The Actors Centre

Meisner and Cold-Reading

WHAT IS IT? In this workshop we will look at how the Meisner-trained actor can develop their cold-reading skills.

HOW WILL IT WORK? Participants will develop their cold-reading skills for auditions by learning how to make effective and dynamic choices while still fully engaging with their partner. We will also look at how to deal with an unresponsive casting director and what to do if the reading isn’t going well. Scripts will be provided 15 minutes before the workshop starts in order for participants to practise making quick decisions (what’s just happened, how do I feel, what do I want?).

WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? This workshop will provide you with a system of what to do the moment you are handed a script, and how to respond quickly and effectively to redirection.

Participant Price: £30, Observer Price: £15.

Workshop tier: INTERMEDIATE

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Susan Bracken

Susan Bracken is an actress and director. She is co-founder of C Company, a Meisner based ensemble that has tested its work in performance over the last eight years on the London stage. She trained in the Meisner Technique at Act One Studios, Chicago. 


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