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Movie Acting! Script Reading Camp With Gordon

Get your best scream ready for my most popular script in this movie acting camp: a spooky story about 3 teens looking for an abandoned house in a creepy forest. #confidence
Gordon Woolvett, ACTRA / UBCP / WGC
196 total reviews for this teacher
New class
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$20 per class
Meets 5x per week
Over 1 week
55 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Students will learn how to bring a character to life and make the unseen believable for the audience.  They will gain a deeper understanding of fear and why it's actually a useful human tool. They will practice improv, acting styles, scene breakdown, story and plot, and how to be more "real and believable" with their performance as well as more melodramatic when it's called for. But above all else they will walk away with more confidence in their own ideas and skills. 
I have been a professional actor, writer and director in theatre, television and film for more than 35 years. In 2002 I won a Gemini (the Canadian Oscars / Emmies) for my work on Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda. I had previously also been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for another film I worked on. I have been teaching improv and acting for many years. I'm also a soccer coach and a Scout leader.

I trained at theatrical school from ages 8-16 (and have continued to train throughout my career) and they were the best summers of my childhood. Theatre / acting / drama is such a great outlet for young people. If your child/teen has an interest in drama, training is crucial.  It gives them a chance to explore and use their imaginations, but also teaches them valuable lessons about "the human condition."  I have taught improv and acting in various after-school drama clubs and at Scouts Canada camps and meetings for a number of years now. (I also have another popular class on Outschool teaching improv and acting to elementary age kids: Theatre For Kids - Acting and Improv).

Drama is an amazing outlet for stress and anxiety. Sometimes in class those emotions can come in handy and help with scenes. This can lead to deeper discussions about feelings or experiences that can be emotionally recalled to help with a scene. In this way, drama can be quite cathartic. However, to protect children's privacy and ensure we maintain a safe zoom environment, I am ever mindful of steering students away from divulging personal details about themselves. I instead encourage students to engage in an inner dialogue so they can recall and utilize personal moments while keeping them private.
No homework. This is a 15 page script and once we have finished our pre-reads, learners are welcome to download it to get familiar with it if they want to. No memorization is required. 
Learners will need to be able to print their scenes, if possible, and be ready to make handwritten notes on them. Your learner must also have a quiet space to move around in with good lighting in front of them (not behind!) so their fellow actor can see and hear them please.
4 hours 35 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Gordon Woolvett, ACTRA / UBCP / WGC
Lives in Canada
Acting & Improv For Kids and Teens
196 total reviews
98 completed classes

About Me

Besides being a fun and energetic teacher on Outschool, I am a professional, working, TV & film actor; a screenwriter; a director; a soccer coach; a scout leader; a drama coach/teacher, and a father of three. 

I have been in front of, and behind,... 
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