Fundamentals of Meisner Technique

  • About this Workshop

    The focus of this 4-hour workshop is to provide actors and directors with a set of exercises to apply to their own rehearsal processes. Although not ‘pure’ Meisner, all work is rooted in Meisner’s desired “truthful behavior under imaginary circumstances.” Much of the work centers on being fully present in scene work, but we will NOT be doing 4 hours of the Repetition Exercise. Short scripts will be provided to the actors in advance of the workshop for memorizing. We will work a wide variety of exercises with and without text. Resources from the work will be shared with the ensemble at the conclusion of the workshop.

  • Who is the workshop for?

    All levels of acting experience are welcome. Actors who wish to explore the Meisner technique and use it in their art form.

Workshop Fees:


    • Out of stock

17th October 2020, Saturday, 2:00pm – 6:00pm

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  • Warmup and Ensemble Work
  • Truthful Behavior (Pretending to Search)
  • Repetition
  • Talking and Listening
  • Difficult Activities
  • Scene Work


  • Study the Meisner approach to improvisation and scene work
  • Improve rehearsal and research skills


  • Explore basic concepts of the Meisner approach to acting with a focus on creating and living in imaginary circumstances.
  • Learn to work more independently.
20% Early-Bird Discount 
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Payment Plans Available
We allow installments in 2 payments. The option to pay in installments will be available on the workshop page.

“Out of Stock” means the workshop is full. Email us at hello@hcac.sg with your Name, Email & Contact Number to request to be on the waiting list.

I have no experience in acting and I’m really shy, is this workshop for me?

Yes! This workshop is designed to be a whole lot of fun for beginners. We’ll be encouraging, but we’ll never push you further than what you’re comfortable with.

What are the classes going to be like?

The class moves fast – we’ll start with a quick introduction, some warm up activities and we’ll dive straight into our interactive games and exercises.

What will I gain from this workshop?

At the end of the workshop, you’ll have experienced the basics of acting and have discovered a little of how acting can affect and improve your personal and professional life.

Through the games and activities, you’ll also gain a boost in confidence and communication skills.

Will it be awkward if I come alone?

Absolutely not! In fact, HCAC is a great place to meet like-minded friends.

Do I have to bring anything to the classes?

As our activities and games involve movement, we’d advise wearing something comfortable.
If you’re attending the workshop after work, office wear is fine! (Note: Skirts/dresses might impede some movements)

About the Instructor

Tom Schulz

Tom directed his first play in 1977, while an undergraduate at Pomona College in Claremont, California. He has remained actively involved in theatre ever since. He worked with THECO in NYC in the early 80’s, directing the American Premiere of “The Archbishop is Here” by Peter Sattmann, which was funded by the Goethe Haus. He earned his MA (Directing) at San Francisco State University’s “Center for Experimental and Interdisciplinary Art,” where he founded “Elbows Akimbo,” a collaborative performance ensemble, and served as Artistic Director for 7 years. In 1992 he moved to Jakarta and began his work in theatre education. This is his 10th year working as the Director of the High School Theatre program at Singapore American School. Tom is also an Associate Director of the David Glass Ensemble.