Spring 2016 in Los Angeles, CA with Ivana Chubbuck
Actor Registration Info
To register for an upcoming class or private session, send an email to Ingrid@IngridHartCoaching.ca and include a link to the following:
For one-on-one coaching, online coaching or semi private classes, click here.
Auditing a Class
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. Auditors are asked to arrive on time and remain quiet during the performances as well as throughout the critique/feedback. Recording of any kind is not permitted. Please keep your phones 'off' or on 'silent'. Please wait until the end of a scene performance before entering the theatre. Thank you.
Cost to audit is $10. Payment is via e-transfer only.
Important to Note
Group classes are ideal for those actors who have already worked with the technique. Scenes and scene partners are assigned about a week before class. Actors are expected to watch the film or read the script/play to better understand the character relationships and storyline. Google Play, Netflix, YouTube, Wikipedia, your local library, Open Library, Kanopy and Samuel French are helpful resources.
Please be 'off book' (know your lines) in time for class. Always do your written work in pencil and write directly on your script - NOT on a separate piece of paper. When putting up an audition piece, please provide a copy of your script for your reader.
If you are unable to attend class on the day of your scene, please inform your scene partner as well as send an email to email@example.com.
Classes run for 3 hours. The first 15 minutes of class is used to settle in, get class updates and check in with friends. Scenes go up at 7:15 sharp.
Expectations for Rehearsals and Homework
Rehearse as often as you can!
At least six to eight hours per week is the minimum amount of time actors are expected to work on their scenes - individually and with their scene partners. You will rarely have the opportunity to rehearse for a film or television project so, use this time to train your body and mind to be comfortable moving about on set. The students who have become noted and lauded actors (Oscars, Emmys and such) and have built successful careers were all actors with an impressive work ethic who often chose to rehearse two to three hours every day! Many of your revelations will happen in the rehearsal process and pushing yourself to new levels will pay off.
Be sure to have a conversation with your scene partner ahead of time to discuss boundaries for scenes that involve physicality relating to sexuality or violence. Openly discussing what you are and aren't comfortable with creates trust and ultimately keeps you safe while working on a scene.
Actors are welcome to 'fire' their scene partners at any time if they feel their partner isn't a good match because of laziness or unpreparedness. A new scene partner will be re-assigned or else the actors will put up their scenes as audition pieces.
Payment & Refund Policy
Please note: Full payment is required to reserve your space in class as well, to confirm your private session booking. You will be refunded for acting work only. You do not get credit for illness, death in the family, modelling, background work or any other kind of work except for acting jobs. These classes are based in support of the working actor. Thank you.
Please send payments via electronic bank transfer (or Paypal) to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you select the 'Pay for Goods or Services' option on the Paypal website transfer screen and you're paying from outside Canada, please add 2% to your session fee amount. Prices shown are in Canadian dollars. Prices include GST. Electronic receipts are issued upon request.
2-Day Workshop Intensive
To book a 2-day workshop intensive for your group, send an email to Ingrid@IngridHartCoaching.ca. Please include your group website or mission statement and your proposed dates. Cost is $150/person (plus expenses if located outside the Greater Toronto Area). Classes are limited to 10 actors +auditors. Cost to audit is $10/person. For 1-day workshops, kindly refer to In House rates.
The Commons Theatre is a part of the Space Space Revolution's community of performance spaces centrally located in the Bathurst & College neighbourhood of downtown Toronto also known as Little Italy. Click here for a tour.
Recommended reading: The Power of the Actor by Ivana Chubbuck.