NIDA Meisner Essentials

Meisner Essentials

For adults 18 years +

Level: Core Techniques

Practise the techniques made famous by Sanford Meisner for actors, directors and teachers. Through repetition exercises, imaginative preparation and action playing, learn how to be truthful and in the moment while forming strong connections between performers.

Course components

  • Practically explore and master Meisner techniques to unlock truth and meaning on the rehearsal room floor.
  • Uncover the preparation strategies required to be ‘living truth’ as a Meisner actor.
  • Create truthful characters through the effective use of impulse and imagination.


  • Truthful character creation through the application of the Meisner Technique.
  • Autonomous and confident preparation for performance
  • Achieve presence and spontaneity in performance .

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Some experience recommended

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via email or sms.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Please bring along a pen, notebook or electronic device and a bottle of water to all classes.
$385 $346.50 Limited inc GST
Meisner Essentials

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