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San Francisco-Northern California Local Conservatory Presents The Meisner Technique with Rachael Adler

This workshop serves as ongoing practice or, if necessary, an introduction to the Meisner Technique of Acting. Seasoned actors will be provided tools that, when implemented, will deepen the moment-to-moment “truthfulness” in performance, create deep emotional connection to challenging text and bring powerful improvisational skills to text work. This workshop utilizes exercises Meisner developed to free the actor to “live truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” This work deeply cultivates and develops the actors’ instincts, concentration and imagination.

When: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28       

Where: Waterfront Playhouse & Conservatory
2020 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

RSVP: To RSVP, email Vicki Balich at Please include your name, phone number and union membership I.D. number.

  • Participants will be randomly selected from those who respond, with preference being given to those who have not attended Conservatory events in the past 3 months.
  • As a courtesy to members on the waiting list, if you have reserved a space in this workshop and cannot attend, please cancel your reservation by Wednesday, Jan. 25. Failure to do so may result in the inability to attend future workshops.
  • If you arrive late, it is up to the discretion of the teacher as to whether or not you will be admitted.
  • There is no charge for this event.

Class Size: 15 participants

Rachael Adler is a Waterfront Playhouse & Conservatory's Master Meisner teacher. Following her studies with Larry Moss in NY, she was referred by him to study with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. After attended the Neighborhood Playhouse, she was accepted into the Neighborhood Playhouse Teacher Training Program and received her certification to teach the Meisner Technique in 1999. A master teacher of the Meisner Technique, Rachael has taught over 30 years, most recently in the Bay Area at A.C.T., privately at her studio, the Waterfront Conservatory in Berkeley and yearly Master classes at Meisner España in Barcelona.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through April 30, 2017) for admittance. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.