An exclusive one day introductory authentic lineage Meisner masterclass, with the Justin Lehmann Studio, the only studio in Australia that teaches authentic Meisner Repetition.
A special collaboration with leading Australian Meisner technician, The Justin Lehmann Studio.
The Hub is thrilled to offer an exclusive opportunity to work with one of Australia’s most respected and authentic Meisner studios, the Justin Lehmann Studio. JLS is the only school in Australia that teaches the authentic Meisner Repetition. In this special introductory one day Masterclass, Justin will take actors on a deep-dive into exploring Sanford Meisner’s world famous foundational exercise. Justin Lehmann’s teaching is faithfully inspired by the great Meisner master teacher William Esper. William Esper is internationally recognised as one of Sanford Meisner‘s most authentic protégées, having worked alongside Meisner for over 17 years.
WILLIAM ESPER ON JUSTIN LEHMANN
“Justin Lehmann is one of the most dedicated and passionate people that I have encountered in the 50 years that I’ve been teaching at The Neighborhood Playhouse, Rutgers University and the William Esper Studio. In that time, I have taught some of the most successful professionals in our field. Every time I taught him in class, I realised I had just spent time with an actor and artist of great depth. I love Justin’s work as well as anyone would who has worked with him.“
Justin’s work seeks to offer Australia a direct insight into the genius of Sanford Meisner’s groundbreaking but often misunderstood exercise. As a result of staying true to the lineage, this class offers a direct experience and understanding of the true purpose and wisdom of this work.
Justin Lehmann Studios is the only place that teaches authentic Meisner Repetition in Australia which has seen a flurry of dedicated actors pursuing their craft under the expert tutelage of Justin. The HubStudio is thrilled to offer what we consider will be the most authentic and profound Meisner workshops in Sydney.
If you are a professional actor looking to expand into a more authentic understanding of Meisner, or you are new to the Meisner craft, then this series is one of the most highly regarded courses you can do.
This course is an official collaboration with the Justin Lehmann Studio Melbourne
About The Justin Lehmann Studio
The Authentic Meisner Masterclass supports the specific Meisner Repetition process. Over many years, the Meisner Technique has proven to be a reliable, organic and healthy way to learn the craft of acting.
This introductory course focused on connecting the actor back to the original purpose and wisdom of Meisner’s famous improvisation exercise.
As you unfold in this masterclass, your experiences will become more expansive, your work more authentic and your capacity to embrace and work from yourself will be much richer. This course is for those who have a serious intention to train, and a need to grow and expand artistically.
Over the Masterclass you will;
- Learn what it means to actively listen.
- Learn how to be present.
- Learn how to work unanticipated moment to unanticipated moment.
- Learn how to work from the self truthfully.
- Learn how to work off your partner in the most productive way.
- Learn how to cultivate your actors intelligence (working from moments and not logic).
- Learn what the Repetition exercise is and what it is not.
- Learn how to give up control and come alive in your work.
- Learn how to stop watching yourself.
- Learn how to cultivate the muscle of honesty – imperative to any great performance.
“I’ve watched countless actors enter Justin’s studio and come out with a renewed sense of passion for performing. It’s very rare to find a space that manages to be both safe and supportive, as well as one that facilitates students to become the best actors they can be. Justin has cultivated that space, and he has done so by approaching his work with meticulous consideration for the unique needs of each and every student that walks through the door. I am grateful to have worked with Justin, and I would wholeheartedly recommend his studio to any actor in Melbourne.”
DAMIEN FOLEY – Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
“It was such a pleasure to have Justin come and visit us at WAAPA. He came so highly recommend from some previous WAAPA Screen Diploma graduates in Melbourne who have joined his classes and he more than measured up to all expectations. It was an exciting opportunity for us to share in Justin’s passion and great energy in continuing the legacy of his mentor the late William Esper, who I’m sure is looking down on him and proud of him continuing the teaching. Now I can say I have someone I can recommend!”
“At first, working with Justin is equal parts terrifying and exciting. Yet once you apply yourself and do the work, the experience is nothing short of liberating and empowering. Out of your head and into your heart and body; that’s where Justin takes you.”
What: 1 x Day Introductory Masterclass
Dates: Saturday 27th January 2024
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venue: Annadale Creative Arts Centre
Participants: 14 Actors maximum in each group.
Price: $220.00 incl GST
How To Pay & Instalment Option: The easiest way to pay is by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) using the bank details on the invoice (please quote the invoice number in the transfer information), or by simply clicking the ‘pay online’ link also on the invoice (bank fees apply). You will be email an invoice upon acceptance into the program. Payment is due no later than the due date stated on the invoice, however if you would like to pay in instalments please call or email the office to arrange the dates and amounts you will pay. Please note full payment of the course is due by the time the course finishes. You can start payment instalments at anytime upon receipt of the invoice.
|Session 1||Saturday 27th January 2024||9am – 5pm|
|*Please arrive at 8:45am for a 9am start|
About Justin Lehmann
Justin first graduated from the National Theatre Drama School in 1998, from where he went on to have the life-changing experience of studying under master teacher William Esper in New York City. Following this experience he was awarded a scholarship to train in the Full Time Program at 16th Street Actors Studio where he graduated in 2010.
Justin returned to New York City to continue his studies at Esper Studio at which time he also had the privilege of working with, and being mentored by Elizabeth Kemp. It was during this period he discovered a deep affinity for teaching the craft of acting, and became a ‘core’ teacher of 16th Street Actors Studio.
In 2016, Justin was offered a scholarship at Esper Studio and for a third time returned to New York to further extend and deepen his knowledge. Justin has appeared in numerous primetime Australian TV series and has toured nationally with Melbourne Theatre Company. Justin has also taught at: WAAPA, RMIT, Patrick School Of The Arts, The Reach Foundation and Tomorrow Man.
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