The Meisner Scene Study & Text Course is a 6 week program, available and open to both actors currently enrolled in courses at the Actors Door Studio (ADS), as well as to non ADS students.
Meisner Actors not currently enrolled at the Actors Door Studio are invited and welcome to join the course. The six week intensive will introduce you to Fay Beck’s powerful scene breakdown method and characterisation skills.
If you are a non ADS students, we require that you must have working knowledge of the Meisner Technique and be proficient in the Repetition exercise.
The Scene Study Course comprises of 6 x 3hr weekly classes.
During the course, Fay Beck, will help you develop and expand your acting skills by training in how to apply them directly and successfully to the text.
Over the 6 weeks we will cover the following:
- Story & narrative structure
- Scene/Text Analysis
- Developing character using the text
- Playing ‘below the text’
- Personalising the text
- Applying Meisner skills to performance
During the classes, you will have the opportunity to workshop your performance under the instruction of your teacher, as you work with your partner on each scene.
WHY TAKE THE MEISNER TEXT WORKSHOP:
The course is the perfect opportunity to practice your scene analysis and performance skills.
Being able to analyse or identify what a scene is about, will help you develop a character and enable you to tell their story.
The class is not compulsory but it is recommended to ADS students in ATI & ATII.