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Fundamentals Stream: Scene Study: Preparation

with Edward Foy

How do you begin to understand a script? How do you efficiently and effectively break it down in a way that aids you in bringing the story to life? How do you begin to build a character? Do you know how to prepare to work on a role ? Do you know how to rehearse and explore with others? What are the fundamental and practical steps to achieving the work you dream of?

This two evening class is for the novice. - wondering what acting is like - or those actors wanting additional techniques to improve their skills in understanding the text, creating a character and in identifying the specific challenges and needs in a particular piece of work.

Participants will be given scenes to prepare before the session - and will learn basic text analysis and character development through innovative exercises and practical work with other actors in the scene.

* No experience required

  • What: Scene Study: Preparation to Performance
  • Instructor: Edward Foy
  • When: May 25 & 27, 2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Cost: $175

Spring Fling Acting Intensive

with Kate Twa, Edward Foy and Denise Kenney

Let’s do all the good stuff we love (and miss). Read gobs of plays, do comprehensive text analysis and character development, explore opportunities to grow as actors (and humans), think about each other, listen to each other, follow impulses and determine what is best for the story and why. This is an ensemble intensive for professional actors to live and play on Tempest’s stage.

  • What: Spring Fling Acting Intensive
  • When: May 25 to June 4, 2022 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Total Cost: $1099 ($899 for Patreon Members)
  • Deposit: $200 (required to secure your spot)

Fundamentals Stream - Starting Out: Actor Roles

with Roark Critchlow

The film industry is growing rapidly in the Okanagan and this course is designed for new actors and actors new to the camera.

As with most opportunities, preparation is key. This course is devoted to preparing and practicing reading for the types of roles that are going to come most often to people just starting out. There are techniques involved in reading for smaller roles that will both impress the casting people and present the best of you in a limited amount of lines. By taping and watching smaller scenes you will develop your ability to bring a sense of individuality to a role while NOT over acting. There is a fine line between being professional and trying too hard and this is the place to learn and practice it.

* No experience required

  • What: Starting Out: Actor Roles
  • Instructor: Roark Critchlow
  • When: June 6, 2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Cost: $65

Fundamentals Stream - On Set Prep

with Roark Critchlow

From the casting call to the call back, the call sheet to the crew call, the cast call, calling sound, calling last shot and calling it a day: this is an in depth and detailed discussion and explanation of the intricacies of being on a film set.

The first day of a movie can be confusing at best and down and scary at worst. The well oiled machine of a film crew assumes that you will know what to do and where to go without them having to even think about it. Show up in the wrong place or at the wrong time and you can create an unwanted first impression. The first day on set is challenging enough!

We will go over the joys and potential pitfalls of a Day 1 on set from reading the breakdown for your audition to deciphering the call sheet. From not offending your fellow cast while shooting to signing out at the end of a 12 hour day so you can get paid.

And we'll even get some acting in while we're at it.

* No experience required

  • What: On-Set Prep
  • Instructor: Roark Critchlow
  • When: June 8, 2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Cost: $65

Casting Director Workshop

with Judy K Lee

This workshop is intended to provide the basics for anyone entering and developing a career onscreen to ensure that one is prepared to walk on set and succeed. Understand what a casting director is expecting to see in a self-tape or an in-person audition.

Receive your sides a few days in advance and prepare for a simulated audition with award-winning casting director, Judy JK Lee. Start the day with an overview of the process of auditioning and the expectations of an actor, practice audition techniques and get feedback from Judy Lee to help hone your delivery and feel confident in moving forward in your career.

  • What: Casting Director Workshop
  • When:June 11 - 12 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Cost: $225
  • Deposit: $100 (required to secure your spot).

About Judy K Lee

Judy K Lee has cast over 160 projects with notable networks including Hallmark, Netflix, Lifetime, Universal, CBC and more. Casting for large Television, Movie of the Week and Feature Film projects, Judy is currently one of the most active, successful and respected Casting Directors in Canada. Judy is passionate about the South Okanagan and is excited to bring her decades of experience to Tempest to provide valuable training for actors wanting to succeed in Film & TV.

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Recently Completed Classes

Fundamentals Stream: Mask Adventures

with Denise Kenney

This class introduces students to the use of masks for actor training. Students learn to be open and receptive to their impulses through Neutral Mask, and then progress to the world of Character Masks and their liberating potential for developing strong embodied characters. Techniques learned in this class are great for those starting out as well as more experienced actors looking to enrich their practice.

  • What: Mask Adventures
  • Instructor: Denise Kenney
  • When: May 14 - 15, 2022 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Cost: $175
  • Deposit: $100 (required to secure your spot)