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Master Class with James Brill

Apr 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Apr 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

“Acting is the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” – Sanford Meisner

Meisner Acting Technique Intensive

Developed by master acting teacher Sanford Meisner, this step-by-step approach to actor training is one of the most influential in the world.  In this ten-hour workshop taking place over the course of two days, participants will be introduced to the Meisner Acting Technique.

  • Saturday, April 29th from 10am – 5pm*
  • Sunday, April 30th from 10am – 2pm*

What to expect:

On day one, we will start with Meisner’s definition of acting.  Then, we will move onto working with the foundation of this technique, the Repetition Exercise.  This exercise establishes an authentic connection between two actors.  Eventually, additional ingredients will be brought into play which will further develop the actor’s concentration, commitment, and sense of freedom. On day two, we will carry these tools over and begin working with very basic text.
*Actors’ Equity Association rehearsal & meal breaks will be observed.

Payment & Registration:

There are two options:

  1. $125 fee includes the first day of the two-day intensive, plus materials, one light breakfast and a lunch on April 29th.
  2. $175 fee includes the full, two-day intensive plus materials, two light breakfasts, and a lunch on Saturday, April 29th.

Payments can be made in cash or with a check.  Credit cards are accepted for an additional $2 processing fee.  Payment plans are available.  A limited number of class slots are available.

To sign-up, please fill out the online registration form at the link below:
Online Registration Form

About James Brill

James Brill teaches acting on the faculty of New York’s renowned Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre where he was trained over three decades ago by legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner. Mr. Brill has appeared as an actor in theatre, film and television. He has taught acting at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA and at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. He also teaches acting at his own studio in NYC. For more information about his acting classes please visit www.jamesbrillacting.com.


For more information about this intensive or if you have any questions, please email info@purplethreads.org or call (570) 980-1452.



Apr 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Apr 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
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Purple Threads Ensemble PA
(570) 980-1452


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(570) 980-1452