Part-Time Acting Classes

 

Actors spend 80% of their time auditioning. Learn how to make the skill of auditioning one of your strongest assets!

We offer two different auditioning classes offered by age group: Adults and Youth.

See schedule and register below.

The Audition Room (Adults)

This class helps students build the confidence, habits, and skills needed to nail auditions, whether conducted live or submitted via digital recording online. This class is designed for actors of all experience levels and students regularly book lead, supporting, and guest star roles.

You’ll learn how to:

  • • Prepare thoroughly for auditions with script analysis and emotional prep
  • • Perform self-assessment and gauge if you’re being effective
  • • Understand how your actions serve the story and leverage this knowledge in your auditions
  • • Anticipate notes and direction given in the casting room
  • • Nail your auditions with professional performances every single time

What to expect:

Every week, you’ll show up with an audition piece memorized. In class, you’ll get help breaking down the elements of the scene, story, and character, and you’ll perform your audition. We record the audition, giving you the opportunity to get multiple takes and receive notes and feedback. After class, we send you your recordings so you can watch them and use them as a reference as you build your auditioning skills.

  • Schedule: 1 class per week
    Duration: 4-week sessions (Start your 4 week session anytime – we offer rolling start dates)
    Time: 2.5 hours
    Class size: 10 students

Free perks:

  • • At least 1 recording of your audition per week (often more)
  • • Unlimited self-tapes while you’re enrolled in class (see video below)
  • • Unlimited coaching while you’re enrolled in class (see video below)

 

Get Ready (Children and Youth)

Get Ready is a part-time auditioning class for children (ages 6-12) and youth actors (ages 13 to 17). This class provides young actors with a safe and challenging environment to build the creative and technical skills required to act for film and television, including audition technique, story, and character development.

What students will learn:

  • Techniques to prepare for auditions including improv, scene work, and technical audition skills
  • • Habits to build self-awareness and recognize emotional truths
  • • How to break down elements of story and character
  • • How to anticipate notes and handle direction given in the casting room

What to expect:

Young actors in this auditioning class can expect a safe, encouraging, and positive environment that will push them to develop their discipline while treating each student as individuals with unique goals. Through games and fun exercises, students will learn tools and fundamental skills to develop the acting process while exploring story and character. Every week, young actors prepare for the class and show up with an audition piece memorized. In class, we help break down the elements of the scene, story, and character, and guide students as they perform their audition pieces. We record the audition, giving students the opportunity to get multiple takes and receive notes and feedback. After class, we send you the recordings so you can watch them at home and use them as a reference to continue building skills.

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  • Schedule: 1 class per week
    Duration: 20 weeks
    Time: 2.5 hours
    Class size: 10 students
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Free perks:

  • At least 1 recording of your audition per week (often more)
  • Unlimited self-tapes while you’re enrolled in class (see video below)
  • Unlimited coaching while you’re enrolled in class (see video below)
GET READY (Toby Marks)
Ages 10-13 Sundays 12:00pm – 2:30pm (20 weeks, January 19 – June 14, 2020)

$200/month
Through games and fun exercises, students will learn tools and fundamental skills to develop the acting process while exploring story and character. They will learn to build self awareness, recognize their emotional truth, and develop their imagination through scene work, improv, and more. They will also learn the technical side of acting in front of a camera, including audition technique, all while expanding the tools in their acting toolbox. Maximum: 10 students

Ages 14-17 Sundays 3:00pm – 5:30pm (20 weeks, January 19 – June 14, 2020)

$200/month
Students will build a strong foundation in the craft of acting, through scene work, improv and more. They will learn the ability to demonstrate honest grounded characters, and build self awareness through script analysis and character work. They will learn on-camera technique and will have the opportunity to review their own on-camera work and receive feedback while continuing to traverse their emotional truth. They will use recent TV and films scenes to expand their audition and self taping skills, while learning to utilize these skills in a professional setting. Maximum: 10 students
 
THE AUDITION ROOM (Michael Coleman)
Ages 18+ Saturdays 3:00pm – 5:30pm (4 weeks, starting January 5, 2020)
$250/month
Vancouver actors spend 80% or more of their time auditioning for jobs. This is a skill set that is different than doing the job. This class is effective for all levels from new performers to seasoned actors looking for new levels. You will learn how to self-assess your auditions and know if what you’re doing is effective and you will be capable of direction in a more advanced way once you know how to properly understand the story and how your scenes and character serve the story. This class has a long history of actors not only working but booking leads, supporting and guest star roles. The audition is the job interview, and as actors we do this more than most industries. Learn how to make this skill one of your strongest assets.
Maximum: 10 students
 
Ages 18+ Sundays 3:00pm – 5:30pm (4 weeks, starting January 6, 2020)
$250/month
Vancouver actors spend 80% or more of their time auditioning for jobs. This is a skill set that is different than doing the job. This class is effective for all levels from new performers to seasoned actors looking for new levels. You will learn how to self-assess your auditions and know if what you’re doing is effective and you will be capable of direction in a more advanced way once you know how to properly understand the story and how your scene(s) and your character serve the story. This class has a long history of actors not only working but booking leads, supporting and guest star roles. The audition is the job interview, and as actors we do this more than most industries. Learn how to make this skill one of your strongest assetsMaximum: 10 students
 
THE AUDITION ROOM (Requell Jodeah)
Ages 18+ Sundays 6:00pm – 8:30pm (4 weeks, starting January 5, 2020)
$150/month
Requell is an actor’s actor with a strong grasp of the technical side of the craft, and an equally firm understanding of how to access the organic and authentic elements needed for truthful performances. This is an amazing foundational class that will help actors looking to build their early resumes quickly and effectively. You will have a better understanding of the audition process and confidence to deliver the auditions that have casting directors wanting to see you time and time again,Maximum: 10 students
 
THE AUDITION ROOM (Kirby Morrow)

Ages 18+ Mondays 7:00pm – 9:30pm (4 weeks, starting January 7, 2020)

$250/month
With over 200 IMDb credits on his resume it is fair to say this instructor has a firm grasp of the audition room and process. This unique offering focuses on the single camera performance and how you construct and audition for any scene to shine in this set up. Kirby is happy to share these skills that have made him one of the city’s busiest actors. In fact, many of these foundational skills are the very same skills Michael Coleman benefited from early in his career when Kirby would coach him, and have become the core techniques Story Institute was built upon.  Maximum: 10 students
 
THE AUDITION ROOM (Mathias Retamal)
Ages 18+ Tuesdays 7:00pm – 9:30pm (4 weeks, starting January 8, 2020)
$200/month
Mathias established himself as a diverse and confident performer early in his career and he continues to expand on both his skills and the confidence he receives from casting. This no nonsense audition class helps you find not only the opportunities within the script but also the things “not on the page” to help your auditions stand out as authentic, nuanced, and well-prepared. Maximum: 10 students