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Our Acting Training

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

--Willy the Shake

Fall 2022

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: 12 noon - 2:00 pm, 10 weeks, $345.00

September 25-December 11, 2022

Instructor: Cairn Moore

No class on Sunday, Oct. 09, 2022 (Thanksgiving ) or Nov. 27 (PTE 50th anniversary party)

Jail Baby Spring 2022

New this fall…

audition for film & television


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 - 4:30 p.m. 10 weeks. $345.00

September 25- December 11, 2022

Instructor: Darcy Fehr

No class on Sunday, Oct. 09, 2022 (Thanksgiving ) or Nov. 27 (PTE 50th anniversary party)

more about Darcy...

Darcy is one of Winnipeg’s finest film and television actors (which is why we don’t have room to include all of his credits). A sampling of Darcy’s latest work includes: The Spencer Sisters, Original Angels, The Porter, Wintertide, Bed Rest, Ice Road, The Parts You Lose, Burden of Truth, Cranks  and…you get the idea…

Fall/Winter 2022/23

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, 2023. 


Exciting News!

This year our youth conservatory company will be performing the hilarious, one act comedy Women by Chiara Atik.


About Women…


"Jo March really thinks she could be the voice of her generation, or at least, a voice of a generation. But being a "little woman" in 1800s New England is just so hard, you know? Showing the world of the beloved March sisters through the lens of HBO's hit series Girls, Women is a hilarious, fast-paced contemporary spin on a timeless classic."

Casting for this play is limited to 5 female and 3-4 male roles. 
Membership in the conservatory program is by audition only.  For more information or to book an audition, please contact Cairn at our studio.


Sundays  5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  $590.00 

September 25, 2022-March 25, 2023

Instructor: Cairn Moore
Membership in the Youth Acting Ensemble is by audition only.  

No class on Sunday, Oct. 09, 2022 (Thanksgiving ) or Nov. 27 (PTE 50th anniversary party)

Winter 2023

New this winter…




Sundays:  2:30-4:30 p.m. 10 weeks, $345.00

January 08- March 19, 2023 

Instructor: Stephen Sim

No class on Sunday, February 19, 2023 (Louis Riel- Long Weekend) 


Want to learn to think on your feet and get in touch with your creative impulses? Make new friends, step outside of your comfort zone and laugh until your tummy hurts, all under the expert leadership of rock star improvisor Stephen Sim. You’ll not only be more fun at parties, you’ll be a more well -rounded actor. Whether you are an experienced improvisor or just want to get your feet wet,  this will be 10 weeks of pure fun! Spots in this class are limited. Be sure to sign up well in advance!


more about Stephen….


Stephen Sim is an internationally renowned improviser having toured all over the world performing improv shows and leading improv masterclasses. He is the founder of the Improv Company Trainer Centre, where he runs improv classes, as well as uses, applied improvisation tools to teach public speaking and creativity. You’ve maybe seen Stephen performing or hosting events around the city including TEDxWinnipeg among others.

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 is 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 performing scenes at the Actors Studio Adult Cabaret!

Sundays: 12:00-2:00 p.m.  10 weeks, $345.00

January 08- March 19, 2023 

Instructor: Cairn Moore

No class on Sunday, February 19, 2023 (Louis Riel- Long Weekend) 

adult acting conservatory

Spring /Summer  2023

adult acting conservatory company (21 - 101 yrs)

Winnipeg Fringe Festival 2023! 


Jail Baby cast spring 2022

Tuesdays 6-9:30 p.m.

March 21-July 23, 2023  

Director: Cairn Moore


All actors must be available for Fringe Week:  July 14-23, 2023. Additional rehearsals will be required in the month of July leading up to the Fringe Festival.  

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

Call for your audition today!

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!

In 2023 Actors Studio’s Adult Conservatory Program is taking it to the Winnipeg Fringe Festival with Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins hit play Everybody. 


About the Play…

“This modern riff on the fifteenth-century morality play Everyman follows Everybody (chosen from amongst the cast by lottery at each performance) as they journey through life’s greatest mystery—the meaning of living.”


What the reviewers have to say…

“This is theatre rather unlike anything you might have seen…unusual, unconventional and eye-opening…Everyman is no barrel of laughs, being a morality play about death. EVERYBODY tells the same tale, with equal emotional heft; but it is not only provocative and involving, it is also funny. Wildly funny, in fact.”  —The Huffington Post



“EVERYBODY fills the heart in a new and unexpected way.”

  —The New Yorker

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.

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