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Free One-Day Meisner Workshop

        "To be an interesting actor - hell, to be an interesting human being - you must be authentic, and for you to be authentic you must embrace who you really are, warts and all."

                                                                                                                   -Sanford Meisner

      Authenticity is an essential tool for any actor, but one especially necessary when you work in Chicago. Meisner Technique teaches the actor how to live in the moment and to respond truly, deeply, spontaneously. It is not for the faint-of-heart - Meisner Technique is an emotionally demanding series of interdependent exercises designed to get you out of your head and into your honest and instinctive responses.

      This free one-day workshop will introduce you to the basics of Meisner technique, showing you how you can utilize it as you move forward with your training.

When: Sunday, April 2nd
Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm

To register, give us a call at 773-645-0222
or just click the link below.


Because space is limited, there is a $10.00 deposit required to reserve a space in this class.  Attendees will be refunded this deposit when they come to the workshop.

Allison Asher

Allison Asher Instructor

A teacher and coach for nearly a decade, Allison has trained and performed at theatres and schools from San Francisco to Moscow. Her students have appeared on Chicago Fire, The Vampire Diaries, Sons of Anarchy, and at such theatres as Steppenwolf and the Guthrie.

Allison specializes in teaching Meisner Technique. She is a "third-generation" Meisner teacher, having studied and teacher trained under Kathryn Gately, who herself trained directly with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse and under William Esper at Rutgers University.

She received her MFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University, and spent a summer in Russia at the Moscow Art Theatre studying Chekhov, Stanislavsky, and ballet. She has also trained at the Stella Adler Studio in New York, the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and iO and Second City in Chicago.

Regional and local acting credits are with Peterborough Players (New Hampshire), City Lights Theatre Company and the Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival (California), and with Idle Muse and Akvavit Theatre here in Chicago, among others.

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