The Meisner Technique was developed by Sanford Meisner over 65 years ago, and remains one of the leading actor training techniques today. The summer intensive is a month-long course that meets three days a week for three hours. It’s purpose it to give student actors a full exposure to the philosophies as well as the structure of this demanding yet dynamic process. It develops sensory and emotional skills and introduces actors to the strength of using one’s own uniqueness within performance. Students are expected to present work at each class. In addition, Ms. Mestnik expects students to rehearse in preparation for each class.
If you are ready to ignite your imagination, reconnect to your emotions, trust your instincts and develop the essential skills of great acting, and work harder than you have ever worked before…
This program is for you!
EMAS does not permit auditing of technique classes. We consider technique classes at EMAS to be a personal laboratory, where the students are encouraged to take risks. There is a sense of safety created by the closed classroom that allows for such risk-taking. EMAS does everything to encourage and support the actor in this endeavor.
We recommend reading On Acting by Sanford Meisner or The Actor’s Art and Craft by William Esper before interviewing for our program.
Students presenting themselves to EMAS for training must be prepared to undertake the rigorous and demanding work required to ready themselves for the demands of a professional career.
Ms. Mestnik is very strict about class attendance and students rehearsal in preparation for each class. Students who are not professional in conduct or undependable as partners and class members will be discontinued. Many of our students are working professionals and every effort will be made to accommodate student’s professional demands. Students are allowed two absences in this 5-week session.
14-Class Core Acting Program $595
Add 4 Body/Voice classes for $150
Session A: Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7:00, Saturday mornings at 10:00.
Session B: Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10:00
Physical Voice: Mondays: 7:00pm