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Teen Fundamentals with Erin Boyes – Deadline

June 17

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.

This year, Erin is nominated for a Leo for Best Performer in a Motion Picture. 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 post-production with her first feature film “FIVE”, which she wrote and produced along with her producing partner, Dani Barker.

Course Description

Scene Study, Audition and Improv. The Teen Fundamentals Workshop is a five-day program introducing and finetuning the actor’s audition process for self-tapes and in-person auditions; scene study to hone the skills of connecting with a scene partner and creating character; and improv to get the creative juices flowing, get out of our heads and into our bodies so we can create art in a non-judgmental, safe and fun space!

Day 1 We start with Improv! Let’s get moving and using our imagination. After we’re all feeling comfortable and awake, participants will then do a read through of the Scene Study materials that were sent to them the week before. The basics of breaking down a scene and working with a Scene Partner will be discussed. Day 2 Participants will put their scenes up for the class as a rehearsal. The instructor will give notes and actors will rework their scenes. Watching each other work will help to hone the skill of taking direction, remind you of the things you know, and refresh forgotten techniques. Audition Scenes will be given out at the end of the day to be rehearsed on Day 3 and performed on Day 4 (theatre style, not on camera). Day 4 auditions will be recorded, watched and re-taped. Second audition scenes will be given out for homework and Day 5 will be a mock audition on camera followed by fun exercises using the Scene Study scenes already worked on earlier in the week.

AGES: 13 – 18
LEVEL: All levels welcome

This is a four (5) day IN-PERSON workshop held at the Union Office.

Cost for members: $50.00
Market Price: $525.00

Maximum number of participants: 10

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

July 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Apply here by June 17th
Applicants will be entered into a lottery, and names will be drawn in random order.

We will contact you on June 19th to confirm if you have a spot in the class or are on the waitlist.

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


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