From: Royce Sparks [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2015 4:34 AM
There is one spot available for the Tucson 2015 Meisner Technique Intensive! If you've been thinking of doing it, sign up now!
ANNOUNCED! Tucson 2015 Summer Meisner Technique Intensive
MEISNER TECHNIQUE INTERNATIONAL
Authenticity. Spontaneity. Practicality. Truthfulness.
TUCSON 2015 SUMMER MEISNER TECHNIQUE INTENSIVE
An eight session workshop that introduces you to Sanford Meisner, one of the most influential theatre teachers in performance history, and can change your entire way of working as a performer.
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When: June 23-30, Tucson, AZ. Eight sessions total.
Dates and times:
June 23: 6-10pm
June 24: 6-10pm
June 25: 6-10pm
June 26: 6-10pm
June 27: 10:30-5:30pm
June 28: 2:30-5:30pm
June 29: 6-10pm
June 30: 6-10pm
Where: KU Studios; 6066 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ.
Cost: $175, with two fully paid scholarships available for artists/students on a budget.
A special 10% early bird discount is available if you book and pay before May 15!
Sanford Meisner's name and training system is connected to some of the greatest names of the American stage and screen: Gregory Peck, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall, Kim Basinger, Gene Hackman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dylan McDermott, Jeff Goldblum and David Mamet, among many others. Today, his work is seen as essential for the performer wishing to bring more authenticity, spontaneity, truthfulness, specificity and being in the moment into their work.
In five simple yet deep exercises participants will learn the entire architecture of the Meisner technique. Moreso, they may discover a way of working that transforms, lightens and enriches their entire way of being as an artist. At the end of this workshop, participants will have both a comprehensive understanding of the Meisner technique and its values, as well as having tools to take immediately into their work.
This workshop is ideal for the following people:
➔ anyone who has ever heard the phrase "be in the moment" and secretly wondered what that really meant
➔ performers who want in-depth exposure to something new and relevant
➔ performers seeking tools for being truthful, spontaneous, and impulsive in their work
➔ performers wanting to bring more authenticity into their performances
➔ directors wishing to discover new approaches to authenticity and truthfulness for actors
➔ writers wanting to understand and experience the process of the performer from the inside
➔ performers of other mediums, including physical theatre, dance, puppetry, performance poetry, and storytelling looking to be more engaged and alive in their work
➔ people who suffer from anxiety in either public speaking, performance, or day-to-day interactions and wish to improve their communications skills
➔ practitioners and researchers interested in behavior and ways to explore its momentary nature
PLACES AND RESERVATIONS: Spots are limited to twelve people total; e-mail
Roycesparks@gmail.com to reserve yours now. Unless discussed otherwise, payment is due within 10 days of being accepted into the course.
Originally a Tucson native, Royce Sparks is a London-based actor and acting teacher. He has taught on BA and MA programs at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Kingston, and UCL as well as regularly running private classes in Central London. He has taught Meisner intensives in London, Berlin and Canada. He is certified by leading world expert Larry Silverberg to teach the Meisner Technique and is a fifth-modular year member of the Impulse Company in London.
This year Royce will be launching a two week actor training intensive in early August that is also a charity benefit for WaterAid. Royce will be teaching alongside some incredible invited guest teachers, including Olivier-winners Complicite, 2015 Tony-nominees Frantic Assembly, Game of Thrones' Ross Mullan, BBC and RSC's Nickolas Grace, and West End star of One Man Two Guvnors Owain Arthur. The event is open to any interested international students. For details or to ask about attending click here.
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