Melbourne 2018 Meisner Modular Course Dates.

The Meisner Technique essentially trains you to live truthfully, moment to moment in a state of aliveness. What actor doesn’t want to be able to call on that with ease and freedom?

In Melbourne we currently run modular, 8 week blocks of training. Each of the modules is designed to build on the previous foundations, therefor Modules 2 & 3 are by invitation.  If you are completely new to the technique, you need to start with Module 1.  If you have previously trained in the technique, please get in touch to discuss the best options for you.

Meisner Module 1, 8 weeks: Living Truthfully.

This is the starting point for people new to the technique. Living Truthfully covers our basic, Meisner-rooted Technique, giving you a deep and experiential grounding in its analysis and exercises, focusing on  the foundation exercises – those which bring you into ‘the moment.’

Wednesday mornings, 10am – 1pm

January 31st

February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
March 7th
April 4th & 11th

PLEASE NOTE there is a break during March.



Meisner Module 2, 8 weeks: The Given Set of Circumstances.

The Given Set of Circumstances takes the Technique forward to work with ‘the givens’ of performance. This includes “investing in the realities of doing” – the heart of any actor’s work. This module will cover the independent activity and preparation aspects of the technique. 

*By invitation only – for those already experienced in the technique. If you have had previous Meisner training, please get in touch to see what we can do for you.

Monday evenings, 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Tuesday mornings, 10am – 1pm


April 16th, 23rd, 30th
May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
June 4th

April 17th, 24th
May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
June 5th

$450. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.


Meisner Module 3, 8 weeks: Meisner & Text, A State of Aliveness.

Module 3 takes your work into text, from the first reading and text analysis, through to rehearsal techniques.

Melbourne Elite Meisner drop-ins.

Drop-ins are open to anyone who has completed Module 1 & 2 with Scott Williams or Erica Chestnut. If you feel you may have equivalent training, please get in touch with Erica to discuss joining the drop-in. If you are new to us, we ask that you attend 2 drop-ins as an auditor at no cost before you jump up.

2018 DATES:


Thursday Mornings 10.30 – 12.30pm @ 328 Bridge Rd, Richmond

April 12th
May 3rd

Thursday Evening 7.30pm – 9.30pm @ 328 Bridge Rd, Richmond


March 29th
April 26th
May 31st


COST: If you’re new to Impulse, your first drop-in is FREE, after that classes are $20, payable on the day.

There is no cost to audit a class.