You will be taught how to work with your partner in order to live truthfully through imaginative scenarios. You will also be introduced to the method of emotional preparation.
This will further develop your emotional range and ability to “live truthfully under imaginary circumstances”, which is the benchmark for any Meisner-trained actor.
This stage of the training teaches you how to add complexities and layers to your work by exploring how to play relationships you may or may not have experience with in your own life. You will learn the nuances and subtleties available to you in the moment with your partner, regardless of your life experience.
By introducing you to very simple and practicable methods you will be creating imaginative relationships with your partner, finding out how to truthfully get what you want, and discovering the power of using relationships in your work.
This course will expand your emotional acting range further and allow you to use the skills you are developing with more flexibility and skill. It also teaches you how to make simple decisions that register a complex effect.
This stage forms the end of open exploration and development in the Meisner Technique. Meisner Stage 3 will teach you how to apply these skills to text, creating character and scene work.
Course Length: 12 sessions/12 weeks (not including breaks)
Cost: £590 (Earlybird discount price £460, available up to 3 weeks before the start date)
Daytime Stage 2 is taught by Dominic Kelly whilst Evening Stage 2 is taught by Alex Vendittelli. Teachers are subject to confirmation.SPRING 2018 DATES TBC
Please Note: This forms part of a continuous course, broken up into stages allowing for practice between modules and to give students the opportunity to work as they learn. Each stage is based on Meisner's own systematic approach of actor training, therefore the courses need to be taken sequentially.
No restrictions on age, gender or background. English to a conversation level.
Dominic's Text Analysis class runs as a separate module throughout the year. It is based on Meisner's own method and David Mamet's version. All students will need to complete this module before starting Stage 3.
The course has been specifically designed to be taken on the given dates, but should you be unable to continue with a stage, you are able to practice your skills in Meisner Drop-in classes until another chance to take the course occurs. Tutor; Dominic Kelly Tutor; Alex Vendittelli
About Dom About Alex
"Have you ever heard someone say 'some actors just have it'? Work with Dominic Kelly and you will realize that everyone 'has it', even you. I had found myself working with a lot of directors who claimed they were teaching me how to be truthful."- Theo Ancient