MEISNER TECHNIQUE LEVEL ONE
Tuesdays, 6:15-8:15 p.m., May 22 – June 26
Instructor: CJ Tucker
Location: Actors Bridge Studio – Darkhorse Chapel
This course introduces the fundamental exercises of the Meisner Technique and develops actors’ instincts, developing students ability to work with greater spontaneity and honesty in the moment. Great for actors at any stage in their career, Level One will reconnect you to your impulses and creative spark. All students new to the Meisner Technique begin at Level One regardless of acting experience.
Building on the skills learned in Level One, actors work in improvisation and scenework learning to be emotionally full and truthfully responsive in performance.
Actors build their skills with emotional preparation through monologue work using Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology.
Advanced exercises and scenework applying emotional preparation to text.
Master Scene Study will examine a common script with students performing scenes from throughout the play, incorporating text analysis, character arc, and in-depth examination of relationships and “deepest desires”. There will be a public sharing on April 30. (Note: this is an 8-week class.)
Actors Bridge Ensemble refund policy: There are no cash refunds after classes commence. Any student who withdraws after this time will be issued a transferable credit good for up to one year.
Our first Meisner class begins by teaching you basic concepts and encouraging your instinct and our sixth is for advanced students, with an emphasis on individual performance and longer scenes.
By the end of this class, students should feel confident enough to book an on-camera acting job and begin working on-set like an experienced pro. Join us and find your on-camera potential!
The Suzuki method of acting, developed by Tadashi Suzuki, is a physical approach to acting. The Suzuki Method works to build actors’ awareness of their body, especially their center.