THE 710 The Meisner Technique 1 (3)

Meisner's approach trains actors to get out of their own heads and into reading the behavior generated by their scene partners. It accepts as a basic premise that actors build each others' characters, moment by moment, together. The course will explore, in some depth, such Meisner exercises as: "The Reality of Doing,", "Point of View," "Pinch and Ouch," "What's Happening," "Working Off," "Coming to the Door," "Doing Fully," In the Extreme," "Taking It Personally," "In Relationship" and "Raising the Stakes." This course will take as its focal point exercise work as opposed to intense scene study. Any scene work will be drawn from contemporary dramatic literature.