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Fall  2023

Audition Prep 

 

Sundays:  12 noon - 2:00 p.m. 10 weeks, $360.00

September  24 - December 3, 2023 

Instructor: Lindsay Nance

No class on Sunday, October 8, 2023 (Thanksgiving  Weekend) 

 

Do you want to get out there and audition but aren’t quite sure what monologue to choose or how long it should be? Are you preparing for a theatre school audition? Not sure about the style? What pieces should you look for? What pieces should you avoid? Need some insider tips on audition etiquette? Want to know more about text analysis and scoring your monologue? Are you up for the challenge of a mock audition? Whether you want to wow them in your next audition or hone your acting skills, this course is for you!

Jail Baby Spring 2022

About Lindsay...

Lindsay Nance is a theatre educator and actor. As an educator she has taught at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the University of Tennessee, the Clarence Brown Theatre, Goshen College, and currently teaches in the Department of Theatre and Film at the U of W. She has worked on productions in a variety of capacities including as a dialect, text, and acting coach. As an actor, she has worked in New York, Chicago and across the US. She holds her MFA in Acting from the University of Tennessee.   www.LindsayNance.com

 

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beginner acting methods

If  you took a drama class back in high school or always wanted to but never got around to it, beginners acting methods is the perfect place to start. Make new friends while you boost your confidence and step outside of your comfort zone. Students will learn basic acting skills such as improvisation, voice training, movement and text work. At the end of Cairn’s 10 week course, you can show off your new acting skills in the Actor’s Studio  Adult Cabaret! (P.S. This course often has a waiting list so don’t wait to register!)

Sundays: 2:30 - 4:30 pm, 10 weeks, $360.00

September 24-December 03, 2023

Instructor: Cairn Moore

No class on Sunday, Oct. 08, 2023 (Thanksgiving )

New and exciting this fall…

2023 weekend voice intensive 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday October 13, 730 - 930pm

Saturday October 14, 12 - 3pm
Sunday October 15, 12 - 3 pm
$245.00

Instructor: Tom Soares

In this weekend intensive, participants will discover foundational vocal techniques that serve as powerful tools for enhancing performance. You'll explore the mechanics of the human voice and its connection to physicality, gaining insights into elevating your vocal abilities. Through guided practice, you'll refine your vocal technique, expanding dynamic range and honing your ability to convey text with greater clarity and specificity. The practical application of these skills will involve performing a self-selected contemporary/modern monologue (1 to 2 minutes in length), allowing you to showcase your improved vocal proficiency.

About Tom...

Tom is a Winnipeg-based actor, Voice and Text Coach, and a Theatre Educator. He has worked as an actor or coach for most of Winnipeg’s regional theatres. He recently worked as Voice and Text Coach for Shakespeare in the Ruins’ production of Twelfth Night. Tom has an MFA in Acting with a Voice Specialization from York University. Since 2011, he has taught introductory to advanced level courses in voice and acting for the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg. He also teaches and produces workshops on a variety of subjects for the Winnipeg community. 

Fall /Winter  2023/24

youth acting conservatory company  (16 - 25 yrs)

The Youth Acting Conservatory is a performance based company designed for dedicated young actors who wish to take their acting to the next level in a professional theatre environment. Training focuses on voice, movement and improvisation skills, with an emphasis on ensemble work. 

Potential members should enjoy working collaboratively and have previous acting experience.  At the end of first term, conservatory members will perform a sneak peak of our production at the Actor’s Studio Cabaret. Our creative process will culminate in a full production at the end of March, 2024. 

 

Exciting News!

After a successful run of the parody version of Little Women (Women by Chiara Atik) for Fringe 2023, Actors Studio is excited to announce that we will be mounting Cacophony, by UK playwright Molly Taylor.

 

About the play...

 

“There’s me ‘out there’, in public, and there’s me in here. I know you think they’re not the same. But they’re not as far away as you think.” Created by the Almeida Young Company and written by Molly Taylor, Cacophony tells the story of a young woman’s rise to fame after speaking up at a protest outside a controversial rape trial. 

Weaving a complex web of fame and shame, Cacophony explores the power social media has to liberate brave new voices and, just as quickly, bring them crashing to earth. Inspired by the ideas in Jon Ronson’s book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. “When public shamings are delivered like remotely administered drone strikes nobody need think about how ferocious our collective power might be. The snowflake never needs to feel responsible for the avalanche.” JON RONSON 

Women Winnipeg Fringe Festival 2023

youth acting conservatory        (16-25 yrs)

 

Sundays 5:00-8:00 p.m., 20+ weeks,     $640.00

First Term:  September 24-December 03, 2023 

No class on Sunday, October 08, 2023 (Thanksgiving Weekend) 

Second Term:  January 07- March 17, 2024

No class on Sunday, February 18th, 2024 (University Mid-Term Reading Week)

Show Dates:  Company Show Dates: Friday, March 22nd & Saturday, March 23, 2024

Director: Cairn Moore

 

10 females, 6 males. By audition only. Please contact Cairn directly to book your audition.

Winter 2024

beginner acting methods

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If  you took a drama class back in high school or always wanted to but never got around to it, beginners acting methods is the perfect place to start. Make new friends while you boost your confidence and step outside of your comfort zone. Students will learn basic acting skills such as improvisation, voice training, movement and text work. At the end of Cairn’s 10 week course, you can show off your new acting skills in the Actor’s Studio  Adult Cabaret! (P.S. This course often has a waiting list so don’t wait to register!)

Sundays: 2:30 - 4:30 pm, 10 weeks, $360.00

January 7 - March 17, 2024

Instructor: Cairn Moore

No class on Sunday, Feb 18, 2024 

(University Mid-Term Reading Week)

advanced acting methods

If you have taken our beginner or intermediate-acting methods or have previous acting experience and want to delve deeper, this class will be perfect for you. Hone your acting skills and learn the fundamentals of acting theory and scene analysis. Emphasis will be on acting technique, embodying character and scene and script study. At the end of the course, students will put theory into practice by performing scenes at the Actors Studio Adult Cabaret!

Sundays: 12:00-2:00 p.m.  10 weeks, $360.00

January 07-March 17, 2024

Instructor: Lindsay Nance

No class on Sunday, February 18th, 2024 (University Mid-Term Reading Week)

Jail Baby cast spring 2022

acting for the camera

Manitoba is quickly becoming a hotbed for film and television production which means more roles for local actors. This ten-week course will cover the fundamentals of audition prep including film set etiquette, scene analysis and how to prepare and submit a competitive self-tape. Register soon! This one will fill quickly!

Sundays: 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., 10 weeks    $360.00

January 07-March 17, 2024

Instructor:  Lindsay Nance

No class on Sunday, February 18th, 2024

(University Mid-Term Reading Week)

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adult acting conservatory company (21 - 101 yrs)

Call for your audition today!
 

Tuesdays  6:00-9:00 p.m.     $640.00

March 05th- June 30, 2024

Performances at the Aspire Theatre June 28-30 in Gimli, Manitoba. 

Director:  Cairn Moore

Spots in the company are limited.  For more information or to set up an audition, please contact Cairn at our studio.  

Like our Youth Acting Conservatory program, this course was created for adults with acting experience who want to immerse themselves in performance in a professional theatre environment. Training focuses on acting theory, scene analysis, voice, movement and ensemble work, all culminating in a full production.

 

Exciting News!

This year Actor’s Studio’s Adult Conservatory Program will be doing a full production of  John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK. Actors will perform one show in Winnipeg and then we'll be heading to Gimli Manitoba for a weekend to perform in the Aspire Theatre.

 

About the Play…

A darker cousin to Almost Maine, John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays.  Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute romp explores the pain and the joy that comes from being in love.  Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, LOVE/SICK is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone.

What the reviewers have to say…

 

Whimsical romantic comedy. In the nine vignettes that make up [the] play, couples meet [or] break apart or learn to love each other more…The jokes here are easy-going and snark free.

—The New York Times

 

A dark amusing look at romance …strikes just the right balance between wisdom and whimsy…light, bright, anti-romantic and engaging.

—The Hartford Courant

To register ...

To ensure a spot in an Actor's Studio class please fill out the contact form identifying the class you wish to enroll in and Cairn will get back to you as soon as possible.

Our Acting Training

"We know what we are, but know not what we may be."

--Willy the Shake

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