16 and older
Stanislavski Method is taught at Next Actor Studio through scenes and exercises in order to make you, the actor, a superior performer in front of the camera and on stage.
Developed by the Russian actor, director, and producer Constantin Stanislavski in the early decades of the 20th century, the "method" asks the actors to look into themselves to find a personal basis for the emotions required in a scene. The audience must believe that the actor actually feels the emotions in order for the performance to have resonance and power. The motivation need not come from experiencing the exact situation as the character, but from the actor's "emotional memory."
Our class works with techniques developed by Stanislavski to make an actor inspired in his performance, analytical in his preparation and real as in life. Through scenes and exercises, students are expected to achieve the desired results and understand the importance of working with the Method of Physical Action that has been the result of 40 years of Stanislavski's work.
"Method" Acting is practiced by intense actors everywhere such as Daniel Day Lewis, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Meryl Streep, Naomi Watts among others. America's most iconic and intense actors include Marlon Brando, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, and Robert De Niro.The class includes:
- Class continues to focus on technical aspect of acting, training students to make choices, develop character by applying the Method of Physical Action.
- Students work with improv exercises and learn to remove habits and involve sense and emotional memories in their creation.
- Voice, Body coordination are used in breakdown of script while students focus on mock auditions to prepare for pieces.
- Application of different methods such as Strasberg, Adler, Meisner and Brecht are applied on Scenes and Monologues until the actors find the one that inspire them to create their characters.
- Class will focus on the dramatics of on-camera acting with improv, truth and belief.
- Intensive on-camera works with angles and shot compositions.