the frank theatre company
Trembling Void Studio
This is a series of weekly low-barrier workshops starting March 23, 2014 for novice, intermediate and advanced actors who are experiencing barriers of oppression in casting.
Why it REACT exists:
To get into acting, we actors are expected to train. To be taken seriously as professionals, we are expected to build our resumes while developing our skills – requiring us to either to be cast, or to pay for lessons – with money we earned by getting cast.
Unfortunately, the oppressions of society at large find their way into the casting room. As a result, some actors find it much easier to get cast and keep in the game than do other actors. These other actors, because of some combination of their age, race, gender (identity or expression), size, accent, looks and ability, find it hard to get cast in career-building roles, regardless of their skills.
Who we are:
We are these “other actors.” And we love our craft and intend to stick at it despite the adversity. We might be brand new or more experienced. We intend to study our craft. We aim to perform. And we aim to support each other in this.
What we do:
We provide lessons to “less-castable” actors, and we do it in an environment that respects and celebrates difference. We will network. We will help each other in our careers.
Bobbi Charlton, an acting teacher with over 20 years of experience in the Vancouver Film Industry, has offered her time and skills to teach this class.
111 West Hastings St, 5th Floor.
Classes are scent-reduced.
Accessibility audit forthcoming.
For more info please contact Amy Fox at email@example.com.
What is expected of students?
Showing up every week on time and prepared. In the week between classes, students are expected to memorize monologues and scene dialogue, perform exercises, practice with scene partners and otherwise ready themselves for the next class.