I want to be an actor. Now what?
What do I need to do to move forward? How do I find work? Do I need an agent? How do I prepare for an audition?
What are credit roles vs non-credit roles? How do Major set roles differ from Indie roles?
What do I do when I arrive on a set?
Learn the steps to break into the acting world from a professional actor! Find out about good headshots and how to write a resume when you have nothing to show. Practice auditioning and receive feedback. Find out what to look for in an agent. Discover the various acting roles and expected behaviour on a set, and if and when you should join a union.
In-Person – Beginner
Dates: Mondays January 17-31*
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Seniors on the Bow** 2nd Floor, Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre
Number of Classes: 3
Adult 15-17 yrs and Adult 18+ Number of participants limited to ensure social distancing.
Week 1 How to Start: How do I find work? Set etiquette, agents, unions and more.
Week 2 Introduction to Auditions: In-person vs self tape
Week 3 Auditions: Practice and feedback
*If COVID regulations restrict in-person meetings, this course will pivot to online format via Zoom on the same schedule. The meeting link will be emailed to you.
**Enter Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre (SLSFSC) at the west door, then take the elevator or stairs to the 2nd floor. Follow hallway west, then south to the end.
SLSFSC is operating under the Restriction Exemption Program which requires proof of double vaccination or negative test result. QR code and ID will be checked at the exterior entrance. Masking onsite is required.
Instructor Garry MacLean
Garry relishes sharing and instilling his passion for film and television with his students.
If you are registering a youth in this course, please go to the Break Into Acting for Youth page for the correct registration form.