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Playwrights

"The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention." - Flannery O'Connor

The Playwriting Workshop Class sessions are conducted by published playwright Jeremy Kareken who teaches writing at NYU and who is also an actor as well as a writer. In addition to his teaching the Playwriting workshop, Mr. Kareken also monitors the monthly session of Chelsea Rep's Playwriting LAB under the auspices of Chelsea Repertory Company. Each month writers in the classes are able to submit and hear their selected work read in directed readings featuring actors and directors from the Studio alumni.

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  • Intro to Meisner Acting Technique

    Term: 10 weeks   Fee: $680
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    Class Overview

    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.

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

  • Meisner Summer Intensive

    Term: 6 weeks   Fee: $680
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    Class Overview

    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.

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

  • Playwriting Workshop Class

    Term: 8 weeks   Fee: $400/ $240* (*40% off for class repeaters)
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    Class Overview

    Playwriting is a very different craft from writing prose. When writing for actors, one needs to understand the methods actors use to bring a playwright's words to life. In this class the student will learn the subtle techniques characters use to influence each other - and how to make situations exciting and filled with tension. This class is offered in both A: IN-PERSON and B: ONLINE sessions. Please indicate your preference A or B when applying.

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

  • 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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    Class Overview

    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.

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

  • Scene Study - Rehearsal Technique

    Term: 8 weeks minimum   Fee: $450
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    Class Overview

    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.

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

  • Script Analysis

    Term: 6 wks - Online Only   Fee: $300
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    Class Overview

    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.

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

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