Meisner Technique/Conservatory/Audition Workshop/On-Camera-Scene Study
Robert Verlaque was born and raised in Europe, and is a professional actor, writer, director, with extensive credits in theatre, television and film. Recent credits include guest tar appearances on Netflix’s hit series “Umbrella Academy”, CBS’s “Star Trek-Discovery”, “Frankie Drake Mysteries”, for PBS. Other work includes films “Indignation” directed by Academy Award winner James Schamus, Disney’s “The Games Maker”, among others. NY theatre credits include productions at Playwrights Horizons, The Directors Company, Ensemble Studio, and several regional productions.
Robert is a produced playwright and screenwriter, with plays produced in NY, San Diego and Toronto. He was recently recognized with an award from the Canada Shorts International Film Festival for “JOB in Purgatory”, an original short film he wrote and directed.
A founding member of the award winning Articulate Theatre Company, he teaches at T. Schreiber Studio, and previously at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Ensemble Studio Theatre Institute in New York, Equity Showcase Theatre and Centennial College in Toronto.
Meisner Technique for Actors focuses on putting together the fundamentals of a solid acting technique with a step-by-step approach to working on stage and screen. Open, honest listening and responding is taught through a series of structured Meisner exercises to develop the beginning actor’s instincts and imagination and help to unselfconsciously bring a script to life.
On-Camera 2 is for intermediate or advanced actors and offers the opportunity to explore and fine tune their work on camera. Emphasis is placed on the importance of working moment-to-moment, having a clear point of view, and ultimately being specific with the character’s circumstances while honoring the requirements of the script. The class offers the chance to combine the actor’s acting with the technical demands of the camera to give a living, truthful, three-dimensional human being existing in the circumstances of the script.
This intensive workshop shows how to work from the text to get all the information and common sense insights for auditioning. Curiosity, intuition and deductive reasoning combine in this step-by-step breakdown of the auditioning process. Get specific. Pin down the first moment. Make on-the-spot adjustments. Eliminate fear and doubt. Nail the audition!
These one-hour private sessions give the actor an opportunity to work on material that cannot be covered in a scene study class: monologues, upcoming auditions, etc. They are provided for actors who are unable to attend a regular weekly class and need an intensive, personal one-on-one experience.