The Meisner Foundations Course is for students who are new to the Meisner Technique.
It is designed to introduce students to the method and to lay foundations for further study in core Meisner training program.
The course is an opportunity to challenge yourself and discover your emotional truth. Each week we’ll work through exercises and tasks designed to progressively get you out of your comfort zone.
Students will learn practical acting skills that they can begin to apply almost immediately in their acting – as well as their everyday – life.
The classes are fun, at times exhilarating and at times even deeply affecting.
All welcome, you don’t need to have any previous experience in acting. In fact the less experience the better!
MEISNER SHORT COURSE OUTCOME
The course is designed to take students through the first stages of the Meisner Technique. It covers the first few modules of the Meisner Course offered at the Actors Door Studio.
Once students complete Foundations they will be able to continue on to Acting Technique I.
MEISNER SHORT COURSE DATES:
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WHY TAKE THE SHORT COURSE:
Through the cornerstone exercise of Meisner repetition you will learn how to connect with the other actor – a skill necessary for giving powerful performances on screen and stage.
You will also begin to delve into your own emotional experience and use your imagination to create the improvised exercises that are the hallmark of the Meisner Technique.
In addition to the practical hands-on skills you will learn, the course offers students a unique opportunity to meet and work with like-minded actors. Through it, you will also get the opportunity to join the vibrant, ever growing, but select community of actors attending the Actors Door Studio.
The relationships you build during the course will stay with you well after the course is finished.
PREPARE YOURSELF TO BE CHALLENGED!
The Meisner Technique is full method acting training program designed for people who want to pursue acting professionally. In each acting class you will be challenged; progressively invited to venture outside of your comfort zone. You need to allow yourself to embrace the technique with an open mind and open heart. If you do, the technique has the power to really transform you not only as an actor, but also as an individual.
Find out about what you can expect from acting classes at the Actor’s Door Studio.
WHY STUDY IT HERE:
Meisner classes at the Actors Door Studio are unique. They are designed to progressively take you out of your comfort zone at a pace you are comfortable with and in line with your individual strengths and weaknesses. The Actors Door Studio is different; Meisner Technique is the only acting method we teach and comprises the core of our actor training program. We do not offer classes in alternative acting methods simply because we have found they are not as effective as the Meisner Technique in eliciting truthful, powerful performances on stage and on screen. We are Meisner specialists who teach the ‘modern’ version, the most recent version, of the acting technique.
Our other point of difference is our insistence on quality as opposed to quantity. We purposely keep class numbers small so students can take maximum benefit from the teacher’s specialist instruction.
If you graduate from the Actors Door Studio, you will be part of a select number of actors to do so.
MEISNER SHORT COURSE LONDON: LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Completed foundations requirements of the Meisner Technique.
- Gained an appreciation of the Meisner Technique as a ‘method’ approach to acting.
- Learnt to connect with your instinctive & emotional self.
- Learnt how to connect with the ‘other actor’ effectively.
- Completed exercises that teach key Meisner skills.
- Become part of our vibrant community of actors