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 creative instincts, you will develop the skills necessary for truthful acting on stage and screen.
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 professional showcase for Agents, Directors, and Casting Directors.
LEVEL 3: ON-CAMERA ACTING Prerequisite: Must complete Meisner Foundation. This 8 week class is devoted to acting on camera. You will practice the skills necessary 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.
LEVEL 4: ADVANCED MEISNER ACTING 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, cinematographer and writer both on stage and screen. He most recently directed Water By The Spoonful and Pizza Man at Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre. Some of his other theatre credits include: Reasons To Be Pretty, Lobby Hero, Tape, Bachelorette, Some Girl(s), Assistance, Let's Make It, Wall Street Wedding, and Speed the Plow. 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. His latest film, The Voyeur, which he wrote and directed will premiere this October at the Atlanta Independent Film Festival. Grant is a graduate of the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts where he studied the Meisner Technique and he received his undergrad at Wagner College in Theatre Performance. He also worked as a Theatrical Agent and a Casting Director in NYC. Grant teaches the Meisner Acting Classes at Pinch 'n' Ouch. He is incredibly passionate about acting and enjoys inspiring artists to work truthfully and collaboratively.
INTERESTED IN AUDITING? Email Grant@pnotheatre.org or call 404-455-1313
Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre (View)
195 Arizona Ave L/W1
Atlanta, GA 30307