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Montreal Studio

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Welcome to Straeon, where we elevate actors into extraordinary storytellers through the art of Scene Study. Consider us your acting gym and our coaches your personal trainers, guiding you through the transformative process of honing your craft. At Straeon, we've created an environment that mirrors the professional movie set, ensuring your growth as an actor aligns seamlessly with the demands of your evolving career.

 

Our classes are more than just your usual acting classes; they're an immersive experience tailored to your needs. We've cultivated an exceptional network of international actors, writers, and directors actively engaged in creating their own work, offering you unparalleled opportunities to connect and collaborate within a thriving global community of like-minded artists.

 

Embark on this journey with Straeon – where passion meets practice and aspiring actors become masterful storytellers. We'd be honoured to participate in your transformative path to success!

I highly recommend Straeon to actors of every level- whether you’ve been in the industry for 20 years or you found a new passion later in life- straeon treats every artist equally all while honing in on individual needs. It’s rare you enter an acting class where there is zero ego (and that goes for both teachers and students!) it was so refreshing to be in such a supportive and inclusive environment while still maintaining a professional and serious atmosphere. The coaches always find something you’ve missed, a detail that got lost or a layer to be added. Proof that there is always something that we, as actors, can delve a bit further into.

Brittany Drisdelle

Credits: Jack Ryan, The Good Doctor, Transplant, The Bold Type & more.

What We Offer

Scene Study Program

About

 

Our Scene Study Program runs for three months. Every two weeks, our dedicated coaches handpick a new scene and scene partner for you, challenging you to dive into the heart of your craft. 

 

In the first week, we embark on a first work session, mirroring the intensity of a camera rehearsal on the set. Our goal is to elevate the quality of your initial takes, eliminating the need for warm-up shots and ensuring you shine from the very start. Our coaches provide precise directions, insightful notes, and creative ideas to fuel your improvement. The process doesn't end in the studio; you take these valuable insights home, refining your skills for the week ahead.

 

In the second week, we delve into a comprehensive second work session, replicating the on-set experience. Multiple takes allow us to fine-tune specific scene elements, ensuring you master every nuance. This two-week rhythm propels your growth, combining real-world practice with personalized guidance.

Experience Level

Welcoming students of all levels, our classes closely replicate then professional work environment. On Set, collaboration spans actors of various experience levels, emphasizing the importance of adaptability. To foster rapid growth, our classes maintain a balanced ration, ensuring a mix of seasoned actors and newcomers. This deliberate approach creates an encircling and dynamic learning atmosphere.

 

Auditing Program

Whether you're a writer, director, or simply intrigued by the actor's craft, our auditing program is tailored for you. Join our Q&A sessions, observe compelling scenes, and gain exclusive access to our coaches. A word of caution: auditors often find themselves irresistibly drawn to delve into scene work. Should you feel this pull, rest assured, you'll receive priority access to our coveted spots.

2024 sessions

  Winter Session:  

      JAN 9 to APR 2       

(March 5 is OFF)

Spring-Summer:

APR 23 to JUL 9

Fall Session:

SEPT 3 to DEC 10

(Oct 29 is OFF)

When & where 

Tuesday Afternoon

1 PM to 5 PM

 

Tuesday Evening

6 PM to 10 PM

@THE BTW

3680 Jeanne-Mance St Suite 432, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2K5

CAPACITY & Level

Actors:

20

Auditor Program:

4

Level:

Beginners to Professionals

FREE CLASS

Curious about Straeon? Schedule a complimentary session to witness our classes firsthand and engage in insightful conversations with our coaches.

Scene Study Intensive

About

Join us at Straeon for a transformative intensive workshop that will take your acting skills to new heights!  In our tailored Intensive Scene Study Program, you'll embark on a journey of self-discovery and artistic growth, honing your craft and expanding your acting range. We'll challenge you to go beyond the boundaries of what you think you're capable of. 

 

What sets us apart

 

Tailored Coaching: Our experienced coaches recognize that each actor has a unique artistic journey. We take the time to understand your needs and aspirations, tailoring the coaching to help you overcome obstacles and develop your strengths.

 

Scene Selection: We handpick scenes that will stretch your acting range, allowing you to explore diverse characters and genres. Our carefully curated repertoire will challenge you to venture beyond your comfort zone and discover new layers of depth in your performances.

 

Work Environment Simulation: At Straeon, we understand the importance of preparing actors for the real-world challenges of the industry. Our scene study program is designed to replicate a professional work environment's dynamic energy and pressure. 

 

Comprehensive Approach: Acting is not just about delivering lines; it encompasses a holistic approach that integrates mind, body and voice. Our intensive will empower you to explore and expand your physicality, vocal range, and expressive capabilities through role exploration, enabling you to embody the characters you portray fully and captivate audiences with authentic performances.

 

Workshop Structure 

 

Day 1 / AM: You'll present your scene with your assigned scene partner and engage in constructive and in-depth feedback with the coaches, akin to a camera rehearsal on an authentic set. 

Day 1 / PM: We'll delve into a comprehensive second work session, replicating the on-set experience. Multiple takes allow us to fine-tune specific scene elements, ensuring you master every nuance of the scene with personalized guidance.

Evening: You'll discover your next scene assignment and partner for Day 2.

 

Day 2 / AM: You'll present your new scene by revisiting the scene process from day one.

Present your newly prepared scene with your new partner.

Day 2 / PM: Delve into additional takes with continued coaching to refine and elevate your performance.

2024 sessions

  Winter Session:

JAN 28/29

      

Spring-Summer:

MAR 30/31

MAY 25/26

JUL 6/7

Fall Session:

OCT 26/27

When & where 

SAT & SUN

10 AM to 6 PM

Location: TBD

CAPACITY & Level

Actors:

14

Auditor Program:

4

Level:

Advanced Beginners to Professionals

FREE CLASS

Curious about Straeon? Schedule a complimentary session to witness our classes firsthand and engage in insightful conversations with our coaches.

On-Camera Acting Workshop

About

 

Welcome to our On-Camera Acting Workshop in a partnership with ISA - The Institute Of Storytelling For Actors, where we revolutionize the art of camera work from the actor's perspective. Our mission is simple: empower you to make the camera work for you, eliminating the need for you to work for the camera. In this immersive workshop, we'll equip you with the skills to command the camera's energy and shed any lingering camera awareness, allowing you to fully surrender to the moment, your character, the story, and your scene partner.

Join us for a transformative On-Camera Acting experience that goes beyond technicalities, guiding you to unleash your full potential in the visual storytelling realm. Command the camera, captivate your audience, and immerse yourself in the magic of on-camera acting. 

 

Workshop Highlights

Day 1 / AM: Mastering Eyelines, Image Composition & Presence. 

Begin your journey with a focus on eyelines and understanding the intricacies of image composition & presence. Learn the art of commanding the camera's attention and guiding the audience's gaze with precision, setting the stage for a powerful on-camera presence.

 

Day 1 / PM: Exploring Wide Shots

Delve into the world of wide shots in the afternoon session. Receive tailored, in-depth feedback on your scenes, honing your skills in a supportive environment that encourages growth and exploration. 

Day 2 / AM: Exploring Medium Shots

Day two kicks off with an exploration of medium shots. Understand the nuances of framing and positioning within the frame, allowing you to navigate various scenes with confidence and mastery.

Day 2 / PM: The World of Close-Ups and Character Exploration 

Conclude the workshop by immersing yourself in the world of close-ups. Explore the inner journey of your character and cultivate an intimate connection with your scene partner. Uncover the subtleties that elevate your performance to new heights, creating moments of profound authenticity.

What To Expect

Practical Skill Development:

    - Hands-on exercises to reinforce the principles learned.

    - Real-time application of techniques in a supportive environment.

 

Tailored Feedback:

    - Receive personalized feedback to enhance your strengths and address areas for improvement.

    - Benefit from in-depth discussions on your scene work.

 

Transformational Experience:

    - Overcome camera awareness and discover newfound confidence.

    - Embrace the freedom to fully immerse yourself in your character and the unfolding narrative.

 

Experience Level

While prior acting training is preferred, no prior experience with camera work is necessary.

2024 sessions

  Winter Session:

FEB 24/25

    

Spring-Summer:

APR 27/28

JUN 29/30

Fall Session:

SEP 28/29

NOV 23/24

When & where 

SAT & SUN

10 AM TO 6 PM

LOCATION

TBD

CAPACITY & Level

Actors:

14

Auditor Program:

4

Level:

Advanced Beginners to Professionals

FREE CLASS

Curious about Straeon? Schedule a complimentary session to witness our classes firsthand and engage in insightful conversations with our coaches.

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