Meisner Technique Acting Program

For alternate entrances to the Meisner Technique Acting Program check the Supernaturally Acting Workshop and Intro to Acting for 40+

Intro

Introduction to Meisner technique 
1 Day Intro
$95

This one day Introductory course teaches the basics of Meisner technique and it’s application in public speaking, scene work and auditioning.

Course goals:

  • To understand the basics of the Meisner technique and it’s applications
  • To experience the training at Actorium

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Foundations

Foundations; Connection
8 weeks 
$290.00 or two payments of $145.00 (gst not included)
***Meisner Technique Intro is a prerequisite

Connections is the core practice of Meisner technique. It is step-by-step training for an actor on where to place your attention to free the actor from self consciousness, on how to work with nerves as they arise, on developing your uniqueness as an actor by developing your point-of-view and learning to express that authentically, and finally to deepen connections with your emotional life. Connections is open to non-actors who are looking to overcome self-consciousness in front of an audience and/or want to develop stronger and deeper relationships in their daily life.

Specific goals are:

  • To gain a strong experience of working without self consciousness
  • To allow, and eventually establish, fluidity in truthful reactions
  • To understand working off moment to moment behaviour
  • To deepen connections to emotions


Foundations; Challenge

8 weeks 
$290.00 or two payments of $145.00 (gst not included)
***Foundations Connection is a prerequisite

In Foundations Challenge actors are encouraged to express deeper and stronger emotions while at the same time sharpening their senses for subtly in the moment. Actors are trained to deepen their awareness of their impulses and to find the freedom and ability to act on them without self-judgement.

Specific goals are:

  • To overcome habitual behaviors that limit your character range
  • To develop your personal individuality and authenticity
  • To connect action with impulses

Foundations; Master Class
8 weeks 
$290.00 or two payments of $145.00 (gst not included)
***Invite only

A class for students comfortable with peer challenging Meisner work.  Students deepen personal expression through Meisner fantasy exercises, poetry and chosen monologues. Ability for script analysis is required. Exercises are regularly filmed for self evaluation.

Specific goals are:

  • Creative development through strengthening point of view, sense of humour, openness and clarity.


Upcoming Classes

Elements

Elements  
8 weeks 
$290.00 or two payments of $145.00 (gst not included)
***Foundations; Challenges is a prerequisite.

In Foundations actors work off of others without regard for the environment. Elements is now about opening up truthful interactions while at the same time experiencing environment, activity, objectives and relationships. The Elements of scene work are integrated into Meisner technique. Actors are trained to work authentically and spontaneously within imaginary circumstances. Integrated into this program is more Improv work.

Course goals:

  • To open up to environment; bringing the same authenticity developed in Foundations to action
  • To understand over-coming self-consciousness in action
  • To apply Meisner technique to working with activity or “doing”

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