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Introductory Workshop: The Strasberg Method
June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm¥5,000
Jim O’Connor brings method acting to Tokyo.
Join New York City’s Jim O’Connor for a weekend workshop as he introduces method acting and sense memory as developed by Lee Strasberg. Learn the basic technique used to privately unlock your treasure chest of emotions and meet the demands of the play. Comfortable clothing and an open, honest willingness is all you need.
Jim studied privately with Gary Swanson, a first generation pupil of Lee Strasberg and lifetime member of The Actor’s Studio.
Sense memory, the backbone of method acting, allows the actor to meet the emotional demands of the character and illuminate the play. Living truthfully under imaginary circumstances requires a profound understanding of oneself, courageous discipline and a training of the senses. Only in this way can we bring real life to the stage when imagination alone is insufficient.
Method acting training develops the tools needed to privately access the actor’s reservoir of emotions thus clearing a path for transformative expression and dissolution of self consciousness.
About Jim O’Connor
Jim O’Connor received his bachelor of fine arts degree in acting from the University of Rhode Island, USA, where he studied the Meisner method. After working in regional theater under the guidance of Tony award winning Director, Adrian Hall, Jim relocated to New York City where his career shifted to daytime soap operas, episodic television and Emmy award winning national network commercials. Thereafter, Jim explored the growing trend as a television host with his own shows on the USA network amongst others. Throughout his pursuits, Jim steadily trained with Gary Swanson, a first generation acting pupil of Lee Strasberg and lifetime member of The Actor’s Studio. Jim enjoys teaching the knowledge he has been fortunate enough to obtain and now looks forward to sharing the same with Tokyo performing artists.