Einstein said it: Everything is constantly evolving. So why are we still teaching acting classes as if nothing has changed in the last 70 years? At Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop in Toronto, the long-held illusions that continue to keep actors in the dark about their creative process are being shattered. IT’S REVOLUTIONARY. It’s what you always knew acting school could be: FUN, EASY, EMPOWERING.
NO substitutions, sense memory, becoming an animal (“I think I’m a dog. No, I think I’m a snake!”). NO repetition exercises or 8 hours of scene rehearsals with your partner who’d rather be at the beach. NO memorization (“Learn those lines, dammit!”), drilling objectives or imbuing objects with personal meaning (“This coffee cup reminds me of rainbows.”). It’s just you being your great self. Refreshing, huh? So how does it work? Come watch us work. It’s free and fun!
This 6-week class meets twice a week: one working class and one lecture/observation class. The course introduces actors to the fundamentals of the AMAW philosophy and our way of working. A major shift takes place during this period – faster and more tangible than any other acting program.
After graduating from the Foundations Course, actors are evaluated by their instructor and placed in one of three Phase Levels for ongoing, month-to-month instruction. At every level you will be challenged to explore story more deeply and discover more of who you are as an actor, creator, and human being.
Actors have mastered the fundamentals of the AMAW philosophy; they are producing professional level work in an environment which is provocative, instinctual, community-oriented and “ego-free”.
You are great simply by being you!
What if you started giving yourself permission to be the bad-ass you are? What if you stopped apologizing for who you are and where you live? What if you learned how to make bold choices and have a point-of-view that’s visceral and exciting? Anthony Meindl’s Toronto Acting School is the place to start: At AMAW Toronto, you will learn what it takes to be successful at acting. You’ll learn that even though being alive is mysterious, acting isn’t nearly as esoteric as it’s sometimes been taught. You’ll learn how to let go, surrender, become free, and not give a sh*t about what others think. You’ll take more risks in your life, create bold choices and even ask people out more often. (If you’re single!) Even if you get rejected, you’ll start participating more actively in your life rather than sitting on the sidelines watching other people live theirs.
Come and observe an acting class and see how we do it! There is no fee to attend.
Interested in seeing how we work? Come and attend one of our classes. There is no fee to attend the audit.
Interested in what Tony has to say? Check out the entire library of Tony’s video lessons online.