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Meisner Taster Class
The Laboratory Theater of Florida
Fort Myers, FL
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Meisner Taster Class
This is a 3-hour introductory session of the Meisner technique, offering a sample of the most complete and systemic acting courses in the western world. Taught by none other than the founder of Meisner International, New York director, actor, and Sanford Meisner alum Steven Ditmyer. The full  Meisner Level One course, which culminates in a Meisner Level One certification, will be offered Feb 1, 2, 8, 9. Please register by calling our box office at 239.218.0481. The taster and the course are for actors aged 18 and up; all experience levels welcome from beginners to experienced.

STEVEN IS AN ACTOR, DIRECTOR AND ACTING TEACHER WHO STUDIED WITH SANFORD MEISNER, UTA HAGEN, AND ZOE CALDWELL. HE IS A GRADUATE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYHOUSE SCHOOL OF THE THEATRE IN NEW YORK CITY WHERE HE LATER WAS INVITED TO TRAIN AS A TEACHER OF THE MEISNER TECHNIQUE.

IN ADDITION TO BEING A GUEST TEACHER AND DIRECTOR AT THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS IN NEW YORK CITY HE IS THE FOUNDER OF MEISNER INTERNATIONAL CURRENTLY TEACHING WORKSHOPS IN NEW YORK, LONDON, AMSTERDAM, PARIS, ROME, BERLIN, VIENNA, HELSINKI, WARSAW, VILNIUS, TALLINN, RIO DE JANEIRO, SAO PAULO, QUITO, GUAYAQUIL AND BOGOTA WITH NEW WORKSHOPS STARTING NEXT YEAR IN BUENOS AIRES, CHINA, AND RUSSIA.

AS AN ACTOR, STEVEN WORKED WITH MANY GREAT ARTISTS SUCH AS AL PACINO, ARTHUR MILLER, TONY RANDALL, RON RIFKIN, SAM WATERSTON, DIANE WIEST, BLYTHE DANNER AND MORE.

AS A DIRECTOR, HE DIRECTED THE OFF THE PAGE READING SERIES FOR TONY RANDALLS NATIONAL ACTORS THEATRE IN NYC (2005-2008) WITH SUCH NOTABLE PRODUCTIONS AS THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA WITH ALEC BALDWIN, GOLF WITH ALAN SHEPARD WITH JACK KLUGMAN, CHARLES DURNING, LEN CARIOU AND JOHN CULLUM AND LADIES IN RETIREMENT WITH ROSEMARRY HARRIS AND MARIAN SELDES.  HE HAS DIRECTED MANY PRODUCTIONS IN NEW YORK WORKING WITH SUCH NOTABLE PLAYWRIGHTS AS ROBERT ASKINS, JAMES MCCLURE, BRUCE JAY FRIEDMAN, ALBERT BERMEL, JACK GILHOOLEY, GAIL SHEEHY AND WITH NOTABLE ACTORS AS MARIAN SELDES, BRIAN MURRAY, DANA IVEY, JOHN PANKOW, RICHARD BEY, BRIAN GERAGHTY AND MANY MORE. STEVEN WAS THE CO-DIRECTOR OF THE WORKSHOP AT THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYHOUSE (1999-2003) WHERE HE DIRECTED OVER 20 NEW PLAYS AND WAS THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE COMPANY IN NAPLES, FLORIDA (2003-2005) WHERE HE DIRECTED THE SYRINGA TREE WHICH RAN FOR TWO SEASONS. HE WAS A FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF THE A-TRAIN PLAYS IN NYC (WRITTEN AND PERFORMED IN 24 HOURS) WHERE HE DIRECTED THE CASSEROLES OF FAR ROCKAWAY BY SETH BAUER  WINNER OF THE 2004 SAMUEL FRENCH FESTIVAL. STEVEN WILL BE DIRECTING HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE BY SARAH RUHL AT THE LABORATORY THEATER OF FLORIDA OPENING FEBRUARY 21, 2019.

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The Laboratory Theater of Florida (View)
1634 Woodford Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
United States

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Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Education > Classes
Education > Workshops
Other > Charity

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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