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Monday, May 8 is the last day to register for session 3.

Classes begin the week of May 15th and run Tuesdays 11AM-4PM and Mondays and Thursdays 5:30-10:30PM, running six weeks. The studio is conveniently located near King & Bathurst at 101 Niagara Street.

On-camera scene study is a class for working film and television and theatre actors, taught by John Gordon. Maximum number of students in each class is 12. Work with a scene partner on scripts from film and TV, watch and get notes on the playback in class, and get your footage sent to you via Dropbox.

About the class
Actors will learn their strengths and what they need to work on in front of the camera. Points of emphasis will be: seeking out visceral objectives; the belief that an objective is attainable; finding compelling obstacles through both character and in-depth script analysis; and learning to be comfortable being uncomfortable while working in front of the camera through breath and physical awareness on existing film and television scripts.

You have ONE more chance to audit before the next term begins: join us on Wednesday, May 10 at 5:30 PM. We just ask you to arrive 10 minutes before class and stay for as little or long as you like. Please give us a heads up email first at

What students are saying
"I came to John’s class needing to regain a sense of my strengths and weaknesses as an actor and I got so much more. John has an excellent knowledge of the craft and a profound understanding of people but he also brings an infectious enthusiasm and imagination to the work so that I come away feeling stretched, inspired, and excited to find out what else I might bring to the scene. Sometimes I forget that acting can be fun and that it’s why I started in the first place, so I’m thrilled that I found John and The Dirt when I was feeling my work starting to atrophy." - Rachael Crawford (This Life, Ascension, The Book of Negroes)

"Whether you nail a take, or fail gloriously, the class allows you to work through it all, slowly becoming more relaxed and confident in the process. Your process. I am constantly recommending this class to actors who take their craft seriously and want to keep working out, learning, discovering, and growing." - Hannah Spear (Trout Stanley, Arcadia, Bad Dog Theatre Company)

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