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The Meisner Approach Level 2-Imaginary Circumstances

at Green Shirt Studio - Lakeview 4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B, Chicago, Illinois 60613

In this level, we will begin to explore ‘imaginary circumstances.’ New elements will be added to the exercises that will work to broaden your imagination, exercise your faith in given circumstances and ground your acting in your own unique point of view.  As you continue this work through the advanced exercises, we will begin to show...

Monday Jan 6th, 7pm - 9:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$325

8 sessions

The Meisner Approach Level 1: Living Truthfully

at Green Shirt Studio - Lakeview 4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B, Chicago, Illinois 60613

Sanford Meisner said that ‘acting is the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances.’ In our first eight weeks together, we will work on the first half of that statement: living truthfully. Working through a series of innovative, step-by-step improvisational exercises we will train you to be thoroughly responsive, emotionally alive,...

Tuesday Jan 7th, 7pm - 9:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$325

8 sessions

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The Meisner Approach Level 4-Doing the Work

at Green Shirt Studio - Lakeview 4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B, Chicago, Illinois 60613

Here we will give you the interpretive tools you’ll need to put all your Meisner training into practice in the real world. You will learn how to read a script with the precision and dexterity of a surgeon, discover how to make active choices that work for you, and unlock your ability to personalize the given circumstances of the plays you work on....

Saturday Jan 11th, 10am - 12:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$325

8 sessions

The Meisner Approach Level 5-Advanced Scene Study

at Green Shirt Studio - Lakeview 4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B, Chicago, Illinois 60613

Deepen your work, expand your craft and connect. In this repeatable advanced scene study class, you will be given the opportunity to work on two scenes utilizing all of the tools you learned in Levels 1-4. Practice personalization, script analysis, emotional preparation, particularization and impediments all while honing your ability to work off...

Saturday Jan 11th, 1pm - 3:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$295

8 sessions

The Meisner Approach Level 3-Emotional Preparation

at Green Shirt Studio - Lakeview 4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B, Chicago, Illinois 60613

Acting is an emotional art form, yet as Meisner told us, ‘acting is not emoting.’ So how do we deepen our emotional life without becoming indulgent, self-conscious actors? How do we meet the emotional demands of the script without faking anything? Level 3 has the answers.  For ten weeks you will be guided through a series of exercises specifically...

Sunday Jan 12th, 6pm - 8:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$325

8 sessions

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The Meisner Approach Intensive 1: Follow Your Impulses

at Green Shirt Studio - Lakeview 4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B, Chicago, Illinois 60613

Sanford Meisner said that, ‘acting is the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances.’ In this intensive, we will work on the first half of that statement: living truthfully. Working through a series of innovative, step-by-step improvisational exercises we will train you to be thoroughly responsive, emotionally alive, spontaneous...

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$325

4 sessions

The Meisner Approach Intensive 3: Emotional Preparation

at Green Shirt Studio - Lakeview 4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B, Chicago, Illinois 60613

Acting is an emotional art form, yet as Meisner told us, ‘acting is not emoting.’ So how do we deepen our emotional life without becoming indulgent, self-conscious actors? How do we meet the emotional demands of the script without faking anything? Intensive 3 has the answers. You will be guided through a series of exercises specifically designed...

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$295

4 sessions

Meisner Intensive 2: Bringing “the work” to Text

at Green Shirt Studio - Lakeview 4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B, Chicago, Illinois 60613

The Meisner Approach Intensive 2: Bringing “the work” to Text In Intensive 2, we will continue to explore ‘imaginary circumstances.’ New elements will be added to the exercises that will work to broaden your imagination, exercise your faith in given circumstances and ground your acting in your own unique point of view. We will also begin...

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$295

4 sessions

Create Your Solo Performance

at Green Shirt Studio - Sheridan Park 4407 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Agency Theater Collective Co-Artistic Director Jack Schultz mixes writing exercises, movement exercises, improvisation, and elements of the Meisner technique to help students find the first act of their new solo performance. Informed by his experience creating and touring his solo show I’m Falling In Love All The Time, Jack creates a safe environment...

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$295

8 sessions

Accelerated Meisner Program

at Green Shirt Studio - Sheridan Park 4407 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640

The Accelerated Meisner Program is designed for actors who wish to deepen their craft in an immersive and comprehensive training experience. Spend 10 weeks, three days a week, breaking through your own barriers.  Lead by Green Shirt Studio co-founders Andrew Gallant and Sommer Austin, you will systematically work through Sanford...

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$1,650

30 sessions

Meisner Workshop for Teens

at The Artistic Home Acting Studio - West Town 1376 W. Grand Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60642

An intensive workshop for the young working actor where through the exercises of the Meisner Technique, the young actor will learn to focus on the other person, work moment-to-moment, tap into strong emotional life through behavior- based acting. This workshop is for Grades 9-12. Note: School will reach out with a final interview call for verification...

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$350

9 sessions

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Meisner Repetition Practice

at Green Shirt Studio - Sheridan Park 4407 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640

For 8 weeks, you will learn by working on scenes and monologues from Shepard’s work. You will deepen fundamental skills of listening, personalization, physicalization and practice staying present all while exploring the work of one of America’s most visceral and enigmatic playwrights. In this innovative scene study class, you will dive into...

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$295

8 sessions

Meisner Technique Level 1

at Chicago Actors Studio - Bucktown 2040 N Elston Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614

Authenticity is an essential tool for any actor, but one especially necessary when you work in Chicago. Meisner Technique teaches the actor how to live in the moment and to respond truly, deeply, spontaneously. It is not for the faint-of-heart - Meisner Technique is an emotionally demanding series of interdependent exercises designed to get you out...

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$210

8 sessions

Meisner for Singers

at Green Shirt Studio - Sheridan Park 4407 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Often, it can feel as though acting a song requires two separate minds: one in service of the music and one in service of text. This class will fuse these processes to allow both music and text to serve as entryways to the emotional life of your performance.  We will develop your confidence as a singing actor by providing the tools needed to...

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$295

8 sessions

Freeing the Voice + Meisner for Singers

at Green Shirt Studio - Sheridan Park 4407 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Freeing the Voice Whether you’re an actor, singer, story-teller, or just a daily voice user, this weekly one-hour session will strip away tension forming habits to aid in the full expression of self and the voice. Following the first portion of the Linklater progression and a fusion of mind-body methodologies, the class will reveal the depth and...

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$375

10 sessions

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