City Acting School | City Acting ClassesMethod Acting Classes taught by Master Actor & Teacher A. C. Peterson
Become an Actor in The City
Realistic Acting: The Method
By, A. C. Peterson
Saturday's 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Alan's Classes resume soon! Meantime big congratulations to him for being a series regular on Sylvester Stallone's new Paramount crime thriller, Tulsa King.
This course is designed to guide student actors to be believable and absolutely emotionally available, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Virtuoso acting begins with learning to deeply relax both physically and emotionally. The premiere exercise at every session will be The Chair, a group exercise developed by Lee Strasberg at The Actors Studio. This course will present a sequence of exercises and scene study that will teach student actors to be convincing in the moment to moment reality in their portrayal of a character.
A. C. Peterson is an internationally respected character actor and teacher who has appeared in hundreds of film and television projects, including I Know This Much Is True (HBO), The X-Files, Molly’s Game, American Gods, Frontier, and Schitt’s Creek. A. C. studied with Stella Adler in New York City, one of very few American acting teachers to have worked directly with Konstantin Stanislavski, as well as the great Kim Stanley, the foremost proponent of Lee Strasberg’s work at The Actors Studio. It has been A. C.’s lifelong mission to bring this tradition of virtuoso acting to Canada.
48 Hour Acting Bootcamp
Level I is for actors new to Milne Studio and early in their acting journey who are seeking a weekend immersion to get thoroughly introduced to our training along with getting a strong monologue demo reel of your work. You'll be challenged to stay focused, take risks, explore your own emotional depths, and have great fun connecting with yourself and the other actors.
Level II is for actors that have either: attended our Level I bootcamp, or our Level I & II classes, or have an existing demo reel that showcases your strongest work. This bootcamp immerses you into compelling high stakes scene work, we pick up where we left off in Level I and drive your character and role creation to new heights.
This unique acting master class and demo reel scene study workshop will strengthen your character preparation, boost auditioning skills, and elevate your film and television acting overall. Your monologue for level I or scene for level II is then worked on throughout the 48 Hour Acting Bootcamp workshop and coached, directed, and produced for your acting demo reel.
Saturday – 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM
A comprehensive and in-depth investigation into Milne’s technique, PERGE; helping you effectively breakdown scripts, giving you stronger role prep and improved audition skills. We'll apply precise interpretive steps adding dimension to your roles.
You’ll engage in breathing, energy, voice, movement, interpersonal connection, improvisation, storytelling, monologues, scene study and performance exercises. By the end of the day you’ll be immersed in character and ready to play the role, with residue of the day’s work present until the next morning. Applying best practices greatly improves both acting and performance ability.
Sunday – 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM
The Set – The day starts with a brief warm up (foundation and interpretation exercises) and discussion about pacing through a shoot day. Learning to connect and reconnect with your role is essential. In character and ready to play the role you’ll move into our on-camera environment. While directors love it when actors hit it on the first take, we’re often called upon to repeat a scene or parts of a scene several times for coverage. Actors have to be ready.
The Performance – Time to step into the ring. Like any sport or engagement, proper preparation is critical to your success. The same applies in acting: we must precisely prepare for the part, make the focus of the work the back, front, top, bottom and all the sides of the role, then trust that we can let the prep go and live in the present, breathing quietly in our bodies on screen. Your performance will be professionally shot then mastered and delivered to you via Vimeo.
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15 Hours of comprehensive coaching
Experience emotionally engaging exercises
Connect your own truth to your role
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Acting Classes Toronto
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Brad MilneHead Coach & Founder
Led by Brad Milne, whom helped cultivate and launch the careers of more than 100 actors through the 1300+ acting classes he has given to 1200+ actors in just the past 7 years. Milne Studio's. Brad Milne is the founder and lead instructor at Milne Studio and the Toronto Acting School. His keen eye for spotting and cultivating talent comes from his 300+ career projects as an actor and creator, and having coached over 2000 actors in over 2000 of his various school and studio classes. Actor, entrepreneur, producer, director and coach with 275+ Acting assignments in the past 30 years coupled with 20 successful years experience as an acting coach. Overseeing the day to day operations at Milne Studio and Toronto Acting School, he has worked from concept to completion on feature films, TV-Pilots, commercial campaigns, corporate video libraries and more. His coaching of others started in sports as a teen when he guided freestyle skiers to championship levels through his training camps. Less than a decade later and after acquiring his own title of Canadian National Amateur Champion in his freestyle skiing discipline he applied his coaching skills to business where he helped foster success for individuals and companies of all sizes through sales, business development and strategic consulting. From these combined experiences Brad brings a holistic understanding of the artistic and entrepreneurial aspects of the acting career and it’s intricate craft.
All of the criteria I look for in a solid studio.
I’ve attended many acting schools throughout my life, and it’s always a mixed bag when you try a new place– is it going to be a great place to learn? Will I take away real practical skills? Will the environment be safe and respectful? I found Milne Studios through Google, and had all of these questions before I attended. I can confidently say that all of the criteria I look for in a solid studio are here. There are options for in-person and online classes so students are able to learn in the most comfortable way possible for them. Those newer to acting will appreciate the gentle but informed guidance of teachers who do not shy away from technique based exercises too often ignored by film and television schools. Those who have been in the game longer will appreciate the reconnection with fundamentals we so often forget, in addition to the kind of screen training we’re used to. Advanced classes are an opportunity to keep your camera skills sharp, and make new discoveries. If you’re already a professional, then this is a great place to keep active. If, like me, your life is a bit too busy at the moment for regular classes, then the private coaching option is a wonderful opportunity to explore your craft and keep sharp.