Beginning Meisner/ Strasberg/ Hagen

Peter Jensen

Learn Meisner, Strasberg, Hagen Acting Technique

This class was designed to enable actors to experience three of the most significant acting techniques used by successful actors today – those created by Sanford Meisner, Lee Strasberg, and Uta Hagen. This course is perfect for new actors who are eager to be introduced to multiple acting techniques or experienced actors looking to work in the fundamentals of their craft. Using Meisner, Strasberg, and Hagen exercises along with the instructor’s own processes, the actor will learn to work instinctively and freely while building acting technique in order to feel what it’s like to bring a character and scene to life.

This class meets once a week.

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LEVEL 1

Upcoming Dates

Thu March 7 - Thu April 25
11:00am - 1:30pm
Fee: $395/8 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
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LEVEL 2

Upcoming Dates

Thu March 7 - Thu April 25
2:30pm - 5:00pm
Fee: $395/8 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
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INSTRUCTORS: Peter Jensen & Robert Verlaque  

Peter Jensen

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Prior to joining T. Schreiber as Artistic Director, Peter Jensen was a member of the Core Faculty of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and served as the 3rd year Academy Company Director. Recently Peter directed Danni, official selection in 24 film festivals around the world, garnering two wins for best film, one best actress and two best actress nominations for Diane Reilly (TSS alum). Peter is currently in pre-production for the film The Passion. For the stage, he directed Junshin Soga (TSS alum) in One Fine Day, nominated for the 2017 New York Innovative Theatre award for best original play, and In Dreams. Other New York directing credits include the premieres of John Patrick Shanley’s Poison and Jack Karp’s Incendiary Agents at Nylon Fusion, and The Glass Menagerie at the Sanford Meisner Theatre. Regionally, he directed Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, earning an excellent review in the New Orleans Times Picayune (with TSS alums Jamie Neumann and Josh Sienkiewicz), and Biloxi Blues in Charleston, SC. Directing credits at T. Schreiber include Balm in Gilead winner of the 2011 NYIT Award for Outstanding Production, Hot L Baltimore, nominated for NYIT Outstanding Production, Mother Fucker with The Hat, The Pillowman, Lobby Hero, Joking Apart, Hurlyburly, A Taste of Honey, Marvin’s Room, You Can’t Take It With You, The Real Inspector Hound, The Actor’s Nightmare, Fifth of July, and Doubt.

Peter has most recently acted in the following: About a Donkey, The Ring Thing, and the soon to be released Extra Innings and Lie to Me.  Other films include A Memory (PBS Reel 13 award winner for Short Film), Unexpected Company, Metamorphosis, The Bite, The Father, as well as The Trailer Park Prophet and Razor.

Peter is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (Max Fisher award recipient). He studied with Uta Hagen, Terry Schreiber, Chuck Olsen (Actors Studio), Janis Powell (Meisner), as well as Mark and Dana Zeller at the 78th Street Theatre Lab.

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Robert Verlaque

Robert Verlaque has been a professional actor, director, teacher and writer for over 30 years and teaches in Toronto, Los Angeles and New York, including here at T. Schreiber Studio. He starred in the Disney release The Games Maker opposite Joseph Fiennes, Ed Asner, and David Mazouz; as well as the film Indignation with Tracy Letts, Logan Lerman, written and directed by James Schamus. Additionally, he has guest-starred on Jessica Jones, Boardwalk Empire, Saving Hope, Warehouse 13, Cracked, and Reign. He’d also had a recurring role as ‘Judge Gus Benjamin’ on Suits. He performed in New York in the critically acclaimed world premiere of The Road to Damascus.

Robert is a produced playwright and screenwriter, with plays produced in NY, San Diego and Toronto. His full-length play ‘Icarus Sings’ was work shopped in NY last season for a Toronto production. Among the many talents he has been fortunate to work with are Christopher Plummer, Mike Nichols, William H. Macy, William Hurt, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepard, Mary Louise Parker, Christopher Walken, Stanley Tucci, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, among others.

Furthermore, Robert has extensive directing credits in New York, Toronto, and regional theatre. His New York directing credits include Labyrinth Theatre Co., Playwrights Horizons, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Acorn Theatre Co., Circle Rep East, The Shooting Gallery, and The Actors Studio, among others.

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