CLASSES AT A GLANCE

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May
5
Sun
ADULT PROFESSIONALS @ ACT STUDIO
May 5 @ 11:00 am – Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm

Acting for the Camera for ADULTS!  Register for 3 x 8-week sessions and pay only $375.00 (35% deposit is required)

May
11
Sat
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS @ ACT STUDIO
May 11 @ 11:00 am – Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm

Acting for the Camera for KIDS (8-13)!   Register for 3 x 8 week sessions and pay only $299.00 per session (35% deposit required)

TEEN PROFESSIONALS @ ACT STUDIO
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm

Acting for the Camera for TEENS!  Register for 3 x 8 week Sessions and pay only $375.00 per session (35% deposit is required)

May
12
Sun
ADULT PROFESSIONALS @ ACT STUDIO
May 12 @ 11:00 am – Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm

Acting for the Camera for ADULTS!  Register for 3 x 8-week sessions and pay only $375.00 (35% deposit is required)

May
18
Sat
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS @ ACT STUDIO
May 18 @ 11:00 am – Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm

Acting for the Camera for KIDS (8-13)!   Register for 3 x 8 week sessions and pay only $299.00 per session (35% deposit required)

TEEN PROFESSIONALS @ ACT STUDIO
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 6 @ 4:00 pm

Acting for the Camera for TEENS!  Register for 3 x 8 week Sessions and pay only $375.00 per session (35% deposit is required)

May
19
Sun
ADULT PROFESSIONALS @ ACT STUDIO
May 19 @ 11:00 am – Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm

Acting for the Camera for ADULTS!  Register for 3 x 8-week sessions and pay only $375.00 (35% deposit is required)

May
26
Sun
ADULT PROFESSIONALS @ ACT STUDIO
May 26 @ 11:00 am – Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm

Acting for the Camera for ADULTS!  Register for 3 x 8-week sessions and pay only $375.00 (35% deposit is required)

Dec
5
Sat
2-Day Masterclass with Judith Thompson @ University of Ottawa Department of Theatre
Dec 5 @ 3:00 pm – Dec 6 @ 11:00 pm

Judith Thompson’s  intensive masterclass is for actors who also have an interest in creating, writing their own characters and/or shows!
Official details to come, but here is some info from past workshops:

In her Say It, Shout It, Move It workshop, Judith Thompson encouraged participants to tell true stories and to make others’ true stories their own.

“I believe that all my own best writing has happened under pressure, and very fast. I also believe that I need to say it, shout it and move it before I give it to actors.”

Judith Thompson, renowned Canadian playwright, leads this two day workshop for actors, playwrights and creators in which she guides participants through fast, immediate, uncensored writing.

The material that emerged was raw, surprising, and often brilliant. But where does a playwright go from there? Whether you’re getting back in the room with Judith, or are entering for the first time, this workshop will help take you to the next step! Participants will look at innovation, structure and character paths, combining organic intuition with “hammer and nails” narrative work.

Judith Clare ThompsonOC (born September 20, 1954) is a Canadian playwright who lives in Toronto, Ontario. Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail once declared that “…in this country, a playwright as good as Judith Thompson is a miracle.” She has twice been awarded the Governor General’s Award for drama, and is the recipient of many other awards including the Order of Canada.

More info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Thompson  

Dates: Dec. 5 & 6th
Cost: $400
Deposit: $200 (to reserve your spot)

To apply for this workshop, please send a $200 non-refundable deposit to actottawa@gmail.com along with a head shot/resume and answers to 1. why do you wish to study in this master class? 2. describe the last thing that you’ve created (this can be anything from food, visual art, writing, etc.)

Dec
11
Fri
THE ACCENT INTENSIVE with Kate Hurman!! @ ARTS COURT, CAO BOARDROOM
Dec 11 – Dec 12 all-day

The Accent Intensive with Kate Hurman

This intensive is great if you don’t wish to find yourself scrambling to get an accent ‘intact’ for an audition you have the following day! Get yourself prepared now so that you’ll be ready, with your accent/dialect dropped in so much
so that casting will believe you are actually from that place.

You may understand the character’s background, and how they move through their world,
but if your accent is off, so is the performance. Using established techniques in a unique fashion
this weekend intensive will allow actors, and students of acting to develop a clear understanding
of the steps involved in accent acquisition.

Accent is not a question of simply copying sound but rather of developing an understanding of shape and culture. Addressing issues of vocal drift, placement, rhythm and pace, the workshop participants will be actively engaged in identifying their own accent of origin, along with a focus on RP (Received Pronunciation or Upper Class British), a working class British accent, Standard General Australian, and Standard General American.

“I’ve worked with Kate on both a Newfoundland and an Aboriginal dialect. In just a few hours, I felt transformed. People even told me I looked different. The taking on of a character is an amazing process and Kate knows how to move it along swiftly – it’s truly incredible. A few days post-coaching, I found the accent slipping out in my regular conversation, even when I wasn’t ‘working’ on it. Love, love, love working with Kate! That is all.”  Claudia Jurt

About Kate Hurman

A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and Queen’s University, Kate has worked
extensively across Canada in theatre, radio, television and film as an actor, a director, a voice artist,
a dramaturge and a writer for the past thirty years.

Kate has worked as an accent and dialect coach on multiple stage productions at the National Arts Centre, the University of Ottawa, and OSSD among others, on film sets for principle actors and for private clients. Kate’s voice can be heard on several cartoon series and many national commercial campaigns. Kate is also an arts educator working as a guest lecturer, a workshop facilitator, and a resident Artist in Elementary Schools and High Schools and as a Professor of Acting at the University of Ottawa, and the resident Voice, Speech and Classical Theatre Professor at St. Lawrence College.

Her company MakeWork Theatre works to develop new works for the stage and learning opportunities through the arts for all ages.

Dates/Times: Friday, December 11, 5:30pm-10:00pm & Saturday, December 12, 10:30am-5:30pm

Location: Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave., CAO Boardroom

Cost: $225.00

Early Bird Rate: $200.00 (pay in full by Nov. 26)

To apply, please email your name, contact info, photo & resume (if you have one) & interac e-transfer to actottawa@gmail.com