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“Act With Purpose, Inc. is a full-service performing arts school providing quality training, in a safe and supportive space, to actors of all ages and all levels of experience. We provide private coaching, group classes, workshops, and self-tapes both in-person and online. Exceptional training mixed with opportunities to network with Canadian and American filmmaking innovators is our recipe for success. We believe in building strong foundations with our clients and our community. Each month Act With Purpose, Inc. donates to local charities and not for profits so you can feel good about where you are spending your time and your money. Book a free workshop and become a part of something bigger. Train for a better future.”

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What Our Students Say

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Jim Garrow

John always underscored for me the need to come prepared to an audition, a filming, a meeting, any acting related activity.

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Lizzie Boys

Lizzie started her acting story with John when she was 10, as she prepared for a talent showcase. Through John’s coaching she gained confidence and a strong respect for what it is to be professional for auditions and on set.

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Chase Tang

What I appreciate about working with John is that not only does he help me break down the script and prepare for my self-tapes, but he is also very well respected in both the LA and NY markets.

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Meet The Team

JOHN F. STEVENS
JOHN F. STEVENS
John is honoured to be a member of the Association of Acting Coaches and Educators.
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Adam Peddle
Adam Peddle
Adam is a former Nickelodeon and YTV actor with expertise in Film and Television Production, and a Bachelor of Arts in Media Production. Adam began his screen acting career being coached by none other than John Stevens.
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Adam Tschupruk
Adam Tschupruk
Adam first started performing at the age of 5, receiving extensive training in acting, dancing, and singing.
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Justin Michael
Justin Michael
Justin is excited to be joining the Act With Purpose Family! He has been active in the industry for over 15 years and is excited to share his passion and knowledge.
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Adam Sanders
Adam Sanders
Adam Sanders is a theater and voice actor, originally from Edmonton, Alberta. Adam studied theater arts at Grant Macewan University, graduating in 2013, and began his professional career shortly thereafter.
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Our Programs

Beginner
Beginner
This 8-week journey will introduce you to the necessary basics to give actors a strong foothold to launch their career in acting.

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Intermediate
Intermediate

This 8-week continuation from where the beginner session left off will introduce method acting basics, script analysis, preparing for an audition or role.

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Advanced
Advanced

This 8-week course picks up where the intermediate session left off by delving into scene work, developing “instant craft” techniques for cold reads, understanding the structure of screenwriting, as well as an introduction into the world of filmmaking with a crash course on everything about the different roles on set.

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Short Program
Short Program
Get out of the classroom and onto the set! This is a practical hands-on approach to teaching acting that John and his team have created.

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Feature Program
Feature Program
Similar to the short program, but a longer commitment resulting in a feature film. This program is still under development.

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AACE- The Association of Acting Coaches

The Association of Acting Coaches and Educators is an industry supported association in Canada committed to building safe and respectful learning environments, where consent-based interactions are free of harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence.

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In partnership with Act On Ability

Act On Ability offers a variety of programming for persons with disabilities in the industries of film, theatre, and television. Act On Ability works to provide this industry level training because accurate representation of persons with disabilities in media matters.
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