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.
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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.
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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
Jack is Chicago native, actor, and teaching artist. He’s taught scene study, story theatre, and ensemble-based improvisation with Piven Theatre Workshop (Evanston, IL) since 2014. Jack holds a BFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University, where he first studied Meisner with Green Shirt co-founder Andrew Gallant. Passionate about the flow state established in imaginative collaboration, Jack finds Green Shirt’s authenticity-based acting technique and artist-nurturing community freeing and empowering
- 1 to 3:30 PM
- August 19, 2023
- August 26, 2023
- September 2, 2023
- September 9, 2023
- September 16, 2023
- September 23, 2023
- September 30, 2023
- October 7, 2023
- 4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B Chicago, IL
- Class Size
- 12 Max
- This is an adult acting class ages 18+