In Level 2: Under Imaginary Circumstance, we more deeply explore the second half of Meisner’s definition of acting, ‘imaginary circumstance,’ through advanced exercises that broaden your imagination and help you ground the work in your unique point of view.
Then you will begin to bring the improvisational nature of Meisner’s work to dramatic text and understand how a memorized scene can feel like an ‘improvisation with words’ by learning our step by step process that help the words of a script work on you, allowing you to stay responsive, spontaneous, and emotionally alive even when you’re speaking memorized lines.
By the end of Level 2: Under Imaginary Circumstances, you’ll understand what it means to not rely on your brain to control your impulses and to instead give control over to the imaginary circumstances and your scene partner. Level 2 culminates with a closed scene showing for your fellow students.
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.
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.
In order to get the most out of your work with us, our students should make showing up to every class on time a priority.
We understand that things do come up so if you know you’re going to miss a class, please give your instructor as advance notice as possible. This will help them get you caught up and not throw off the rest of the group. Scheduling a make-up class is possible but not guaranteed.
Students enrolled in our Meisner Acting Program can only advance to the next level if they’ve attended at least 6 of their 8 sessions. If a student misses more than 2 sessions, they will need to retake the level in order to advance in the program.
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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.
- 7 to 9:30 PM
- October 17, 2022
- October 24, 2022
- October 31, 2022
- November 7, 2022
- November 14, 2022
- November 21, 2022
- November 28, 2022
- December 5, 2022
- 4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B Chicago, IL
- Class Size
- 10 Max
- This is an adult acting class ages 18+