Understanding Meisner

Course Price

£40 | €46 | US$55 | CA$70

Course length

8 Hours

4 x Wednesdays from July 21st. 2021. 7 pm UK | 2 pm NYC | 11 am LA

An international online class


Max. class size is 12

Understanding Meisner

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 works with established national and international talent and content creators. This short course is suitable for beginners and established talent seeking continued professional development in the craft of acting for stage and screen. The course focuses on both the theory and the practical application of The Meisner Technique - a distinct approach towards acting for stage and screen.

About the course

4 x 120 min. sessions. Online via Zoom.

A masterclass with Peter Carroll

​7.00pm-9.00pm UTC London

2.00pm- 4.00pm EST New York

11.00am - 1.00pm PST Los Angeles

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.

This course is suitable for both beginners as well as experienced actors and other creatives.

• ​​Introducing Repetition Exercises: purpose and understanding
• Adding motivated ‘action’ through emotional struggle and response
• 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​
• Focuses on both the theory and the practical application of The Meisner Technique.
• All class notes & materials provided
• 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.