Core Training Program
The Core Actor Training Program truly embraces the Studio Mantra:
Train . Practice . Perform
The CORE Program is a Professional Acting Program built around the in-depth study of the full arc of the Sanford Meisner Acting Technique. Physical Movement for the actor (Williamson Movement method) as well as Voice classes round out the program. These three disciplines form a perfect marriage of skills essential for building a strong foundation and an accomplished Actor/Artist.
Ongoing rehearsal of learned skills in the studio classroom is required in between classes. This practice reinforces the step by step process of the technique and deepens the experience and the knowledge base. In addition to regular classes, students are also invited to participate in periodic Meisner Actor Workouts offering continued practice and study. While these Actor Workouts are open to ALL Meisner Actors they’re FREE to Core students during both the first and second year. This is a tremendous opportunity to master the craft through practice as well as network with studio graduates and professional actors.
Rounding out the Meisner Acting Core Training Program the Studio offers a year-end performance opportunity. This festival project provides each Meisner Acting student exposure to other areas of theater production. Along with the ability to hone their learned technique as actors, students will also be involved in various aspects of producing, directing, casting, design and promotion. The Studio strongly believes in not only nurturing the development of a consummate professional actor, but also introducing other facets of the performing arts in order to support a self-sustaining artist going forward.
Supplementary classes or workshops in other disciplines are offered periodically at the Studio as options to further strengthen actor training. While these other classes and experiences are tremendously valuable and encouraged, we understand the time and financial constraints of our Core students and allow each individual to customize their training as desired. These additional classes (provided at discounted rates to Core students) may include On-Camera Auditioning, Clown, Stage Combat, Chekhov, Playwriting for the Actor, Theater History and Career Intelligence seminars, with How to Be a Working Actor noted Author Mari Lyn Henry.
Our Core Training Program encompasses the full arc of the Meisner Acting Technique, Voice, Williamson Movement and Physical Training.
The Meisner 1st year (M1) work lays the strongest groundwork for further study in crafting a truthful and dynamic character in the 2nd year work.
PLEASE NOTE: Final determination of acceptance will be made after a personal interview with the Studio Director.
The focus of the second year work is character – Learning to put the Meisner work all together to create a dynamic and deep character role and then repeat the performance in an organic way as if it were always the first time.
Exclusive study of the 3rd level of Meisner Acting as it is applied to classical text and period style.