Beginning Meisner Technique

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Study the Work of a Master: Beginning Meisner Technique

Instructor: Matthew Nichols

Upcoming Dates

Thu July 25 - Mon August 19
6:30pm - 10:00pm
Fee: $445/8 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
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Our Beginning Meisner Technique class is a great choice for actors who are just starting out with their acting studies. This is an introduction to master instructor Sanford Meisner’s approach for developing a strong foundation for acting technique.

He has said his approach to training “is based on bringing the actor back to his emotional impulses and to acting that is firmly rooted in the instinctive. It is based on the fact that all good acting comes from the heart, as it were, and that there’s no mentality to it.” Join the ranks of A-list actors who have all been trained in the Meisner Technique including Stephen Colbert, Tom Cruise, Michelle Pfeiffer, Alec Baldwin, and Diane Keaton.

This introductory Meisner Technique class focuses on putting together the fundamentals of a solid acting technique with a step-by-step approach to working on stage and screen. This beginner class features a series of structured Meisner exercises that provide a beginning actor vital tools:

  • Open, honest listening and responding.
  • Developed instincts and imagination.
  • Building in confidence and trusting impulses.

Additionally, this Meisner Technique class is a progression of building an acting exercise that develops the actor’s ability to work organically, and create truthfully expressive behavior in acting. The acting class covers beginning Meisner techniques including word repetition through its application, beginning improvisation exercises, and a first set of corresponding scenes.

This class meets twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays for 6 weeks.

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  • This is a beginning level acting class and no audition is required. You can apply online.
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Upcoming Dates

Thu July 25 - Mon August 19
6:30pm - 10:00pm
Fee: $445/8 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
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About the Instructor:  Matthew Nichols

Matthew J. Nichols (Meisner I )  trained with James Price in the Meisner Technique at The Acting Studio in New York, where he also teaches Beginning Meisner.  Matthew has an MFA in Acting from Brandeis University, is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, and has acted in regional theater and in film.  Matthew also co-founded and served as Artistic Director for Zootopia Theatre Company for several years, where he produced, directed and acted in plays that were reviewed in The New York Times and received multiple New York Innovative Theatre Award nominations.  Additionally, he has acted, directed and produced for Chelsea Repertory Company  and appeared in the CRC’s production of PENTECOST, followed by (NEVER) WANTED TO, as part of the Chelsea Rep LAB 2017 e-Merging Artists Festival. Matthew has appeared in well over 25 plays and musicals.

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