Intro to Meisner – Adults
Taught by a third generation Meisner student, the focus of this course will be an introduction into the technique of acting that as Sanford Meisner put it “Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” While the class will cover some general ideas, with a strong focus on character research the primary focus will be to provide students with several techniques that will help them to achieve a more truthful approach to acting. Meisner is not a “method” or dogmatic set or views. It is a set of techniques that will when used properly will help an actor to better connect with their scene partner, create spontaneity in their work based on the given circumstances. The class will focus on the work of Sandford Meisner as well as William Esper one of Meisner’s first generation students, who is best known for his school in Manhattan which teaches Meisner’s work.
J.D Mizikowski was born and raised in Erie Pennsylvania. He attended Edinboro University where he received Bachelor’s degrees in theater and history. After which he attended Binghamton University where he received his masters in theater with a focus in directing. He has been acting and directing in P.A, and N.Y for over twenty years. His focus for theater education is creating performances that are well researched, based on truth, and focus on an individual’s scene partner as much as themselves.
September 21, 2020-May 28, 2021
Class Meets: Mondays, 8:00 PM
- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 45 minutes per class
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes