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Actor Training - The Meisner Technique, Both Feet


Both Feet delivers ongoing training for the professional actor rooted in the highly respected exercises of Sanford Meisner, known as The Meisner Technique.

Our initial training programme runs over 8 days: 
Introduction Weekend (9-10th June)
The Core 6 Day Intensive (26th June - 1st July)
(NB Can be booked together or seperately)
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As an actor knowing who to train with is hard so why not see what our actors are saying?

You can find more about us on Casting Director, Nicci Topping's blog ~ “Every actor should subscribe to your Meisner workshops” And get a feel for our teaching approach in The Stage

The technique works progressively through a set of specific exercises which are designed to hone an actor’s ability to listen, respond truthfully, be emotionally available and be receptive to given circumstances and direction. It enables an actor to be less self-conscious and extend their acting range.

Many of the industry’s most gifted actors and writers have trained in and value the technique including: Jeff Bridges, Anthony Hopkins, Kathy Bates, David Mamet and the late Arthur Miller and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Our Introduction to Meisner weekend establishes the first few exercises of the technique, gives a basic overview of our training and how it can benefit an actor’s craft on stage and screen.

The Core Meisner Technique course covers the full set of exercises, taking actors all the way through to text work.

After that we run weekly classes of Technical Gym and Scene Study.

NB Professional actors (and those actively pursuing a career in acting) only.

“Go you! Great feedback from participants of your Meisner workshop – they’re keen to do more” ~ Matthew Xia (Royal Exchange)

“Brought me back to life after a decade of glazing over in West End ensembles”~ Aoife Nally, Workshop Participant, Actor – Sweeney Todd (Adelphi), Light in the Piazza (Leicester Curve)

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