Meisner Foundation for Acting Class
This 12-week class meeting Monday's from 7-10pm, taught by the critically-acclaimed Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Pinch n Ouch Theatre, Grant McGowen, lays the foundation for powerful, organic acting on the stage and screen. As you gradually begin to trust in your creative instincts, you will soon develop the skills necessary for truthful, believable acting. McGowen's students can be seen current productions such as The Walking Dead, Vampire Diaries, 24: Legacy, Stranger Things, Halt and Catch Fire, and several others. His students also can be seen working on professional stages such as the Alliance Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, Horizon Theatre, Actors Express, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and many others. If you are serious about learning the craft of acting, this is the best place to begin.
"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
"Director Grant McGowen has gotten fine, sharp performances from all his actors, in every play. As an observer of the Atlanta theatre scene for quite awhile now, I must say that I'm excited by what Mr. McGowen and Pinch 'N' Ouch are offering to Atlanta. It appears that more and more of the city's finest actors want to work with him. Live theatre needs a sense of being on the edge, unafraid of new ideas, new plays, new actors. I think Mr. McGowen is the real deal, and I hope he sticks around."
-Atlanta InTown Paper
"McGowen's gutsy actors give naturalistic, powerhouse performances... that seems all too real... 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
"Edgy is the best word to describe Pinch N Ouch Theatre, a youthful group of dedicated actors shaking up the Atanta theatre scene since 2010. The unusual name is based on a quote from the legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner, who guided students to act truthfully. Founded and led by Grant McGowen, this troop of youthful artists lives up to Meisners standards, earning them the title of "The Hippest Theatre Company in Atlanta."
"Pinch N Ouch Theatre's Producing Artistic Director Grant McGowen teaches an intensive fourlevel approach to the Sanford Meisner acting techniqueknown for producing incredibly raw and authentic acting turns. Here, actors learn to trust their own creative instincts and develop the skills for truthful, truly vulnerable acting on stage and screen ...McGowen has ushered in an acting revolution in the Southeast with his intensive four-level Meisner Acting Immersion course.
ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Grant McGowen is the founder and Producing Artistic Director of Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre. He is an award winning and critically acclaimed teacher, director, actor, cinematographer and writer both on stage and screen. 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 last year's Philadelphia's Project 21 Film Festival and his play "Wall Street Wedding" received "Best World Premiere" by Arts Atl Staff. Grant is a graduate of the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts where he studied the Meisner Technique. He received his undergrad at Wagner College in Theatre Performance, and was taught by the legendary Acting Teacher Larry Moss - known for coaching actors such as Sutton Foster, Helen Hunt, Hilary Swank, Jim Carrey, Tobey Maguire, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Grant is incredibly passionate about acting, and he enjoys inspiring artists to work truthfully and collaboratively.
Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre (View)
195 Arizona Ave L/W1
Atlanta, GA 30307
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|