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 School in Vancouver, 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!
Did you ever want to take an acting class but wasn’t sure where to begin? Did you ever wonder how people create “characters” and yet it seems impossible for you to even tie your shoes? Did you even think about the possibility of finding an acting workshop right here in Vancouver? Are you thinking about taking acting classes but you’re too afraid of failure? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it might be time to radically change your approach to acting and your life.
Anthony Meindl’s Vancouver Acting School is a great place to start. At AMAW Vancouver you will learn that you have talent. 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. With the best acting coaches and a lot more confidence, 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.
Become a part of the Hollywood of the North movement. Take the tour of the AMAW’s Vancouver acting classes and find out.
Come and observe an acting class and see how we do it! There is no fee to attend.
560 Beatty Street, Ste L215
Vancouver, BC V6B 2L3
To schedule a free class observation for one of our Vancouver acting classes, call 604-687-0196 or Audit An Acting Class.
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.