Workshop: Acting for Camera Class with John Boylan, Centre for the Arts

Group class
September 15 – October 27
Mondays 6 – 10 pm
$452 (HST incl)
651 Dufferin Street, Roseneath Theatre

To Register: Send your photo and resume to John Boylan at
For more information call: 416 568 9072 or visit:
Times, dates and prices subject to change without notice.

Acting styles change with the times and right now acting for television and film is changing dramatically. What’s required today in episodic drama and feature films is the ability to be utterly and completely natural and truthful in front of the camera and this demands enormous confidence in one’s skills. It’s a great and exciting challenge for both new and experienced actors and it requires a new way of focusing and adapting your skills.

Our acting classes at Centre for the Arts embrace this new acting reality and we are 100% committed to preparing actors for it. We’ll work to strip away artifice and help you find your particular way to being honest and entirely comfortable in front of the camera. We’ll use a variety of teaching tools with an emphasis on scene work, drawn from the television series and films of the moment. You’ll learn to effectively analyze a scene and play truthfully within it. All our class work is experiential; you’ll work in front of the camera and your work will be recorded on a DVD for your review.

About John Boylan
A well-known Canadian teacher, acting coach, mentor and actor, John Boylan is founder and Director of Toronto’s Centre for the Arts. A graduate actor of The National Theatre School of Canada, recent film and television credits include Day 40, Bill & Sons, Beauty and the Beast, and Killing Time.

John is a 2014 recipient of an Ontario Arts Council National and International Residency grant.
In addition to his ongoing classes at Centre for the Arts, John teaches at Ryerson University Theatre School and was a guest tutor at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London.  He taught at George Brown Theatre School and delivered a Master Class to members of the acting company at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. He has taught at New York University: Graduate Film School, University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theatre;  Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh; The Actors Centre, London, and in Zimbabwe for FIA (International Actor’s Federation).

He created the film and television acting program at The Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin as well as designing and delivering workshops in the Vancouver, St. John’s and Halifax CBC studios for ACTRAWORKS. Additionally, he has taught at York University graduate and under-graduate theatre departments;  the National Screen Institute, Winnipeg; Humber College; Workshops in the Performing Arts, Vancouver; Moving Images Group, Halifax; and Queen’s University.
He taught the first ever on-camera class at The Yale School of Drama.