Meisner Acting – 1st year

Starting September 19, 2023

Meisner Acting – 1st year

Class Description

Based on the principles of Sanford Meisner, the work involves a series of progressive exercises that build upon one another – the successful understanding and application of each essential to the success of the next and so on.  The first layers of exercises (repetition, activities, the door) will focus on the importance of learning how to listen fully and to respond truthfully within an imaginary circumstance.

In this class you will be challenged to
Work More – Go Deeper – Learn More – Move Further – Experience More

This initial stage lays the groundwork essential to a clear and full understanding of emotional preparation, relationships, and objectives.  The goal is to achieve a strong foundation by discarding protective walls and emerging a freer, more open and honest person with an acting instrument ready to build a character and craft a role.

The full 1st year program is divided into two 16-week semesters.

For early enrollment students we have included a bonus 2 classes at the beginning of the first semester delving into the exploration of imagination and creativity of the Actor. A dynamic session taught by Mickey Pantano.

Prerequisite: Interview and possible audition is required before acceptance into this class.

About the Instructor
John DeSotelle

3-3 1/2  hours each class / twice per week
Outside rehearsal and practice is expected and in addition to class time.

Days of Week
Tuesdays and Thursdays

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