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Who are we?

We are a UK based actor training company that offers training in London, Manchester and Leeds.  In addition we offer actors training retreats at our stunning custom built studio and accommodation space in the rolling hills of north Wales. We teach in a revolutionary way.  Our teaching is Meisner based but with a foundation in trust. This is because we believe that the entertainment industry isn't currently built to promote positive mental health and "suffer for your art" is a considered norm and we want to show actors that doesn't have to be the case.   

Seeing the need for a new way of training, Steph has created this method utilising her vast knowledge neurolinguistic programming combined with her training in Meisner to help actors find a greater trust within themselves, an inner calm and tools in order to ensure they leave with a toolbox with tools for a happy, healthy and meaningful career. 

What is The Meisner Technique?

The Meisner technique is an actor training approach created by the American theatre practitioner Sanford Meisner. 

The approach is designed to teach actors not to focus on themselves but to instead concentrate on the other actors they're interacting with.  Rooted in repetition (the famous "repetition exercise") so that the words themselves become obsolete and the actors aren't reacting to the words but the emotions being exchanged. 

The Meisner Technique teaches you how to work in the moment. Once you discover the power of the moment you'll discover what it really is to be free. Free of expectations. Free of your inner critic. Free of your fear of failure. Free of your fear of judgement. Because as quickly as the moment arises, it's gone and we're into another moment. Discovering this technique can also have a profound affect on how you view yourself and the world around you. 

How is our technique a bit different?

Everyone teaches this work differently, of course they do, because no one is Sanford Meisner apart from Sandy himself but there are some key principles that I'd like to believe go wherever the training is:

  • Listen with your gut, not your head

  • Learning to be better at seeing and listening

  • the most important thing about me, is you

  • What happens to me depends on you

  • It's not about the past or the future,it's about the now

  • The foundation of acting is the reality of doing

These Meisner teachings are still key to our training but we integrate mental health support and wellness to give actors a foundation in self-trust.  Steph is an INLPTA certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner and an mBIT (multiple Brain Integration Techniques) Master Coach - where neuroscience backs up ancient wisdoms. She integrates all her training into her teaching practice to fuel her passion for creating healthy and happy actors.​  

 

We believe in Human First, Actor Second and believe when you build up the human, the actor flourishes.

Why is continued training so important?

Our training is designed for working actors, actors who have come to acting later in life or have other jobs and can't commit to a prolonged course.  We want training to be accessible.  Our training isn't the kind of training where you come to a course and we never see you again (that's totally upto you though).  

Acting muscles are like any other muscles, they need to be stretched, used, utilised.  Just like your house, sometimes you've been busy, had too much going on, your heads really busy, your body tired.  We're here to help you recenter yourself.  Go back to one.

So, whether you're a full time actor or part of the 98% of actors who work in other industries too, we're here for you.  We want you.  The industry needs your voice and talent.

How do we teach and where?

We teach in multiple ways too ensure our training is accessible to EVERYONE

In person

Intro to Meisner

2 day

London, Leeds

& Manchester

Intro to Meisner

Retreat

Bodlondeb Retreat

Wales

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Retreats

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Wales

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Specialist Workshops

Co-founder Adam Stadius is running two incredible workshops

this summer

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Retreat

Bodlondeb Retreat

Wales

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London, Leeds

& Manchester

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Regionally &

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Wales

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Accommodation hire

Bodlondeb Retreat

Wales

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Accountability

Programme

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Coaching

Group

Coaching

Other

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speaking engagements

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  • 1:1 and Group Coaching

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