THEA-UT 341 | 8 units - Advanced Professional Training | Instructor: Check Albert
This intensive introduces students to The Meisner Technique. The fundamentals of the technique are introduced and engaged through exercises and scenes designed to directly connect the actor’s imagination with his feelings. Meisner’s technique is based on the principle of “The Reality of Doing”: That the actor never pretends in the imaginary world, but is caused to do the very things the character is doing. It is our belief that it is necessary for the actor to develop a skilled and truthful relationship with oneself as an instrument distinct from one’s everyday reality before transforming to serve character. To that end, exercises strengthen the actor’s connection to his partners, and deepens his connection to his feelings. In Meisner’s unique progression of exercises, the essential elements of all acting craft are actually drilled and practiced. This provides not just a philosophy nor a directive, but strengthens muscle and mind as the actor sheds his pedestrian habits and enters the imaginary world. This practice develops a rich understanding of what it means to be present to an acting partner, to respond fully and spontaneously living through the events of the improvisation. In addition to the acting technique class, the intensive includes classes in movement, voice & speech, singing, and clown.
Interview required. Please contact Yvonne Winfrey, Meisner Studio Administrator, to schedule an interview. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.