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Guest Artist: Patrice Goodman

MEISNER SPECIALIST

Patrice's sections run twice weekly, on Sundays 2-5pm and on Wednesdays 1-4pm

 

Introduction to Meisner Technique
May 19-June 26   (12 classes
over 6 weeks)
Price: $600+HST for 36 studio hours

Meisner Technique (Intermediate)*
June 5-26  (seven classes)
Price: $385+HST for 21 studio hours

*NOTE: you must have worked with Patrice before to apply to the Intermediate section.
(5% discount for ACTRA, SAG, and CAEA members)

Connected. Impulsive. Reacting. Listening. Truthful. In the moment.
Actors use these words to praise a good performance, but the question is: how do we get there?

From 1935 to 1990, Sanford Meisner was an esteemed acting teacher at the renowned NYC acting school The Neighbourhood Playhouse, where he created The Meisner Technique, and an incredible, simple, riveting acting exercise called The Repetition, specifically designed to enhance these key skills.

In this class, you will repeat with your classmates, embodying the art of “Living truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” This is not a class where you listen to lectures or need to memorize lines. Every student gets up to work, twice, in every single class. Meisner classes are fun, illuminating, active, and fascinating. You will create exciting, riveting, hilarious, poignant, infuriating, magnetic, truthful work.

This technique has garnered much success — 37 of Meisner’s students won or were nominated for Academy Awards. Meisner-trained actors include Tom Cruise, Sandra Bullock, Chadwick Boseman, Diane Keaton, Allison Janney, James Gandolfini, Timothée Chalamet, Sam Rockwell, Jeff Bridges, Jim Carrey,Tatiana Maslany, Krysten Ritter, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and dozens more.

Patrice Goodman

Patrice Goodman is a Canadian Screen Award winning actor whose career has spanned both comedy and drama. Patrice was a series lead on Overlord and The Underwoods (Nickelodeon), and won a Canadian Screen Award for her work on the sketch comedy hit Sunnyside (CityTV). She has had memorable roles on  The Umbrella Academy (Netflix), Platinum (created by John Ridley and Sofia Coppola for MTV), Ghostwriter (AppleTV), Dino Dana (Amazon), Romance Retreat (Reel One), Oscar-winner Chris Landreth’s The Spine (TIFF), Slasher (Shaftesbury), and Law & Order Toronto (CityTV). Patrice has also received critical acclaim for her stage work, notably in the Broadway classic for colored girls who have considered suicide (CG Collective), First Hand Woman (New York City cast), and Touch The Sky (Young People’s Theatre), and she has directed dozens of plays. Patrice has taught Acting or Meisner Technique at Armstrong Acting Studios, Toronto Film School, Little Red Theatre, Mallorca Film School in Spain, and Munich Film Academy in Germany. Patrice trained in Meisner Technique for 15 years under Jacqueline McClintock, including as apprentice teacher. Jacqueline was trained by Sanford Meisner, including the Neighbourhood Playhouse Teacher Training. Patrice has coached actors for auditions that resulted in admission into prestigious acting programs, lead film roles, and series lead television roles.

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