All classes for Winter-Spring 2021 are conducted on Zoom.
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The Meisner Technique Series
Created by Sanford Meisner of New York’s influential Group Theatre and the Neighborhood Playhouse, the Meisner Technique creates truthful, emotionally-connected actors. Meisner-trained actors include Steve McQueen, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, James Gandolfini, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Allison Janey, Dylan McDermott, and Connie Britton.
The Meisner Technique gets you out of your head and into the moment. We take students through a step-by-step approach to the Meisner Technique giving them a strong foundation in being emotionally available, truthfully responsive actors.
Whether you are an actor interested in deepening your craft or someone looking for greater confidence, spontaneity, imagination, and intuition in your everyday life, the Meisner Technique can help you on your journey.
All students begin at Level One regardless of previous acting experience because the technique is designed to carry students through a very specific set of exercises that build on one another across six levels of study.
Level One – Mondays, Apr 12 – May 10, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Taught by Vali Forrister
This course introduces the concepts of the approach and develops the actors’ instinct, encouraging actors to work with greater spontaneity and honesty.
Level Two – Tuesdays , Feb 23 – Mar 23, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Taught by CJ Tucker
Actors work in improvisation and scenework learning to be emotionally full and truthfully responsive in performance.
Level Three – Tuesdays, Mar 30- Apr 27, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
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.
(Levels Four-Six will be offered beginning in May 2021)
Level Four-B – Tuesdays, Mar 2 – 30, 4-5:30 p.m.
Taught by Vali Forrister
This course focuses on the Domestic Exercise which deepens point of view, actor’s faith, and emotional honesty while helping actors craft meaningful relationships on stage. In L4-B, we will work with psychological profiles and given circumstances.
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.