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Corwen

Part 1 of 3 - An Actor Connects Retreat

Come along and dive into our Intro to Meisner Retreat. This intensive retreat is designed to give you a full and in-depth knowledge of the famous Meisner Technique combined with neurolinguistic programming, studio work mixed with activities in the wild rolling hills of North Wales.

Part 1 of 3 - An Actor Connects Retreat
Part 1 of 3 - An Actor Connects Retreat

Time & Location

Nov 15, 2024, 5:00 PM – Nov 18, 2024, 6:30 PM

Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK

About the event

The only training of its' kind in the world.

I know some of you are struggling to commit to the longer immersive retreats so I’ve created this 3 part series for you.

You will have to do them in order and some of them sit back to back in case you’re able to stay on.

Intro to Meisner: Part 1 - Connection

ANS

Repetition

Knock at the door

Preparation

During this first part we will explore you and how you show up in the world.

We’ll explore connection and what’s in your way of connecting.

We’ll explore what helps you to connect.

We’ll explore your impulses to move.

We’ll play with preparation and how to easily change state. So you’re ready to work.

Intro to Meisner: Part 2 - Given Circumstances

Forwards and back

Independent Activities

Relationships

Intro to Meisner: Part 3 - Text work

Breaking the back of the text

Text analysis

Second read

Under reading

Taking direction

Each retreat we will go wild swimming and walking, we’ll move and learn to be seen.

Bring clarity and depth to every audition, every rehearsal & every performance.

Listening, trusting, leaning into the fear and jumping are all phrases you’ll be familiar with. As a mBIT Master Coach, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner & Meisner specialist, Steph's coaching will give your body a full experience of what those words really mean. This retreat is an opportunity to come to rural Wales to reflect, fully embody, appreciate and reconnect with yourself, your craft and each other whilst breathing in the fresh country air, having a huge amount of fun and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.  As an acting coach I won’t teach you how to put on a show, I’ll offer you ways to safely take it off.  I’ll remind you what’s underneath the programmed behaviors you’ve developed over your lifetime so you can be available to live truthfully under any given circumstances of any character, of any story.  We’ll explore what it is to listen fully and openly.  To be instinctive and impulsive.  To be honest.  In that exploration, we’ll look at what gets in your way. We’ll hold a mirror up so you can get to know your tool deeply and how to use it creatively, safely and purposefully. The Meisner Technique is the best way I know how to do this.

In real terms 

The training and activities are fused as a shared and integrated experience so I'll be coaching you every step:

👉 Learn to stand, even when your knees are wobbling

👉 Hold space when you want to hide

👉 Jump before you hesitate

👉 Play with text in a way that brings you alive

👉 Get out of your head & out of your own way

👉 Be present 👉 Show up, fully 👉 Be open, be kinder

👉 Be easier 👉 Be connected, with yourself and each other

👉 Be the kind of actor everyone wants to work with​

How it works

We’ve taken our An Actor Connects: Meisner Intensive Retreat and made it even more accessible!  We’ve split it into three parts to allow you to spread the retreats throughout the year to make it easier than ever to get high quality, affordable, human lead actor training. Even better, you can split the cost throughout the year.

Payment Options

1)  Pay up front via the website.

2)  Personal payment plans – If you need a little help, we can spread payments out to make them suit your pocket.  Want to set one up?  No problem!

Email stephanie@both-feet.co.uk and we can give you a bespoke package.

Who coaches you...

Stephanie Morgan

Co-founder of Both Feet Actor Training, Company Manager & Coach

Steph is a practitioner with over 15 years’ professional experience in the performing arts. Since 2005, she has worked in theatres across the country as a performer, Venue Technician, Stage Manager, Assistant Director and Director. Most recently, she taught Acting to Undergraduates and Masters’ students at ALRA Drama School and ICTheatre & has been a guest practitioner and lecturer at Leeds Conservatoire.  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.​   Steph trained in the Meisner Technique under Scott Williams (The Impulse Company) and Keith Farquhar (Moment to Moment) and has been teaching her version for several years. Prior to Both Feet, Steph was the Managing Director of West Yorkshire Theatre Network (2009-2016), which offered performance and networking opportunities, rehearsal space and training courses from internationally renowned artists for thousands of actors across the world.   She also is the founder and creator of Bodlondeb Retreat in North Wales, where our Both Feet Retreats take place.

Tickets

  • Full Price

    Hello! Thank you for booking onto the retreat. We can’t wait to meet you! You will shortly receive an email with your Welcome Pack. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions. Just drop an email to rae@both-feet.co.uk. See you soon!

    £409.00
  • Early Bird

    Sale ends: Sep 20, 2024, 11:50 PM

    Hello! Thank you for booking onto the retreat. We can’t wait to meet you! You will shortly receive an email with your Welcome Pack. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions. Just drop an email to rae@both-feet.co.uk. See you soon!

    £349.00
  • Deposit Only - Full Price

    Sale ends: Nov 11, 2024, 6:30 PM

    Hello! Thank you for booking onto the retreat. We can’t wait to meet you! You will shortly receive an email with your Welcome Pack. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions. Just drop an email to rae@both-feet.co.uk. See you soon!

    £204.50
  • Deposit only - Early Bird

    Sale ends: Sep 13, 2024, 11:50 PM

    Hello! Thank you for booking onto the retreat. We can’t wait to meet you! You will shortly receive an email with your Welcome Pack. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions. Just drop an email to rae@both-feet.co.uk. See you soon!

    £174.50

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