An Introduction to The Meisner Technique
Cost: £75 / £60 Early Bird
Early Bird is always 2 weeks before. See the bottom of the page for bundle discounts.
Who’s it for: Professional actors wanting to develop their skills and find authenticity, depth and truth in their acting. You must be a professional actor or seriously working towards a career in acting. If in doubt as to whether you are eligible, please get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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We run a small amount of Introduction Weekends each year to feed into the next step of the training: The Core. Make sure you book a place onto the Introduction courses to ensure you can continue your training with us. It doesn't matter which city so if there are no more in your city, you can always head over to the other!
Below are the final dates available for 2017 - sign up now so you don't miss out!
The Meisner Technique is an acting technique developed from the work of Konstantin Stanislavsky by Sanford Meisner who stated that everything you needed to play a scene could be found in your partner. It is built up of a series of exercises which are designed to take you out of your head and away from your inner critic. It's about getting back in touch with the basics: human instinct and impulse and away from our learned behavior which can often get in the way of truthful acting. It is highly popular in the U.S. thanks to Actors such as Steve McQueen, Jeff Goldblum, Diane Keaton and Sandra Bullock and writers such as David Mamet and Arthur Miller.
Over the two days you'll gain a great insight into to the technique introducing you to Meisner's first few exercises including You:You Repetition, You:I Repetition and Three Moment. You'll have new tools to take away with you which should lie comfortably with most other training you’ve done or are currently practising. If you find the technique is a fit for you and your development as a professional actor and theatre/film maker then you should consider joining our regular classes or look at the other courses we provide to keep those muscles flexing.
This work will challenge and liberate you from the things which often stand in your way. It's focus is not sense memory/your past but the here and now. It is a technique which takes your attention off you and onto your scene partner/s. If you're committed to your work and to being a vulnerable and open actor then we'd love to work with you but we do require commitment so if you're ready, then book on. It's also worth looking at the other courses which follow on from the Introduction weekend.
The Core covers all of Sanford Meisner's exercises to text. We run a six day intensive and a weekly course.
4 Day Meisner in Practice puts everything you've learnt into practical working situations. What's the point in having a technique you can't translate on the job?
"I can't stress enough how great this training is. I'm currently half way through the Core Meisner Technique course and already feel transformed as an actor, both in my ability and approach. I look forward to each class with a giddiness and a nervousness that I've not felt since I first started acting." ~ Peter Carruthers, actor, writer, director and film maker
Class sizes are deliberately kept small so you receive focussed learning and individualised attention.
We agree with Kevin Spacey that "An Actor needs two things, 1) the emotional availability to deal with the needs of a script or character and 2) the physical and vocal tools with which to make that work read to an audience." Therefore Both Feet are committed to bringing in external specialists to work with you on: Casting, audition, voice, movement, acting for camera and more.
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NB Early Bird Deadline is 2 weeks before (apart from intensive courses which are 3 weeks before)
"Highly recommend! Took the Intro class this Autumn and booked onto the follow on straight after. A new way for me, that has, quite honestly, got me hooked. And Jeff Bridges trained in it. 'Nuff said.”