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Introduction to Meisner’s Method
11th June 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm¥5,000
A Workshop to Introduce Actors to the Meisner Technique
During this 2 hour class we will explore how to act moment to moment, behave instead of thinking, following impulses instead of following a scheme. We will have an introduction to Meisner’s tools to improve acting skills : Through the famous repetition exercise, we will work on listening to your partner carefully and letting yourself be changed in a heart beat. This work will also lead us to improve your emotional fluidity, and accept your instincts as gifts.
Based on the work of Sanford Meisner and Lee Strasberg among others, Lucas helps students to find their way of acting through moments of truth, reconnecting with their emotions, taking the emphasis away from self and focusing on partners on stage. He also teaches how to build characters, from identifying their primal need, to the way they walk. Being an actor is being a creator, giving script pages a soul, a body and emotions. Being an actor is making smart choices. Being an actor is believing in the unbelievable and make the audience believe with you. But, before all, being an actor is playing, having fun, and reconnecting with the inner child that you might have forgotten.
About the Instructor – Lucas Rue
Lucas studied in ESRA (Ecole Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle) in PARIS. After his graduation in 2006, he worked on more than 60 films (Short Films, Music Videos, Documentaries, TV Shows and Feature Films) as Director, Assistant Director, Director of Photography, Cameraman and Gaffer.
Lucas studied acting alongside two of the most famous acting coaches in the U.S (Bob Mc Andrew and Susan Batson). Being their assistant and cameraman for 4 years, he acquired the skills he needed to pursue his work as filmmaker. As he was continuously working on film set, Lucas had eventually the opportunity to teach in one of the most prestigious acting school in Paris, “L’Entrée des Artistes” directed by Olivier BELMONDO. As “acting on screen” teacher for this institution for more than ten years, Lucas developed and sharpened his own method of teaching acting.
In 2017, he moved to Japan to continue is work as acting coach and filmmaker.