Taught By

Jessie Fraser Bio

Jessie Fraser
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Date & Time

Mondays 2:30pm-5:30pm


Beatty Street Studios
788 Beatty Street, Floor B2
After Hours Buzzer: 0052

Cost (tax incl)


6-Weeks: $485
12-Weeks: $881
18-weeks: $1,232



Free Auditing is available. Please Contact Us to arrange.

The Motivation

Back to Basics is for new actors and for actors who need to be reinvigorated and get back to work.

To be successful as an actor you need a great foundation. Crafting connection to character and story is fundamental to this foundation.

This is the forum for developing the tools, vocabulary, and experience required to step forward into your acting career.  Whether it’s for the first time or from a fresh start.

The Format

A six-week, ongoing class for actors who need to (re)discover and explore the fundamentals of it all.  Over the course of the class, you will be challenged to build up your foundation for successful, engaging acting and auditions.


You’ll study:


  • Story Structure
  • Using Imagination and Empathy for truthful preparation
  • Moment to moment connection to story
  • Character Development
  • Improv


Each week will have a different set of work to keep things fun, fresh, and challenging.  


You will have new materials every week, primarily from Film & TV in Vancouver.  You’ll work through different warm-ups and acting/improv games and then use the week’s materials as a tool to explore a different facet of the foundations of acting.
Work is filmed, and you’ll engage and learn from the frank analysis of your work as well as the rest of the class’s. You’ll identify where the opportunities to grow lie for you, and be ready to step forth and build up.


Please complete the following form.  Note that payment is required to confirm your registration.  When you complete the form and click ‘Submit and Complete Payment’, you’ll be taken to our PayPal form, but if you don’t have a PayPal account you can use any major credit card.

Also note that cancellations will be accepted up to 96 hours after registration is received or 96 hours prior to the start of the class/seminar/workshop (whichever happens first).  If you let us know in writing within this time frame, we’ll refund your payment less a $25 processing fee.  After this time, your payment is non refundable.

*all sessions are for consecutive weeks and subject to the JBA B2B TW SS Attendance Policy