INTRODUCTION TO MEISNER
March 7 - May 2, 2024
The purpose of this introductory workshop is to give student actors full exposure to the philosophies and the structure of this dynamic process. These beginning steps lay the foundation for an actor’s ability to be truthful, brave, and imaginative in their work. Each exercise builds upon the previous exercise and in this way, the actor develops a dependable process.
This 8-week introductory Meisner course will focus on:
- The ability to really listen and respond
- Shedding defense mechanisms and self-censorship that suppresses truthful behavior
- Developing a unique point of view and an actor’s voice
- Creating the ability to focus and live truthfully in an imaginary moment
If you are curious about The Meisner Technique, this is your chance to explore how it can ignite your imagination, reconnect you to your emotions, teach you to trust your instincts and develop the essential skills of great acting.
Community Brunch and Giving Voice Screening 2/25/24 RSVP
February 25, 2024. 11:00am
Join our EMAS Community Brunch and Watch the Award Winning Documentary Giving Voice.
When: February 25
Where: EMAS 4713 Lankershim Blvd
ACTING FOR BEGINNERS – The Character in Performance
April 3 – June 5, 2024. Wednesdays at 2:30 pm
THE CHARACTER IN PERFORMANCE class gives acting students a foundation in creating truthful, dynamic characters for film, television, or stage. It teaches techniques that find the character’s voice, physicality, and psychology. Students work on strengthening their vocal and physical presence, creating characters that are believable yet completely different from themselves. Through exercises, script analyses, monologue and scene work, students acquire a comprehensive set of “acting tools” to draw upon when approaching a role. At the end of the 10 weeks, students will know how to bring a character to life and apply their techniques in scene work and performance.
Acting For Beginners – Exploring Technique
April 1 – June 10, 2024 (no class on April 22) Mondays at 6pm
Whether you have never taken an acting class before, or need some brushing up on fundamental skill sets, our 10-week Acting for Beginners - Exploring Technique class offers valuable exercises and performance experience to develop a strong acting foundation. It gives new actors an understanding of how actors train and the vocabulary that is used in the industry.
It is an overview class that puts what we consider the four major skill sets of actors to work.
- Creative Accessibility
- Truthful Character Development
- Script Reading
- Instrument work
It will also give a small glimpse into the acting industry and some basic business know how.
Mondays at 6 PM
4713 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91602