“Talent is like water. Without a vessel to contain it, it’s useless.”
"What is the vessel for talent?" I asked
My professor answered, "Technique"
from The Actor's Art and Craft - William Esper
COVID-19 OUTBREAK UPDATE
We have currently suspended physical classes until further notice due to the coronavirus.
We have transitioned to Remote Classes and Private sessions online.
In these sessions we will continue to work on our craft, just in a different format.
If you would like more information pls get in touch via our contact page.
Acting is a craft and Technique is essential to the mastery of this craft.
Whatever discipline we look at: other artists, athletes, martial arts - it is the intense pursuit of honing their techniques which allows them to reach the top of their respective professions.
Technique and Hard work....wax on;wax off .
“If you knew how much work went into my mastery, you wouldn't call it genius. ” - Michelangelo
Once we combine technique with the right work ethic, passion, commitment and the growth of ones humanity - we can achieve 'Genius'
The question is - what path will you take?
A Course dedicated to combining the powerful, personal and transformational sensoric work of the great Method Teachers - Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen with the imaginative, instinctive, moment to moment existence of the Meisner Technique to develop the most truthful, human actor.
"Sebastien and Caroline’s approach to the craft has changed my life. Their passion for the art is contagious and I have found myself not only improving dramatically as an actor, but also as a human being. I count myself very lucky to have crossed paths with them and fully recommend them to anyone who truly wishes to take their acting skills to the next level,"
Jack Norman - current student
We currently offer up to 5 Classes per week - 3 Meisner and 2 Method, for more details please visit our course information page
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Caroline as a teacher and a mentor is attentive, supportive, generous and detailed. In a short space of time I’ve already learnt loads through her and can feel myself opening up as an actor and as a human being, more and more.
The Meisner Technique was developed to bring instinctive, connected and truthful performances; to teach actors to live in the moment and create characters who are alive & unique. This Meisner course is designed to take the student through each and every stage of the Technique, progressing at their own pace. The aim is to ensure the most thorough, instinctive understanding of Meisner as possible.
The Meisner Technique training involves a series of exercises that build upon each other. The purpose of which is to teach the Actor how
"To Live Truthfully Under The Given Imaginary Circumstances"
At The Actor's Craft, we make sure that after the course is complete you will have completed every step to the highest standard.
"I jumped to get taught by Sebastien in his Meisner classes. You couldn’t keep me away from that class! There’s not been more of a work ethic installed in me than what Seb has taught. If you think you know what acting is, go to Seb’s class and really find out. Not only to learn the craft and go on the journey but to learn about YOU. What makes you get out of bed in the morning, what keeps you up at night. In an environment that never judges, encourages you to make a mess of it all, and explore everything you will ever need to get to the crux of any character, story and instinct.
Life changing, to say the least. Could not recommend enough."
Sam Adamson - Actor, Writer, OffWestEnd Award winner and Current Student
"Caroline Farrington is the most empathic, caring teacher I have ever had the honor of working with. Method has the reputation of being scary and downright dangerous, but Caroline exemplifies the beauty of the technique and will safely guide every student through their own demons to find their own power and truth. Everything you give to her classes, you will get back a thousand fold. "
Dian Cathal, Current Student
A Course dedicated to the work of the great Teachers of The American Method acting techniques - including Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen.
Designed to open the actor, remove blocks and resistances, develop imagination and the senses.
The student will also develop a highly tuned and comprehensive technique towards building character and scene work, allowing the actor to truly transform into the role.
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What people say
“I believe Meisner is an essential tool to help create truthful and nuanced performances. Seb Blanc is an inspirational teacher - his extensive experience and knowledge of the Meisner technique will really help any actor who wants to develop and enhance their craft. Watching him work with actors is a joy.”
"The foundation of acting is in the reality of doing.''
John Strickland - Director
Line of Duty, The Bodyguard, Troy, The Three Musketeers, Mr Selfridge, Poirot