Spend your summer working intensively on your acting craft!
Twin Cities Meisner Training will be offering the Summer Meisner Technique Intensive taught by Rich Remedios. Level 1 will run June 11-26 (full schedule below). Level 2 will run July 9-24 (full schedule below)
Fee is $375 per student, per level. Each level is limited to 12 students. Attendance to all class meetings in addition to rehearsals outside of class is expected.
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.
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 helps actors "get out of their head" and into the moment.
The class is open to anyone age 18 and over with an interest and willingness to commit to the intensive demands of actor training, however a face-to-face or phone interview is necessary before acceptance into the workshop.
Students work every class. You may sign up for Level 1 only or both Level 1 and Level 2. If invited to participate, a $100 deposit per level will be required to hold your place. The deposit is refundable if you cancel your registration by May 10. The balance is to be paid by May 11 and is nonrefundable.
To schedule an interview, email: email@example.com.
Being Present and Working Impulsively
• Jun 11, Mon 6-10
• Jun 12. Tues 6-10
• Jun 13, Wed 6-10
• Jun 14, Thurs 6-10
• Jun 15, Fri 6-10
• Jun 18, Mon 6-10
• Jun 19. Tues 6-10
• Jun 20, Wed 6-10
• Jun 21, Thurs 6-10
• Jun 22, Fri 6-10
• Jun 23, Sat 12-5
• Jun 25, Mon 6-10
• Jun 26, Tues 6-10 final scenes
Emotional Preparation and Doings
• July 9, Mon 6-10
• July 10, Tues 6-10
• July 12, Thurs 6-10
• July 13, Fri 6-10
• July 14, Sat 12-5
• July 15, Sun 12-5
• July 16, Mon 6-10
• July 17, Tues 6-10
• July 19, Thurs 6-10
• July 20, Fri 6-10
• July 21, Sat 12-5
• July 22, Sun 12-5
• July 23, Mon 6-10
• July 24, Tues 6-10 Final Scenes
Here's some great feedback from recent students:
"I found the Meisner Technique extremely valuable to my work as an actor and artist. The way I have enjoyed doing scene work has parallels to what the Meisner Technique strives to reach for. Now that I have groundwork to a more truthful and meaningful performance, I believe it will streamline my productivity in any art setting I am a part of. Meisner allows me to dig deeper into the heart of the situation I’m faced with and come out with an experience I am proud of. Rich Remedios as a teacher is supportive and thoughtful. He treats each student to an honest opinion with the expectation of an honest answer in return. An exercise stays in line and within the parameters the student should be working with because of Rich’s constant encouragement on the sidelines. It’s easy to be invested in the class because of how much Rich enjoys teaching it." - Troy Michael Lowry
"I came in to your class with no basis or expectations and I felt intimidated as I perceived that my classmates had more acting experience than I did. That was true, however you did not treat any of us in a way that made me or anyone else feel inferior. You treated us all as equals and we appreciated that very much. That created and fostered a real foundation of trust within the group. The Meisner Technique was challenging to me and I felt it was very effective in pulling out emotional responses that otherwise would have been smothered by real life expectations of decorum. In addition the technique helped me to inject life into the words of a scene rather than allow my preconception of what I thought the life of a scene should be. I doubt that I would have allowed the spontaneity of our scene to come forth had I not gone through the processing of the words first and then subsequently rely on the emotional interaction/response with my partner to create the scene in an honest and often surprising way. Your teaching approach was honest and disciplined. At times when difficult emotions arose you were kind and gentle. You made your expectations clear before the class started and you remained consistent with those expectations. I enjoyed your class and I’m sure I will be grateful for the experience as I continue on this path of discovery." – Paul Bees
"Awesome teacher. He doesn't feed you bullshit but he's also very giving and understanding. He's great at pointing out things that may be holding you back and great at praising you when need it." – Corey DiNardo
"I absolutely think Meisner Technique is helpful to get you out of your head and out of your rehearsed patterns. It stretches you and reminds you that being in the moment is to let go of control and to have real experiences, not manufactured/presupposed responses to things that are said and done. "Play" happens and it's fun. Rich is an excellent teacher. He is patient and honest and offers his view in a way that lets you know that he's looking to see YOU bring the work to life in a way that is uniquely yourself and not a idea of what he thinks it should be. He is an encourager and makes you want to up your game as far as the preparation and work you put into what you bring to class. He makes you feel that if you are enjoying your time working as his student, he is enjoying it as much! It's a challenge and a joy to have someone speak to who you present and call you to even greater work. I love that you get to work every single class and that classes are relatively small so you get time and don't feel rushed through. It is also stressed that you do the work: your classmates are dependent on you, so homework and class work are not taken lightly and (at least in my group) everyone works hard and shows up prepared. " - Bethany McCade
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 in New York where he trained under Terry Knickerbocker and Maggie Flanigan; studied in The Shakespeare Lab at The New York Public Theatre; and completed professional internships with Circle Repertory Theatre and Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Rich is currently working towards his teacher certification in Michael Chekhov Technique with the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium.
Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from California State University, Fullerton and a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of South Carolina.
He has taught at University of South Carolina, Kennesaw State University and Clayton State University, has been a teaching artist with Mu Performing Arts and a guest teacher at Macalester College and the Guthrie Theater. He is an adjunct acting instructor at Augsburg University.
His acting credits include Broadway productions of AN INSPECTOR CALLS and LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! Regional theatre credits include productions with History Theater, Jungle Theater, Mu Performing Arts, 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 recurring roles on ALL MY CHILDREN and AS THE WORLD TURNS as well as numerous commercials, short films and industrial videos.
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