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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.