“Meisner for Cold Readings" - Presented by Robert Epstein

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“Meisner for Cold Readings" - Presented by Robert Epstein
Start: 10/31/2013 - 2:00am
End: 10/31/2013 - 4:00am

Meisner Technique is known for its ability to produce truthful, improvisational behavior, and yield compelling performances.  In this latest of his cold reading workshops, Robert continues to apply the principles of Meisner Technique to the challenges of film and TV auditions.
On-camera auditions are often difficult and intimidating.  It is difficult to do an inspiring read for a camera or disinterested reader.  And it's hard to get a good sense of the material and decide how to play a scene or character when you only have a few minutes to go over your sides.
In this workshop we will explore a technique for doing quick breakdowns of a scene and role with limited time, and a way of working off of the lines and suggestions in the script to bring the material to life, making your cold readings both fun and effective.
Robert Epstein, known as DC's resident Meisner expert, has taught his long-term program for actors, The Complete Actor's Training, for over 25 years.  Robert has performed roles on Cable & Network TV, has directed DC film & theatre projects, including Adams Morgan: The Movie, and has taught many workshops for the SAG Conservatory and the Actor's Center.

Where: SAG-AFTRA Washington-Mid Atlantic Local

When: 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30

To register for a workshop, email toni-ann.syncon@sagaftra.org with your name, phone number, email address and SAG-AFTRA member number.

Coordinator: Don Hagen