Never done Shakespeare? Intimidated by the Bard? Just want to learn more about what you’re doing when you’re doing Shakespeare?
This 8 week course will help students learn to decipher the clues Shakespeare gives us in the text that help with character and circumstance as well as meaning. We will explore his use of meter, alliteration, repetition, you/thou, verse logic, etc as well as examining the different uses of verse and prose. We will spend the 8 weeks exploring one play (under consideration are WINTER’S TALE, TWELFTH NIGHT, OTHELLO and ROMEO & JULIET) and the roles in it. Students will learn how to examine the text for Shakespeare’s ”givens” and move on to working on text from the selected play and others. By the end of the 8 weeks students can expect to have two monologues appropriate for auditions.
The class is open to anyone age 21 and over with an interest and willingness to commit to the intensive demands of the class and the preparation necessary between classes. A face-to-face or phone interview is necessary before acceptance into the workshop.
If invited to participate, a $100 deposit will be required to hold your place and is refundable if enrollment is canceled by September 12th.
The balance is to be paid by September 16th and is non-refundable.
This class is meant to help the actor be inspired, connected and excited about their audition piece, and look forward to performing it!
During the 8-week class, a limited group of professional/professionally bound actors, will spend 5 classes discovering, workshopping, and perfecting new monologues. Using moment to moment work, and in-depth emotional preparation we will explore the essential and vital skills of a powerful, confident audition. In the remaining 3 classes we will address technical aspects of the audition process, (headshot, resume, introduction, beginning and ending, and timing when necessary), all while keeping the passionate and creative self present in the audition room. Industry guests will be invited to the final class so students will have an opportunity to apply their new skills under a realistic audition situation. Most importantly, this class will help shift the auditioning experience from anxiety and fear, to artistic fulfillment, appreciation, and fun!
A $100 deposit will be required to hold your place. The deposit is refundable if you cancel your registration two (2) weeks before the beginning of the first class. The balance is to be paid on the first day of class and is non-refundable.
Meisner Technique - Level 2
September 25 to November 16
This class will be a deeper exploration or Emotional Preparation and Doings. The class is for any student who has completed Level 1 and is by invitation only.
This session is currently full.
Intro to Meisner Technique
October 18-December 17
This class meets twice a week:
Wednesdays 7-10pm and
Sundays 5:30-8:30pm (no class Thanksgiving week)
900 6th Ave SE, Studio 245
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Fee $375 per student, Limited to 12 students. Students work every class.
An introduction to the Sanford Meisner approach to acting technique – sixteen acting classes are conducted in an eight-week session. In this class the actor works to learn and apply advanced acting principles through a step-by-step progression of exercises that develop his/her ability to work organically, and to create truthful and expressive behavior in acting. This workshop is for actors of all experience levels ages 21 and over.
Sanford Meisner defined acting as “living truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” Meisner Technique instills in actors the basic, essential skills of: listening, responding truthfully and spontaneously, committing to actions, using imagination to fully create and personalize a set of given circumstances, and identifying each individual’s personal emotional connection to those circumstances.
If invited to participate, a $100 deposit will be required to hold your place. The deposit is refundable if you cancel your registration one (2) weeks before the beginning of the first class. The balance is to be paid no later than October 4 and is non-refundable.