Upcoming Classes

LEVEL 2 May 25 – June 29 Sun, 6-10pm $452 (HST incl)
LEVEL 3 May 26 – June 30 Mon, 6-10pm $452 (HST incl)
JULY, LEVEL 2 & 3, MIXED July 7 – 23 Mon/Wed, 6-10pm $452 (HST incl)
SEMI-PRIVATE SESSIONS 6 Aug 18 – 28 Mon-Thurs, 10am – 2:30pm $300 (HST incl)

Level 2

Using scenes from television series and feature films, you’ll explore what’s required to act effectively and successfully today and you’ll develop your new acting skills in a safe and enthusiastic environment. Every class will give you the opportunity to work in front of the camera and we’ll record your work for your review at home. Improvisation will be used to deepen your connection to the scene you are working on. Step by step we’ll strengthen both your confidence and your ability to be open and truthful under the challenging conditions of a television or film set. We’ll focus as well on what’s unique about you, helping you recognize what you as an actor, and no one else, has to offer.

This course is right for you if: you are committed to being a professional actor; you have some basic actor training under your belt; if you recently graduated from theatre school or an acting program; you have an agent or are now actively seeking one.

Level 3

In Level III the stakes get higher as we deepen the work. You’ll develop your artistry and your technique while continuing our unwavering focus on being comfortable, simple, truthful and natural in front of the camera. Using scenes from current television and film screenplays, you’ll work in front of the camera every class.  You’ll develop your ability to quickly analyze a scene and what’s required of you and we’ll record your work for your personal review. We’ll explore the realities of being on set and how to consistently access your skills under these challenging conditions.

This is an advanced class and it is right for you if: you are a trained actor with experience; you have an agent and are currently auditioning for film and television roles.

About John Boylan

A well-known Canadian teacher, acting coach, mentor and actor, John Boylan is founder and Director of Toronto’s Centre for the Arts. A graduate actor of The National Theatre School of Canada, recent film and television credits include Day 40, Bill & Sons, Beauty and the Beast, and Killing Time.

John is a 2014 recipient of an Ontario Arts Council National and International Residency grant.

In addition to his ongoing classes at Centre for the Arts, John teaches at Ryerson University Theatre School and is a guest tutor at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London.  He taught at George Brown Theatre School and delivered a Master Class to members of the acting company at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. He has taught at New York University: Graduate Film School, University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theatre;  Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh; The Actors Centre, London, and in Zimbabwe for FIA (International Actor’s Federation).

He created the film and television acting program at The Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin as well as designing and delivering workshops in the Vancouver, St. John’s and Halifax CBC studios for ACTRAWORKS. Additionally, he has taught at York University graduate and under-graduate theatre departments;  the National Screen Institute, Winnipeg; Humber College; Workshops in the Performing Arts, Vancouver; Moving Images Group, Halifax; and Queen’s University.

He taught the first ever on-camera class at The Yale School of Drama.