HOW TO PAY FOR CLASSES
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Comprehensive 2 Year Program
This class is designed to offer actors a comprehensive training in the Meisner and Chekhov Techniques. Classes meet 2-3 times a week in 8 week sessions that include Monthly Saturday Seminars. Each week the Program offers 3 classes in Chekhov Technique, Meisner Technique and on newest class, Active Integrations (making connections). Our classes are mixed level so include basic and more advanced Chekhov and Meisner work. Exercises follow a progression over a 2 year period (18 months total). Students are encouraged to attend class 2-3 times a week.* NOTE: Students can enter this program at the beginning of any 8-week session.
Monday 6-8:30pm (Chekhov Technique)
Wednesday 7-10pm (Meisner Technique)
Friday 1-5pm (Meisner & Chekhov in one day)
Saturday Scene Seminar (1/Mo) 10-1pm (time may vary)
PER SESSION MONTHLY PAID IN ADVANCE—FULL PAID IN ADVANCE—HALF
$450 $225 $3,600 $1,950
* 3-CLASS OPTION (w/Discount) $600 PER SESSION/$300 MONTHLY
SCENE STUDY INTENSIVE
The Scene Study Intensive welcomes ALL actors at any level of training, skill and ability. The eight week intensive highlights the actor’s current strengths and abilities, while providing 'a way of working' that address obstacles keeping the actor from being clear, connected and emotionally alive. Offered at various times throughout the Studio year.
No Audition Required - Send headshot and resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
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ADVANCED SCENE STUDY
Our Advanced Scene Study class is by invitation or audition/ interview only.** Classes combine both the Meisner and Chekhov approach. We get physical, dig into the texts, work to find real presence in the moment with your partner(s) and have good fun doing it. We sometimes focus on one playwright or Genre for the session. Actors are invited to select scenes they'd like to work on. We work on 1-2 scenes each session--from page to stage. Playwrights we've focused on include Arthur Miller, Tracy Letts, Sam Shepard and William Shakespeare. Offered at various times throughout the Studio year. This Fall, this class is part of our ongoing Active Integrations class that is part of our Comprehensive Program* Faculty: Lisa Berger & Liz Shipman
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*Comprehensive Program Actors can include this class as part of the 2-class or 3-class option.
**Send Headshot/Resume and schedule an audition at MCITStudio@gmail.com
This full-day Saturday Intensive (Held 4 times per year) is designed to introduce actors to MCITStudio's unique approach to actor training. It's a little taste of what we do. We recommend this class to anyone who wants to join any of our Comprehensive Meisner/Chekhov Integrated classes.
‣ Basic Introduction to Meisner & Chekhov Techniques
‣ Explore your Physical/Emotional/Imaginative SELF
*This class is offered periodically throughout the year
PER SESSION: $85.00
*ACTIVE CHEKHOV/MEISNER INTEGRATIONS
This class focuses on the individual actor and his or her individualized needs at any given class session. Actors are free to work on assignments from either Comprehensive class, self-chosen monologues or scenes, activities, character work, audition material or self-devised work. Each class begins with a Chekhov-based warm up and concept exploration. Meisner and/or Integrated explorations may also be introduced. Then actors share their work. INDIVIDUALIZED COACHING/FEEDBACK--based on both Techniques and Integrations is offered, suggesting techniques and approaches that engage the "whole actor" working truthfully in given circumstances. Because you'll be selecting your own material, the class will function as a "lab" to work on whatever is most immediate and useful for you. Each Studio year, we focus on one play—in REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE. This class is part of our Comprehensive curriculum, but can be taken as a stand alone workshop. All levels welcome. This class is held at the City Heights Performance Annex. Contact MCITStudio for directions.
This Fall, Active Integrations is an Advanced Scene Study class (see above course description in menu above).
Faculty: Liz Shipman & Lisa Berger
Fee: $450 per session*
*Comprehensive Program Actors: Small Membership Fee
This 8-Week class* focuses on Shakespeare Scenes and Monologues. Actors will hone their Shakespeare skills in a relaxed, supportive & creative environment. Due to the Covid-19 Virus, this class will be offered on ZOOM as we shelter in place. Actors can attend one or both days each week. All levels welcome!!!
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ACTOR'S BODY WORK
This 8-week class focuses on the body and is designed to help actors discover themselves through their unique physical being, to develop an "acting-ready" instrument. The work is Laban/Bartenieff based and provides each actor with an opportunity to create a personalized warm up that can be used in preparation for acting class, rehearsals or auditions. Each week will focus on physical techniques that engage the "whole actor" and tap into specific psycho-physical connections. There will be times when we fold the work into the acting process. For this you'll be selecting your own material. The material you choose will allow you to "work out and into" what's most immediate and usable for you that day.
Fee: $300 per session
BASIC ACTING--PRINCIPLES OF TECHNIQUE
This class welcomes ALL actors at any level of training, skill and ability. The 4 week class is taught by MCIT Graduates and approved by our Core Faculty. Classes are designed to offer an introduction to the MCITStudio approach to acting that develops artistic individuality, presence and true connection. Each week actors will be invited to explore the basics of one of the techniques, basic integrations and will be treated to an Artist's Way session. Actors will discover a bit of themselves, their strengths and connections through a sense of creative play. This work will awaken the actor’s imagination, as they begin to develop a rich and active emotional and physical life. We recommend this class to anyone interested in studying at the Studio. This class will be held at the OB Playhouse. Contact MCITStudio for directions.
This class begins January 22, 2023
No Audition Required - Send Headshot and Resume to MCITStudio@gmail.com
Fee: $250 per 4-class session