About This Course

Engaging the actor’s real feelings and emotions through the purpose and intention of the character

The actor reads the story, but their goal is to find the need. Because, the audience follows the plot, but the audience’s heart follows the need. That need is the Super Task. In this course, you will learn to take your role down to the most fundamental level, to the heart of the piece. Once you’ve found that heart, you’ve got the character. All your questions are answered. Self taping required in the final project.


Course curriculum

    1. Welcome

    2. Course Goals

    1. Lesson 1: Understanding Super Task

    2. Assignment 1

    3. Lesson 2: Realism vs Naturalism

    4. Assignment 2 Explanation

    5. Assignment 2 Scenes

    6. Assignment 2

    1. Lesson 3: Searching the Themes

    2. Assignment 3

    3. Lesson 4: Defining your Role’s Super Task

    4. Assignment 4

    5. Lesson 5: Making it Personal

    6. Assignment 5

    1. Lesson 6: Bringing Definition to the Battle

    2. Assignment 6

    1. Lesson 7: The Arc of the Character

    2. Assignment 7

    3. Lesson 8: Scene Objective and Super Task

    4. Assignment 8

    1. Lesson 9: The Inner Monologue

    2. Assignment 9

    3. Lesson 10: Realizing the Thread

    4. Assignment 10: Final Project

About this course

  • $345.00
  • 25 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content


Founder and Instructor Michelle Meyrink

I founded Actorium with the purpose of creating an environment where people can discover and immerse themselves in the art of acting; a place to grow and develop creatively through this beautiful, fun, interesting, and life-changing art form. I think of Actorium as a place for people to inspire and to get inspired and grow, not only as an actor but personally – as I think the two go together. It is not only an actor’s training centre but also a community with a strong culture for daring authenticity, humour, warmth, and openness. What I have learned through acting and have used as a core principle of Actorium is to never lose sight of the truthful basis of your art and the reason you started in the first place.