Meisner

Meisner Technique for all levels

Sanford Meisner cultivated one of the best known approaches to acting.  Meisner Technique is a collective series of training exercises that build on one another.  Students work on a series of progressively complex exercises that develop an ability to:

  • improvise
  • access an emotional life
  • bring the spontaneity of improvisation and the richness of personal response to textual work.

“The only way to deal with yourself as an actor is to follow the emotional truth of what you have to do under the imaginary circumstances. And as you develop you become confident. You come to believe in what you’re doing and trust it because it’s out of you.”
– Sanford Meisner

Beginning Meisner Technique

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. Building in confidence and trusting impulses, the actor allows truthful behavior to develop in a moment to moment progression of the exercises. These techniques are then applied to a scene from a produced play, allowing the actor to bring a role and the scene to life.

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Beginning Meisner/ Strasberg/ Hagen

Using Meisner, Hagen and Strasberg exercises along with with Peter Jensen’s own processes the beginning actor will learn to work instinctively and freely while building technique in order to feel what it’s like to bring a character and scene to life. This course is perfect for new actors who are eager to be introduced multiple techniques or experienced actors looking to work in the fundamentals of their craft.

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