About the Meisner Technique: The Meisner Technique emphasizes the importance of truthful acting on the stage and screen. Sanford Meisner, who became well known for his long list of famous acting students, created a foundational exercise for actors called "repetition". Meisner described it as, "an exercise for actors where there is no intellectuality. I wanted to eliminate all the 'head' work, and take away the manipulation and get to where the source of all organic creativity comes from, your impulses." About the Instructor: Grant McGowen is the Producing Artistic Director and a founding member of Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre. He is an accomplished director, actor, and writer both on screen and stage. He most recently produced and starred in the feature film "No Soliciting." Some of his favorite credits include: Let's Make It, Some Girl(s), Tape, Speed-the-Plow, Bachelorette, Lobby Hero, and Reasons To Be Pretty. He is a graduate of the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts where he studied Screen Acting and the Meisner Technique. He enjoys inspiring artists to work truthfully and collaboratively. He was most recently featured in Atlantan Magazine's "Top 20 Most Important People, Places, and Things to Watch on Atlanta's Arts Scene." MEISNER ACTING CLASS: LEVEL 1 (FOUNDATION) Upcoming Session(s): August 5 - September 23, 2013 Monday evenings from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Teaching Artist: Grant McGowen Cost: $250 During this 8 week class, you will learn the basic foundation of acting. As you gradually start to trust your instincts, you will learn how to listen and respond truthfully. This class will help guide you toward a successful career as an actor on stage and screen. MEISNER ACTING CLASS: LEVEL 2 (FOR STAGE) Upcoming Session(s): August 4 - September 22, 2013 Sunday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Teaching Artist: Grant McGowen Cost: $250 PREREQUISITE: Must complete Meisner Fondation Class. In this 8 week class, you will continue to learn the techniques that are vital to truthful acting specifically on the stage. You will learn to work collaboratively with other actors and directors and apply the Meisner technique to challenging scenes. This class showcases the final scenes in front of a live audience, where casting directors, agents, and producers are invited. MEISNER ACTING CLASS: LEVEL 3 (FOR TV/FILM) Upcoming Session(s): August 13 - October 1, 2013 Sunday evenings from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Teaching Artist: Grant McGowen Cost: $250 + $200 for professional demo reel (optional) PREREQUISITE: Must complete Meisner Fondation Class. This 12 week class is devoted to acting specifically on camera. From sitcoms to film, you will learn the techniques to effectively execute a master shot, a long shot, a two-shot, and close up. You will be paired with a partner and apply these techniques to challenging scenes. Students leave this class with a professional demo reel.
175 - 350 USD