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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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 Schultz is an actor, teacher, and storyteller in Chicago. He’s the Artistic Director of Green Shirt Studio and former Artistic Director of The Agency where his solo show I’m Falling In Love All The Time enjoyed a sold out run on Chicago’s off-loop theatre scene. A story exploring opioid addiction through the lens of caffeine and romantic relationships, I’m Falling In Love All The Time now travels to colleges around the country to tackle stigma around substance use disorders.
Other performance credits with The Agency include I Wish To Apologize to the People of Illinois, The Spirit of ’76, and Hellcab (2017 and 2018). Jack is a graduate of the iO Training Center, a 200 level RYT Yoga instructor, completed the True Acting Diploma Course with Master Meisner Teacher Larry Silverberg, created the Storytelling Program and teaches the Meisner technique at Green Shirt Studio. He also appears in Season 7 Episode 2 of The Carbonaro Effect where Michael Carbonaro tricked him into believing a viking skeleton tried to attack him at a construction site outside of O’Hare Airport.
To find out more about Jack visit jackgschultz.com.
- 7 to 9:30 PM
- August 15, 2023
- August 22, 2023
- August 29, 2023
- September 5, 2023
- September 12, 2023
- September 19, 2023
- September 26, 2023
- October 3, 2023
- 4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B Chicago, IL
- Class Size
- 12 Max
- This is an adult acting class ages 18+