Neighborhood Playhouse

Meisner Workshop London

February 11, 2019

One-time Chance to Study the authentic, American Meisner Technique.

This 1-day Meisner Workshop is a unique opportunity to experience the Meisner Technique as developed by Sanford Meisner at The Neighborhood Playhouse in during his fifty-six years of teaching. The workshop will take place Monday, February 11th, 2019 in **central london and taught by Executive Director, Pamela Moller Kareman (see bio below).

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. 

Workshop participants will be guided through core exercises and principles and learn practical skills immediately applicable to their acting. Adults (18+ yrs) with all levels of experience are welcome to register to attend. £15 per registration. Click here to register now. *The pricise time and location is TBD but it is anticipated to be held between 10:00-18:00 at The Actors Centre 1a Tower Street London WC2H 9NP.

Pamela Moller Kareman Biography

Pamela Moller Kareman, a born and bred New Yorker, has worked in the theater for many years as a director, producer, actor and educator. After two seasons directing and acting in a comedy group at The Manhattan Theater Club’s cabaret she became the artistic director of New York’s Acorn Productions. During her tenure with Acorn she produced numerous shows in New York, including an acclaimed revival of JP Miller’s The Fox.

From 1997 to 2014 Ms. Kareman was 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 Ms. Kareman nurtured new playwrights and unearthed little-known gems by renowned writers, as well as presented some of the great American classics. 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. During her tenure as artistic director The New York Times recognized that the theater “has evolved in credibility, professionalism and stature” and called it “Westchester’s sole claim to consistent professional theater.”

In 2012 Ms. Kareman succeeded Harold G. Baldridge as the Executive Director of The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and in 2014 resigned her position as Artistic Director with The Schoolhouse Theatre.

She 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.

Ms. Kareman has a strong background in theater education. She has taught The Meisner Technique throughout New York City for over twenty years, most recently at The Kareman Studio at Carnegie Hall. 

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 (the ‘Fame school’). Ms. Kareman serves on the Commission on Accreditation  for the National Association of Schools of Theatre. She is also a proud member of the professional director’s union, SDC. Ms. Kareman is a graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre where she studied with Sanford Meisner.

Selected Reviews of Ms. Moller Kareman’s Directing Work

Brownsville Bred
      “A triumph.”
-The New York Times

Precious Sons
      “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…Ms. Moller Kareman’s production of Mr. Furth’s little-known play is now a standard bearer for a valuable theater, which having taken the leap, can not afford to coast or compromise this newly set standard.”
-The New York Times

The Crucible
       “…The results are moving and even more impressive in such a familiar play, suspenseful. Such is the undeniable power of The Crucible and this production’ s fidelity to that power…The real star here is Miller’s propulsive, unstinting exploration of human nature, and Ms. Kareman and her actors let it shine.”
-The New York Times 

Biography
       “...revived to brilliant effect off Broadway, with Tracey Shayne giving a bewitching performance in the starring role ... 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
        “
Meticulously staged."
-The Village Voice
       
“A polished, pungent, and superbly staged production.”
-TheaterMania

 Kingdom of Earth
        “What is particularly telling is that this staging of a big time flop teaches us a lesson about how Broadway pressures, misunderstandings and yes, too many egos, can be put into perspective in a saner climate, where the artistic rules over the commercial…Ms. Moller Kareman and her company are finely tuned to every nuance, every cadence of the American theater’s foremost poetic playwright… the director has opened the metaphorical gates of compassionate possibility to Williams’ three outcasts...”
-The New York Times

Dancing at Lughnasa
         “Now enjoying a haunting, touching revival…the music ‘seems to last just a few seconds at a time’. There it is. Glorious. Exult in it.
         And then it’s gone. Clearly, that view of life is what Mr. Friel wants us to take away from this fine etched memory play. And in this production, affectionately and delicately directed by Pamela Moller Kareman, we do…”
-The New York Times

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