Theatre Space For Acting Classes!

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My name is Ingrid Hart and I am Canada’s first certified teacher of The Chubbuck Technique for actors. We created this GoFundMe to help us reach our goal of establishing Canada’s first permanent Chubbuck studio in Toronto. The studio will enable actors across the country to train and develop their skills using The Chubbuck Technique’s effective and empowering tools for script analysis and scene study. This technique encourages actors to use their own emotions and experiences to drive the character’s need to WIN. It produces stellar performances and often provides great catharsis and huge personal growth. You’re welcome to visit my website, Ingrid Hart Coaching .

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Building on a Legacy

The Chubbuck Technique is named after Hollywood acting coach and mentor Ivana Chubbuck and has been successfully used by Tony, Emmy, Golden Globe and Academy Award winning actors such as Charlize Theron, John Voight, Halle Berry, Brad Pitt, Kate Bosworth, Terence Howard, Sylvester Stallone, Jim Carrey, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Jake Gyllenhaal and scores of others.

I’ve been officially teaching The Chubbuck Technique for several years in Toronto and during that time, I’ve had the privilege of working with some of Canada’s most outstanding talent coast to coast including actor, singer/songwriter and author Asha Bromfield, Joey award winning actor Vanessa Przada, Juno award winning singer/songwriter Sean Jones, educator, writer and Tedx speaker Mehrnaz Bassiri, 2018 Toronto International Film Festival feature actor Dave Roland and many more.

With your support, we will make theatre history and open the first official teaching studio in Canada offering The Chubbuck Technique for actors. In doing this, we will be developing a pool of strong and dedicated Toronto talent who are trained and ready to deliver Hollywood level performances. Our sole focus is to create, educate and empower Canada’s next generation of stars!

Why I Teach The Chubbuck Technique and Why Toronto Needs This Studio!

The Benefits of Being a Donor 

As donors, you’re welcome to come out and audit the classes to see the actors hard at work. As well, you’ll receive updates and demonstration video clips  showing the actors’ progress and accomplishments. Of course, nothing beats the satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped to change the personal and professional lives of Toronto’s film, television and stage performers through providing an ideal space for artistic growth and community.

A Message For All the Non-Actors - Enrol in a Class!

The Studio Costs

For reference, the cost to rent the Commons Space studio for 1 class is $142.80.  A cycle of 4 classes costs $571.20 and there are 5 cycles in a season for a grand total cost of $2856.  Seasons will run from June thru until the end of October yearly.  We're hoping to raise the full amount to pay for the entire upcoming 2019 season.  Any denomination will be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU!

The Space

The Commons Space, located in the heart of downtown Toronto’s Little Italy neighbourhood is part of a portfolio of performance spaces run by the wonderful folks at Brick and Mortar Toronto . I’ve taught many classes in their spaces over the years and we look forward to continuing a fruitful partnership with them.

Thanks again!
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Hello Donors!

Great news!
Theatre space rental for the entire season of classes has been PAID IN FULL! Woohoo!! This means acting classes will run every week starting next month straight through until the end of September! There are even some funds left over to purchase a futon and some other items to help actors re-create office/kitchen/bedroom scenes .

THANK YOU again for making this possible. We look forward to a productive and memorable season ahead. You're welcome to audit any class. Please RSVP so we know to expect you. Email ingrid@ingridhartcoaching.ca

Lastly, look out for your invitation to the ChubbuckTO 2019 Actor Showcase happening this September. Support your actors as they develop and grow. It would be great to see you!

For class dates/times, please visit IngridHartCoaching.ca.

P.S. This year marks the first of many more ChubbuckTO class seasons (hopefully). With this in mind, this GoFundMe campaign will remain active. Donations are always welcome and greatly appreciated!

We wish you a wonderful spring and summer!
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Hello Donors! The ChubbuckTO 2019 summer season starts next month! Looking forward to working with great talent every Monday in June from 7-10pm at the Commons Theatre in Toronto. Stay tuned for more scheduled class dates and the end-of-season showcase dates! Woohoo!
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WE DID IT!!!! We raised mostly ALL of the money needed to book a TON of studio space this summer!!! Woohoo!!! THANK YOU, to all my wonderful donors and supporters. Thank you for believing in me and my dreams. I appreciate you all. Here's to building up the arts in Toronto!! Stay tuned for fun updates.
Enjoy the sun and have a great day!!!
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Hello Donors!

Great news! With your generous support, we were able to book one month's worth of acting classes. Way to go! Every Monday evening for the month of June, actors will be challenging themselves and bettering their craft - breaking down scripts and putting up scenes at The Commons Space.
THANK YOU for your support!

The funds generated from actor registrations will go back into the studio fund however, there's no guarantee that the dates for July, August, September and October will be available (all classes will be on Mondays this season). It would be great to book ahead of time so, feel free to make another donation or else you're welcome to share the link with friends and colleagues.

Attached is an additional video recorded at The Walton, a lovely bar a few doors down from the theatre space where the actors go after class to have a beverage and talk about the arts and life. Also included in this message is a FREE pdf download for a new book called, The Metaphysics of Acting - An Actor's Guide to Experiencing REAL Personal Transformation and Powerful Inner Growth Through Drama. Please enjoy.


Thanks again for your support and encouragement.
Have a great week!
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