LEVEL 1: MEISNER FOUNDATION 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.
LEVEL 2: STAGE PERFORMANCE PREREQUISITE: Must complete Meisner Foundation. In this 8 week class, you will continue to learn the essentials of truthful acting and will perform in challenging stage plays. This class offers a proffessional showcase where Agents, Directors, Casting Directors are invited.
LEVEL 3: ON-CAMERA ACTING Prerequisite: Must complete Meisner Foundation. 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 and shot on location outside of class and written by our distinctive screenwriters.
LEVEL 4: MEISNER MAINTENANCE Prerequisite: Must complete levels 1-3. This monthly-rated class is for advanced actors who are truly dedicated to their work.
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 and 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
ABOUT THE TEACHER: Grant McGowen is the founder and Producing Artistic Director of Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre. He is an accomplished director, actor, and writer both on screen and stage. He was recently featured in Atlantan Magazine's "Top 20 Most Important People, Places, and Things to Watch on Atlanta's Arts Scene." He won "Best Actor" in Philadelphia's Project 21 Film Festival and his play Wall Street Wedding received "Best World Premiere of 2014" by Arts Atl Staff. Grant is a graduate of the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts where he studied the Meisner Technique and he recieved his undergrad at Wagner College in Theatre Performance. In NYC, he performed stand up regularly at The Pit, Upright Citizens Brigade, and the Comedy Cellar. He also worked as a Theatrical Agent and a Casting Director in NYC. Grant is incredibly passionate about acting and enjoys inspiring artists to work truthfully and collaboratively.
Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre (View)
195 Arizona Ave
Atlanta, GA 30307