Before We Begin
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: Best case scenario, you're going through each step of this course uninterrupted. If you give 30-60 minutes of your day every day to this course, in 7 days you'll have gained years worth of knowledge. And even after you're done the course, feel free to come back to it anytime to go over certain lessons again to let them sink in deeper.
WHAT YOU NEED: internet connection, your device of choice (ie: laptop, smartphone, tablet), something to write on and something to write with! ...And maybe headphones if you don't want the rest of the world to hear my voice blasting through your screen.
TIME: My recommendation is to reserve at least 1 hour a week to this course. But if you're a nerd like me, aim for 30-60 mins a day. I designed this course to be doable as fast as one Step a day, so you could complete it all in one week's time if you really wanted to. No one's perfect, of course, and self-care is important so please take this at your own pace. And again, I encourage you to return to the course whenever you need a refresher - particularly for Steps 6 and 7. These last two Steps are fundamental in strengthening your place in this industry and building your confidence.
SUPPORT: I encourage you to use the comments section in this course. This way myself and other students can connect with you! You can also reach out to me at [email protected] and I'll do my best to be of service.
If you're a grad, congratulations!!! Even if you've only been to a few classes or workshops, that's still fantastic. It shows that you have the commitment (financial, mental, and emotional) to continue growing in your career. But if you're not a graduate and never took classes, I still welcome you! Taking this course is a really big first step to jump starting your career as an actor.
Regardless of what you've done and where you've been before, you're here now and I both welcome and appreciate you. Know that where you are in your career is an exciting place to be because there is so much you can do to grow and build momentum.
It can be really confusing when you're starting out because there's so much information out there. I've been exactly where you are, which is why I wanted to create this course first. The lessons here are all straightforward and implementable as soon as you go through each Step. I also wanted to make sure you had access real-life examples and templates to takeaway because it's something that would've helped me enormously in the beginning of my career.
Last, and hopefully most helpful of all, I am here to support you! This school is a safe space. One of my goals is to build a community within Acting Expanded that is respectful and inclusive to all. If you have any questions as you go through this, please feel free to comment them in the comments section at the bottom of each page. Because if you have a question, it's likely someone else is wondering the same thing, so asking it will help others going through this course too. And if you feel like the question is too personal, simply email me at [email protected] and I'll do my best to be of service.