About This Course

Enjoy your individuality as you learn to be more truthful to your genuine self-expression

Self expression is at the heart of all arts, including acting. In this course you will begin with simple exercises teaching you to direct your attention towards your immediate experience, and away from’ performing’. As the course progresses, the exercises become increasingly more challenging, encouraging you to share deeper, more hidden parts of yourself. By the end of the course, a common sentiment is an experience of “feeling more oneself.” Self taping required the majority of lessons.

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Reviews

5 star rating

Wonderful course!

Caitlin Nitschke

Helped me to connect with my voice and truthful expression. I took this course after attending the Supernaturally Shy webinar. I discovered how to use my fea...

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Helped me to connect with my voice and truthful expression. I took this course after attending the Supernaturally Shy webinar. I discovered how to use my fears in my work and embrace the comfort and discomfort of opening up to myself. I am grateful; it allowed me to further explore my joy for acting! Thank you so much for creating such a welcoming course and offering such encouraging feedback. It has helped me to accept my failures and grow from them. I am very excited to take more courses in the future and continue my acting journey.

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Revolutionary

Dawn Campbell

I didn’t know what to expect when I started at Actorium. I knew I wanted to head back into acting after a long hiatus of having 3 kids and taking a different...

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I didn’t know what to expect when I started at Actorium. I knew I wanted to head back into acting after a long hiatus of having 3 kids and taking a different path in life. Until I was half way through Expression I didn’t quite realize how many thick walls I had built up around me. How normal it was to constantly be pleasing others while forgetting myself and my own needs. And how much I watched myself through other peoples lenses to make sure I fit in. Doing Expression allowed me to clue into the habits I held onto and I was able to just switch them off. This in itself has been revolutionary to me. As a 40 year old woman, I feel like I’m living life with a new found freedom. Up until this point, I’d allowed myself to feel strangled with confines of ‘how I’m supposed to be’, and I no longer have that. People around me notice too. They often say, wow you seem like you’re doing so well, you look great, what have you been up to? I love to tell everyone how much Actorium has changed my life. I really have Michelle to thank for creating such an amazing course. The way it’s been put together, and the way she’s such a patient, knowledgeable and creative human herself, she’s just so incredibly inspiring to me. The best thing that Michelle does, is she’s mindful of her own needs, and allows her imperfections to be seen, so this allows her students to bring their own authentic selves to class. It allows us to come as we are.

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Transformative course

Zahra Remtulla

This was such a great experience in pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone in a supportive, encouraging and validating environment. I learned a lot about ...

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This was such a great experience in pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone in a supportive, encouraging and validating environment. I learned a lot about stretching myself while feeling the feelings of discomfort and appreciated the complete acceptance of my authentic self and the attuned feedback.

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Expression

Bonny Svec

Olson Wells said that an actor may put on makeup but what he is really doing is undressing himself. I often say I want the truth no matter how much it hurts....

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Olson Wells said that an actor may put on makeup but what he is really doing is undressing himself. I often say I want the truth no matter how much it hurts. I REALLY understood by the end of this course that I am STUCK with myself. There are no other options in the experience of my life.But, and this is important, we are not fixed unless we choose to be. We are evolving. That evolution is within a range and that range does have limitations. However since “ I” is my only option, getting to know myself through method acting is becoming a sort of obsession. Getting to the root of who I am. This course guides you through opening up to yourself. Bringing your attention toward the experience of being yourself and expressing that experience. There is a focus on learning to be authentic, not acting “on top of ourselves”. Learning to let go of control and find out what blocks us from expressing and experiencing in our lives. We are going into what we hate, our fears and blocks, working with them, integrating them. Allowing ourselves to be the human we are. ALL OF IT. As I watch myself through this process, struggling with my self loathing, I increasingly find NOT self hatred but empathy laced with sadness, humour and curiosity. I am opening inwardly so that I may open outwardly. Thank you for the guidance. (this review is by Bonny S.)

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Powerful

Gregory Carrillo

I had felt that every lesson had an impact on my life. I could see how there is no separation between acting skills and interpersonal skills. I enjoyed the w...

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I had felt that every lesson had an impact on my life. I could see how there is no separation between acting skills and interpersonal skills. I enjoyed the way that every lesson had a opportunity to explore making experiments in everyday life.

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Expression

Chase Willier

5stars.

5stars.

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5 star rating

Be present, take risks

Monica Borges

This course helped me with getting out of my head and experiencing freedom!! The environment is very supportive and feedback is provided on every assignment.

This course helped me with getting out of my head and experiencing freedom!! The environment is very supportive and feedback is provided on every assignment.

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fantastic

Helen Lam

Very informative and relevant.

Very informative and relevant.

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Course curriculum

  • 2

    Getting Started

  • 3

    Introductory Exercises

    • Exercise 1: Presence and Try

    • Presence and Try Exercise Explanation

    • Presence Audio File (downloadable)

    • Presence and Try Exercise Reflection

    • How to Submit Presence and Try Exercise

    • How to Work with this Lesson Creatively Throughout the Week

    • Exercise 2: Experiencing Versus Performing

    • Experiencing Versus Performing Explanation

    • Experiencing Versus Performing Exercise Reflection

    • How to Submit Experiencing Versus Performing Exercise

    • How to Work with this Lesson Creatively Throughout the Week

  • 4

    Working with Obstacles

    • Exercise 3: Control

    • Control Exercise Explanation

    • Vocal Warm-Up

    • Control Exercise Reflection

    • How to Submit Control Exercise

    • How to Work with this Lesson Creatively Throughout the Week

    • Exercise 4: Diving In

    • Diving In Exercise Explanation

    • Diving In Exercise Example

    • Diving In Exercise Reflection

    • How to Submit Diving In Exercise

    • How to Work with this Lesson Creatively Throughout the Week

  • 5

    Personal Expression

    • Exercise 5: Risk

    • Risk Exercise Explanation

    • Risk Exercise Reflection

    • How to Submit Risk Exercise

    • How to Work with this Lesson Creatively Throughout the Week

    • Exercise 6: Vulnerability

    • Vulnerability Exercise Explanation

    • Vulnerabilit Exercise Reflection

    • How to Submit Vulnerability Exercise

    • How to Work with this Lesson Creatively Throughout the Week

  • 6

    Preparing for Performance

    • Exercise 7: Speaking from your Gut

    • Speaking from your Gut Exercise Explanation

    • Exercise 7: Speaking from your Gut Example

    • Speaking from your Gut Exercise Reflection

    • How to Submit Speaking from your Gut Exercise

    • How to Work with this Lesson Creatively Throughout the Week

    • Exercise 8: Disengaging the Brain

    • Disengaging the Brain Exercise Explanation

    • Monologue Options

    • Disengaging the Brain Exercise Reflection

    • How to Submit Disengaging the Brain Exercise

    • How to Work with this Lesson Creatively Throughout the Week

    • Exercise 9: Relationship

    • Relationship Exercise Explanation

    • Relationship Exercise Reflection

    • How to Submit Relationship Exercise

    • How to Work with this Lesson Creatively Throughout the Week

  • 7

    Mind of Growth - Final Monologue

    • Exercise 10: Mind of Growth

    • Mind of Growth PDF

    • Mind of Growth Exercise Explanation

    • Mind of Growth Exercise Reflection

    • How to Submit Mind of Growth Exercise

  • 8

    Conclusion

    • Course Summary