.

Located on Calgary’s funky and exciting 17th Avenue Strip, Company of Rogues is deeply immersed in the vibrant theatre and film communities in both, Calgary, Alberta and Vancouver, B.C.. Our actors are sought after by local/regional casting directors, filmmakers and theatre companies alike. Furthermore, at Rogues all of our instructors are working professionals who offer the highest quality of instruction and mentorship; providing career counseling and guidance even beyond the term of the program. Our Studio Director, Joe-Norman Shaw is available to provide you with more detailed information through a Master Class Interview.

Actors interested in applying for the Master Class Program should contact the studio to arrange an interview and to set up an audition. Our full-time program runs from early September to the end of June. Students are accepted into the program through the interview/audition process during the previous spring and early summer months (April-July). However, if enrolment permits we occasionally admit students into the program at a later date.

Please submit either a headshot and resume or a photo with an accompanying letter of interest (detailing any previous experience) via e-mail: (Please include the subject heading: Master Class Audition/Interview) or in person at the studio: 2nd floor, 1232 17th AVE SW between the hours of 1-6PM, Monday – Friday. Upon receipt of your application we will arrange for an audition and interview with our Studio Director.

Deadline to Submit: August 31, 2016.

Master Class Interviews: The Master Class interview process is dedicated to creating a program that is right for each actor, taking into consideration individual scheduling needs and previous acting experience. We also offer a customized payment plan and our flexible scheduling allows students to remain employed during their training period – a feature unique to our program. Beyond the one-year full-time program, actors will find opportunities to continue to train with us on a course-by-course or session-by-session basis for as long as they choose to call Company of Rogues their creative home.

Master Class Auditions: New students applying to the Master Class Program are required to audition for our Studio Director. Auditions involve the presentation of one contemporary monologue of your choice, two minutes in duration and a working session with our Studio Director. Please bring in a hardcopy of your headshot and resume or photo and letter of interest to the audition.

ABOUT US: Rogues was founded in 1993 in Vancouver, B.C. by seasoned working professionals, Christiane Hirt and Joe-Norman Shaw – who shared a desire to establish a creative home where actors could explore their craft in an environment devoted to the highest and most demanding artistic principles. After Christiane won the lead role of Hannah in the series Lonesome Dove, the two moved to Calgary where they re-established Company of Rogues in 1996, continuing their vision to cultivate a community of first class actors. We invite you to audit our classes and discover why Company of Rogues is the place to be.

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