Definitions.

Camille Stopps urged the posting of Definitions so as to clarify the terms of our work. Often, what is said in the movie industry needs to be translated - defined.

All definitions come from the Oxford English Dictionary.


John Boylan.

John Boylan is a Toronto-based teacher, acting coach, mentor, actor and founder of Toronto’s Centre for the Arts. He offers a number of acting classes focused on acting for camera as well as private coaching and mentoring.



The way you approach the work was exactly what I needed. I have studied with many different teachers and sometimes I wonder why I didn’t find you sooner...
I really feel what I have discovered since working with you is invaluable. You have helped me trust myself again. The ideas, exercises and philosophy you inspire as you teach are the way I have always wanted to approach my acting. You have helped me to believe in that. You have helped me shift some very old narratives and guided me to free my own voice and creativity in my work. I feel I have built a new foundation within my work to grow from.
— Natalie Krill
You can’t know how much your emails and words have meant. It’s going well. It’s been a real lesson in giving onstage. Hanging in. I might try to bug you one more time next week if you’re around. Talking to you really helped last week.
— Jake Epstein