MEISNER LEVEL 1: FOUNDATION FOR ACTING In this 8 week class, you will learn the foundation for powerful, organic acting. As you gradually begin to trust in your unique and creative emotional instincts, you will learn how to listen and respond "truthfully under imaginary circumstances." This class will help guide you toward a successful career as an actor.
MEISNER LEVEL 2: STAGE ACTING Prerequisite: Must complete Meisner Foundation Class. In this 8 week class, you will continue to learn the techniques that are vital to truthful acting. You will apply the Meisner technique to challenging scenes and learn to work collaboratively with other actors and directors. This class showcases final scenes in front of a live audience where directors, agents, and producers are invited.
MEISNER LEVEL 3: ON-CAMERA ACTING Prerequisite: Must complete Level 1 & 2. This 8 week class is devoted to acting on camera. From TV to film, comedy to drama, you will learn the techniques to effectively execute any shot. You will learn how to build a character from the ground up and tell a story with powerful, believable acting. Students have the option to leave this class with a professional demo reel produced on a location oustide of class.
MEISNER LEVEL 4: SCREENWRITING Prerequisite Must have completed Levels 1-3. This 8 week class is devoted to screenwriting and the development of new scripts. Includes readings, special guest speakers, and more.
PRESS: "Teaching artist Grant McGowen and the hardest working man in the theatre business conducts courses into the finer points of acting, in this class he centers on the Meisner method... These actors are believable and do a good job of being vulnerable... For those of you that have a bucket list or are seeking a shift in careers, join in the fun and take a course from Pinch 'N' Ouch Theatre." -The Backstage Beat
"Grant McGowen has gotten fine, sharp performances from all his actors, in every play...Pinch 'N' Ouch continues to grow as perhaps Atlanta's finest "Off Broadway" company. We've mentioned in these pages that Mr. McGowen has a gift for attracting talent. " -Atlanta InTown Paper
"McGowen's gutsy actors give naturalistic powerhouse performances... The name, "Pinch 'N' Ouch, honors legendary acting coach Sanford Meisner, who taught that acting had to be absolute truth fully from the heart and soul... That, ultimately, could prove to be the strength of this theater group." -East Atlanta Patch
Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre (View)
1085 Ponce De Leone Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306