2020 pASSIONATE aCTOR RETREAT
NEXT START DATE: August 24th to 28th, 2020
FULL RETREAT DETAILS
AN ONLINE CLASS: www.actorsfoundryonline.com
FULL CLASS DETAILS
Jumpstart your learning. Get the knowledge you need before you practice your craft. The Actor's Foundry is not just an acting class it is an online acting community where an actor can acquire the skills to enhance and push their career forward. Every actor in class at The Foundry is required to be a part of the Online Foundry Community. FIRST MONTH IS FREE!
LEVEL II / III SCENE STUDY
Tuesdays: November 5/12/19/26, 2019 at 5pm until 9pm
Thursdays: November 7/14/21/28 at 5pm until 9pm
REGULAR WEEKLY CLASSES for the professional actor. Continuing the intensive exploration of story, emotion, and focus through advanced exercises and scene study. Matthew works the actor through their personal growth and advancement, pushing professional and artistic growth.
NEXT DATES: November 30th/December 1st
In this workshop, we’re exploring the craft of acting from a polyvagal-informed perspective. That simply means understanding our nervous system in ways that support a deeper connection to self and a better understanding of how we embody the stories of others – while also helping us manage our own anxieties.
Skilled actors are able to bring a certain “stage presence” to their work – they have charisma that draws the attention of others. Director Jonathan Warman’s description of optimal stage presence is the ability to be energized on the inside but holding that energy just beneath your skin with stillness and confidence.
Essentially, acting requires an internal sense of security, a dynamic physicality, and a nimble responsiveness to both the scene and our scene partners. Polyvagal theory proves a phenomenal framework for understanding how we access these important qualities.
TORONTO: FRIDAY and SATURDAY, December 7th/8th 2019 9am to 6pm
This workshop is renowned as an AWAKENING experience. Hundreds and hundreds of actors have proclaimed that their career, artistic, and even life perspective has shifted becasue of this workshop.
Through RIGOROUS process...and the CLEAR and PRACTICAL TOOLS every actor needs, particpants are thrown levels ahead in their work ... in one weekend.
VANCOUVER: Saturday/Sunday November 16th/17th, 2019
Comedy takes hard work. Off book, playing off the partner, living the emotional circumstances, and finding the moments...AND knowing the comedic approach. Knowing COMEDY scene analysis. Absorbing comic scene structure. Playing the rules of comedy.
By investigating how to approach to comedy, actors will also explore how the comedic rules apply to their dramatic scenes as well. A MASTER ACTOR knows both comedy and drama acting...
DATE & TIME: Saturday/Sunday October 19th/20th, 2019
A PROFESSIONAL AUDITION INTENSIVE with acting coach Matthew Harrison and director Michael Nankin formatted to teach audition process - and successful work "in the room"!
Director/Exec Producer MICHAEL NANKIN (“Van Helsing”, “Defiance”, “Exorcist”) and acting coach MATTHEW HARRISON teach audition skills and hone audition technique - and specifically designed to prepare the actor for pilot season 2018.
NEXT START DATE: TBA
Director/Exec Producer MICHAEL NANKIN (“Van Helsing”, “Hell On Wheels”, “Exorcist” ) guides actors through a FULL SCRIPT ANALYSIS working from one screenplay:
Alvin Sargant's ORDINARY PEOPLE
The class starts from a reading, to analysis, to scenes on their feet - blocked, directed, and performed.
- plunge into ONE screenplay for an entire month with a renowned director
- work deeply and intimately in SCRIPT STUDY from a director’s perspective
- act scenes from the script directed by one of Hollywood’s busiest directors