Meisner Stage 2: Improvisation & Relationships

Act before you think - your instincts are more honest than your thoughts.
 
- SANFORD MEISNER
 
Improvisation simulates a scene-like situation. It is a key stage in the Meisner Technique, teaching you how to defeat self-consciousness when alone on stage, how to prepare before your entrance and how to work with your partner in the moment, enhancing and developing your emotional and intellectual capacity to create/improvise instinctively.

You will be taught how to work with your partner in order to live truthfully through imaginative scenarios. You will also be introduced to the method of emotional preparation.  This will further develop your emotional range and ability to “live truthfully under imaginary circumstances”, which is the benchmark for any Meisner-trained actor.

This stage of the training teaches you how to add complexities and layers to your work by exploring how to play relationships you may or may not have experienced in your own life. You will discover the nuances and subtleties available to you in the moment with your partner, regardless of your life experience.

You will create imaginative relationships with your partner using simple and easily practiced methods, finding out how to truthfully get what you want, and discovering the power of using relationships in your work.

This course will expand your emotional acting range further and allow you to use the skills you are developing with more flexibility and precision. It also teaches you how to make simple decisions that register a complex effect.

Techniques taught in Stage 2 include:

  • Meisner improvisation
  • Relationship exercises
  • Emotional preparation
  • Depth and emotional range
  • Independent Activity
  • Coming to the Door
  • Previous and given circumstances
  • Moment to moment acting
  • Listening to your partner
  • Emotional preparation
  • Working with props
  • Shared event
  • Substitution
  • Twists
This is the place to be...I'm being challenged and inspired beyond my wildest dreams
 
JENNA LYLE, ACTOR

Course Length: 12 weeks 

Term Dates:
TBC

Times:
10.30am - 2pm
6.30pm - 10pm

Cost: £590

The salon:collective

This course is run by the salon:collective, a thriving actor training organisation offering a range of courses designed around the modern working actor.  The ethos of our training is influenced by the Meisner technique of acting, each tutor has a fully grounded knowledge of the technique, in addition to their own specialism: physical theatre, Shakespeare, voice work and screen acting.

To book and for further info; http://thesaloncollective.org/meisner-technique/
For other Salon:Collective classes; http://thesaloncollective.org/book-an-acting-class/

Please note: This class is being supported but not run by The Cockpit. If you have questions about this class please contact the company directly.