Authentic Lineage Meisner Technique Intensive 

w/ Jennifer Monaco 

A 3 – evening Intensive with Jennifer Monaco of The William Esper Studio NYC.

Course Outline | Course Outcomes | Session Details | Apply Now


Course Overview

For the first time, New York’s legendary William Esper Studio will be in Sydney Australia sharing the authentic lineage of Sanford Meisner’s work in a Three-Day Meisner Technique Intensive with Jennifer Monaco of The William Esper Studio NYC.

Many actors have heard of and experienced versions of the Meisner Technique – the distinction of how Jennifer Monaco is qualified to teach this work is important – Jennifer Monaco was personally trained by the late William Esper to teach his work based in the technique of Sanford Meisner. This lineage of teacher training is particularly unique in our industry, as there are only a handful of teachers in the world that have been directly trained to teach the Meisner Technique in this manner and possess the recognized authority as such to teach this work. The William Esper Studio is the sole institution qualified to maintain the integrity of this lineage and the training of actors and teachers in William Esper’s approach.

The William Esper Studio was founded in 1965. The work we do at the William Esper Studio is based on William Esper’s 17-year association with Sanford Meisner, with whom he worked in close collaboration as both a teacher and director. This high standard has been recognized throughout our industry and the William Esper Studio was ranked by the Hollywood Reporter amongst the Top 25 Drama Schools in the World.

During the workshop actors will work in groups with improvisational exercises to guide the actor to a fuller realization of self and the building of a truthful acting instrument. Through the authentic fundamentals of the Repetition Exercise this class instills basic principles of good acting, stresses the actor’s connection to their spontaneous impulses and fosters a sensitized connection to their fellow actors.

Course Outline

Through the authentic fundamentals of the Repetition Exercise this class instills basic principles of good acting, stresses the actor’s connection to their spontaneous impulses and fosters a sensitized connection to their fellow actors.

• Introduction to the direct lineage of the Meisner Technique
• Technical exercises developed by Sanford Meisner
• Active Listening
• Truthful Spontaneous Responses
• Point of View
• Authentic Personal Meaning
• Homework/Crafting – How to set yourself to come into contact
• How to create behavior
• How to work off another actor

Course Outcomes

Course Outcomes:
During the workshop actors will work in groups with improvisational exercises to guide the actor to a fuller realization of self and the building of a truthful acting instrument.

• Clarity in the authentic technical exercises of the Meisner Technique
• Contact – a vulnerable, alive and developed ability to work with other actors
• Spontaneous Acting – an understanding and experience in where to put your attention in the moment and how to act
• Behavior – how to come to a specific and authentic emotional life
• Crafting – how to do your homework
• Personal Meaning – understand how to use yourself, always, in your work

Session Details

When: 3 x 4 hour classes

Dates: Monday 19th, Wednesday 21st, Friday 23rd August

Time: 6.30pm – 10.30pm each evening.

Venue: 18 City Rd, Chippendale, NSW 2008 PLUS an additional venue TBC

Participants: 12 Maximum

Price: $372.00 incl GST (10% off for Hub Members)

Session Details

Payment Information

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About William Esper Studios & Jennifer Monaco

William Esper was trained to teach the Meisner Technique by Sanford Meisner.  This is a specific distinction, as many people teach elements of Meisner’s work, yet were never trained as teachers, they only studied the work as actors.  William Esper extended Meisner’s work and chose to train a small number of Teaching Artists as teachers of this legacy of work – of which Jennifer Monaco is one of these rare few.

Jennifer Monaco is a Teaching Artist, Acting Coach, Actor and Collaborator with a unique foundation in the Meisner Technique/William Esper Studio and a passion for working with collaborative artists to fully realise their creative self.  Jennifer Monaco has had the privilege of being trained to teach the Meisner Technique by William Esper and was honoured to spend over 6 years learning from and assisting Bill in his classroom.  As a working actor, Jennifer understands the demands of the profession and delights in the opportunities to earn a living in this art form.

Jennifer trained as an actor with Barbara Marchant under the leadership of William Esper and trained classically in London at what is now called Rutgers Conservatory at Shakespeare’s Globe.  Jennifer combines this training with years of experience as a professional actor in the US and in the UK.

While living in New York City Jennifer worked as an actress primarily in film and television.   She relocated to London, England and there had the privilege of being invited to become a member of The Factory theatre company where she worked on numerous productions under director Tim Carroll and continued to work in television and film.

Her teaching career began in London, and she taught in various schools becoming a lead acting instructor at Ealing Studios, MET Film school. Committed to the education of actors and to Sanford Meisner’s legacy, Jennifer returned to New York City and trained with William Esper and Barbara Marchant to teach The Meisner Technique. 

Jennifer teaches both First and Second Year Acting at the William Esper Studio in New York City, classes in Esper Next including Collaborative Original Storytelling and Scene Study/Technique Study, and Second Year Acting at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.  Jennifer coaches professional actors, speakers, singers, influencers and artists.  She also works alongside directors both in theatre and on camera to support the actor director relationship – collaborating with all artists to develop their work.


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