Education

Classes taught by Artists Rep Staff & Resident Artists

Meisner Technique with Resident Artist Chris Harder

ChrisHarder 

Intermediate Meisner Technique with Resident Artist Chris Harder

Monday Evenings - 6 class series

February 13, 20, 27 & March 6, 13, 20
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Meisner Class Description:
This is an adult class for actors with a background in Meisner technique.  We’ll focus on developing and expanding the actor’s instrument through the exploration of imaginary circumstances.  We’ll explore how to “emotionally prepare” and practice “coming to the door” under extreme circumstances. We’ll play with the dynamics of imaginary relationships and how to make specific choices that motivate action.  Beginning students may be placed on a wait list. Space is limited to 12 students.

To learn more or to register contact Chris Harder click HERE.

For more information about Chris click HERE.

Acting Classes with Artists Rep Resident Artist Michael Mendelson

 MichaelMendelson

ACTING CLASS: SCENE STUDY

This is an ongoing class with a minimum 10 week initial commitment for new students. 

CLASS IS HELD AT ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATRE, 1515 SW MORRISON ST., PORTLAND,
OR. 97205.

DATES/TIMES
Monday Evenings 6:30-9:30pm
Material may be contemporary or American classic 

PRICING: 

Class fee $200/month pro-rated to first class of the mo.
PATA Member 10% Discount on 1st full month-fee due in full.
10-12 students

CLASS INFORMATION 

This is a process class for the intermediate to advanced actor. 

It's a nuts-and-bolts look at scene study focusing on relationship, moment-to-moment specificity, spacial relationship, needs/wants, intentions, always working organically and authentically off your partner with special attention paid to the given imaginary circumstances. We will spend time working toward a visceral "impulse-response." 

This is a class for the actor who possesses more than a basic understanding of the craft, an actor who is wanting to be challenged and pushed, an actor who has hit a wall in their process and wants to break through.

To enroll in class or if you have any questions, please contact Michael at mvmendelson1@gmail.com

To learn more about Michael click HERE.

RECOMMENDATIONS

"I began working with Michael one-on-one 7 months ago (after a rather long acting hiatus) and was struck immediately how in just one hour he was able to gracefully, but clearly pinpoint my weaknesses. There was no sugar-coating and I appreciated that! I knew that we could get down to business and work. And through these months training with him, I realize that I am a completely different actor than I was 10 years ago. Michael has been instrumental in my breaking old habits and developing a repertoire of new monologues. Through his coaching and scene study classes, I have gained confidence and awareness, technique and nuance, and have begun to book work again. I am beyond grateful to call him a mentor." 
- Briana Ratterman 

"I have been in class for approximately 2 months. I am so grateful to him for his incredible insight into every student, speaking to them in ways they can understand so that they can follow through. He's able to capture everything we need to know in order to be excellent in our craft. While studying with him I booked three acting jobs. Two for Stage and one for Television. I really give him credit for giving me the confidence during the auditioning process in order for me to get the call saying, "you booked it". Thank you Michael. Thank you."
- Sharonlee McLean

"In this scene study class, I was challenged in ways that I hadn’t realized I needed. With Michael's help I was able to step outside of my comfort zone and stretch myself as an actor.  He creates a safe space in which to delve into the emotional life of character work. Drawing from his own experience as an actor, Michael gives his students the tools and skills to hold their own in the professional world of theatre and film."
- Foss Curtis

"Studying with Michael helped me break through some self-imposed barriers that had been hindering me as an actor for quite a while. His class challenged, frustrated, and pushed me *this* much farther than I thought I could go- it renewed my self-confidence. Michael rarely tells you want you hear, but always tells you what you need to hear, to help you grow. He does this mindfully, respectfully, and often with a wicked sense of humor. Working with Michael, I started consistently getting callbacks, and I booked three acting jobs with companies I highly respect and am excited to work for. I can’t recommend his class highly enough."
- Crystal Ann Munoz