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Intro to Meisner

1 Day (occasionally 2 Days)

Leeds Playhouse Both Feet Meisner

What you'll learn

During this one day you’ll be introduced to Steph, a new way of looking at you and your craft and what it means to be an actor as well as The Meisner Technique, including the famous ‘repetition’ exercise.

You’ll begin exploring connection and your acting instincts, learn to observe and respond and take the first steps towards what Meisner calls ‘living truthfully’. 

If we find we're a good fit and our training is right for you, you will then be invited to apply to continue your training.

Where & How much?

We run these Intro to Meisner courses in London, Leeds and Manchester.

We make sure our courses as affordable as possible to do our part in reducing income inequality accessibility in the industry. As such, the prices do vary dependant on location. 

Standard price is:

£49 / £59

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Who coaches you?

Stephanie Morgan is a 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 a INLPTA certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, an mBIT (multiple Brain Integration Techniques) Master Coach and a HeartMath coach - training which she integrates into her teaching practice to fuel her passion for creating healthy and happy actors.​ She also coaches groups and individuals towards the Healthy, Happier Self.

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. 

 

Stay another day?

Most of our Intro days are followed by a Stretch Day. They generally sell out but if there happen to be a place, we strongly recommend you stay on to delve deeper into the work. It's also a beautiful opportunity to work with actors Steph's been training for a long time. 

Upcoming Events

  • An Actor Connects:  Meisner Intensive Retreat
    An Actor Connects:  Meisner Intensive Retreat
    Sun, Apr 14
    Corwen
    Apr 14, 2024, 5:00 PM – Apr 25, 2024, 12:30 PM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    Apr 14, 2024, 5:00 PM – Apr 25, 2024, 12:30 PM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    * * N e a r l y F u l l * * This intensive retreat will change your craft, your work and you. It'll help you to make life a little easier, connect you to an excellent community, offer you a technique that you can rely on and remind you of how much you love your work and your life.
  • Actors Stretch Retreat
    Actors Stretch Retreat
    Mon, Apr 29
    Corwen
    Apr 29, 2024, 12:00 PM – May 01, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    Apr 29, 2024, 12:00 PM – May 01, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    You will continue to be challenged as a human and an actor as we have a biiiig stretch of those acting muscles - you as a group will determine exactly what that will look, sound and feel like. It'll be fun, expansive and connected. (Only open to actors who are in training with Steph)
  • Intro to Meisner - London
    Intro to Meisner - London
    Fri, May 03
    London
    May 03, 2024, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    London, Theatre Deli, 107 Leadenhall St, London EC3A 4AF, UK
    May 03, 2024, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    London, Theatre Deli, 107 Leadenhall St, London EC3A 4AF, UK
    How it works - Come along and explore what it feels to truly connect. A day course designed to reach every part of your and introduce you to The Meisner Technique.
  • The Actors Stretch - London
    The Actors Stretch - London
    Sat, May 04
    London
    May 04, 2024, 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM
    London, Theatre Deli, 107 Leadenhall St, London EC3A 4AF, United Kingdom
    May 04, 2024, 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM
    London, Theatre Deli, 107 Leadenhall St, London EC3A 4AF, United Kingdom
    Just like a musician needs to practice their scales and an Olympian needs to maintain their fitness, an actor too needs to workout. NB You must have started your training with us to be eligible to attend (generally the Intro to Meisner). If you're unsure, get in touch. 9.30am -5.30pm
  • Stage Combat Retreat with RC Annie
    Stage Combat Retreat with RC Annie
    Sat, May 11
    Corwen
    May 11, 2024, 12:00 PM – May 17, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    May 11, 2024, 12:00 PM – May 17, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    Become certified in stage combat with the UK's leading fight & intimacy company​. Think you can just "wait" until you land a job with fight training? Get the training & increase your chances of landing the role!
  • Part 2 of 3 - An Actor Connects Retreat
    Part 2 of 3 - An Actor Connects Retreat
    Mon, May 20
    Corwen
    May 20, 2024, 5:00 PM – May 23, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    May 20, 2024, 5:00 PM – May 23, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    Come along and dive into part 2 of 3 of 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 3 of 3 - An Actor Connects Retreat
    Part 3 of 3 - An Actor Connects Retreat
    Thu, May 23
    Corwen
    May 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – May 26, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    May 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – May 26, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    Come along and dive into part 3 of 3 of 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.
  • Intro to Meisner - Manchester
    Intro to Meisner - Manchester
    Fri, May 31
    Manchester
    May 31, 2024, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Manchester, 72 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LG, UK
    May 31, 2024, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Manchester, 72 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LG, UK
    How it works - Come along and explore what it feels to truly connect. A day course designed to reach every part of your and introduce you to The Meisner Technique.
  • The Actors Stretch - Manchester
    The Actors Stretch - Manchester
    Sat, Jun 01
    Manchester
    Jun 01, 2024, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Manchester, 72 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LG, UK
    Jun 01, 2024, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Manchester, 72 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LG, UK
    Just like a musician needs to practice their scales and an Olympian needs to maintain their fitness, an actor too needs to workout. NB You must have started your training with us to be eligible to attend (generally the Intro to Meisner). If you're unsure, get in touch. 9.30am -5.30pm
  • The Accent Retreat
    The Accent Retreat
    Sun, Jun 02
    Corwen
    Jun 02, 2024, 6:00 PM – Jun 06, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    Jun 02, 2024, 6:00 PM – Jun 06, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    This retreat will give participants the opportunity to hone a new accent, and get confident using it in their scene work. We will follow a thorough step-by-step approach to accent work, covering all angles and that you can apply to absolutely any new accent.
  • Intro to Meisner - Leeds
    Intro to Meisner - Leeds
    Tue, Jun 18
    Location is TBD
    Jun 18, 2024, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Location is TBD
    Jun 18, 2024, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Location is TBD
    How it works - Come along and explore what it feels to truly connect. A day course designed to reach every part of your and introduce you to The Meisner Technique.
  • The Actors Stretch - Leeds
    The Actors Stretch - Leeds
    Wed, Jun 19
    Location is TBD
    Jun 19, 2024, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Location is TBD
    Jun 19, 2024, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Location is TBD
    Just like a musician needs to practice their scales and an Olympian needs to maintain their fitness, an actor too needs to workout. NB You must have started your training with us to be eligible to attend (generally the Intro to Meisner). If you're unsure, get in touch. 9.30am -5.30pm
  • Scene Study Retreat
    Scene Study Retreat
    Mon, Jul 08
    Corwen
    Jul 08, 2024, 12:00 PM – Jul 10, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    Jul 08, 2024, 12:00 PM – Jul 10, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    This retreat is for any actor wanting to have a really good play with text, taking direction and exploring character. We can also explore the sides of you you often avoid - this is the place to practice.
  • Deep Dive with Barbara Houseman
    Deep Dive with Barbara Houseman
    Mon, Aug 05
    Corwen
    Aug 05, 2024, 5:00 PM – Aug 12, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    Aug 05, 2024, 5:00 PM – Aug 12, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    Deep Dive - Breath, Body and Voice with Barbara Houseman and Stephanie Morgan A chance to profoundly transform breath, body, voice and performance. "Barbara's work starts with voice, passes through the physical and results in a character. Her teaching helps total performance" - Jude Law
  • Part 1 of 3 - An Actor Connects Retreat
    Part 1 of 3 - An Actor Connects Retreat
    Mon, Aug 12
    Corwen
    Aug 12, 2024, 5:00 PM – Aug 15, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    Aug 12, 2024, 5:00 PM – Aug 15, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    We have broken the 12-day intensive retreat into 3 parts and this is the first... Combining The Meisner Technique, neuroscience, neuro linguistics and the great outdoors this retreat will offer you a new, simpler and easier way of looking at your craft and working with yourself.
  • Part 2 of 3 - An Actor Connects Retreat
    Part 2 of 3 - An Actor Connects Retreat
    Thu, Aug 15
    Corwen
    Aug 15, 2024, 5:00 PM – Aug 18, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    Aug 15, 2024, 5:00 PM – Aug 18, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    Come along and dive into part 2 of 3 of 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.
  • Actors Stretch Retreat
    Actors Stretch Retreat
    Mon, Sep 09
    Corwen
    Sep 09, 2024, 12:00 PM – Sep 11, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    Sep 09, 2024, 12:00 PM – Sep 11, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    You will continue to be challenged as a human and an actor as we have a biiiig stretch of those acting muscles - you as a group will determine exactly what that will look, sound and feel like. It'll be fun, expansive and connected. (Only open to actors who are in training with Steph)
  • An Actor Connects 12 Day Intensive Retreat
    An Actor Connects 12 Day Intensive Retreat
    Sun, Sep 15
    Corwen
    Sep 15, 2024, 5:00 PM – Sep 26, 2024, 12:30 PM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    Sep 15, 2024, 5:00 PM – Sep 26, 2024, 12:30 PM
    Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
    Congratulations on being accepted. To confirm your place please book below.
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Please note: 

The maximum time we can hold a space for is 24 hours during which time you must have paid your deposit and signed up in order for your place to be guaranteed. 

Actor Reviews
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Emma

Golding

"This lady is one of the most hard working,

badass people out there.

This course sounds amazing - any of my acting friends out there who haven't worked with Steph or who have any want to try something different, should definitely give this a go."

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Nathan Graham

"I thoroughly enjoy training with Both Feet because they give you the safest environment to thrive, fail and push boundaries."

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Leanne

Rowley

"Do this actor pals... outdoor adventures meets some of the best training you can find meets campfires and stars and rivers and paddle boarding and... did I mention campfires?

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Nathan

Haymer

-Bates

"I've been working with Both Feet Actor Training for about five years now.  They have not only changed me as an actor but my whole perspective of it too.  They are sooo amazing! If you are a working actor or just starting your journey I urge you to look at this."

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