Core Training Program
The Core Training Program truly embraces the Studio Mantra:
Train . Practice . Perform
This specialized professional actor instruction is built around the full arc of the Meisner Acting Technique covering the complete Meisner canon as it was designed (not an abbreviated or diluted version). The program also incorporates Voice and Physical Movement for the actor with a concentration in the Williamson Movement method. When practiced altogether, these three disciplines work in concert offering a perfect marriage of physicality, authenticity and cultivated skills for developing the most dynamic, well-rounded, and accomplished actor and artist.
Further occasion to practice ongoing training outside of the expected independent rehearsal, comes through participation in optional monthly Meisner Actor Workouts. While Actor Workouts are open to all Meisner actors – beit alumni, veteran actors as well as students – they are FREE to all CORE students during both the first and second year curriculum. This is a tremendous opportunity to work with a master teacher practicing the Meisner work at your current level of training, and to connect with other actors at varying levels of expertise and experience.
Rounding out the CORE Training Program is a year-end full performance opportunity including exposure to other facets of behind the scenes production work through the development of a Studio Series Production or Festival devised by the individual acting class.
Supplementary classes or workshops in other disciplines are offered periodically as options to further strengthen actor training. While these other classes and experiences are tremendously valuable and encouraged, we understand the time and financial contraints of our CORE students and allow each individual to customize their training experience as as they see fit. 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.
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.