LEVEL ONE: INTRODUCTION TO THE MEISNER TECHNIQUE

This course introduces the concepts of the approach and develops the actors’ instinct, encouraging actors to work with greater spontaneity and honesty.

Level One : Mondays, Sept 12 – Oct 17 | 6:30-8pm | $325

LEVEL TWO: SCENE STUDY

Actors work in improvisation and scene work learning to be emotionally full and truthfully responsive in performance.

Level Two : Mondays, Oct 24 – Dec 12 | 6:30-8pm – off Oct 31 & Nov 21 | $325

LEVEL THREE: EMOTIONAL PREPARATION

Perhaps the most integral part of the Meisner approach, at this level, actors learn to have emotional truthfulness that is appropriate to the imaginary circumstances of the scene.

Level Three : Tuesdays, Aug 23 – Sept 30 | 6:30-8pm | $300

LEVEL FOUR: SCENE STUDY W/EMOTIONAL PREPARATION

More complex improvisations and more challenging scenework are assigned as students learn to put emotional preparation to practice. In this level, we return to improvisation with the Domestic Exercise, relationships, emotional preparation, and news. Be prepared for high-stakes circumstances.

Level Four : Tuesdays, Sept 27 – Oct 24 | 6:30-8pm | $300

LEVEL FIVE: INTERPRETATION AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

At this level, actors confront challenges associated with performance. Students develop the ability to apply personal interpretations to the text and build appropriate characters through attention to culture, period, language, and physical adjustments. The class culminates in a public showcase.

Note to students: In addition to in-class work, students should be prepared to spend one to two hours with their scene partner in outside study each week. Memorization is required in levels 2, 3, and 5.

FALL | Level Five : Wednesdays, Sept 28 – Nov 9 | 6:30- 8pm | $325

WINTER | Level Five : Tuesdays, Nov 8 – Dec 13 | 6:30-8pm | $325