Class Descriptions


The Western Professional Actors Lab teaches David Rotenberg's unique approaches to acting through scene study on camera. Acceptance into any class will be at the instructor’s discretion. Auditors are welcome. AUDIT FEE is $10 per session; there is no limit to the number of sessions that can be audited. PRICES for classes are shown below, for standard six-week session or as indicated on information found in Application Section. All figures are subject to change. As of July 1st/2010 the Ontario and BC Provincial Governments will combined the GST /PST to HST(12%) and will be required to be shown as a separate amount and added on top of the session fee.

All classes are designed for professionals and those entering the profession. All classes are done on camera and primarily use scene study - on camera - as the teaching tool. Classes cover: hits, actions, image, keying, beats - volitional, interlocked and reactive - swings, crie de coeur, drone notes, states of being, icons, playing firsts, playing seconds, modulators, modifiers, etc. Audition work is broached as actors bring in pieces for which they are auditioning. Acting problems are addressed as they arise in scenes.

See below for basic descriptions of classes taught at Western Professional Actors Lab. Please do not hesitate to email us with your questions.



ON-CAMERA CLASS

Bruce Clayton ($395/$455 inclusive for six-week class)

This is not a class for beginner actors. These classes explore a specific method of acting for the camera. The classes will focus on contemporary scene study for the camera, methods of self-direction, analysis for the actor, cold readings and the realities of preparing and auditioning for casting directors. Terminology and technique will be studied as problems arise in particular scenes. Bruce uses the technique and terminology developed by David Rotenberg. Limited to 14 students.


ADVANCED ON-CAMERA CLASS

Bruce Clayton ($395/$455 inclusive for six-week class)

This is a class for actors with professional training and experience and/or film/TV experience. These classes explore a specific method of acting for the camera. The classes will focus on contemporary scene study for the camera, methods of self-direction, analysis for the actor, cold readings and the realities of preparing and auditioning for casting directors. Terminology and technique will be studied as problems arise in particular scenes. Bruce uses the technique and terminology developed by David Rotenberg. Limited to 14 students.


A registration fee of $10 is charged per class session. Cost adjustments, shown above, are in effect immediately.


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