At Rogues West, we offer the artist a rich and diverse range of material to work from. From UK Classics to the major Modernist classics of the 20th century to today’s most celebrated playwrights, our Scene Study courses employ proven techniques that empower actors to work truthfully with text and the given circumstances of the play.
R.E.A.P. SCENE STUDY Thursdays 6-9pm
LIVING THE SCENE Sept 14-Oct 19/2017
This class focuses on the principles that bring a scene to life. Breaking the scene down to get to its core, connecting to character, environment and living the emotional reality under the imaginary circumstances are just a few of the tools actors will work with over the course of six weeks. Rehearsal outside of class is required. The last class will be an informal presentation for an invited audience.
INDUSTRY SHOWCASE Nov 2-Dec 7/2017
Reap what you sow and be seen! Our successful Annual Industry Showcase is well attended by Agents and Casting Directors. Committed actors will showcase their work on Dec 14th, followed by a wine and cheese event. Actors will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals. Rehearsal outside of class is required.
- U.K CONTEMPORARY CLASSICS Jan 11-Feb 15/2018
In the first of our three Contemporary Classic Series, actors will dive into the works of the U.K bad boys: Tom Stoppard, John Osborne (Godfather of the British modern theatre movement), Joe Orton and Brian Friel. These brilliant playwrights broke the mould with their clever and complex works that deal with society, oppression, tradition and family dynamics. Delve into controversial characters who think as deeply as they feel. Rehearsal outside of class is required.
CANADIAN CONTEMPORARY CLASSICS Mar 1-Apr 5/2018
Nice and Polite? Forget it! Judith Thompson, Michel Tremblay and George F. Walker are writers who aim for the nerve. Their gritty, raw and primal characters walk the plank, teetering between of life and disaster. This class celebrates our diverse Canadian culture and talent. Rehearsal outside of class is required.
AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY CLASSICS May 3-June 7/2018
The second of our classic series. Be it David Mamet’s blazing dialogue, John Patrick Shanley’s complex characters, David Rabe’s tragic/comedic people or the darkly dangerous denizens of Sam Shepard’s American Southwest, this class will challenge you to work on some of the most exciting material ever written for the modern theatre. Rehearsal outside of class time is required.
MONOLOGUES June 21-July 26/2018
In time with Vancouver’s General Theatre auditions this monologue class empowers actors to live the text moment to unanticipated moment while activating their environment. Well-crafted monologues are powerful tools to draw an audience inside the world of your character(s). Each actor receives two contrasting monologues.
CORE ACTING Saturdays 1:30-4:30pm
CORE ACTING – DIFFERENT PATHS TO TRUTH
Sept 16-Oct 21/2017
Nov 4-Dec 9/2017
Jan 13-Feb 17/2018
Mar 3-Apr 7/2018
May 5-June 9/2018
June 23-July 28/2018
Build your core acting muscles by exploring fundamental acting techniques through partnered scene work. Explore different approaches to achieve a truthful performance. Class work is based on improvisation, script analysis, character development and objective exploration. Scenes are developed with the instructor’s guidance over the six-week course. Rehearsal outside of class time is required.