Lisa Lau

Lisa Lau
"Thanks for everything (your help in my growth, support, patience, the list can go on); I was, in fact, ‘a changed woman’ after The Intensive. I didn’t really start acting until training with John. He helped me experience and understand different characters by ‘dropping in’ to myself; he breaks the walls down between the actor and the character. John understands who I am as a human being first, which enables trust in the environment and therefore allows me to go deeper as the character."

- Lisa Lau

 

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Aidan Moreno

Aidan Moreno
"Your kind words are much appreciated. Being in a new market has given me extra pressure and anxiety that I have never felt before and it is hindering my art which is frustrating for me as an actor. I constantly feel my disconnect in scenes and that hurts me as I feel I am letting myself down. Your comments are truly helpful and allow me to move forward and focus, so please know I have gained nothing but positivity and encouragement on how to improve!"

Aidan Moreno

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Dion Johnstone

Dion Johnstone
"John Boylan not only gives an actor tools to break down any scene in any genre, he also excels at training an actor’s mental process, so that one is able to ask the most effective questions needed to continue growing professionally in this business. His one-on-one coaching and mentorship has helped me overcome many mental and emotional blocks, and I’ve watched my career change from guest appearances to series lead."

Dion Johnstone

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Joslyn Rogers

Joslyn Rogers
"So, I made it. Still breathing. I think it went really well. I felt their intrigue. I was all there. So present. Got me some laughs and some sorry sighs. Viola was good. I began to hear myself speak a couple of times, but fought back, and re-rooted myself, got back in again. I felt very calm afterwards. Acting is becoming part. You have been endlessly generous with me since I first began at the Centre. Your direction really helped me find the truth in Viola’s words. to show you my work individually. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, support, and superior nature John, I just need to gush a little bit about class. I am really enjoying the work so much and all that you’re having us do. The improvs with the gun and the fairy tale, your ‘I’m looking at you’ … your comments are so insightful and the work in general has been so invigorating. I am forever grateful for the environment you have fostered as a means of exploration. Your coaching is invaluable"

Joslyn Rogers

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Terry Odette

Terry Odette
"... the workshop for Directors, given by John Boylan this past weekend has been tremendously successful in continuing to develop my skills and experience in working with Actors. John’s generosity and patience, not to mention his lifetime of experience, makes his workshops essential for any Director at any level interested in continuing to develop confidence on the floor. This is the kind of programing I am thankful for ..."

Terry Odette

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Patrick Garrow

"I have to say that I’ve met many teachers in this performing arts corner of the city but none have had a fiercer commitment to the urgency of the arts in an often circumscribed democracy, and to the highest standard of professionalism and achievement in those he continues to teach, those who aspire to make this pursuit their life’s work. A great example to the actors of tomorrow to be sure."

- Patrick Garrow

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John Howe

"Been years since I played like that. Reminded me why I chose this life, suffered all the rejection, and kept on trying. There is a payoff. Capture the great moments and put them in your pocket and bring them out when you need them. I would do this again in a heartbeat. I think every director should take the workshop. Even the very experienced. It’s a perceptive and practical window on the actor’s process and preparation. I felt like a kid again."

- John Howe

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Zaxhary Cox

"Centre for the Arts is more the just a space for artists, it is literally the center for the arts, a Mecca for all artists to converge. It has allowed me to develop my passion for the arts by providing a venue whereby I can meet, discuss, and work with a diverse group of artists and attempt set design and lighting for a stage show. It is imperative that a place like Centre for the Arts exists in order to create support and awareness for the importance of the arts in our community."

- Zaxhary Cox

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James Hawksley

"I’ve been meaning to write you to thank you for everything in the intensive. It was the best decision I could have made, to start my year off in your class. I can’t tell you how much your teaching and approach to the work has helped to reinforce my confidence. The biggest thing I have taken with me is ownership over my work. Just like I said at the beginning of one of the classes, every little “win” that I’ve had has gone into my confidence bank, and I have been a new actor walking into those audition rooms. The class I got to work with was wonderful, you put together a great dynamic and I’m very happy to have met them and call them friends and colleagues. Thanks so much for a wonderful experience, I truly look forward to working with you again."

- James Hawksley

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