Meisner Technique: Acting and Directing with Kevin Phipps
After much demand, a second class that runs on Thursday has been opened up.
Are you an actor looking to bring your performances to a whole new level of realism and authenticity? Are you a director looking to connect with your actors in a way that enables you to bring out the performances that you want.? THIS is the class for you!
Actors who have completed this course in the past with Kevin Phipps, have moved on to be cast in Hollywood projects. If you are serious about your craft, this class WORKS!
Level 1 Class Details
Dates: Thursday Evenings, July 21 - August 25 (6 Weeks)
Times: 7pm - 10pm
Cost: $150 (per 6-week class)
** This class runs 6 weeks at a time, but the entire course takes a commitment of 2 years to complete.
Need more detail before you commit? Contact Kevin Phipps directly at 623-229-6724, or visit the Roving Actor Studio website.
About the Meisner Technique
The goal of the Meisner technique has often been described as getting actors to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances. The technique emphasizes that to carry out an action truthfully on stage, it is necessary to let emotion and subtext build based on the truth of the action and on the other characters around them, rather than simply playing the action or playing the emotion.
About Kevin Phipps
Kevin is a professional Director and Assistant director with credits in LA independent feature film, music video, and high-budget national commercials. His prior work includes almost ten years graphic and digital art experience, and can be seen in such publications as X-men and GI Joe comics. His children's book "Hergbert: The Not So Scary Monster" is available online.
Dissapointed in the performances he was getting as a film director, he knew he wasn't able to communicate with the actors on their level. He took several different acting classes and found it hard to identify with the style. That is when he was introduced to Meisner by his long time friend and collaberator, Vincent Maeder. Vincent just graduated from Dvorak Studio in Los Angeles.
Meisner's approach immediately clicked and the performances in his films reached new heights. When Kevin finished the 2 year program he decided that this technique needed to be fully taught here in Arizona, not just a couple of workshops but the full program.
IFP Phoenix is extremely excited about having Kevin to come and teach this 1st Class, as part of the entire course, at IFP Phoenix.
Phoenix FIlm Foundation/IFP Phoenix
1700 N 7th Ave, Second Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
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