Summer Meisner Technique Intensive
Twin Cities Actor Training is offering a summer Meisner Technique intensive workshop in 2 parts taught by Rich Remedios and Harry Waters Jr.
Students may choose to take level 1 only, or take both Level 1 and Level 2. Taking Level 2 only is by invitation and reserved for student who have completed Level 1 at an earlier time.
Level 1 – Saturday, July 8 to Friday, July 21. $500. Limited to 14 students. Students work every class.
Level 2 – Saturday, July 22 to Saturday, August 5. $500. Limited to 14 students. Students work every class.
Level 1 Schedule
- Sat, July 8: 10am - 5pm
- Sun, July 9 10am - 5pm
- Mon, July 10 6pm-10pm
- Tues, July 11 6pm-10pm
- Wed, July 12 6pm-10pm
- Thurs, July 13 6pm-10pm
- Fri, July 14 6pm-10pm
- Mon, July 17 6pm-10pm
- Tues, July 18 6pm-10pm
- Wed, July 19 6pm-10pm
- Thurs, July 20 6pm-10pm
- Fri, July 21 6pm-10pm (final scenes for Level 1)
Level 2 Schedule
- Sat, July 22 10am - 5pm
- Mon, July 24 6pm-10pm
- Tues, July 25 6pm-10pm
- Wed, July 26 6pm-10pm
- Thurs, July 27 6pm-10pm
- Fri, July 28 6pm-10pm
- Sat, July 29 10am - 5pm
- Mon, July 30 6pm-10pm
- Tues, Aug 1 25 6pm-10pm
- Wed, Aug 2 6pm-10pm
- Thurs, Aug 3 6pm-10pm
- Fri, Aug 4 6pm-10pm
- Sat, Aug 5 10am - 1pm (final scenes for level 2)
This intensive will be an introduction to the Sanford Meisner approach to acting. Participants will learn and apply advanced acting principles through a step-by-step progression of exercises that develop his/her ability to work organically, and to create truthful and expressive behavior in acting. This workshop is for actors of all experience levels ages 18 and over.
Sanford Meisner defined acting as “living truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” Meisner Technique instills in actors the basic, essential skills of listening, responding truthfully and spontaneously, committing to actions, using imagination to fully create and personalize a set of given circumstances, and identifying each individual’s personal emotional groundings. Meisner Technique helps actors "get out of their head" and into the moment.
Attendance to all class meetings in addition to rehearsals outside of class is expected.
The class is open to anyone with an interest and willingness to commit to the intensive demands of actor training. For admission, a face-to-face or phone interview is necessary before acceptance into the workshop.
If invited to participate, a $100 deposit will be required to hold your place. The deposit is refundable if you cancel your registration by May 31. The balance is to be paid by June 1 and is non-refundable.
To schedule an interview, email: [email protected]
Rich Remedios is a Minneapolis based actor and teacher. He is a certified Meisner Teacher from Larry Silverberg's True Acting Institute; is a graduate of the 2-year Meisner training program at the William Esper Studio; studied in The Shakespeare Lab at The New York Public Theatre; and completed professional internships with Circle Repertory Theatre and Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Additionally, he holds an MFA in Acting from the University of South Carolina and has served on the theatre faculty of University of South Carolina, Kennesaw State University and Clayton State University and been a guest teacher at Macalester College and the Guthrie Theater.
His acting credits include Broadway productions of AN INSPECTOR CALLS and LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! Regional theatre credits include productions with The Jungle Theater, Mu Performing Arts, Park Square Theater, Frank Theatre, Theatre in the Square, Theatrical Outfit, and Milwaukee Rep.
In film and television he recently completed filming the independent feature films THE PUBLIC DOMAIN and TO SAY GOODBYE. He has also been seen on the hit TV show DROP DEAD DIVA, and has played recurring roles on ALL MY CHILDREN and AS THE WORLD TURNS.
Harry Waters, Jr. created the role of Belize in the first production of ANGELS IN AMERICA: A GAY FANTASIA ON NATIONAL THEMES in 1991. He is most famous for his portrayal of Marvin Berry in BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) which earned him a Gold record for his rendition of "Earth Angel”. He has appeared on stages as diverse as The Guthrie, Penumbra Theater Company, Mixed Blood, Ten Thousand Things Theater, Pangea World Theatre and Park Square in RAGTIME as Coalhouse Walker Jr., Pillsbury House+ Theatre, and Dark & Stormy Theatre. He is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Theatre and Dance Department at Macalester College, where he has directed productions of RUNAWAYS, PROOF, ANGELS IN AMERICA PART I: Millennium Approaches, THE COLORED MUSEUM., TARTUFFE CABARET, THE LARAMIE PROJECT, a student piece HIP HOP HOPES, IN THE BLOOD and this last fall THE CRADLE WILL ROCK. He is also working with his son, Jordon Waters, on WING IT (inspired by the tale of Icarus and Daedalus). Look for us on tour in 2016/17.
Posted April 8