VOICE ACTING studio

Interested in voice acting but not sure where to start?

Explore the world of voice acting every Thursday in our ongoing group drop-in sessions.

Together we will touch upon narration, commercial and animation voice overs through script reading, auditions and improv activities.

These sessions are as fun as they are informative. So drop in and see what the forge has to offer.

Want to take this class for FREE? Then…

Duration
Ongoing

Day (Time)
Thursday 6:30pm-10:00pm

Instructors
Melanie Davis, Damon Papadopolous & Christian Potenza

Cost

Drop-in: $40 or
Included with Membership or Enrollment


THE ART OF VOICE ACTING: COMMERCIAL DEMO

Starts January 16 2018

This course will teach you everything you need to know about commercial voice overs.

Here are a few highlights:

  • Auditioning for Commercials

  • 15 and 30 Second Commercial Reads

  • Selling the Product

  • Characters in Commercials

  • Long Form Voice Over (Narration)

You’ll also leave this course with a professionally engineered demo with 4 industry standard commercial spots on it.

Already have a demo but still want to take the course? No problem!
Enter the promo code “classonly” during the on-screen checkout to remove the price of the demo.

 

Duration
Class is once a week for 12 weeks

Day (Time)
Wednesday 7:00pm-10:00pm

Instructors
Melanie Davis & Damon Papadopolous

Cost

$1650 +HST includes Demo
or
$1250 +HST Class Only
Use promo code “Classonly” during checkout to discount price.


The Art of Public Speaking

Starts January 19 2018

  • You’re giving a speech at your sisters wedding

  • Your boss wants you to present the new campaign

  • You want more gigs to inspire and sell more of what you have

  • You’re dreaming up an award winning TED talk

    Terrified? Excited, but having trouble condensing your talk? How do you occur in front of an audience? What’s the best way to shape your story when you’ve got 13 minutes to do so? How do you grab their attention, win their hearts and their business in the first 2 minutes and send them home remembering just you? 

    There an art to public speaking. I’m a career a actor, singer and speaker. My body, my voice and my stories are my public tools. In this course, I’ll share trade secrets with you and shape your speaking self. 

Duration
Class is once a week for 6 weeks

Day (Time)
Saturday 11am - 2pm

Instructors
Sonya Cote

Cost

$249 +HST


THE ART OF VOICE ACTING: aNIMATION DEMO

Starts April 2018

This course will teach you everything you need to know about voice acting for Animation.

Here are a few highlights:

  • Creating and Recalling your Characters

  • Committing to the character

  • Different Types of Animation: Preschool, Children, Teen, Adult

  • Realistic vs. Cartoon voices

  • Auditioning for Animation

You’ll also leave this course with a professionally engineered demo with 4 animation spots on it.

Duration
Class is once a week for 12 weeks

Day (Time)
Wednesday 7:00pm-10:00pm

Instructors
Melanie Davis & Christian Potenza

Cost

$1650 +HST

Intro to Classical Theatre Acting

Starts January 20 2018

This course incorporates movement and teaches the fundamentals of classic theatre acting

Highlights of this course:

  • Exercises and Warm-Up Techniques

  • Monologue and Dialogue Work

  • Posture, body language and developing presence

  • Script Breakdown

  • Vocal Mask

This course will include a showcase performance at the end of the semester

Duration
Class is once a week for 12 weeks

Day (Time)
Sunday 7:00pm-10:00pm

Instructors
Christian Potenza & Harlee Jean

Cost

$1250 +HST


Classical acting studio

Are you looking for a place to express your creative side?

Explore the world of on-camera and theatrical acting in our group drop-in sessions.

Want to take this class for FREE? Then…

Duration
Ongoing

Day (Time)
Sunday - Time TBD

Instructors
Christian Potenza

Cost

Drop-in: $40 or
Included with Membership or Enrollment


Movement studio

Learn to express yourself creatively through movement and the mind-body connection.

Use movement to develop a practice of:

-Self inquiry/awareness

-Embodiment 

-Stress management tools 

For both personal and industry practice. 

Duration
Ongoing

Day (Time)
Monday 7:00pm-8:30pm

Instructors
Harlee-Jean Alexander

Cost

Drop-in: $20 or
Included with Membership or Enrollment

Want to take this class for FREE? Then…

The art of auditioning

Starts January 19 2018

This course is a must for All Levels. 

New actors; don’t burn your bridges with casting directors before even getting started in the business. Act like a pro from your 1st audition to build important relationships with those who make the calls. 

Seasoned actors; ever walk out of the room thinking you nailed it, or booked several ‘holds’ but the phone didn’t ring? Likely the reason it’s so simple, you might’ve overlooked it till now. 

Casting directors may get to know you, but if the audition wasn’t important, they would simply dispense with it and call you directly to book you. Find out how to significantly boost your chances of booking jobs with this course. This advice is invaluable whether it’s your 1st audition or your 100th. Some of it is “slap your forehead“ obvious, and some of it you wish you thought of years ago!

 

Duration
Class is once a week for 8 weeks

Day (Time)
Saturday 3:00pm- 6:00pm

Instructors
Sonya Cote

Cost

$399 +HST

 Drop-In
$80/class


The Business of Acting

Starts February 5 2019

This course is paramount for actors just starting out and for those that can't seem to take their careers to the next level. You'll learn how to find representation, avoid the scams and create a submission package that will make you stand out above the rest! We'll chat about what's standard, the common business pitfalls actors make when starting out and comb through the web of myths that are out there on how to succeed.

This course will also be chock-full of bonus content and we may have a surprise guest speaker drop in!

Upon completion, I will personally review your materials and give you critical feedback to help set you up for success. 

Duration
Class is once a week for 4 weeks

Day (Time)
Tuesday 7:00pm-9:30pm

Instructors
Erika Sidney

Cost

$350 +HST