This 12 week Foundation I class, based on The Meisner Technique, works to free the artist from preconceived ideas about what acting is and how it is done.
Through a series of discussions and exercises which are progressive and become more complex each week, the actor begins to trust their own instincts, to discover and verbalize their own point of view and to work honestly from the heart while forming truthful connections with one's scene partner. As the training progresses, the actor becomes more spontaneous and more organic in their work which leads to freedom and truth in their acting.
In Foundation I, some of the things you will learn are:
- What Acting Is and Is NOT
- The Reality of Doing
- Really Listening
- Trusting Your Instincts
- Working in The Moment
- Organic Spontaneous Responsiveness
- Truthful Point of View
- Working With and Off Your Partner
- Being Specific
- Creating Circumstances and Reasons
This class is a prerequisite to all other Truthful Acting Studios coursework. All students, regardless of prior experience, are required to take our Foundation I class. It lays the "foundation" for all other coursework at Truthful Acting Studios. Due to the progressive nature of this class, the importance of attendance cannot be overstated. Generally, students who miss more than 3 classes will not be able to move forward.
A lab component will be available for students to practice their skills. Students will be expected to meet with classmates outside of class 1-2 times per week.
HOMEWORK WILL BE REQUIRED.
Once completed, Foundation I will serve as the bedrock on which the rest of your acting house will be built.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have.