Meisner Technique

Introduction starts – Sept. 15th
with Alex Murphy.

Starts Sept 15th 2022

Meisner Technique – an Introduction 

Meisner Technique for actors-developed in the U.S by the master teacher Sanford Meisner- is quickly becoming a centerpiece for all serious training programs in Europe. Many of the most well known  actors working today have Meisner training on their resume. 

This phase of Meisner technique attempts to begin to loosen and fully free the Actors own impulses with the now widely and famously practiced “Repetition” exercises. In a progressive and layered manner we dive deep into the Repetition practice to offer the actor a chance to live in the truth of any given moment on stage or film. Here, we learn to listen – the core of Meisner’s training.

The classes will be guided by repetition principles set out by Meisner himself, and William Esper, arguably the finest Meisner technique teacher of the last 25 years. This cycle of work will take the actors into the “repetition” work and to the beginning of “independent activity improvisations.  All actors will be assigned a scene partner and a scene with an emphasis on dramatic text from world class writers(in english) and minimalism for  a final presentation project.  “It’s much more important that (the actor) have an understanding heart, an ability to empathize with other human beings, an ability to respond with his feelings, and not with his head. That’s what makes an actor.” William Esper

This class will be taught by Alex Murphy who began his training with Meisner Technique at Obie Award winning Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City. As an actor Alex has performed on film in the US, Europe, and in Asia. He has performed in over 40 plays in Asia, Europe, and the US-many in the Off-off Broadway circuit in New York City.

Pay the Registration Fee to secure a place on the course.
Pay the Final Fee before the Course begins.

N.B. Don’t pay for the Course until  you have been accepted!

Meisner Technique – an Introduction (1st term)

Dates: Thursday, September 15th – October 27th 2022. 
7 weeks.
Times: 6pm– 10pm  (4 hours). 
Maximum class size: TBC.
Location: WG Plein

Fee: €495
Registration Fee: €200 Final Fee: €295.

Meisner Technique

Advanced starts – Nov. 3rd 2022

with Alex Murphy.

Meisner-Technique-introduction

Starts Nov 3rd 2022

Advanced

Meisner Technique for actors is quickly becoming a centerpiece for all serious training programs in the US and Europe. The technique is on fire..from London to Prague to Helsinki to Amsterdam, it is becoming essential study for actors. Many of the most well known actors working today have Meisner training on their resume.

“The truth of ourselves is the root of our acting.”  -Sanford Meisner

This class will use the “repetition exercises” set out by Sanford Meisner and the late William Esper, arguably the finest teacher ever of Meisner’s technique. In addition to “repetition” exercises, there will be an introduction to the practice of the “independent activity/knock-knock” improvisations, Meisner’s “Preparation” technique for the actor, and then, always, “relationship” work.  All actors will be assigned a scene partner and a final scene to prepare for a final presentation-with an emphasis on text from contemporary, world class writers in english. Actors will be urged to do some rehearsals with partners in the off hours.

“It’s much more important that the actor have an understanding heart, an ability to empathize with other human beings, an ability to respond with his feelings, and not with his head. That’s what makes an actor.” –William Esper.

Pay the Registration Fee to secure a place on the course.
Pay the Final Fee before the Course begins.

N.B. Don’t pay for the Course until  you have been accepted!

Meisner Technique – Advanced (2nd term)

Dates: Thursday, November 3rd – December 15th 2022.
7 weeks.
Times: 6pm– 10pm  (4 hours)
Maximum class size: TBC.
Location: WG Plein
 
Fee: €495
Registration Fee: €200 Final Fee: €295.
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