A six-week acting class with actors getting lots of on-camera time using typical movie and tv scenes. Work will be recorded on SD cards provided. A maximum of 12 actors.
Feb 16 - March 23
$452 (HST incl)
651 Dufferin Street
Acting styles change with the times and right now acting for television and film is changing dramatically. What’s required today in episodic drama and feature films is the ability to be utterly and completely natural and truthful in front of the camera and this demands enormous confidence in one’s skills. It’s a great and exciting challenge for both new and experienced actors and it requires a new way of focusing and adapting your skills.
Our acting classes at Centre for the Arts embrace this new acting reality and we are 100% committed to preparing actors for it. We’ll work to strip away artifice and help you find your particular way to being honest and entirely comfortable in front of the camera. We’ll use a variety of teaching tools with an emphasis on scene work, drawn from the television series and films of the moment. You’ll learn to effectively analyze a scene and play truthfully within it. All our class work is experiential; you’ll work in front of the camera and your work will be recorded on a DVD for your review.
About John Boylan
A well known Canadian actor, acting coach and teacher, John Boylan was the founder of Centre for the Arts, a community arts centre which ran from 2003 to 2010. John graduated from The National Theatre School of Canada. Some film and television credits include Queer as Folk, Harold and Kumar, Land of the Lost, Being Erica, Beauty and the Beast.
In addition to his ongoing classes at his studio, John teaches at Ryerson Theatre School and was a guest tutor at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London. He delivered a Master Class to members of the acting company at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, taught at George Brown Theatre School and has taught at New York University: Graduate Film School and the Guthrie Theatre. He created the film and tv course at The Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin and taught at Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh; The Actors Centre, London; and in Zimbabwe for FIA (International Actor’s Federation).
He has taught at York University graduate and under-graduate theatre departments, the National Screen Institute, Winnipeg; Humber College; Workshops in the Performing Arts, Vancouver; Moving Images Group,Halifax and Queens University. John designed and delivered workshops in the Vancouver, St. John's and Halifax CBC studios for ACTRAWORKS and taught the first ever on-camera class at The Yale School of Drama.
John is currently mentoring under the Canadian Senior Artist's Resource Network (CSARN) program.