Monday, July 20, 2015



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ANNOUNCED! Tucson 2015 Fall Meisner Technique Intensive





Authenticity. Spontaneity. Practicality. Truthfulness.




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. 


Facebook event:


When: September 6-16, Tucson, AZ. Eight sessions total.


Dates and times:


September 6: 10-6pm

September 7: 6-10pm

September 8: 6-10pm

September 9: 6-10pm

September 13: 4-8pm

September 14: 6-10pm

September 15: 6-10pm

September 16: 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 August 15!


More information:


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 to reserve yours now. Unless discussed otherwise, payment is due within 10 days of being accepted into the course.


'I first joined Royce's classes whilst studying as a Director, wanting to learn more about the actor's mind and process, hoping it would improve my communication and sensitivity as a Director. Royce is a gentle, yet somehow still powerful teacher, and I soon felt fully immersed in the process and in the moment, despite having had next to no acting experience. Royce has an incredible sensitivity when teaching that I have never come across before or since. Learning was always intense and visceral. I left each session feeling liberated and light of heart. I have no doubt that his classes helped me as a Director, and also as a communicator in every day social and working life. I would recommend him to absolutely everyone.'

-Georgia Fleury Reynolds, Resident Casting Director: Finborough Theatre, London.

About the Instructor


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.

Royce has collaborated on various projects with, among others, the Royal Shakespeare Company, 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, Larry Silverberg, Tony-nominee Robert Westernberg, theatre legend Michael Attenborough and the Impulse Company in London..

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