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6 or 12-Week Advanced Scene Study Class: Method and Meisner Techniques

January 21, 2024 @ 11:00 am - June 2, 2024 @ 1:00 pm EST

Ages 12-19 | 6-Wk Winter Session: Sundays, January 21 – March 17 | 6-Wk Spring Session: Sundays, April 7 – June 2 | 11 AM – 1 PM | 6-Week Cost: 635.00 | 12-Week Cost 895.00

Payment Plans Available at Checkout, or if you need a custom plan, email us or call (212) 315-3010

Advanced Student Prerequisite: A Class Act NY’s advanced programs are for serious students who are seeking to take their skills to the next level. To enroll in this class, you must have taken classes or performed in shows at reputable institutions in the past.

Instructor: TV, Film and Broadway Actor John Patrick Hayden (FLEISHMAN’S IN TROUBLE, YOUNGER, TARTUFFE)

Take One 6-Week Session or Take All 12 Weeks! 

When you take all 12 weeks, YOU SAVE!

Students learn one or both of the techniques developed by two masters of acting: Constantin Stanislavski, and Sanford Meisner.

Respected stars who employed these techniques include legends such as Meryl Streep, Dianne Keaton, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo, Jessica Chastain, Daniel Day Lewis, and many others too numerous to mention here.

Looking to delve deeper into your work? Then, this class is for YOU! 

Through scene-work and exercises students will learn the core principles of these distinguished masters of acting.

Winter 6-Week Session Focus: Stanislavski
The father of the naturalistic theatre movement. His approach incorporates spiritual realism, emotional memory, dramatic and self-analysis and disciplined practice. The Method encourages sincere and expressive performances.

Spring 6-Week Session Focus: Meisner
Inspired by Stanislavski, the goal of the Meisner Technique is for the actor to not focus on themselves and instead concentrate on the other actors in the immediate environment. There is a greater focus on the other actor as opposed to one’s internal thoughts or feelings associated with the character.

Final Showcase(s) for Loved Ones & Talent Reps
Each 6-Week Session concludes in a short presentation of scenes from either TV, Film or Stage for loved ones and a few scouting Talent Reps.

Ages: 12-19 (Email us for an age exception)
Winter 6-Week Session Dates:
Sundays, Jan. 21; Feb. 4, 11; Mar. 3, 10, 17
(No Class Jan. 28; Feb. 18, 25)
Spring 6-Week Session Dates: Sundays, Apr. 7, 14; May 5, 12, 19; Jun. 2
(No Class April 21, April 28)
Time: 11 AM – 1 PM ET
Where: Pearl Studios NYC – 500 8th Ave., NYC
6-Week Session Cost: 635.00
12-Week Session Cost: 895.00

Payment Plans Available at Checkout, or if you need a custom plan, email us or call (212) 315-3010


Start: January 21, 2024 @ 11:00 am
End: June 2, 2024 @ 1:00 pm
Venue Name: Pearl Studios
Address: 500 8th Ave.
New York, NY, NY 10018