2017 Conservatory

Meisner Technique + Yat Method: A Fusion

An innovative approach to professional performance

Contemporary. Exciting. A revolutionary new training technique that challenges the boundaries of what is truthful and transformative, unfolding and developing as we explore it. For actors who want to go the distance. Would you like to join us?

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A New Era in Acting Conservatories

A training program and professional production house begins Fall 2017

Our faculty and students are actors, directors, writers and dancers who are serious about digging deeply into their crafts and are willing to go the distance. Innovative and daring, our conservatory curriculum is for devoted artists of all levels who want to move beyond the norm. We have crafted one, one-and-a-half and two year programs, depending on each student’s experience and desires. Whether early, mid or professional career, our dynamic program is geared to bring out the unexpected and visionary in us all, students and faculty. We are inclusive, inter-disciplinary, and challenged to create work that matters globally through performance.  

Our acting training begins with the question – what happens when you take one of the great American acting techniques and one of the great European acting techniques, Meisner and the Yat Work, and put them together, allowing them to support and spring off the other?

You get a fusion of two great processes. A Supermethod. An approach that requires rigor, generosity and a willingness to go beyond what you thought was possible. If you commit to coming in with that rigor and generosity, this work will take you to places you did not know existed in you. It will take you beyond what you thought was possible. That is exciting.

To schedule an interview, please contact WPC at: tom@waterfrontconservatory.com or rachael@waterfrontconservatory.com, or call our office at 323-642-0979


A 3 hour Introduction to the Fusion of The Yat Work and the Meisner Technique

Co-taught by Tom Bentley-Fisher and Rachael Adler

  • When: Friday, May 19, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, no late entry
  • Where: Waterfront Production House – 2020 Fourth St. Berkeley, CA
  • Cost: $10
  •  Register and get more information here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2952119
  • What happens when you take one of the great American acting techniques and one of the great European acting techniques, you dovetail them together and allow them to support and spring off the other? You get a fusion of two great processes. A Supermethod.  A Fusion.
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  • Please join us for a 3 hour, hands-on intro and Q+A with our Co-Artistic Directors, Tom Bentley-Fisher and Rachael Adler.
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  • You will meet Tom and Rachael, stand up and do a solid 2+ hours of work with them, experiencing the possibilities of the Fusion as you alternate between the techniques. You’ll begin to explore the Yat Work, a technique taught in Europe, Australia and Canada, but not in America, and then hear Tom speak about his approach, what he believes and where he comes from. You’ll have a chance to ask any questions you have about Meisner, the Yat Work, the Fusion, and the new Waterfront program beginning in Fall 2017. Dress in layers for easy movement and bring water, pen and paper.

 

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