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Meisner Technique
Led by Robyn Paterson, London Meisner Company
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3 hours / £37.00

Date: May 2nd
Location: Spotlight, 3rd Floor, 16 Garrick Street, London WC2E 9BA
Time: 18.00 - 21.00

We are very excited to welcome back Robyn Paterson (The London Meisner Company) To TAG for this fantastic workshop in authentic Meisner technique.

Do you feel like you’re stuck in your head when you’re acting, or can’t seem to stop thinking? Do you feel like you’re always trying to get the scene right? Or perhaps you can’t seem to feel any kind of truthful emotion at all?

The Meisner Technique is regarded as the theatre's best kept secret to help actors get out of their heads and to stop thinking and start listening specifically by following their impulses and instincts.

The first half of this 3 hour workshop will be centred around introducing students to the fundamental elements of Meisner and how the technique helps actors avoid common mistakes in auditions and drop bad habits of showing, demonstrating and acting. Actors will then be given the opportunity to get up and play the Word Repetition Game which is the integral baseline of Meisner and forces actors to become specific in their listening.

There will then be a Q A at the end of the workshop.

Robyn Paterson has worked in theatre, film and television for over 20 years. She graduated from The Unitec School of Performing and Screen Arts in New Zealand and then studied the Meisner Technique for three years with one of Sanford Meisner's graduates before moving to New York, USA and studying the technique intensively at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre, otherwise known as The Meisner School.

She has been teaching acting for over 10 years and founded The London Meisner Company in 2018. The Company has three studios, now located in Liverpool Street, Finsbury Park and Richmond.

Past and present members of The London Meisner Company can be seen in The Crown, Slow Horses, Penny Dreadful, Derry Girls, Mulan, Matilda, The Lion King, Call the Midwife and Assassins Creed: Valhalla.

She currently lectures on Meisner at London Southbank University, Kingston University, Royal Holloway University, Roehampton University and the University of East London. She has also curated the Meisner Technique programmes at East15 drama school and The National Film and Television School and at Oxbelly Institution in Athens, Greece.

Actors do not need to prepare anything for the workshop but need to bring water, a notepad and pen.

**Please note all contact or questions regarding this workshop should come through the TAG office. Please do not contact the workshop leader directly with questions**




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