Meisner Technique I: Foundations
“This course really opened my mind and completely changed my idea of what acting is.''
Through a step-by-step progression of acting exercises developed by the famous acting teacher Sanford Meisner, including his iconic "Repetition," students will develop their ability to work organically and to create truthful and expressive behavior. The exercises are designed to promote active listening, concentration, imagination, authentic reactions, and emotional preparation.
Online Class: Our Winter 2021 classes will take place entirely online via Zoom. Classes require live participation at the scheduled times using your own device. Zoom is most effective when used on a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. Students using a cellphone to access class are likely to experience reduced functionality that may limit their ability to participate fully in class. Please review the technical requirements necessary to take part in an online class before enrolling. If these requirements pose any difficulties for you, please let us know.
Financial Aid: In an effort to make more classes financially accessible to students during the COVID-19 crisis, we are offering more financial aid than ever. If attending our courses at this time at full price would be difficult for you, please apply for assistance. Winter 2021 financial aid applications are due by January 4, 2021.
Carol Cadby, a 25+ year Theatre Arts educator, teaches at George Mason University, Signature Theatre, Synetic Theatre and Arlington Public Schools. She earned her B.A. from Grinnell College and M.A.I.S. from George Mason University; studied with Uta Hagen and Herbert Bergof; trained in Viewpoints, Laban Movement, Linklater Voice training and Meisner Acting Technique; and acted professionally. She serves on the Arlington Arts Commission for Arlington County and is an Executive Coach with Ola Consulting. She represented Virginia at the 2010 Southeastern Theatre Conference (her production of Nora's Lost). She received a Wolftrap Scholarship for Performing Arts Teachers (2008-09), the Elizabeth Campbell Award for Excellence in the Arts from the American Association of University Women (2009), twenty-three Virginia Governor School Presidential Citations for Outstanding Educator (1998-2015), two Arts Teacher Recognition Awards from the Educational Theatre Association (2001), and an Outstanding Theatre Program Award from the Educational Theatre Association (2001).