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6- or 12-Week Scene Study Class: Practical Aesthetics and Meisner Technique

September 22 @ 11:00 am - December 15 @ 1:00 pm EDT

1st 6-Wk Session: Sundays, Sep. 22 – Oct. 27 | 2nd 6-Wk Session: Sundays, Nov. 3 – Dec. 15 | 11 AM – 1 PM | Cost for 6-Weeks: 635.00 | Cost for 12-Weeks: 895.00

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

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

When you take all 12-Weeks, YOU SAVE!

Each 6-Week Session culminates in a Final Showcase for loved ones & scouting Talent Reps!

AGES 12-19 (scenes div by age & level; email for exception)

Playwright & Broadway, TV/Film Actor/Instructor: Lauren ‘Coco’ Cohn (FBI: MOST WANTED, MAMMA MIA!, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN)

Prerequisite: For serious students only! 

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

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

• 1st 6-Week Session Focus: Mamet’s Practical Aesthetics
David Mamet is a renowned American playwright, director, and screenwriter who has made a significant impact on the world of theatre, TV and Film. He also created an acting technique referred to as PRACTICAL AESTHETICS, which we will explore in our 1st six week session. If you struggle with overthinking or getting caught up in your own head, Mamet’s technique is a straightforward way to engage with your script and your imagination. We will study his 4 step process: The Literal, The Wants, The Essential Action and The As If.

• 2nd 6-Week Session Focus: Meisner Technique
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 material we have worked on for a few scouting Talent agents and managers.

Ages: 12 – 19 (Scenes Div By Age & Level; Contact us for an exception)

1st 6-Week Session: Sundays, Sept 22 – Oct 27* Final Showcase 

2nd 6-Week Session: Sundays, Nov 3 – Dec 15 * Final Showcase
(No Class Dec 1st)

Time: 11AM – 1PM ET

Where: Pearl Studios NYC – 500 8th Ave

6-Week Session Cost: 635.00

12-Week Session Cost: 895.00

Payment Plans will be Available at Checkout or contact us for a custom plan!


Venue Name: Pearl Studios
Address: 500 8th Ave.
New York, NY, NY 10018