"Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art" - Constantin Stanislavski
Stanislavski Method is taught at Next Actor Studio in both Houston and Los Angeles, through scenes and exercises in order to make you, the actor, a superior performer in front of the camera and on stage.
Developed by the Russian actor, director, and producer Constantin Stanislavski (and formally called the "Stanislavski Method" in his honor) in the early decades of the 20th century, the "method" asks the actors to look into themselves to find a personal basis for the emotions required in a scene. The audience must believe that the actor actually feels the emotions in order for the performance to have resonance and power. The motivation need not come from experiencing the exact situation as the character, but can come from the "emotional memory" of the actor.
Our class works with techniques developed by Stanislavski to make an actor inspired in his performance, analytical in his preparation and real as in life. Through scenes and monologues, students are expected to achieve the desired results and understand the importance of working with the Method of Physical Action that has been the result of 40 years of Stanislavski's work.
Next Actor Studio is designed after the venerable Actors Studio in New York.
The Actors Studio, founded in 1947 by Elia Kazan, and Robert Lewis, now has three new leaders: Al Pacino, Ellen Burstyn, and Harvey Keitel. The Studio has a reputation as a forum where established actors can study the acting process in a non-commercial environment. A prime part of that process is "method" acting, an emotional approach to the craft that revolutionized modern-day theater and film. In 1951 Strasberg became artistic director of the fledgling studio, a position he would hold until his death in 1982. His students number some of America's most iconic and intense actors, including Marlon Brando, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, and Robert De Niro.
At Next Actor Studio, we work with Constantin Stanislavski's greatest gift to the world of acting. Continuing the assimilation of The Method of Physical Action, the student will be required to reach a state of being without breaking the psychophysical union.
This class is dedicated to disciplined and serious students only. Instructor : Trisha Ray
NEXT METHOD SESSION IN HOUSTON :
Tuesday, June 4 - July 2 @ 7 - 9 PM (basic)
Saturday, Jun 8 - Jul 6 @ 3 - 5 PM (intermediate)
Duration : 5 weeks | Fee $250
NEXT METHOD SESSION IN LOS ANGELES :
Saturday, Jul 13 @ 3 - 6 PM (intense)
Fee $100 Register by June 15