Pro Actors Lab

"From dreams come truths that only artists can reveal."

"All good things come by grace - and grace comes by art - and art does not come easy."

-Norman Malcolm  

The Professional Actors Lab is designed for professional actors and those who wish to enter the profession. It is dedicated to the study of the professional actor's question: how do I make my work more compelling?
We supply the best possible equipment and teachers to allow the professional artist every possibility for growth and personal discovery.

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  • General American Accent Workshop - apply by Aug 9th;
    price $200 flat rate; space is limited!
    Voice coach Phyllis Cohen is offering a special workshop for actors starting August here
  • SEP-OCT CLASSES: apply here
    Early deadline for David's classes:Thursday, Aug 22 at 5pm
    General Deadline:Tuesday, Sep 3 at 5pm
    David Rotenberg's next NEW STUDENTS CLASS is offered in Sept - please apply early!
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  • We are happy to welcome Laurel Paetz, who will be teaching voice at the Lab on Monday mornings. Laurel is an accomplished actress and teacher, and Rae Ellenís choice to continue the voice training at the Lab.
    We at the Lab will greatly miss the brilliant Rae Ellen Bodie, but we also wish her all possible success in her new place on Vancouver Island. Rae, you are is dearly loved by your actors and your fellow teachers at the Lab.
    We have assembled over two dozen testimonials from David Rotenberg's recent clients, who are working actors
    in the film and TV industry.

  • Here are two examples of a PRIMARY STATE OF BEING:
  • SOME QUOTES and "The Actor's Vow" by Elia Kazan
  • Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen
    Take a look at how KD Lang sings "Hallelujah" - around minute 41 - and how Damien Rice sings "Blue Raincoat" - around minute 105.
  • Online Privacy: please be advised that it is an invasion of privacy to post any scene shot during a lab class on any public website without the express written permissions from both your fellow actors in the scene and the lab administration. Scenes shot in class are for learning purposes only. Those wishing to share work online should be sure to use private access sites, like DropBox or Vimeo, which require password protected access.
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offer classes in Vancouver, BC
Pro Actors Lab actors who play leads in TV and film

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