Dates & Times:
Method not Madness With Lex Dunn
Feb 2 nd - March 9 th 2022
April 6 th - May 11 th 2022
April 25 th - June 29 th 2022
Sept 14 th - Oct 19 th 2022
Loc:- Online and in person.
Cost: $240 plus tax $252
Single Drop in Class $60 plus tax $63
Auditors welcome by appointment
ONLINE with some IN PERSON
Shaw Festival’s Lex Dunn continues the exploration of sense memory, emotional memory, and imagination, while also looking at how physicality works in Method. Employing a teaching approach that focuses on positivity, encouragement and student self-discovery, Lex will also examine how the method is applied in building three-dimensional characters, and how to place these characters in scenes and monologues. The class will technical aspects of character and scene building: Why am I here? What do I want? When do I want it? How will I get it? Who do I want it from? What will happen if I get it? What will happen if I don’t?
It will also look at how the Method has evolved and has incorporated other acting techniques. The aim is to help students build their own “method” to give them an array of tools that work best for them.
This course should be attended by those who have acquired the necessary skills from Level I, or by those who have taken method courses elsewhere
Method Acting: Just method, no madness.
Instructor: Lex Dunn
Lex has been a professional actor for more than 30 years, appearing on stage at The Shaw Festival, Factory Theatre Lab and the Royal Alexandra Theatre; in CBC radio dramas; in film and on TV, including a recurring character on the world-wide hit Trailer Park Boys, CBC's mini-series Snakes & Ladders as well as principle roles on CBC's Black Harbour and the US show, Haven. He has also done that rarity, radio drama, which is finding new life through podcasting. Lex has taught aspiring actors of all ages, from George Brown College, Toronto to Encore 50 on Vancouver Island, Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada in Nova Scotia, the Toronto School Board's Artist In The Schools program, and for numerous private students in Toronto and Halifax. He is thrilled to be working with Jacquie and Spotlight Academy, and looks forward to nurturing and guiding talented aspiring actors