"Learn your lines, find your mark, look 'em in the eye, and tell 'em the truth.” James Cagney, actor
Act Natural is a dynamic, deeply personal opportunity to expand your range of expression and reconnect with your sense of aliveness and creativity.
"Creating relationship is the heart of acting. It is basic. It is essential.” Michael Shurtleff, casting director and teacher.
The art and craft of the actor begins with self-knowledge and self-acceptance, both of which are vital when accessing inner resources with mindfulness and ease. This experiential program provides myriad opportunities for self-discovery, enhanced presence, and deeper connection to your creative instincts.
The unique blend of actor-training techniques and Haven concepts offered in this program is applicable to a variety of vocations and lifestyles, and is particularly useful for people who lead, teach, facilitate groups, or engage in public speaking. Improvisation, scene work, breathing, and movement are all used to explore deeper contact with others and a renewed sense of yourself.
This program is for you if you would like to:
- Enhance focus, presence, and confidence
- Connect to yourself and others with clarity and compassion
- Identify obstacles that block creativity and self-expression
- Tap into your inner resources in aid of communication, connection, and effective engagement
- Experience the fun of creative collaboration and storytelling
What participants say ...
"I found this program simply amazing. I had anticipated fun and loosening, but was very touched by the depth of the work done by the participants, including myself." J.M. 2015
"If you work with people (or want to), this program offers some great tools for energetic engagement and building improvising skills ... all while having fun in a supportive environment." G.B. 2015
"Jane and Sarah are an exceptional teaching team, creating a safe space for participants to be vulnerable and take risks. I had fun as well as a breakthrough with my inner life as an artist." C.P. 2015
This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. As such, the registrar did not review this program.