Want to ignite your acting career?
Learn and own the skills and build the confidence you need to launch, elevate and fulfill your acting career! Learn how to feel grounded, confident and fully prepared going to set, or into an audition, and nailing it!
Our private coaching, scene-study and audition workshops will empower and enable you to create the career you’ve been dreaming of.
Celebrating Our 21st Year!
Since creating bongo productions in 1996, Michael Caruana has successfully offered expert knowledge, training and support to beginners and working professionals of all ages.
Bringing over 30 years of experience as a successful working actor in theatre and Canadian and US film, television and voice work, Michael has taught acting, auditioning and dialects skills and techniques to countless students at bongo productions, on TV and Film sets (since 1996) and in the Acting For Film And Television Program at Humber College (since 2002).
In addition to his private coaching, classes and workshops, he has been a faculty member of Humber College Institute of Technology and Applied Learning’s Acting for Film and Television Program since 2002.
Receiving the very best training, students who work with Michael flourish in the competitive industry of film and television. This is due to the fact that training with Michael is an exciting and distinctly focused way to study because it is all about YOU! DISCOVERING YOUR VOICE AND USING YOURSELF IN THE WORK! We focus on developing YOUR talent, working with YOUR specific needs and expanding YOUR skills in every session, at YOUR pace. Following a careful evaluation, a strategy is custom-made for YOU. Michael sticks with YOU every step of the journey as YOUR skills and confidence begin to soar. Customized training with an expert who cares about your success and is with you every step of the way!
Believe What You Act
Eli Wallach acted in the premieres of several plays by Tennessee Williams, as well as in notable films such as Baby Doll, The Misfits, The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, and The Godfather Part Three.
“Laurence Olivier once said to me, ‘Isn’t it greater artistry when you can communicate emotion but you don’t feel a thing?’ It’s an old argument. A lot of English actors say, ‘Never mind about all the talking, just get on the stage and do it.’ We say, ‘Do what?’ Acting is the most alive thing I can do, and the most joyous. The old-fashioned actor develops a facility that is predictable. When he wants to show anger, he’ll clench his fists, and so on. We say, ‘Believe what you act.’
“What an actor learns, eventually, is that everyone has to find his own method and has to do what is right for himself. That’s all that really matters in the end. The trouble today is a lot of young people in acting go around saying that they’re Method actors, and they don’t understand that they are merely technicians, doing what they think is Method. They’re losing all the joys of acting . . . . Lee Strasberg would be the first to agree with such criticism. He’s always told us that technique is there only to help you, and if it hinders you, don’t use it. All good actors aspire to the same end. True simplicity in art is what we all strive for.
bongo productions is located just steps from Runnymede Subway Station at 2142 Bloor St. West, Suite #4.
Ready to work with Michael?
Contact bongo productions administrator:
Krista Mennell at: 416-732-0780 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Caruana at 416-766-9092 or email email@example.com