We believe that constant practice breeds confidence and expertise, which result in greater success in the audition room, on stage, and on set. Therefore, our classes are offered on a constant, year-long schedule. Once an actor is enrolled they may renew their spot as long as they wish. Cycles are four weeks long and limited to 8 actors. All of our teachers have prescriptive methods to get to the heart of what each actor needs to tackle practical challenges in their work, and to discover new techniques to grow in their craft.
with Andrew Moodie
WHEN: Wed. 1-3pm EDT
NEXT CYCLE: October 20th to
WHERE: Online via Zoom
COST: $245 CAD
About the Class
This class, taught by actor Andrew Moodie, is film and television acting for performers at any stage in their career. We will focus on some straightforward techniques based on Strasberg, Adler and Meisner to get to a deep level of truth, under imaginary circumstances, in front of the camera. In the class we will:
Break down a script to find the journey of the character and understand the subtext of the scene.
Use memorization techniques to prepare appropriately for auditions.
Quickly create an intimate film performance with deep emotional reality under imaginary circumstances.
Follow direction when given suggestions and adjustments from a casting agent or film/TV director.
Prepare and perform an audition for a television commercial.
Use a Film Voice Vocal Volume and not a Theatre Voice Vocal Volume.
Using these techniques will free you from self consciousness and allow you to create honest moments in front of the camera.
Multiple award winning actor/playwright/director Andrew Moodie has performed all across the country. Selected credits include: Better Living, Second Sheppard’s Play, Our Country’s Good (Great Canadian Theatre Company), Macbeth (Stratford), Satchmo Suite (Eastern Front), Death in New Orleans (One Yellow Rabbit), Hamlet (Soulpepper), Race (Ground Zero), Othello (Shakespeare in the Rough), Master Harold and the Boys (Prairie Theatre Exchange), Thirsty (National Arts Centre), Romeo and Juliet (Globe Theatre), Lear (Ad Hoc Collective).
Playwriting credits include: Riot, (Factory Theatre, GCTC, 1995), directed by Layne Coleman (winner of the 1996 Chalmers Award for Best New Play). Wilbur County Blues, (Blythe Festival, 1998). A Common Man's Guide to Loving Women, (Canadian Stage and the National Arts Centre, 1999). The Real McCoy, (Factory Theatre, GCTC 2007, 2008). Toronto the Good, (Factory Theatre 2009, Dora Award nomination).
He has also appeared in many films, including How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, Race: the Jesse Owens Story, Total Recall, the Oscar nominated Away from Her, and A Simple Favour. His many television appearances include Bitten, The Boys, Rookie Blue, the Listener. And recurring roles AMC's Hell on Wheels, USA network's Covert Affairs, Netflix’s October Faction, CTV's Cardinal, BBC America's Orphan Black and SyFy's Dark Matter. He was also the host of TVO's Big Ideas.