Meisner Technique

Introduction starts – Sept. 15th
with Alex Murphy.

Starts Sept 15th 2022

ALL SEATS TAKEN

Meisner Technique – an Introduction 

Meisner Technique for actors is quickly becoming a centrepiece for any serious actor training program. The technique is on fire… from London to Manila to Prague to Dublin to Sao Paulo to Helsinki to Amsterdam – world-wide. It has become 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 drill down on the ethos and the practice of “repetition exercises” as set out by Sanford Meisner and the late William Esper, arguably the finest teacher of Meisner’s technique after Meisner himself. We will take a layered approach.
Repetition work is a practice that will serve the actor for the rest of their creative lives. In addition to repetition exercises, we’ll move into the “independent activity/knock-knock” improvisations; Meisner’s “Preparation” technique for the actor will also be introduced.

All actors will be assigned a scene partner and a scene to prepare for a final presentation-emphasizing text from contemporary, world-class writers in English. Sanford Meisner had very particular ideas about how to begin and advance work on a scene – and we’ll integrate that into our work. Actors will be urged to do some rehearsals with partners during off hours.

“It’s much more important that the actor have an understanding heart, an ability to empathise 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

ALL SEATS TAKEN

Advanced

Meisner Technique for actors is quickly becoming a centrepiece for any serious actor training program. The technique is on fire… from London to Manila to Prague to Dublin to Sao Paulo to Helsinki to New York to Amsterdam – world-wide. It has become 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 continue to tune up and tune in with the “repetition exercises” – as set out by Sanford Meisner and the late William Esper. Building on the repetition exercises, the actors will move quickly to the practice of the “independent activity/knock-knock” improvisations. Also, significantly, Meisner’s “Preparation” technique for the actor.
Finally, inevitably, actors will let go of the repetition technique, moving on to the seminal, improvisational “domestic exercise”the challenge to the goals and principles that Sanford Meisner and all other great craft practitioners have sought to lead the actor toward.

All actors will be assigned a scene partner and a scene to prepare for a final presentation for an invited audience-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 empathise 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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