One-Day Workshop: Tuesday, June 28 (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
This one day workshop introduces actors to the repetition exercise, so the initial skills of the Meisner technique—concentration on the other actor, learning to respond naturally and improvisationally---can be understood and experienced. The workshop then turns to cold readings of film scenes, where actors will have an immediate application of the technique to script work. A great way to see if the Meisner technique is for you, the workshop offers inspiration for bringing life and spontaneity to acting and auditions.
Lyralen Kaye, who has been teaching since 1986, trained with Fred Kareman, one of Meisner’s original students, at Carnegie Hall while receiving her MFA in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College. For the last ten years, she has been teaching a full curriculum of the Meisner technique in Boston, developing ensembles based on the Meisner aesthetic, producing SLAMBoston at Another Country Productions and coaching in television and film while pursuing her own career as an actor and writer. Her students have been cast in Dan in Real Life, Gone Baby Gone, Chatham, 27 Dresses, the Brotherhood, Blackjack 21,The Invention of Lying, American Hustle, as well as independent films, commercials and shows at the Lyric Stage, Stoneham Theatre, New Rep, Zeitgeist, and Boston Theatre Works.