In this video students have added shared circumstances to the improvisation, where the person entering now has something they need from their partner. Elizabeth shows how important it is not to lose contact with your partner just because you have an objective.
The fifteenth video in our 3 Minute Meisner series, our students are encouraged to express their emote their lines as a genuine reaction to their partner and the scene. This is accomplished only through true vulnerability and openness, skills (qualities) that are honed through training and practice.
October 3rd – December 12, 2018 & January 9th – March 13th 2019
Great actor training focuses on the whole instrument: voice, mind, heart, and body. A strong physical presence is crucial to the professional actor being fully aware and open in terms of physical habits, postures, gestures, body language and voice and sound.
Movement I is designed to develop the actor’s physicality. It will release the constrictions of the actor’s instrument and free the actor’s emotional life; to move away from pedestrian, every day, socialized behavior and to embody a more authentic, expansive, and unbridled expression.
Throughout the twenty-week period, students go through a variety of exercises drawn from the Williamson Technique. They will begin to understand how this technique is the physical component of the acting work they are doing in their Meisner classes. It is a chance for students to immediately move beyond physical constrictions and use the body as a full acting instrument that can interact unimpeded with all the senses, to the world around them and to the other “players’ in that world..
Students will explore where tension is held in the body and how the body responds when it is emotionally alive. Simultaneously, students will be building a sense of grace, flexibility, strength, stamina, and vulnerability. The goal is to effortlessly apply these principles to making clear physical choices in the acting work.
Wednesdays at 7pm
$940 ( Weekly classes over a 20 week period ) 50% deposit required to register.
EMAS is excited to announce our new Conservatory Training Program (CTP).Created to be an affordable alternative to BFA/MFA Acting programs,this option offers actors the ability to develop their actor’s instrument, learn to analyze text as well as acquire their acting craft.The Conservatory Training Program will consist of the following courses:
- Meisner Acting Technique
- Fitzmaurice Voice Work
- Movement for Actors
This is a rare opportunity for student actors to get professional training at a fraction of the cost of a conservatory. We believe that the focused, daily nature of conservatory –style training helps make actors more competitive in the entertainment industry.
CTP will begin in the fall of 2018.
Tuition for the 9-month program is $4800.Payment Plans available.
Admissions are through Interview only.
About The Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio
EMAS is a dynamic acting training program for those who want to study the craft of acting in a challenging and inspiring environment. Our reputation is for producing exciting and spontaneous actors with reliable acting technique. That is why The Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio is ranked as the top acting program in Los Angeles by CBS and Backstage, among others. our Professional approach, as well as the individualized commitment to each student that has earned us the reputation as on of L.A’s most respected acting schools.
The fourteenth video in the series. Elizabeth talked about how fear and anger are intertwined,and how the delicate and fragile happy emotion would be popped up against. Students tried to perform such conflicts. Acting is not merely showing emotions,however. Watch Elizabeth giving advice right now.
The thirteenth video in a series of 3 minute segments of a Meisner class. The student tried to perform the trickiest emotion:Happy. How to bring the happy emotion to life through the somehow pedestrian actions is challenging.Watch Elizabeth giving advice right now.