David Rotenberg’s ZOOM Classes
David is holding his Advanced Acting Classes on Zoom every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30pm. These are usually five-class sessions. David also holds a three-class Techniques Session on Zoom for those who have not studied with him before, which runs on Mondays at 4:30pm. Note that class sizes are limited. CLICK HERE to apply online or for more information, please contact Ari Pollack at admin@proactorslab.com.


David Rotenberg’s Master Class >>CLICK TO APPLY
($450 including HST for five-week class)
The Master Class is for actors who have already had, or are presently cast in large roles in television or film. On the whole the master class is for students who have studied with David for some time. Some accomplished actors join the Master Class without having worked with David but take the New Students Class at the same time. {Audit fee: $25}

David Rotenberg‘s Advanced Class >>CLICK TO APPLY
($450 including HST for five-week class)
The Advanced Class is for actors who have completed the New Students Class and are progressing well in the profession. It is an especially effective class for actors who have done much theatre work but little TV or film. {Audit fee: $25}

David Rotenberg’s Intermediate Acting Class >>CLICK TO APPLY
($420 including HST for 4-week class)
This class is specifically designed for those who have already taken the New Students Class with David or have studied with David before. Some students might be taken into the class who are presently attending the New Students Class. Some of the class time will be devoted to highly structured improvisational work designed to help the actor use the Lab’s unique acting system, with an emphasis on Getting Present. The rest of the time will be used for the performance of scenes on camera. As an afternoon class it is understood that students may need to arrive late or leave early due to the demands of auditioning. We expect the actors at the Lab to audition. Auditions are good, auditions are good, auditions are good. {Audit fee: $25}

David Rotenberg‘s New Students Class >>CLICK TO APPLY (or read more)
($620 including HST for 3-week class)
The New Students Class is a place where David lays out the technical foundations for this unique and highly successful approach to acting. It is basically a prerequisite for getting into the Master and Advanced Classes. It is not a class for beginning actors, but rather for those actors who are anxious to find a way to work on camera or just make their acting more rewarding. (Auditors of this class must receive special permission and must attend all three classes, and must pay the $225 audit fee in advance.)


Jeff Clarke‘s Advanced On-Camera Class A >>CLICK TO APPLY
$495 including HST for 6-week class- Tuesdays 6-10pm
This is a class for actors with professional training and/or film/TV experience. These classes explore a specific method of acting for the camera. The classes will focus on contemporary scene study for the camera, methods of self-direction, analysis for the actor, cold readings and the realities of preparing and auditioning for casting directors All participating students will work every class and receive a copy of their work. Terminology and technique will be studied and applied as challenges arise in particular scenes.

Jeff Clarke‘s Advanced On-Camera Class B >>CLICK TO APPLY
$495 including HST for 6-week class- Wednesdays 6-10pm
This is a class for actors with professional training and/or film/TV experience. These classes explore a specific method of acting for the camera. The classes will focus on contemporary scene study for the camera, methods of self-direction, analysis for the actor, cold readings and the realities of preparing and auditioning for casting directors All participating students will work every class and receive a copy of their work. Terminology and technique will be studied and applied as challenges arise in particular scenes..


Introduction to On-Camera Acting with Marvin Hinz >>CLICK TO APPLY
(prices including HST range from $380 to $450, depending on length of the session)
This is a class for actors who have made the choice to pursue acting professionally. Focusing primarily on scene study, these classes will reveal a specific method of acting for the camera created by David Rotenberg.  Students will be asked to work on the following: achieving Present Tense in front of the camera; working moment-to-moment; using primary emotional states of being rather than secondary emotional states; clarifying actions (or objectives); and using scene icons “to get you in” at the top of a scene.

Marvin Hinz’s On-Camera Acting(II & III) >>CLICK TO APPLY
(prices including HST range from $380 to $450, depending on length of the session)
A stronger focus on actions and tactical play (relationships), but otherwise a continuation of the process and technique established in Introduction to On-Camera Acting.  We will also spend more time on scene analysis and on how to continue to make salient, compelling choices specific to your work.

Interpreting Sides for Film and TV with Marvin Hinz >>CLICK TO APPLY
($210-360 including HST, depending on class format–Zoom classes are lower in price)
Don’t Get Suckered by the Script! This class was created in response to numerous requests from students who are “stuck” when confronted with the task of auditioning with thin, minimal or poorly-written sides or breakdowns. Students will be encouraged to bring in “real-life” examples to analyze whenever possible. Part of the class time will be spent on-camera. A considerable amount of table work will be required, as we examine scripts and scenes (both “good” and “bad”), looking at how to define icons, beats, and “moments before”, looking at how to make stronger and more effective choices with whatever we are given.  How to approach an audition will also be covered.  In some cases, students will be sent sides the day before, to simulate the process and as a way of addressing problems that occur.  Time permitting, we will also practice cold readings using the “short-hand” terminology developed by David Rotenberg.
This class will be offered once or twice per year, depending on availability.


Connecting to Your Character: Advanced Audition & Scene Study Class
with Noam Jenkins
>>CLICK TO APPLY
($300-450 including HST for 4- or 6-week class)
As actors we are asked to perform in both audition settings and on-set with our scene partners. These are two very different environments and they often require different approaches to create depth and spontaneity. This six-week class will focus on finding intimate connections in your craft by exploring personalized techniques to create immediacy and breath life in your auditions and your on-camera scene work.
NOTE: This is not a class for beginner actors. Class size is limited to 12 students.


On-Camera Acting with Melee Hutton >>CLICK TO APPLY
($360-450 including HST for 6-week class)
This Intermediate/Advanced class is for actors with professional training and/or experience in the profession. The class focuses on how to make compelling choices, script analysis, achieving salient thoughts and deepening your emotional connection to bring more vibrancy and authenticity to your work.


Mindful Movement and Yoga with Julia Juhas >> CLICK TO APPLY
($40-90 including HST, depending on class format)
Awaken the Body. Awaken the Breath. Awaken the Artist.
A mindful movement practice that delves deep into the nervous system to help unravel tension and unleash creativity. This practice is intuitive and encourages exploration of movement unique to the individual actor. The actor will learn ways to utilize the support of the ground underneath us, the breath and gravity to help centre the actor so that they can feel more freedom and presence in their performances. Please email Julia Juhas at julia@livewithease.ca for more information about her in-studio classes as well as her online Zoom classes.


General American Accent Workshop with Phyllis Cohen   >>CLICK TO APPLY
($255 inclusive for a 3-week workshop)
Being able to speak with the General American Accent is essential for every actor working in Film and TV. It can mean getting the job or not. This intensive workshop will help you identify the differences between the general Canadian and American accents, from the complexity of vocal mechanics and “oral posture” to the simplicity of American word pronunciations. You will leave with the tools to make adjustments comfortably and easily, to make the accent your own, and to understand how to continue working on it when the course is over.
NOTE: this class is CLOSED to auditors.