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Meisner Technique (Days, Evenings and Weekends)

“Take it from a director: if you get an actor that Sandy Meisner has trained, you’ve been blessed.” – Elia Kazan

Legendary American acting instructor, Sanford Meisner and the advent of his system of training actors is considered a watershed in the history of actor training. Studio director James Price, a protege and personal friend to Mr. Meisner for fifteen years, heads the Meisner staff along with associate Bruce Hermann who also trained under Mr. Meisner. The Meisner technique training at the studio is 'first generation' and adheres to the system of exercises that catapulted the Meisner approach to the world's top rung of actor training.

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  • 6-Week Acting Conservatory

    Term: 6 weeks - 180 hours   Fee: $2700
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    Deadline: Still available to join thru Feb 5.

    Six-Week Acting Conservatory is a rigorous, intensive program for students seeking to commit to 6-weeks of the highest level of training offered in New York designed to begin their development into well-grounded, professional artists capable of acting in film, television, and theatre. The 6-Week Acting Conservatory offers a progressive, 32-hour per week curriculum of classes taught Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm, for six weeks.

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  • Intro to Meisner Acting Technique

    Term: 10 weeks   Fee: $680
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    This class is a concentrated introduction to Sanford Meisner's approach to developing basic acting skills following a step-by-step progression of exercises that develop the actor's ability to live organically moment by moment under imaginary circumstances. This acting class covers the beginning Meisner techniques from word repetition through their first application to a scene and serves as a studio audition for people new to acting. It is by far the best beginner acting class in New York City. It is a pre-requisite for admission to The Acting Program. Requires outside practice with a partner twice a week.

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  • Meisner For Teens - Acting Workshop

    Term: 6 weeks   Fee: $225
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    This on-going workshop class is structured to combine serious training in a playful and creative environment. It is a great place for young people to enter the world of acting.  In the class, they will develop skills and growth through learning and playing theatre games, practicing the Meisner technique acting exercises for which the Studio is known, working on scenes from plays, films, and television, and meeting like-minded peers.

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  • Meisner Summer Intensive

    Term: 6 weeks   Fee: $680
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    This six week Meisner Summer Intensive acting class is a "summer-only," intensive that meets three times per week. It is exactly the same curriculum and instruction as our "Introduction to Meisner-Acting Technique" class (10-weeks). Meisner Summer Intensive covers the beginning Meisner techniques from word repetition through the first application of the techniques to a scene. It is an excellent starting point for beginner actors.

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  • Meisner Technique 1

    Term: 9 months   Fee: $360./mo
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    Technique 1 class is the continuation of the Meisner technique training and follows through to its completion. The acting class begins with scene work in a brief review of the beginning techniques of Meisner's work as taught in the Intro to Meisner - Acting For Beginners class. It then advances to emotional preparation and proceeds to doing extensive exercises, scenes and improvisations over a period of nine months.

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  • Meisner Technique 2

    Term: 5 months   Fee: $2000 ($400x5)
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    Technique 2 is the second level of The Acting Program. This class is an application of the Meisner technique to the rehearsal process and a more in-depth analysis of character and dramatic text.  This class also includes advanced voice and speech work taught by staff associates in addition to the acting and scene work. The aim is to broaden the actor’s overall understanding of the relationship between technique and acting in regard to achieving specific artistic goals. Through scene work, the actor gains an in-depth look at the organic and analytical aspects of the rehearsal process.

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  • Private Coaching - Online or In-Person

    Term: t/b/d   Fee: $95./hr; 5-Session Package: $425. ($85/hr); 10-sessions/$800. (80./hr)
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    In all areas of acting, auditioning, public speaking, directing and playwriting, the Studio offers private coaching for actors working on theatre/film/TV roles, or those needing audition preparation. Also for people seeking monologue, scene study classwork, voice & speech, accent reduction and/or MFA graduate program preparation. Please note: All people who work at the studio will be required to fill out an application. We do not teach acting via private, one on one sessions.

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  • Scene Study - Rehearsal Technique

    Term: 8 weeks minimum   Fee: $450
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    Scene Study - Rehearsal Technique offers the actor on-going practice on his/her craft through a hybrid Meisner-based approach to scene study, rehearsal techniques and the occasional monologue work. The class meets once a week and focuses on the analysis of the text and on how to apply the actor’s technique to the rehearsal process is building a performance.

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  • Script Analysis

    Term: 6 wks - Online Only   Fee: $300
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    Problematic in much acting is that very few actors know what to do with their script beyond just memorizing their lines. While knowing your lines is important, it is only about 5% of the work an actor needs to do. This class focuses on the other 95% of the actors work in regard to understanding how to analyze the text, and make acting choices which become the foundation of their performance.

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  • Summer Acting Conservatory

    Term: 6 weeks - 180 hours   Fee: $2700
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    Class Overview

    Deadline Jun 25, 2023

    Summer Acting Conservatory (30 hours per week) is a six-week, full-time, Monday through Friday, acting-for-film and stage, professional Meisner training program which focuses on instrument development, and is designed to train actors in the beginning techniques of Meisner Acting Technique, Improvisation, Emotional preparation, Text Analysis/Cold Reading, Scene Study, Contemporary Movement, Voice/Speech, Singing, Stage Violence, Voice-over Workshop and Acting for the Camera. It is a rigorous, intensive program for students seeking to commit to 6-weeks of the highest level of training offered in New York designed to begin their development into well-grounded, professional artists capable of acting in film, TV and theatre.

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

  • The Acting Conservatory Program

    Term: Approx: 18 mos   Fee: No-interest financing at $360. /month (21 intsallments) Inclusive of all required classes at 3 levels $7560. total.
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    The Acting Conservatory Program offers the full MEISNER TECHNIQUE TRAINING on a part-time basis in a conservatory setting with Chelsea Repertory Company for those working in the real world. The program is a prescribed, 3-phase, part-time, conservatory course of study for instrument development, beginning with the study of basic Meisner techniques, then applying them to the creative rehearsal process and finally presenting them in performance in conjunction with Chelsea Repertory Company. Most acting classes meet twice a week at each of these levels and outside rehearsal time is required. Most students who have to work for their living choose this program in which to study over a longer period of time.

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