a³ August–September 2021
What is it all a³bout?
Orson Welles likened acting to sculpture, saying, “It’s what you take away from yourself to reveal the truth of what you are doing that makes a performance,” and while that may be true, we must determine the general shape it will take before we even take up our tools.
If acting is the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances, then we must not only give ourselves up to our imaginations but also see the potential in the unhewn block before we strike the first blow.
We lift the author’s words from the page and give them form, yet if the life of that character was lived in a different time and/or place, we must make that a new home in our minds.
Their origin and subsequent journey set the basis for the voice that will give the emerging figure life.
This program sets out to broaden the actor’s awareness of the layers of speech and seeks to make sense of what may appear as chaotic audio chisel strokes so that any speech system may be approached, embraced and wielded with the confidence that a sculptor wields a chisel, embedding the process alongside a character’s development.
How can I a³pply?
Although a³ is designed for professionals who already make a living as an actor, we are willing to consider applicants who have a proven dedication to the art.
The procedure is as follows:
Submit the online application form by the deadline (stated in the schedule below)
Within a few days, you will receive an email from us stating whether or not your application has been successful
If your application is successful, you will be sent a link to a page that will allow you to pay a deposit to secure your spot, shortly after which you will be sent another email with a link to submit the remainder by the payment-in-full deadline (stated in the schedule below)
In the week prior to the start date, we will send students an email with preparatory materials to read—don't worry, it won't be a lot!
We'll see you online on Day 1!
Is there a ma³ximum number of students?
We are limiting the number of students in this semester to a maximum of 12. This will insure that all students will get the best experience possible.
Wha³t does it cost?
We are offering the full program to professional candidates at a never-to-be-repeated debut discount price of US$300.
Not only that, but you'll get a 20% discount on the full price if your payment is received in full by the Early-bird Deadline (stated in the schedule below)!
Your holding deposit will be US$60, which will secure your spot and count towards the full amount.
There are 6 weeks × 2 classes, each of which is 2 hours long. So what this means is that you're only paying US$10/hour (at the discounted rate) to be taught by pros.
Yes, this is crazy—we know. But we're confident that as our program gains praise and widespread fame, we'll be able to recoup any losses we make in the shortfall.
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