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Member Education Kids On-Camera Spring Break with Erin Boyes

March 25 @ 9:00 am - March 28 @ 2:00 pm

Erin works as an acting teacher and coach, combining her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with her many years of experience as an actor and industry professional. She has studied and worked throughout the US, Canada, Spain, and Jamaica. Her extensive resume spans over 18 years and covers many networks, including SyFy, Netflix, Lifetime, AMC and Hallmark.

Last year, she earned two Leo nominations, including Best Performance in a short in “Three Days”, which she also wrote and produced, and won Best Performance in an MOW for “Waking up to Danger”.  Having previously produced two award-winning short films, NOMANSLAND and Fruitcake, Erin is in pre-production with the feature film “In The Cracks”, which she wrote and produced along with her producing partner, Dani Barker and co-writer Alex Vance.

Currently based in Vancouver, Erin can next be seen as Judy Caruthers in the comedy horror feature, “It’s a Wonderful Knife”, alongside Joel McHale and Justin Long.

Course Description

This spring workshop will be fun and creative!

Commercials! We will explore commercial “copy” and collaborate to write commercials for products chosen by the students. We will work on the basics of commercial acting and being “in the room” for auditions.

Auditions! We will use current Film and TV materials to help understand the tone and structure that different projects require, introduce the fundamentals of auditioning or brush up on auditions for the more experienced actors, and try new techniques and creative ways to audition “in the room” and in “self-tapes”. Actors will practice taping each other, using lighting and being a reader for their “co-actors”.

Improv games will be used to warm everyone up, get the creative juices flowing and allow for a goofy, fun, non-judgement, safe space for young actors to explore their work.

This is a four (4) day IN-PERSON workshop held at the Union Office.

Ages 8 – 12
Cost for members: $40.00
Maximum number of participants: 10

Open to Members and their children. However, preference will be given to Minor Members
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Monday, March 25
Tuesday, March 26
Wednesday, March 27
Thursday, March 28

Register for this course by February 20 by emailing [email protected] with:
•    Your Name
•    Membership Number
•    Name of course

Applicants will be entered into a lottery, and names will be drawn in random order.

We will contact you on February 21 to confirm if you have a spot in the class or are on the waitlist.

Please note: In the event that the instructor cannot teach due to illness or a work booking, the class will either be postponed to a later date or taught by a qualified substitute instructor.

Please know that dogs are on office premises.  They will be on leash and not loitering in common areas.


March 25 @ 9:00 am
March 28 @ 2:00 pm
Event Category:


UBCP/ACTRA – Member Education
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380 West 2nd Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1C8 Canada
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