The Neighborhood Playhouse in London
Study the authentic, American Meisner Technique
We are delighted to attend Surviving Actors - London 2019.
- WHEN: February 9, 2019 10:00-17:00
- WHERE: The Radisson Blu - Portman Square hotel, in central London.
- WHAT IS IT ABOUT: Surviving Actors is designed by actors for actor. It offers opportunities for career advancement by gathering important actor resources and industry professionals all in one place, at one time.
The Playhouse will offer Meisner Technique and Audition workshops as well as have a booth where anyone interested may stop by and chat with us about The Neighborhood Playhouse Scool of the Theatre: Home of the Meisner Technique. Surviving Actors is free to attend, as is the open casting and our 1-2-1 career review sessions. Seminar and workshop tickets will be available for £7 each and can be booked online in advance. Click HERE to register for admission. Workshop descriptions and registration portal coming soon!
Our workshops will be led by Executive Director, Pamela Moller Kareman, and Senior Faculty member, Sandy Faison. Participants will be guided through core exercises and principles and learn practical skills immediately applicable to their acting. Each Meisner workshop provides an opportunity to experience the Meisner Technique as developed by Sanford Meisner at The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York and perfected during his fifty-six years of teaching there.
Meisner 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. This technique is tried and true for theatre, film, television, and entertainment. Learn more about our 90 year legacy of excellence in actor training on our Alumni page.
We will also be holding auditions for The Neighborhood Playhouse during our stay in London and holding a one-day, 3hr master Meisner Class Workshop on Monday, February 11th, 2019. If you would like to audition for the Neighborhood Playhouse and/or attend the Meisner Workshop, then please contact us to sign-up today. Both require advance scheduling and registration.
Sandy Faison (click for full-bio): Sandy Faison is a graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse, where she studied with Sanford Meisner. On Broadway, she created the role of Grace Farrell in ANNIE and was in the original companies of Is There Life After High School? by Craig Carnelia and Charlie and Algernon by Charles Strouse, as well as the award winning Broadway revival of You Can't Take It With You opposite Jason Robards, Colleen Dewhurst and NP graduate Elizabeth Wilson.
In film she worked with directors Sidney Lumet (Prince of The City), Michael Chapman (All The Right Moves starring Tom Cruise), and Alan Pakula (The Sterile Cuckoo, starring Liza Minelli). On television, she had starring roles in two soap operas: The Guiding Light and The Edge of Night. She had a recurring role on NBC’s The Days and Nights Of Molly Dodd, and was a regular on the first season of ABC’s Anything But Love, starring Jamie Leigh Curtis and Richard Lewis.
For the past 13 years, Sandy has been an acting teacher at LaGuardia High School Of Music and Art and Performing Arts (The Fame School). In 2011, she became the head of both drama and technical theater and in 2014 Asst. Principal of Theater. During her tenure she produced over 39 plays, musicals, talent shows, and industry showcases. Ms. Faison coaches actors privately in NYC and an annual workshop at London’s Royal Academy of Music.
Pamela Moller Kareman (Click for full-bio): is a graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, where she studied with Sanford Meisner. A born and bred New Yorker, Ms. Kareman has worked in the theater for many years as a director, producer, actor and teacher.
From 1997 to 2014 Ms. Kareman served as the artistic director at The Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls, New York where she directed and produced over 40 successful productions. While at The Schoolhouse, a number of productions directed by Ms. Kareman were moved to Off-Broadway theaters, including Ingmar Bergman’s Nora, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, S.N. Behrman’s Biography. Ms. Kareman continutes to direct professionally and recent off-Broadway productions include Elaine Del Valle's award-winning Brownsville Bred as well as Helen Edmondsun's critically acclaimed The Clearing both produced at 59E59 Theatres.
Currently Ms. Kareman serves on the board of directors of The Neighborhood Playhouse, Theater 808 and is a member of the drama department advisory board at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts. She is also a proud member of the professional director’s union, SDC. Ms. Kareman has taught The Meisner Technique throughout New York City for over twenty years, most recently at The Kareman Studio at Carnegie Hall.