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ACT on impulse

SCOTT WILLIAMS
MEISNER TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP

 

Our Artistic Director, Scott Williams, visits Australia annually to run his series of high demand workshops. To ensure you find out first for dates and bookings for 2019, please join our mailing list.

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Because of Scott I am a more active, open, creative and honest actor. Whether you’ve been an actor for 3 days or 30 years, you’ll never meet a teacher who loves actors more than Scott.
— John Batchelor (Red Dog, Danny Deckchair, Sea Patrol, 3010)

introduction to impulse

 

This is the perfect course if you’re looking for a complete, intense  immersion into how to live truthfully under a given set of circumstances.

The workshop will be taught by renowned International Teacher, Director and Artistic Director Scott Williams, who  studied with Sanford Meisner at the Neighbourhood Playhouse in New York and has over 40 years experience teaching this work globally. 

You will develop a practical and reliable technique that solves the immediate needs of today’s actor – connecting to your emotional truth, easy access for multiple takes and long theatrical runs and maintaining your mental and emotional wellbeing within your work.

Discover a deeply joyful, authentic process.

Learn tools to be present in your body and responsive to your partner. 

Let your acting become truthful, exciting and powerful.

Explore the Meisner technique from its foundation exercises through to text application and what it means to ‘act on impulse’.
 

Scott Williams’ teaching completely transformed and liberated me as an actor.  Prior to working with Scott I had trained with many different teachers and many different techniques.  Nothing came close to the clarity and power of Scott’s work. I walked away with a very sound technique and as a result of that, a confidence in my talent.
I developed trust in my instincts, an ability to bravely release myself into the work, to explore and discover. If you get the opportunity to learn under Scott Williams, jump at the chance!  It will be the best ever investment in your craft.
— Matt Minto (The Bad Seed, The Pride, Shortland Street, Cock)

MELBOURNE

5-day intensive

When: July 15th – 19th

Time: 10am – 5pm

Venue: The Improv Conspiracy
Annexe TBC, Melbourne, 3000

Cost: $750

A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.

SYDNEY

5-day intensive

When: August 12th - 16th

Time: 10am – 5pm

Venue: 107 Projects
107 Redfern St, Redfern 2016

Cost: $750

A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.

Working with Scott was the most stimulating and enlightening week of training I’d ever had. Scott steered my process in a whole new - and easier, simpler, honest direction.
— Marika Aubrey (Come From Away US Tour, South Pacific, Matilda)
 

Scott’s Introduction to Impulse course is ideal for:

Actors who have trained previously and are looking for a new way to access truth with reliable technique in their work.

Professional, working actors looking to find immediate connection with fellow actors for tight turnaround tv/film.

Performers looking to develop their skills in observing, responding and emotional truth.

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Advancing Impulse

MELBOURNE

5-day intensive

This 5-day intensive will go in-depth into the founding exercises of the Meisner Technique and you will experience and understand how this work transforms an actor’s work with text.

There will be a showing on the final evening of the course, open to friends, family and general public.

Previous experience with the technique is essential therefore entry is by application only.

Date: 21st, 22nd, 26th, 27th & 28th July

Time: 10am – 5pm + 6pm – 9pm Sunday 28th

Venue: Impulse Company HQ, Level 1, 328 Bridge Rd, Richmond

Cost: $750

SYDNEY

5-day intensive

This 5-day intensive will go in-depth into the founding exercises of the Meisner Technique and you will experience and understand how this work transforms an actor’s work with text.

There will be a showing on the final evening of the course, open to friends, family and general public.

Previous experience with the technique is essential therefore entry is by application only.

Date: 5th - 9th August

Time: 10am – 5pm, with an evening showing on 9th August.

Venue: 107 Projects
107 Redfern St, Redfern 2016

Cost: $750

 
I gained great benefit from Scott’s workshop. I found that I was able to get very deep into ‘the work’ in a short period of time. I found a simple yet powerful truth to my scene work and a great aliveness and truthfulness in any given moment in the scene. Scott is a very caring educator who nurtures his students and creates a respectful environment in which to learn and work. I saw him guide, inspire and nurture students to great results.
— Kate Gorman (Neighbours, Romper Stomper, Rush)
 

ABOUT SCOTT WILLIAMS

Scott Williams is London’s leading Meisner technique teacher and Artistic Director of The Impulse Company in the UK.
 
American-born, Scott is an international director and teacher. He trained with Sanford Meisner at New York’s Neighborhood Playhouse in the 1970s and relocated to London in the mid-1990s following a San Francisco-based career as a teacher, director and artistic director for Hillbarn Theatre. After his move to London and the founding of The Impulse Company, Scott has continued his multi-dimensional schedule of teaching and directing across the continents for 35 years.
 
Scott returns to Australia with his highly regarded work, rooted in his training with Sanford Meisner and William Ball, to empower and deepen the work of today’s actor.
 
You can read his extensive biography here.
 
 

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