Meisner Technique: An Introduction
with Alex Murphy.
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
Our six day Summer Meisner Intensive will leap into the “repetition exercises” set out by Sanford Meisner himself, 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.
Registration Fee: €200. Final Fee: €450.
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!
Summer School 2021
Dates: Monday 28th June, then Wednesday 30th June – Sunday 4th July.
(Tuesday June 29th reserved for scene study/script analysis)
6 days, 6 hours per day.
Times: 2pm – 8pm (6 hours).
Maximum class size: 10 students.