Meisner III – Practical Application
During the semesters of Meisner I and II, many tools were introduced. However, many actors still struggle with their execution beyond a class environment. It's important that we go back to the basics to work efficiently and simply.
During this semester, you will gain an understanding of how and when to utilize each tool, resulting in a deeper, more consistent process of working.
NOTE: Due to the nature of this course and its requirements, Meisner III is an in-studio class only.
- Late Teens & Adults - Must be 16 years or older to enroll
- Prerequisite: Completion of Meisner II
- Begins: TBD
- Class Length: 28 classes / Twice per week
- Class Days: TBD
- Class Times: TBD
Meisner III continues the work learned in Meisner I and Meisner II, but now putting a focus on Practical Application - learning how to use the tools in a practical way - and quickly!
There are so many tools introduced in the beginning semesters of the work, and it's important to learn how and when to use each one. This semester is about learning the nuance of each tool, and then having the ability to apply it to your work.
Meisner III will go back to where it all began - the Core! From there, we will learn what the core is really about and why it is so important in your work as an actor.
Then we will look at all of the tools, from the Imaginary Circumstance to Personalization to Scene Analysis, making sure you have the ability to apply these to any script you work on in the future.
In addition, we will introduce a few new tools and experiences as well!
BREAKDOWN OF SEMESTER
The Core: Continue working with the foundational tool for outward focus; will learn to place more of your focus on the world around you, and to lessen the focus on the self.
Extreme Circumstances and Doings: Continue to work with imaginary circumstances in the extreme; work on specificity in imagination; continue honing the tools of working-off the partner and doings under the imaginary circumstance.
Scene Analysis: Learning how to x-ray the script simply and quickly and apply the personalization tools to make each scene as meaningful as possible.
Shakespeare: Apply all the work of the semester into a Shakespearean monologue or soliloquy, learning how to bring full personalization to very difficult text.
This class will be intensive in nature and will require homework. Students will also be required to meet with fellow classmates outside of class for skills rehearsal for a minimum of 2 hours per week. Because of the rapid progression of the work in this class, attendance is of the utmost importance.
SIX PILLARS OF ACTING
Meisner III continues to focus on getting the actor beyond self-consciousness and more fully into expression - working now more quickly with the tools. Through a series of exercises, our work focuses heavily on the mental/analytical, while also continuing our work on psychological, emotional, and craft aspects of the work, which is essential for building a deeply personalized performance for all of your acting.