NIDA The Meisner Technique

The Meisner Technique

For adults 18 years +

Level: Applied Techniques

Learn the fundamentals of Sandford Meisner’s famous techniques. Extend your ability to bring the spontaneity of improvisation to text and access a rich emotional life. Apply these techniques to dramatic texts for both stage and screen.

Course Components

  • Learn the fundamental exercises of the Meisner Technique.
  • Apply these techniques to in depth scene study.
  • Integrate these techniques into your personal process for rehearsal.


  • Understand the Stanislavskian lineage of the Meisner Technique.
  • Ability to use the technique for in depth scene analysis.
  • Understanding of the use of the Meisner Technique in a rehearsal process for stage & screen.

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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 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.