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City Acting

Intro to Meisner Technique

£65.00

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Intro to Meisner Technique


£65.00

  • Introduction to Meisner Technique

    City Acting Meisner Workshop has been designed as a follow on from City Acting Fun for Beginners but is open to anyone who has completed an equivalent beginner's course or who feels they already have basic experience as a performer.

    * RADA Studios, WC1 - Saturday 12 August, 11am-4pm

    Fees: 1 Day Workshop £65
    Max size group 12 participants

    Course Details

    Developed by Sanford Meisner at the Neighbourhood Playhouse in New York between the 1930s and 80s, the Meisner technique is a fluid acting technique which encourages you to discover fresh moments with your fellow actors as you play rather than stick to a rigid intellectual interpretation of a scene.

    Understanding and working with Meisner’s exercises will spice up your acting with truth and spontaneity, sharpen your essential acting skills, introduce an exciting way of working to your actor’s tool kit, reveal a fun, instinctive way to establish and practice real communication.

    During the day you’ll learn and begin playing with Meisner’s famous repetition exercise. Then, we’ll explore how Meisner’s technique applies to a script. After time to run through lines with your partner, you’ll explore your scene in a master class format with your facilitator’s coaching in front of the rest of the group, enabling you to understand the technique through activity and observation. 

    Max size group for this workshop is 12 participants. We keep group sizes small in order for the facilitator to give you a lot of individual feedback to encourage an intimate, friendly, and fun atmosphere in which you can learn and grow.

  • Upcoming Courses Schedule

    COURSES LENGTH HOURS VENUES DATES DAYS TIMES COST
    Acting Summer School 4 weeks 16 Angel July 11 to August 03 Tuesdays & Thursdays 7-9pm £185 BOOK
    Beginner's Improvisation Workshop 1 Day 5 RADA July 22 Saturday 11am-4pm £65 BOOK
    Acting Summer School 4 weeks 16 Angel August 08 to 31 Tuesdays & Thursdays 7-9pm £185 BOOK
    Intro to Meisner Technique 1 Day 5 RADA August 12 Saturday 11am-4pm £65 BOOK
    Beginners Acting Fun 8 weeks 16 Waterloo September 06 to October 25 Wednesdays 7-9pm £195 BOOK
    Beginners Acting Fun 8 weeks 16 Angel October 10 to November 28 Tuesdays 7-9pm £195 BOOK
    Beginners Acting Fun 8 weeks 16 Waterloo November 01 to December 20 Wednesdays 7-9pm £195 BOOK
    Intermediates Scene Work 8 weeks 16 TCR September 13 to November 01 Tuesdays 7-9pm £195

    BOOK

    Intermediates Scene Work 8 weeks 16 Waterloo October 30 to December 18 Mondays 7-9pm £195 BOOK
    Voice & Communication 4 weeks 8 Angel September 12 to October 03 Wednesdays 7-9pm £145 BOOK
    Character Building Course 7 weeks 14 Waterloo September 11 to October 23 Mondays 7-9pm £185 BOOK
    Amateur Theatre Course 10 weeks 20 Angel October 12 to December
    14
    Thursdays 7-9pm £225 BOOK

  • Course Feedback

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Do I need experience to take the Beginner acting course?

    Absolutely not, City Acting Fun has been prepared for total beginners.

    City Acting Voice & Communication classes and most of our one day workshops are also open to participants with no previous experience in acting.

    2. And, if I have some experience, which drama course should I enroll for?

    If you have some experience, you’re welcome to join Scene Work for Intermediates, Character Development or the Amateur Theatre courses. You may also be interested in our Meisner Technique Workshop and Directing Workshop.

    3. Are auditions required for admission?

    Absolutely not. Everyone is welcome. 

    4. What will I do during the class?

    The description of the courses are available online. You’re welcome to ask for a detailed class structure by emailing sophie@cityacting.co.uk.

    5. What do I need to wear? Should I bring anything to the class?

    Comfortable clothes and flat shoes are the only things you need. You may also want to bring a bottle of water.

    6. How many students will attend my course?

    To encourage an intimate, friendly and fun atmosphere in which you can learn and grow, we keep the group between 8 and 16 students. The facilitator will give you a lot of individual feedback.

    7. English is not my first language. Can I attend the class?

    You’re absolutely welcome to join the Beginner Acting courseCity Acting Voice & Communication and most of our one day workshops. We usually welcome several foreigners per group, some of them come especially to improve their English. For more advanced courses, please be aware that a good command of the language is necessary to benefit fully from the classes.

    8. Am I old/young enough to attend the class?

    You just have to be over 18 to attend the drama courses. We welcome all age groups in our acting classes.

    9. Is the class accessible to disabled people?

    Most of our drama classes are run in studios accessible to disabled people. Please get in touch and let us know about your specific requirements.

    10. What is your refund policy?

    You have a statutory right to cancel any distance contract within 14 days of the date of purchase as long as you have not yet accessed the relevant courses. For all information, please see our terms of service and don't hesitate to be in touch for any question you may have.