A Meisner/Stanislavski Acting Collective
Directed by Actor/Filmmaker
'EVERY TUESDAY EVENING'
ONLY $50 PER EVENT (1RST 20 ACTORS)| $75 (LAST 10 ACTORS)
LIMITED SPACE | ONLY 30 ACTORS PER NIGHT | RESERVE YOUR SPOT
The more an actor can take in about the partner and the surroundings while performing in character, the more they can "leave themselves alone" and "live truthfully."
- Sanford Meisner
The actor should not imitate or impersonate, but become the part by working on the link between the role and the reality of your own life and emotions. In short, free your imagination and develop complete self awareness both physically and mentally.
- Konstantine Stanislavski.
A Meisner/Stanislavski Acting Collective
Emphasis on the following combination of techniques:
* Making strong smart choices in the world of the play in your scene work preparation leading up to the moment.
* Getting familiar with, understanding, emotionally connecting to, and memorization of the material.
* Identifying who your are, what you want, how you feel about the other person, visualization of any third party characters, and strong point of view.
A two part format each week using basic Meisner repetition components in the moment, along with Stanislavski's preparation method of building a character leading up to the moment:
* Quick scene preparation.
* Scene work with repetition, direction, character exercises and adjustments built-in, to maximize a strong, grounded, honest, emotionally connected result.
* Emerging & notable actors welcome.
* Privates are available upon request and availability.
* Privates include one on one, for one hour; repetition exercise, scene work with repetition exercises,preparation and building a character overall philosophy.
* Dialect coaching.
* Camera technique and philosophy.
* Q & A.
Questions? Let us know what's on your mind.
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Directed by Actor/Filmmaker BoJesse Christopher
BoJesse Christopher | Biography | 2014
American actor BoJesse Christopher is best known for his portrayal of Grommet/LBJ, the reckless younger brother of Patrick Swayze in the 20th Century Fox classic feature film ‘Point Break’ directed by academy award winner Kathryn Bigelow in 1991 (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty).
BoJesse has starred, co-starred, reoccurred, guest starred, appeared in a wide variety of notable film and television projects over the years, earning BoJesse praise early on as a young mysterious edgy likeable mischievous up and comer.
Some of BoJesse’s memorable television roles include; Billy O’Connell in David E. Kelly’s Emmy award winning and critically acclaimed ‘Picket Fences’ for CBS, as well as Mr. Andy in Aaron Spelling’s smash hit ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ for FOX.
In a short span of just ten years BoJesse worked on over 29 combined feature film and television projects, acting opposite an assortment of Hollywood’s elite actors such as; Mickey Rourke, Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty, John C. McGinley, John C. Riley, Jennifer Aniston, Norman Reedus, John Diehl, Hilary Swank, Christina Applegate, Tobey Maguire, Stella Adler, Shelly Winters, Brian Austin Green, Jason Priestly, Christopher Walken, Ed O’Neil, Katey Sagal, David Faustino, Tom Skerritt, Kathy Baker, Scott Bakula, Neil Patrick Harris, Mark Ruffalo, Corey Feldman, Christian Slater, Ed Begley Jr., Kevin Connolly, Jeremy Sisto, Cole Hauser, Alanna Ubach, David Hemmings, Mimi Rogers, Kurt Russell, Kirstie Alley, Mila Jovovich, Peter Fonda, just to name a few.
In 1999 BoJesse transitioned to filmmaker, writing, producing, directing and co-starring in the Lions Gate feature film ‘Out In Fifty’ starring the legendary Mickey Rourke. Thereafter, BoJesse enjoyed a two year overhead producer arrangement, developing and packaging film content for veteran producers Alan Riche & Tony Ludwig at Eagle Cove Entertainment who’s first look deal was at Warner Bros.
After 911, BoJesse put his filmmaking career on hold, shifted his focus in 2001, and launched his nightlife entertainment marketing company BJC Events, INC.
Since 1988, BoJesse has been a staple of Hollywood nightlife, forging his path as an industry leader, cultivating relationships, building his BJC Events, Inc. brand, and growing his business well into 2013.
BJC Events, Inc. is a full service event marketing company that produces unforgettable experiences for clientele through lifestyle, special events and nightlife programs. Leveraging unparalleled entertainment industry relationships and access to the most exclusive venues BJC has created events that are the pinnacle of where to “see and be seen”.
BoJesse Christopher is a film and television veteran who has become a true innovator in the nightlife and promotions industry. His weekly nightclub promotions are the premiere nightlife events in Hollywood. BJC special events and concert promotions and after parties regularly attract A-List celebrities from the worlds of music, fashion, action sports and entertainment.
Moreover, BoJesse has cultivated a loving family during this time. He is blessed with a beautiful and talented wife and three children. BoJesse lives in southern California by the ocean and is a dedicated husband, father and surfer.
Although BoJesse has enjoyed the success of BJC Events, INC. he has always desired to return to his acting roots when the timing was right.
In 2012, BoJesse committed, got organized, and threw himself into acting class to re-connect with himself as well as refine his craftsmanship as a truthful actor.
Currently, BoJesse directs a weekly acting collective at The Zephyr Theatre entitled Truth Be Told that places emphasis on moment to moment truth, utilizing Meisner repetition exercises, along with Stanislavski's building a character preparation leading up to the moment.
Recently, BoJesse studied Meisner technique under the tutelage of renowned acting coach Sandy Marshall.
Previously, BoJesse personally trained with prestigious acting coach Stella Adler while being mentored by academy award winner and legendary actress Shelley Winters from 1988-1990 studying various method techniques.
After years of being away from the film and television industry, BoJesse is finally ready to return to his original passion of acting/filmmaking, and is excited to work with like minded creative forces in 2014 and beyond.
BoJesse is attached to direct the feature films, 'Method To Madness' & 'Good-time Charlie'.
The name BoJesse is his Fathers creation: ‘Bo’ after the legendary blues guitarist Bo Diddley and ‘Jesse’ after the infamous cowboy outlaw Jesse James (all one word and capitol J).