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THE MEISNER TECHNIQUE

 

Acting is living truthfully in imaginary circumstances.

Our technique, based in the teachings of Sanford Meisner, emphasizes that in order to carry out an action truthfully on stage, it is necessary to let emotion and subtext build based on the truth of the action and on the other characters around them, rather than simply playing the action or playing the emotion.

"Find in yourself those human things which are universal." - Sanford Meisner

Our Studio/School was founded by Anne Alsedek in 1983 to offer actor training of the highest quality. Whether you are a novice or expert, we have a level of programming for you. We are dedicated to our students and offer you a clear, specific, practical approach to acting.

"Every little moment has a meaning all its own." - Sanford Meisner

 

STUDIO CLASSES
FOR ADULT ACTORS

All courses are taught by Open Stage Studio/School Founder and Education Director Anne Alsedek.

ACTING TECHNIQUE

Offered in both Fall and Winter. An eight week exploration of the Meisner technique of acting, emphasizing spontaneous work with a partner. Includes a brief overview of American actor training and application of the technique to a script. A great introduction to acting or a brush-up for the experienced performer. Monday evenings, 6:30-8:30.

Acting Technique (fall) Monday, September 16 - Monday, November 11 (no class October 14) 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Acting Technique (winter/spring) Monday, January 13 - March 3, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Tuition $250 late registration $300

Registration closes one week before the start of class. There is a $50 late registration fee - please call 717-214-3248 to see if there are any spots available. 

Scene StudySCENE STUDY

Offered in both Fall and Winter. An eight week scene study and performance laboratory, students explore and perform various themes, plays and playwrights, sometimes creating original work. Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30.

Prerequisite: Acting Technique

Scene Study/Studio Workshop (fall) Tuesday, September 17 - Tuesday, November 12 ( no class October 15) 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Registration closes one week before the start of class. There is a $50 late registration fee - please call 717-214-3248 to see if there are any spots available. 

STUDIO WORKSHOP

An advanced course for the adult actor in the Spring, exploring the work of modern playwrights with a showcase it for the public. The class will culminate in two public performances. Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30.

Studio Workshop (winter/spring) Tuesday, January 14 - March 4) 6:30 - 8:30 pm, performances March 5, 6 at 7 pm rehearsals tba

Prerequisite: Acting Technique

Registration closes one week before the start of class. There is a $50 late registration fee - please call 717-214-3248 to see if there are any spots available.