Introduction to The Williamson Technique (Level 1); A movement workshop for actors with Caitlin Rigney
THIS IS A NECESSARY PART OF YOUR WORK.
The BENEFITS for your ACTING and LIFE are tremendous.
Work to get rid of TENSION, get to know and live in your BODY. Make friends with it and don’t let it limit your experience or acting. Your relationship to that work and your body is ONGOING, so even for those who have done movement in the past, we strongly recommend continuing that exploration with Caitlin and this work.
It is imperative that you work on all areas of your instrument, including your vital voice and body. Many of you may have worked in other techniques with specific focuses on voice and/or body. This technique was specifically designed for the actor, to integrate the philosophies and techniques of Meisner training to the body and voice. Making yourself open, present, and available to what is going on around you – and translating that into instinctive behavior.
Starts Monday June 24th for 6 weeks
Mondays — 2pm to 4:30pm
Enrollment Fee: $280
11423 Moorpark St
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Enrollment is now open for EMAS’ Summer 2019 Fitzmaurice Voicework class.
Taught by Dr. Michael Yurchak, this introductory class allows acting students to learn about the basic format and tenants of this proven, effective voice technique.
When: Wednesdays at 2pm
Cost: $180. Deposit of $90 required for registration.
Register at: www.emasla.com/registration
More Info: 323-528-6280
Animal Work Acting Workshop
Exploring your character through Animal Work.
Over the course of this three day acting workshop, Caitlin will be taking you through movement/body exercises that will help you to build a deeper physical characterization of any role. This is a fantastic way to create non-cliché, unpredictable, instinctive character choices. It will deepen the understanding of the character as well as allow for you to have an open instrument through which behavior can be revealed. You will discover how it is that your animal moves through space, how it accesses sound, and truly identify their five senses.
Both the scene and the animal you would like to work with is your choice (best if it is something you have worked on in the past). Caitlin will ask you to really sit with the character and daydream on what type of animal you trust your character is. And to then email her letting her know the scene in which you are working on, your character and the animal you will be exploring in the workshop. Your animal may even change after the first class and that is absolutely okay.
Class size is limited to 14 students to maintain one-on-one instruction.
Friday June 14th. @7-9pm
Saturday June 15th and Sunday June 16th @10 am- noon
Elizabeth Mestnik’s Acting Studio @ 11423 Moorpark Street
Instructor: Caitlin Rigney
Register at www.emasla.com/registration
On Camera Technique Class – Level 2
July 10 – August 21, 2019
Available to all who have graduated from EMAS Professional Meisner Program and those who have taken On-Camera Technique 1
For the actor committed to successful film and television auditioning.
There are no scene partners, there are no excuses – this work is all you – on camera.
In Level 2 On Camera Technique, we delve more deeply into:
- Scene structure and how to tell the story and find an effective “button” to the scene.
- Creating an opening moment
- The importance of your eyes and eyeline and how to use them
- Understanding the playing space and stillness and how it improves your game
- Taking control of the audition room
- How to handle physicality like a fight, eating, or a kiss in an audition
- How to handle the callback
With the majority of all auditions for television and film requiring that the actor be put on camera for the casting director and/or producers to review, today’s working actor must possess a solid camera technique that is specific to the audition format. In this course strong cold-read and on-camera skills are developed as well as an empowered perspective of the casting process and a clear understanding of what it truly means to “own” the room.
WHEN: 7 Wednesdays @ 7:00pm
LOCATION: EMAS 11423 Moorpark Street, Studio City
TUITION: $380 ($200 deposit required to hold spot)
INSTRUCTOR: Thom Rivera
We are calling it Meisner Brush Up class. Essentially it’s an 8-week review class that will help get you back on your impulses and taking those big emotional risks that you were doing in our 2nd year of Meisner Technique training. The syllabus will really work those skills of listening and taking things personally, crafting for the highest stakes, as well as justifications, impediment and point of view work. You know, all the work that really made you feel like you could conquer anything.
We developed this program because we know how invaluable the tools you developed during your training are, and how gloriously unpredictable it is to take off the mask and really be with another human being in the moment through the entire span of emotional circumstances. It has been built understanding that the world of auditioning can sometimes shrink your range and this is here to help you really swing for the fences in regards to your crafting.
Please note this class is tailored specifically for actors with prior training in the Meisner Technique.
What: Summer Workshop for EMAS alums
Where: 11423 Moorpark Street, Los Angeles (Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio)
When: MONDAYS AT 7PM
Instructors: EMAS FACULTY
Contact: Call us at 323-528-6280 or fill out the appropriate form on our Registration Page.