Description

Open Accordion

Level 1: Living Truthfully begins with our exploration of legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner’s definition of acting which states, “Acting is the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” By exploring what it means to “live truthfully” through Meisner’s innovative, improvisational repetition exercises you’ll:

Identify the differences between self consciousness and presence
Practice being more responsive, spontaneous, emotionally alive, and grounded in the moment
Understand what it feels like to get out of your head and follow your ‘gut’ impulses

This class is ideal for:
Adults ages 18+ interested in developing their skills in a fun, welcoming environment
Actors who want to develop a reliable, solid technique to act on stage and for the camera
Students who want to study a technique rooted in courage, empathy, and vulnerability

Attendance Policy

Closed Accordion

Student Cancellation

If a student is withdrawing from class more than 7 days prior to start date, the amount of the tuition paid including a $108 non-refundable deposit will be kept on credit at the studio for a year, to be used on a future class.

Alternatively, students who withdraw more than 7 days prior to the start date can keep $108 non-refundable deposit on file to be applied to a future class and any other payments made will be refunded to the original payment method.

If you drop the class ON THE DAY OF THE FIRST CLASS OR AFTER, the full tuition is non-refundable, non-transferrable, and may not be kept on file for a future class.

We appreciate you respecting this policy for the best experience for our instructors and students!

Please reach out at 773-217-9565 if you have any questions.

Studio Cancellation

Occasionally we’ll have to cancel a call due to low enrollment. We’re sorry if that happens to you! If we have to cancel a class you’ve signed up for, we will give you at least 48 hours notice and promptly start your refund process.

In the event that class is canceled due to circumstances beyond our control (including but not limited to extreme weather and pandemic related shutdowns), make-up classes will be scheduled as soon as it’s safe for our students and instructors to be together safely at the studio. In some cases classes may transfer to an online platform. If a student is unable to attend the rescheduled class due to circumstances beyond our control (including but not limited to extreme weather and pandemic related shutdowns) that student will receive credit on their account for the value of missed classes.

Cancellation Policy

Closed Accordion

Student Cancellation

If a student is withdrawing from a workshop more than 7 days prior to the day of the workshop, the tuition will be kept on file for a future class or workshop for a calendar year.

If a student withdraws from a workshop less than 7 days prior to the day of the workshop, the tuition is non-refundable or transferable.

We appreciate you respecting this policy for the best experience for our instructors and students!

Please reach out at 773-217-9565 if you have any questions.

Studio Cancellation

Occasionally we’ll have to cancel a workshop due to low enrollment. We’re sorry if that happens to you! If we have to cancel a workshop you’ve signed up for, we will give you at least 48 hours notice and promptly start your refund process.

In the event that class is canceled due to circumstances beyond our control (including but not limited to extreme weather and pandemic related shutdowns), a make-up will be scheduled as soon as it’s safe for our students and instructors to be together safely at the studio.

In some cases classes may transfer to an online platform. If a student is unable to attend the rescheduled class due to circumstances beyond our control (including but not limited to extreme weather and pandemic related shutdowns) that student will receive credit on their account for the value of missed classes.

Covid Policy

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Instructor

About the Teacher

Cordie Nelson is a director in Chicago. She received her BA from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she assistant taught graduate and undergraduate Meisner Classes with Professor Sean Boyd (who received his training from Steve Rapella and Bill Esper at UTA.) Post graduation she taught some independent Meisner training in the city. From 2014 to 2015 she received training in all five levels of the Green Shirt Studio’s Meisner Technique, studying under both Sommer Austin and Andrew Gallant. She fell in love with this work the moment she was introduced to it, and her skills have been reinforced by excellent teachers over seven years of study and practice. She cares deeply about her students and knows that, with hard work, this technique will cultivate an incredible artist in them.

Class Details

Day
Wednesdays
Time
7 PM to 9:30 PM
Dates
  • March 22, 2023
  • March 29, 2023
  • April 5, 2023
  • April 12, 2023
  • April 19, 2023
  • April 26, 2023
  • May 3, 2023
  • May 10, 2023
Location
4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B Chicago, IL
60657
Instructor
Class Size
14
Age
This is an adult acting class ages 18+
Cost
$335