Meisner Technique II

Course Price

£190 | £23.75 per class

Course length

8 evenings

September 6th 2021

* £23.75 per class. £95 - 50% - non-refundable deposit is required at booking. Balance is due by week 1 of this 8 week course.

The Friends' Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS.

Max. group size is 10

Meisner Technique II

Acting Coach

Peter Carroll

Acting Coach Peter Carroll is a highly experienced practitioner specialising in Stanislavski's Method and The Meisner Technique (Peter trained with The Acting Studio, New York City). Peter is also a Visiting Practitioner and Acting Lecturer - specialising in The Meisner Technique and Stanislavski's Method.

Peter's clients can be seen in FX/BBC 'Devs', BBC 'Flatmates', Netflix 'Dracula', ITV 'Sanditon', BBC 'Our Girl', NBC 'This Is Us', Channel 4/HBO 'It's A Sin', Sky Atlantic 'Domina' and upcoming film, 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie'

About the course

8 x Monday evenings. 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm.

A 50% deposit - £95.00 - will be processed at the time of booking. This is non-refundable. The balance payment is due prior to week 1 of this 8 week course.

This is a Technical Level II course that builds upon and extends training and learning at Technical Level I.

This course builds on the skills and understanding explored in our 1 day venue-based and popular 4 week online Meisner short courses. We go beyond 'repetition' and explore truthful and connective performance that arises from instinct and an ability to be 'present' in the moment. This course is suitable for the professionally focused actor open to take a journey of exploration that will change the way they act.

The Meisner Technique is a distinct approach towards personal preparation and performance creation. It’s about how we connect with fellow actors to create organic, believable and engaging choices. It's about using who you are and acknowledging that the voice has meaning. Some understanding of the core principles of Stanislavski’s system or method may be useful but is not essential.

Continued Professional Development for actors. Stage and screen focus. Some understanding of Stanislavski's system or 'method' is useful.

Areas of study

• ​Repetition Exercises: purpose and understanding
• Adding motivated ‘action’ through emotional struggle and response
• Exploring instinct and responding to 'behaviour'
• Working with text: applying practical strategies to line learning and scene development
• Approaches to rehearsal and personal preparation
• Application in Performance: being present in the moment and avoiding anticipation​
• Connecting with character and truth
• Focuses on both the theory and the practical application of The Meisner Technique.
• All class notes & materials provided
• Showcase performance in Week 8
• Certificate of Training

"... A very, very useful course! ...Very thorough. Your teaching was very clear. I was impressed by how practical the course was even though it was online.... Your exercises really worked for me - and I got loads from each one. Being online didn’t hinder things! I’ll certainly recommend to people! G.McG

"I really enjoyed this online class. It was focussed and engaging, it opened my eyes to a new technique.... Peter is truly an expert in what he does and I will no doubt jump on to another course at some point in the near future" H.K.

"Really enjoying the Thinking Actors' Meisner online course, very useful and very practical... Peter Carroll is a great coach and really knows his stuff! You should check out the various classes going at the minute”. G.M

"Bloody brilliant! Peter Carroll knows his stuff and his enthusiasm is infectious!" L.E.

“An ounce of behavior is worth a pound of words" - Sanford Meisner