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Meisner Technique - Free Taster

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This is a free introduction to the Workshop 1 - "Foundation of Meisner Technique" with Steven Ditmyer, alum of Sanford Meisner.

Sunday, October 13th

From 18:00 to 21:00 (6:00-9:00pm)

Location: Tugela85
Tugelaweg 85, 1091VN Amsterdam

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+31 6 40 36 15 94

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If you like the class, you'll be able to join us for the full 5 day Meisner Workshop 1 (Foundation of Meisner Technique) that we'll host on:
October 21st to 25th
Monday to Friday
every day from 18:00 to 22:00

**Strictly Limited Places: Maximum 14 Actors**
Bookings on a first come first serve basis
RSVP: amsterdam@meisnerinternational.com

This Free Taster is a 3 hour Introduction to the Meisner Technique and a great way to see how Steven teaches.

Below is a description for his full 5 day Meisner Workshop 1
(Foundation of Meisner Technique) October 21st - 25th.

This workshop offers a foundation of the Meisner Technique, which was developed by Sanford Meisner at The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City where he taught for more than 50 years – and where I had the privilege of being one of his students 28 years ago.

In his work at the Playhouse, Meisner trained many of our most distinguished actors and directors, including Robert Duvall, Sydney Pollack, Tony Randall, James Caan, Diane Keaton, Sydney Lumet, Eli Wallach, Joanne Woodward, Steve McQueen, Christopher Lloyd, Gregory Peck, Jeff Goldblum, Allison Janney, David Mamet and many more.

The technique is based on truth. Meisner said, “Acting is the ability to live truthfully under given imaginary circumstances.”

We will be working on –“The ability to live truthfully,” by using the repetition exercise, which is an improvisational exercise that teaches you to focus on your partner and if you really focus, you will start to really respond. TRUTHFULLY. And that’s what we are after, the truthful response, not the “this-is-what-I’m-suppose- to-say,” response (from the brain) but this is the TRUE thing to say because this is how the other person is making me feel right now. It’s an amazing exercise because it’s simple and honest. It’s not easy, but it’s simple.

In this approach our emotions come freely, as a side benefit, a gift, when our attention is on something else – and that something else is what we are doing. And this starts with really listening, really working off our fellow actors and being in response to what is happening. Following our impulses from one unanticipated moment to the next unanticipated moment. Meisner told us “The seed to the craft of acting is the reality of doing. This principle: The Reality of Doing (really doing) is the foundation of all good acting.”

On the last day of the workshop we will use text in the exercise (a short scene the actors will have memorized from day 1) to show how far your impulses can take you in your acting when you truly listen and work off your partner and not from your head.

I love this work because it is a very healthy approach to the craft of acting. The work is grounded in who we are today and what our past experiences mean to us now!

There are many acting techniques and the ones that are valid will help you arrive at the one ultimate truth, your truth. The work we will do together will lead you to acting with a deep personal meaning, a wonderful simplicity and to a level of working where technique disappears and what remains, is you in your acting.

This workshop will help all those who are interested in theatre, film and TV – actors, directors, writers…everyone. I can’t wait for you to discover this work!

Sincerely, Steven Ditmyer

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