A WORD FROM THE FOUNDER
Welcome to the Gilles Plouffe Actors Studio. I am very proud to have founded and developed this wonderful training program!
I have put in place here in Montreal a complete and continuous professional training program inspired from the great realistic acting studios in New York. My work as an actor and teacher is based Master teacher John Strasberg's Organic Creative Process and my nearly 20 years of continuous training with him and my 30 years of experience as a film, television and theater actor.
Whether you want to simply satisfy your curiosity or develop your passion, my team of trainers and myself offer classes and workshops to meet your needs. By offering you the possibility of long term training, you can increase your chances of becoming a credible realistic actor that will get noticed among the many actors who, as you, aspire to land roles our business.
The work of an actor is a craft, a profession, even a calling! This art form is my life passion and I am thrilled to be teaching it.
We have created a trusting, reliable and safe place where you can work and learn with assurance and peace of mind from professional trainers who will support you in your process. You will learn to know yourself and develop a professional attitude and a realistic perspective in regards to this amazing craft! You will also have the possibility to exercise your art and reep the fruits of your work by participating in some of our productions in collaboration with Plateau Theater.
Whether you are a seasonned actor, an aspiring actor, or whether your are simply looking for a place where you can express yourself and come out of your shell, join us for an earnest and memorable experience!
We commit to helping you become the artist you dream of being.
" Gilles and I met almost 20 years ago, when we worked together in a workshop for actors and later on a production of Un Etrange Songe d'une nuit d'ete, a French adaption of Shakespeare's famous play A Midsummer Night's Dream. We have never stopped collaborating and I feel as though I have been the godfather of Gilles' evolution as an actor, director and teacher. As for his teaching, the proof is in the pudding as they say. And, every time I go to Montreal to work with actors who are working with him, their work continually improves. We share a spirit and philosophy of the creative process and I think Gilles is well worth the effort for any actor knowing that they need help in developing their creative process."
Member of ACTRA, CAEA and UDA, Gilles Plouffe is a seasoned bilingual professional actor who has been working in film, television and theater industries for almost 30 years now. He started as an amateur stand-up comic in 1991, then moved into theater where he worked on plays from Shakespeare, Tchekhov, Henrik Ibsen, Tennessee Williams, Harold Pinter, Neil Simon, from classical to contemporary, from comedy to drama to tragedies, in both English and French.
He has also performed on television in many commercials and many television series such as: FUGAZI, L'ÉCHAPPÉE, UN TUEUR SI PROCHE, LES RESCAPÉS, THE FOUNDATION, 100 FARCES, PRANK PATROL, JUSTE POUR TOI, CANADIAN CASE FILES, VIRGINIE, ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK, SCIENCE.COM, et OMERTA III.
In film, mostly in the independent production arena, he has performed in over 20 movies including CANDY CANE CHRISTMAS, THOSE WHO MAKE REVOLUTION HALFWAY ONLY DIG THEIR OWN GRAVES, THE BADGE, BURDEN OF EVIL, CHOICE : THE HENRY MORGENTALER STORY, NUREMBERG, HOUSE OF LUK et HUNT FOR THE UNICORN KILLER.
In 2006 he co-founded INTENTIONAL DREAMS PRODUCTIONS, a Montreal based non-profit organisation that operates
PLATEAU THEATRE, providing a place where actors can practice and hone their skills while creating theater and web-series productions.
He is the founder of the GILLES PLOUFFE Actors Studio, a realistic acting school inspired by the great New York acting studios.