What we're about

This meetup group is primarily for actors and performers and for those aspiring to join the industry.

What we are about: we are about building a community of actors and performers in London that can come together to build and extend their acting skills through weekly acting exercises and performance. The acting techniques and exercises we use in the classes are based on the famous teachings of Sanford Meisner.

Every week we run drop in classes at our own studio, right on Brick Lane in Shoreditch. During these classes we do acting exercises that are designed to progressively improve specific acting skills. Aside from acting exercises we work on scenes and monologues and perform these in front of each other and with each other.

Aside from actors and performers, the group would also be useful to anyone who wants to get in touch with their emotional reality, train and gain control over their emotional instrument. Hence, they would be useful to anyone who wants to become more confident public speakers and conversationalists.

We also run yoga, meditation, English pronunciation and many other actor support and wellbeing classes. This year we will be introducing filmmaking classes. So if you are keen to get into this field, our resident cinematographers and directors run weekly classes for you to join.

Who should join: Anyone who wants to act and perform! Anyone who wants to make films. You don’t need any prior experience as an actor or filmmaker to join. The group will benefit anyone who is interested in getting in touch with their instinctive emotional self.

Throughout the year we run special classes and workshops such as Scene Analysis workshops. During these we work on scenes from famous plays, analyse what the scene is about and then act it ourselves. We also run Audition Technique classes. During these we work on specific auditioning techniques that will help you win over casting agents and managers.

From time to time we invite guest speakers from the film and theatre industry who will share with us their experiences in the field and hopefully give us insight into this very competitive world of acting and theatre.

The meetup is a great networking opportunity where you will be able to meet and collaborate with other actors and performers on projects, such as short films and theatrical productions.

Throughout the year we run community building events that will include going to theatre productions, watching films as a group and even making our own short films.

Our classes have been described in many ways: fun, funny, emotional, touching, uncomfortable, sad, edgy and frustrating - but almost never boring or dull.

So join us, and let's just act - for real.

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Drop in Acting Class: Beginners Welcome!

The Actors Door Studio

£15.00

Drop in Acting Class: Beginners Welcome! 2.5hr class WEDNESDAY 7:00-9:30 PM This is a practical weekly workshop, geared towards getting attendees to participate and to experience 'hands on' the famous acting technique we teach. If you have ever wondered what the Meisner Technique is about, this is the perfect class for you to take! WHAT IS MEISNER TECHNIQUE? In essence, the Meisner Technique is a set of practical exercises designed to progressively take the actor out of their comfort zone. This is done so that they can easily ‘inhabit the skin’ of the character they need to portray in a play or film. Meisner acting is unique; it is powerful, thrilling and exhilarating. A Meisner Technique actor can move through characters and imaginary situations to convincingly portray characters that are very much unlike their own self. FAMOUS MEISNER ACTORS Here is a small list of well known and successful Meisner actors, some of which Meisner himself trained: Sam Rockwell, Sandra Bullock, David Duchovny, Tina Fey, James Franco, Michael Shannon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Naomi Watts, Tom Cruise, Jim Carey, Christoph Waltz, James Gandolfini, Jon Voight, Dylan McDermott, Steve McQueen, Gregory Peck, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall, Lee Grant, Peter Falk, Jeff Goldblum, Grace Kelly, and Sydney Pollack. Who should take the classes: 1. Actors interested in pursuing professional careers in acting. 2. Almost anyone interested in really discovering themselves. You can take as many classes as you like! Please note: 1. We do not accept cash payments. 2. To maintain a safe environment for everybody, you must register and pay before the class. You cannot just turn up to the class without pre-booking.

Drop in Acting Class: Beginners Welcome!

The Actors Door Studio

£15.00

Drop in Acting Class: Beginners Welcome! 2.5hr class THURSDAY 2:00-4:30 PM This is a practical weekly workshop, geared towards getting attendees to participate and to experience 'hands on' the famous acting technique we teach. If you have ever wondered what the Meisner Technique is about, this is the perfect class for you to take! WHAT IS MEISNER TECHNIQUE? In essence, the Meisner Technique is a set of practical exercises designed to progressively take the actor out of their comfort zone. This is done so that they can easily ‘inhabit the skin’ of the character they need to portray in a play or film. Meisner acting is unique; it is powerful, thrilling and exhilarating. A Meisner Technique actor can move through characters and imaginary situations to convincingly portray characters that are very much unlike their own self. FAMOUS MEISNER ACTORS Here is a small list of well known and successful Meisner actors, some of which Meisner himself trained: Sam Rockwell, Sandra Bullock, Tina Fey, James Franco, Michael Shannon, David Duchovny, Michelle Pfeiffer, Naomi Watts, Tom Cruise, Jim Carey, Christoph Waltz, James Gandolfini, Jon Voight, Dylan McDermott, Steve McQueen, Gregory Peck, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall, Lee Grant, Peter Falk, Jeff Goldblum, Grace Kelly, and Sydney Pollack. Who should take the classes: 1. Actors interested in pursuing professional careers in acting. 2. Almost anyone interested in really discovering themselves. You can take as many classes as you like! Please note: 1. We do not accept cash payments. 2. To maintain a safe environment for everybody, you must register and pay before the class. You cannot just turn up to the class without pre-booking.

Drop in Acting Class: Beginners Welcome!

The Actors Door Studio

£15.00

Drop in Acting Class: Beginners Welcome! 2.5hr class SATURDAY 11:00-1:30 PM This is a practical weekly workshop, geared towards getting attendees to participate and to experience 'hands on' the famous acting technique we teach. If you have ever wondered what the Meisner Technique is about, this is the perfect class for you to take! WHAT IS MEISNER TECHNIQUE? In essence, the Meisner Technique is a set of practical exercises designed to progressively take the actor out of their comfort zone. This is done so that they can easily ‘inhabit the skin’ of the character they need to portray in a play or film. Meisner acting is unique; it is powerful, thrilling and exhilarating. A Meisner Technique actor can move through characters and imaginary situations to convincingly portray characters that are very much unlike their own self. FAMOUS MEISNER ACTORS Here is a small list of well known and successful Meisner actors, some of which Meisner himself trained: Sam Rockwell, Sandra Bullock, David Duchovny, Tina Fey, James Franco, Michael Shannon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Naomi Watts, Tom Cruise, Jim Carey, Christoph Waltz, James Gandolfini, Jon Voight, Dylan McDermott, Steve McQueen, Gregory Peck, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall, Lee Grant, Peter Falk, Jeff Goldblum, Grace Kelly, and Sydney Pollack. Who should take the classes: 1. Actors interested in pursuing professional careers in acting. 2. Almost anyone interested in really discovering themselves. You can take as many classes as you like! Please note: 1. We do not accept cash payments. 2. To maintain a safe environment for everybody, you must register and pay before the class. You cannot just turn up to the class without pre-booking.

Drop in Acting Class: Beginners Welcome!

The Actors Door Studio

£15.00

Drop in Acting Class: Beginners Welcome! 2.5hr class MONDAY 2:00-4:30 PM This is a practical weekly workshop, geared towards getting attendees to participate and to experience 'hands on' the famous acting technique we teach. If you have ever wondered what the Meisner Technique is about, this is the perfect class for you to take! WHAT IS MEISNER TECHNIQUE? In essence, the Meisner Technique is a set of practical exercises designed to progressively take the actor out of their comfort zone. This is done so that they can easily ‘inhabit the skin’ of the character they need to portray in a play or film. Meisner acting is unique; it is powerful, thrilling and exhilarating. A Meisner Technique actor can move through characters and imaginary situations to convincingly portray characters that are very much unlike their own self. FAMOUS MEISNER ACTORS Here is a small list of well known and successful Meisner actors, some of which Meisner himself trained: Sam Rockwell, Sandra Bullock, David Duchovny, Tina Fey, James Franco, Michael Shannon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Naomi Watts, Tom Cruise, Jim Carey, Christoph Waltz, James Gandolfini, Jon Voight, Dylan McDermott, Steve McQueen, Gregory Peck, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall, Lee Grant, Peter Falk, Jeff Goldblum, Grace Kelly, and Sydney Pollack. Who should take the classes: 1. Actors interested in pursuing professional careers in acting. 2. Almost anyone interested in really discovering themselves. You can take as many classes as you like! Please note: 1. We do not accept cash payments. 2. To maintain a safe environment for everybody, you must register and pay before the class. You cannot just turn up to the class without pre-booking.

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Drop in Acting Class: Beginners Welcome!

The Actors Door Studio

£15.00

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