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Meisner drop-in classes
Our drop-in classes are open to all actors who’ve trained with us. Observers are also very welcome to come along and get a feel for how we work.
We encourage actors to come to drop-ins to work on core skills (the Meisner repetition exercise) scene study, monologues, audition prep and other personal projects to continue their growth as actors. Drop-ins are also a great way for actors to be part of the salon:collective, a thriving community of actors and artists looking to sharpen their skills and improve their commercial offer.
Tuesdays 10:00 – 13:00
Thursdays 18:30 – 21:30
The Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone, London.
We keep our classes sizes small. Drop-ins are limited to 12 people working per class.
Acting is fun. Don’t let that get aroundSanford Meisner
Acting isn’t lying, it’s telling the deepest truth. The Sanford Meisner Technique is defined as the simple act of doing – of action borne on emotion, which takes place one honest moment at a timeSanford Meisner
More about the Meisner Technique: Living truthfully under imaginary circumstances
The Meisner Technique gives actors a systematic approach to their work through core exercises to achieve greater emotional freedom and versatility as well as rigorous use of imagination explored through character, text and scene work. Actors work to focus on truthful, moment-to-moment acting, creating greater emotional depth while maintaining ease and grace in performance. Much attention is given to collaboration with your scene partner, being present and responding truthfully, and in the moment, to the circumstances surrounding you. Teaching is in small groups in a supportive, non-judgmental, professional environment. We focus on eradicating unhelpful habits and honing your work to the commercial demands of the industry. The stages of the Meisner training (outlined below) deliver core skills, which actors absorb and develop as part of their ongoing personal process.
Hear What Other Have to Say:
Alex sets up a kind and giving atmosphere in class which allows us to safely open upSanee RavalActor
Dominic’s classes capture the same unique spirit of the Neighborhood PlayhouseNeil AllenActor
It’s like fight club…but for actingJoana NastariActor
Challenging, exhilarating, tender, terrifying…but always focussed on developing as an actorBen WigginsActor (BBC Doctors, Casualty)
Alex is an excellent teacher, very reassuring but not afraid to push you to achieveAngela HarveyActor