SIX WEEK ACTING COURSE: INTENSIVE TRAINING
The start of your journey at the Actors Door Studio!
“This course is an opportunity to challenge yourself and to discover your emotional truth.”
SEE HIGHLIGHTS FROM PREVIOUS FOUNDATIONS COURSES:
ANTON & KSENIA
Read more about Anton and Ksenia’s Foundations training in our blog.
ALANA & CONOR
Read more about Alana & Conor’s Foundations training in our blog.
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WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Each week students will work through acting exercises encouraging them to progressively step out of their comfort zone.
Through the cornerstone exercise of Meisner repetition students learn how to connect with their emotional instrument as well as with the other actor.
The course will encourage and train you to delve into their own emotional experiences and teach you how to use your imagination to create the improvised exercises that are the hallmark of the Meisner Technique.
“You need these skills to succeed as an actor!”
The skills you will begin to learn in Foundations are necessary for giving powerful, truthful and memorable performances on screen and stage.
MEISNER SHORT COURSE OUTCOME
The course introduces new and working actors to the Meisner Technique. Once students complete Foundations they will be able to continue on to Acting Technique I. the first stage of the core Meisner Acting Course offered at the Studio.
WHY TAKE THE SHORT COURSE:
The course is designed to introduce students to the method and to lay the foundations for further study into the technique. Completing it, is also an essential step to being admitted into the core Meisner Acting Course at the Actors Door Studio.
If you take the course, you will learn practical acting skills that you can begin to apply almost immediately to your acting – as well as in your everyday life.
In addition to the practical hands-on skills you will learn, the course offers students a unique opportunity to meet and work with like-minded actors. Through the Meisner Foundations short course, you will also get the opportunity to join the vibrant, ever growing, but select community of actors attending the Actors Door Studio.
The relationships you build during the course will stay with you well after the course is finished.
SEE WHAT A RECENT FOUNDATIONS STUDENTS HAD TO SAY:
The Foundations course…was a fantastic introduction to the technique. Through the exercises, I learned the beginnings of ‘knocking down the wall’ many of us build to protect ourselves from strong emotions. I was eager to progress but learned quickly that Meisner should be taken step by step. It was a no-brainer to sign up for the next level (AT1), emboldened by the skills and confidence I gained during Foundations. I credit the class for capturing and maintaining my interest in Meisner for all six weeks, and into AT1.
PREPARE YOURSELF TO BE CHALLENGED!
The Meisner Technique is a full method acting training program designed for people who want to pursue acting professionally. If you are an aspiring actor, or you are a trained actor new to the Meisner Technique, the Meisner Short Acting Course: Foundations for Beginners is for you.It is also ideal for anyone interested in exploring their emotional world for reasons of self development. Regardless of your interest, be prepared to be challenged! In each acting class you will be challenged; progressively invited to venture outside of your comfort zone. You need to allow yourself to embrace the technique with an open mind and open heart. If you do, the technique has the power to really transform you not only as an actor, but also as an individual.
All welcome, you don’t need to have any previous experience in acting. In fact the less experience the better!
WHY STUDY IT HERE:
Meisner classes at the Actors Door Studio are unique. They run as mini workshops giving students the opportunity to progressively test their boundaries and take themselves out of their comfort zone. Students progress at their own pace and in line with their individual strengths and weaknesses. Instructors continuously encourage and provide the support for students to challenge themselves further, each session.
The Actors Door Studio is different; Meisner Technique is the only acting method taught at the studio. The studio specialises in the Meisner Technique, the most effective actor training method in eliciting truthful, powerful performances on stage and on screen.
Our other point of difference is our insistence on quality as opposed to quantity. We purposely keep class numbers small so students can take maximum benefit from the teacher’s specialist instruction.
If you graduate from the Actors Door Studio, you will be part of a select number of actors to do so.
MEISNER SHORT COURSE LONDON: LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Gained an appreciation of the Meisner Technique as a ‘method’ approach to acting.
- Learnt to connect with your instinctive & emotional self.
- Learnt how to connect with the ‘other actor’ effectively.
- Improved self-confidence
- Learnt to recognise those and ’embraced’ key personal defences
- Completed foundations requirements of the Acting Technique 1.