Our recent Meisner one day “taster” course was a great success. We are planning another taster course soon and then a more advanced one. Watch this space for more information. In the meantime you can register your interest by emailing Rosemary Hill
The Meisner Technique is an approach to acting which was developed by the American theatre practitioner Sanford Meisner. The Meisner technique develops externally, as opposed to "Method" acting, which develops from an internal source such as emotional recall, sense of memory, etc. The focus of the Meisner approach is for the actor to "get out of his head," such that he or she is behaving instinctively to the surrounding environment. To this end, some exercises for the Meisner technique are rooted in repetition so that the words are deemed insignificant compared to the reactions. In the Meisner technique, there is a greater focus on the other actor as opposed to one's internal thoughts or feelings associated to the prescribed character.
Simon trained at Guildford School of Acting and Dance.Then in London, he spent a brief spell working backstage for the RSC at the Royalty (now the Peacock Theatre). During this period, he trained for two years with Tom Radcliffe, a direct student of Sanford Meisner’s, and the founder of the London Group Theatre. Simon gained theatre experience on the London fringe in the 1990s and also in European touring productions of plays by Shaw and Shakespeare for the New Triad and Theatre Set Up companies. He began his teaching career in Italy in 1999 for the Limelight Theatre company of Milan, before returning to London where he joined the teaching staff of the Actors Temple in 2003, teaching alongside Tom Radcliffe, Gary Condes and Mark Wakeling, co-founder of the Actors Temple. He presently teaches the Advanced Training Modules at the Actors Temple, besides teaching at Identity Drama School of Acting (IDSA) and has set up his own studio, FK Studio, with his friend and colleague Sylwia Kaczmarek