Introduction to the Meisner Technique
How to bring
More Aliveness and
To Your Work?
Acting and improvising is all about observing and responding. For Improvisers, you can’t make a proposition, you can’t take the story forward, you can’t say ”what happens next” if you don’t know what’s really happening right now.
On 26th and 27th of May 2018, actor,director and teacher Keith Farquhar will come to Vienna to teach a 12-hour-workshop on the Meisner technique in English. Read all about below.
About the Workshop:
26th May 2018 – 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
27th May 2018 – 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
(one hour break per day)
Participation fee: € 140 / € 120 for students, parents on parental leave and unemployed persons
Location: Vienna; the exact location will be announced shortly.
The workshop is designed both for actors and improvisors with at least 1 year experience.
To sign up, please write an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Meisner Technique:
The Meisner Technique is a series of exercises designed not only to focus your attention onto your playing partner but to also actually increase you powers of attention an be in the moment. These exercises give us a concrete definition of what „the moment“ is and how to be in it. It changes what seemed like an abstract unreachable idea in a rehearsal room into something tangible, concrete and achievable.
This technique will help you to see better and respond more truthfully and spontaneously on stage all from what is really going on with your partner. Why not come down and see if it works for you?
About Keith Farquhar
Keith Farquhar has worked as an actor, director and teacher for several years. He has a Meisner based acting company “Moment To Moment Acting” in Lyon, France, where he has run weekly beginners and advanced Meisner classes for five years as well as teaching monthly classes all over Europe. He discovered the Meisner Technique and “fell in love with it” in 2008 when he worked with American actor Mike Powers (Frazier; Dear White People). Keith has also worked extensively with Keith Johnstone, Frank Totino, Steve Jarand (all teachers from Loose Moose) which have greatly influenced his pedagogy.
He is originally from York(UK) but moved to France 28 years ago.