The Meisner technique was created by renowned actor and teacher Sanford Meisner.
Over the course of history, specifically more than five decades, this profound training where actors are given the opportunity to express themselves freely and without inhibition, has been passed down to generations of successful actors and actresses, just like Sandra Bullock, Jon Voight and more.
But over time, as with a game of Chinese telephone, many acting schools have added other techniques to the mix, which counter produces the results it truly brings.
This is because director, Elizabeth Mestnik, has preserved teachings that are learned from her 20 years of practice, literature study, and rehearsals.
Books and classes can teach countless new skills. A class however, offers practice, and this is useful in a hands-on career like acting.
The more solid skills one has as an actor, the better they become at the art.
This summer, the Studio has compiled a comprehensive course of materials and practice for actors to learn the most in-demand technique in Hollywood – The Meisner Technique.
Why is it so popular?
The Meisner technique is admired because it teaches an actor how to relate to a character they are playing. Also, rather than reading lines script by script, an actor will need to display emotions, as well as improvise to get the right fit and feel for the entire play.
The summer course lasts for four weeks, and those who require advance training have the option to participate in a two year program which entails:
• Self Analysis
• Character Development
• Script Analysis
• Voice and Movement
• Auditioning Technique
Classes are limited and in order to enroll, prospective students will have to participate in an interview with the director of the Studio. In addition, students will have to commit three to four hours, twice per week,if they wish to participate in the best Meisner technique training school in Hollywood.