Acting coaching, speech and performance support
Learn how to take the stage with confidence and leap into a higher level of performance with acting coaching, text and lyric analysis and interpretation, and speech and performance support services from ScripTwister.
Incorporate simple dramatic techniques that add depth, texture and dimension to your performance. Discover new ways to dance with language, speak and move with ease, and tell a story that will win over your audience.
Why work with ScripTwister?
What does working with ScripTwister accomplish? This process is most easily explained as learning how to portray the inner life – the soul – of a character. While it involves blocking and choreography, it is about more than design of movement.
Convincing an audience to believe the story you tell means dissolving yourself into a character when you step on stage. To do this, we decide where you are and who you are having a conversation with (even if you’re all by yourself). We work through the words or lyrics thought by thought, so that the transition from one moment to another becomes natural and seamless. We leave space for silences that reveal what lies beneath what is spoken or sung, and tie movement to thought and emotion.
You emerge with a detailed roadmap for performing your script or song, knowing exactly what to do in each moment. This process encourages patience, thought and skill, as performers learn how to analyze text and fully embody a character through expressive and articulate voice and movement.
Polish Your Performance!
Add depth and precision to your Festival song or performance with an acting consultation. Work one-on-one with ScripTwister to add dramatic elements and detail.
- One hour of lyric and text analysis, character analysis and stage blocking
- One hour review and fine-tuning
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Study Performance with ScripTwister.
Learn to Love Language!
EXPLORE TEXT THROUGH DRAMA
Does your child struggle with reading? Words come alive in this combination of storytelling, text analysis and dramatic presentation designed for kids aged 8 and up. Explore stories and poems in a one-on-one session, with an emphasis on understanding how text is constructed and communicated.
What do performers say about ScripTwister sessions?
Whether you sing or speak the words, acting coaching helps performers to create intriguing, fully dimensional characters.
Here, Sofi Munson comes alive on stage as The Mad Hatter in an award-winning performance co-directed with Singsana Performing Arts for the 2017 Calgary Performing Arts Festival.
Beginner’s Guide to Shakespeare
If Shakespeare’s text looks like hodgepodge of words to you, don’t panic. These strategies can help you turn complex lines into a compelling spoken story.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.VINCENT VAN GOGH
Polish your performance with acting coaching, speech and performance support
No matter what you do for a living, having the ability to appear natural and spontaneous in front of an audience is always an advantage. Developing this skill takes time, practice and bravery. Studying performance with an acting coach will strengthen your capacity to tell a story and sell your message in any context. ScripTwister offers acting and performance coaching in an atmosphere of mutual respect, fun and encouragement – an environment that allows every performer to thrive.
Scriptwister’s acting workshops explore established theatrical techniques and the basics behind cultivating character and strengthening performance. Purposeful exercises help develop a better understanding of how to fully engage an audience.
1-on-1 Acting and Musical Theatre Coaching and Stage Choreo
Want to polish your audition piece or shine in Festival speech arts and musical theatre performances? Add dimension and flair to your performance with one-on-one or semi-private acting coaching and stage choreography.
Coaching for Public Speaking
If your oral presentation skills are lacklustre or you break out in hives at the thought of speaking in public, Scriptwister can help. Business presentation coaching services add authenticity and interest to corporate presentations and speeches.