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scott williams
2019 teaching tour


MEISNER TECHNIQUE INTENSIVES

 

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.

If you’re looking for a deeply joyful and authentic process which allows you to become fully present in your body and responsive to your partner then this is the workshop for you.
 

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
37 Swanston Street, CBD. Room 502 (Level 5, Room 2)

Cost: $750 (Early bird $650 available until 17th June)

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 (Early bird $650 available until 15th July)

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 U.S Tour, South Pacific, Matilda)
 

Scott’s Introduction to Impulse course is ideal for you if you are:

An actor who has trained previously and you’re looking for a new way to access truth with reliable technique in your work

OR

You’re a professional, working actor looking to find immediate connection with your fellow actors for tight turnaround TV/film

OR

You’re a performer looking to develop your 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 the 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

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

SOLD OUT WAITING LIST ONLY

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 the 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 (Early bird $650, available until 15th July)

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

BRIDGING THE GAP WITH TEXT

MELBOURNE

3-day intensive

This workshop is the perfect next step for actors familiar with the founding exercises of the Meisner Technique but seeking a deeper understanding of how this can influence your professional practise. The focus of the course will be on discovering how this technique transforms an actor’s work with text with particular attention given to text analysis and scene exploration.

Date: 23rd, 24th, 25th July

Time: 10am – 5pm

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

Cost: $450

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

 
 
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)

For details on Brisbane and Canberra, please email info@impulsecompanyaustralia.com

 

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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