Tri-State Community School for the Arts presents the class “Meisner Mondays” as part of the Summer I Class Session, which runs May 14 through June 23. The class meets Mondays from 6:15-7:30PM with instructor Marta Fiscus. For ages 13 to adult. Cost is $85.
Sanford Meisner (1905-1997) created the “Meisner Technique” to help acting students develop the habit of “listening” and becoming “unselfconscious”. Just as the piano player practices scales and the baseball player practices swinging his bat, so must the actor practice “listening and responding” to achieve their full potential as an artist. Well-known actors who have trained using this technique include James Franco, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Bridges, Diane Keaton, and Robert Duvall. In this class, the students will practice a series of exercises that will help develop their ability to imprivise and stretch their emotional range. By practicing this “moment to moment” spontaneity with other actors', students will learn to “live truthfully under imaginary circumstances”. This class is fun, energizing, thought-provoking, and will change the way you see yourself and the world around you. No experience is necessary.
Scholarships are available on a need basis. If you are interested, don't let cost be an issue. We want you in our programs. Please call us at 301-876-1562 for more information. Get involved and get creative! Funding is awarded to students based on income and scholarship availability. In the event you do not receive a scholarship, we can offer you an installment plan. Scholarship applications are due May 9 for the Summer I session. Get involved and get creative!
Registration begins Monday April 30, 2012. For more information on classes, or to register online, visit www.tristatearts.com. Tri-State Community School for the Arts is located 115 Baltimore Street in Downtown Cumberland (in the mezzanine above Hobby’s Plus).
Donors & Supporters
Thank you to our donors and supporters- The Allegany Arts Council, Allegany College, The Bon-Ton, Chessie Federal Credit Union, the Community Trust Foundation, Cranberryjade Services, Dante's, DelFest, LLC, First People's Community Federal Credit Union, Front and Centre Stage Productions, Hare & Walsh, PC, the Maryland State Arts Council, Music at Penn Alps, PNC Bank, and the Western Maryland Jaycees.
Did you know that the arts are a critical component to a complete education and are proven to increase student academic achievement? Research has found that organizations that center activities around the arts enable the youth who attend their programs to improve their academic standing, increase their abilities in self-assessment and motivation, and raise their sense of the importance of planning and working for a positive future for themselves and their communities. At Tri-State Community School for the Arts, we believe that our students are capable of having a positive impact on our community, and we seek to empower them through creative and positive thinking skills, and by allowing them opportunities to shine through acting, music, and painting.
Tri-State Community School for the Arts- Nurturing the creative spirit in our community.