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Marta Mari to lead Meisner Technique acting workshop

“Acting is the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” – Sandford Meisner

Actors and amateurs alike are invited to take part in this 8-week course in the Meisner Technique.

The Meisner Technique is one of the most popular approaches to acting. It emphasises getting out of your own head and reacting to what is going on around you, rather than focussing inside and synching your mind to your character. Over the course of 8 weeks you will learn how to: unleash truthful, emotional performances; let go of self-consciousness; expand your acting range; build self awareness; develop the ability to act moment to moment.

Working through a series of step-by-step improvisational exercises will train you to be thoroughly responsive, emotionally alive, spontaneous and absolutely grounded in the reality of what is happening at any given moment with any given person. These foundational exercises will get you out of your head and into being absolutely present with the world around you and the people with whom you share it.

Although Meisner initially developed his technique to train actors, it has worked for people of all professions who want to be more spontaneous, assertive, and to live in the here and now.

The course will be led by Asylon Theatre’s director Marta Mari. Marta has trained at Columbia College Chicago, Acting Studio Chicago, and Queen Margaret University. She has led and participated in number of theatre workshops in the USA, Poland, Scotland and Indonesia.

Dates: Tuesdays from May 10th – 28th June 2016 18:30-20:30
Cost: £130
Location: Augustine United Church

For more information and to book a place phone Marta on 07903300327 or email martasz78@yahoo.co.uk.

Photo by U.S. Consulate Vladivostock of master class session in Meisner Technique. Sourced from Flickr under Creative Commons License.