Neighborhood Playhouse

The Neighborhood Playhouse Goes Abroad to Rose Bruford College, UK

July 9, 2018 - 9:00am

Study the Meisner Technique in London

Join us as The Neighborhood Playhouse brings A 90 year legacy of Meisner Technique across the pond.

COURSE DESCRIPTION 

The world renown Meisner Technique was born at The Neighborhood Playhouse on E. 54th Street in New York City. This July, Executive Director Pamela Moller Kareman, brings this world-class acting technique to London. This workshop is a unique opportunity for actors, directors, and teachers to experience the Meisner Technique as it was developed by Sanford Meisner at The Neighborhood Playhouse during his fifty-six years of teaching there. Adults (18+ yrs) with all levels of experience are welcome to apply and register.

Workshop participants will be guided through core exercises including: improvisation, repetition, and independent activity culminating in working with text. This American acting technique is designed to improve the actor’s concentration and strengthen the actor’s instrument to be both responsive and expressive within the imaginary circumstances. The Meisner technique develops a more specific, skilled, and authentic actor with an organic, spontaneous, and disciplined instrument.

Limited Spaces Available. Register Now!

Location, Location, Location

Adding to this unique experience, classes will be held on the bucolic campus of Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance in the town of Sidcup.

Located approximately twenty minutes from Charring Cross Station, students will be free to visit the historic sites of London during evenings and one full day. Nearby sites & attractions include: the Tower of London, West End theatre, free museums, Shakespeare’s Globe, & more.

Housing is single occupancy accommodations with private bath room with shower and are arranged as ‘apartments’ of six rooms with a shared, and fully equipped, kitchen. All bedding and towels are provided. The accommodation is self-catered but Rose Bruford College will provide all summer residents with vouchers for a hot or cold lunch on campus Monday to Friday (main meals, salads, sandwiches etc.).

Further details about accommodation, including check in/out times will be sent to registered course attendees nearer to the course start date.

 

HOW TO SIGN UP/FIND OUT MORE:

COURSE FEES:                                                                                                                                     

*Deposit:                     $150 USD (£107) – required to secure space in workshop.
Regular Rate:              $800 USD (£570) - paid in full before 1 June 2018
Housing (if required): $420 USD (£300) – seven days & seven nights
*This non-refundable deposit fee is required to secure your space in the workshop and is included in the Regular tuition rate of $800 USD.

IMPORTANT DATES:

REGULAR RATE Payment Deadline: 1 June 2018
COURSE DATES: 9 July 2018 – 14 July 2018
        *DAYS/TIMES: Five days of teaching, classes will be held Monday thur Saturday between 9:30am and 5:30pm (with one “day-off” to be determined)
HOUSING DATES (if required): Sunday, July 8th – Sunday, July 15th

 

COURSE DIRECTOR - Pamela Moller Kareman

Ms. Pamela Moller Kareman has taught The Meisner Technique for over twenty years throughout New York City, and in 2012 she was named executive director of New York's prestigious 90-year-old professional acting conservatory, The Neighborhood Playhouse School of The Theater. The Neighborhood Playhouse is known as the home of the Meisner Technique. Currently Ms. Moller Kareman serves on the board of directors of Theater 808, The Neighborhood Playhouse and is a member of the drama department advisory board at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts (the 'Fame school') here in NYC. Ms. Moller Kareman has served on the Commission on Accreditation for the National Association of Schools of Theatre. She is a proud member of the professional director's union, SDC and a graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse where she studied with Sanford Meisner.

Along with actress Mary Steenburgen, she formed the comedy group Cracked Tokens which was the resident company of The Manhattan Theater Club's Cabaret for two seasons. In the late 1980's she had the honor of becoming the artistic director of New York's Acorn Productions, a theater company formed by fellow actors Brooke Palance and Michael Wilding. The New York Times, in writing about Acorn's early days said, "they deserve a warm welcome!" During her tenure with Acorn she produced numerous shows in New York, including an acclaimed revival of JP Miller's The Fox

Ms. Moller Kareman’s Off-Broadway directing credits include: Ingmar Bergman's Nora (The Arclight); S.N. Behrman's Biography (The MintTheatre) starring Broadway's Tracy Shayne; the award-winning Brownsville Bred (59E59) written and performed by Elaine Del Valle; & Arthur Miller's The Crucible (The Arclight). Last season, Ms. Moller Kareman’s production of Helen Edmundson’s The Clearing played to sold-out houses at 59E59. 

SELECTED REVIEWS

 Brownsville Bred by Elaine Del Valle
        “A triumph!” ~ The New York Times

Precious Sons by George Furth
         “Under Pamela Moller Kareman, a flawed play that was dismissed as dated and derivative 13 years ago is reinterpreted by a terrific cast so that it rips into contemporary life...”  ~ The New York Times

The Crucible by Arthur Miller
         “…moving and impressive … Ms. Kareman and her actors let it shine.” ~The New York Times

         “Absolutely extraordinary. A phenomenal piece all around. Exceptional casting…devoted craft.” ~ Broadway World

Biography by S.N. Behrman
         “...revived to brilliant effect off Broadway... the staging impeccable, the cast right on the money. You won’t see a funnier show this season.” ~ The Wall Street Journal

         “There are many pleasures in this cheeky production…it’s a clever tale well played, Cowardesque, but sincere." The New York Times

 Kingdom of Earth by Tennessee Williams
         “Ms. Moller Kareman and her company are finely tuned to every nuance, every cadence of the American theater’s foremost poetic playwright...” ~ The New York Times

Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel
         “haunting, touching revival…affectionately and delicately directed by Pamela Moller Kareman…” ~ The New York Times 

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