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To schedule an interview and register for the upcoming class - PRINCIPLES OF ACTING -

An Introduction to Meisner,

please call Jill at 907-250-3633. 

Class sizes are limited.

Private coaching available.

INTRO TO MEISNER - An introduction to the Sanford Meisner approach to beginning acting technique. Twenty acting classes (two 3-hour classes per week) are conducted in a 12-week session. In this class the actor works to learn and apply fundamental acting principles through a step-by-step progression of exercises that develop his/her ability to work organically, and to create truthful and expressive behavior in acting.  Although this class serves as a beginner acting class, it is for all levels of acting, from beginner to the well seasoned actor.

Class Size & Commitment -  12-20 highly committed students per class. Full commitment at all classes & some out of class rehearsal is required.

AUDITIONING! HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT MATERIAL AND PREPARE FOR AN AUDITION -A two-part workshop for two-weekends. Audition technique, choosing audition material, the difference between auditioning for film and stage, speech and diction and relaxation techniques. Classes are 4 hours each weekend, and group & individual time will be given to all.

Class Size & Commitment - 12-15 students, beginning and advanced. Some outside of class required for research and memorization. Class will be filmed both weekends and will have videotape available at end of session.

PRIVATE COACHING AVAILABLE - Jill will gladly work with individuals for upcoming auditions, performances, or just for regular work on speech/diction, building confidence, character work, focus, physical relaxation on stage, and more. Coaching sessions are 1/2 hour or 1 hour, 1-2 times a week, depending on need and objectives of student.

Current & Upcoming Classes

All group classes are cancelled due to Covid 19 restrictions. Please check here regularly for new classes as we open up again. Call Jill for private coaching now!

Principles of Acting - An Introduction to Meisner

* Intro to Meisner (A three month class that meets twice weekly)

* Auditioning! How to choose material and prepare for an audition! (A two-part weekend class)

* Private Coaching available year round. Call to set up an appointment.

Jill Bess

An exciting new acting studio for actors

ages 18 and up!

Acting Classes with Jill Bess