Acting Workshop

Acting Workshop: The Meisner Technique
By Dean Lundquist
The Substation, 2nd floor classroom
Admission: Contact / 9825 0765
Course Fees: $450 (10% early bird discount if you sign up one month before the start of the class)

“Acting is the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” —Sanford Meisner

Award-winning writer, director and actor Dean Lundquist leads this five-week workshop on “the theatre’s best kept secret” — the Meisner Technique.

Students of Meisner’s technique include actors, directors and writers such as Alec Baldwin, Jeff Bridges, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Tina Fey, Bob Fosse, James Gandolfini, Jeff Goldblum, Grace Kelly, David Mamet, Dylan McDermott, Steve McQueen, Christopher Meloni, Arthur Miller, Gregory Peck, Sandra Bullock, Sydney Pollack and John Voight to name a few.

In this workshop participants will learn Meisner’s theory of acting while developing a solid craft. Participants can look forward to becoming freer and more spontaneous by mastering a set of acting tools designed to serve them for a lifetime. This introductory workshop is appropriate for beginners or working professionals.   As the name implies, actors will experience series of exercises designed by master acting teacher Sanford Meisner in order to lay the foundation for further work. These fun and interesting exercises address the major problems that prevent actors from living truthfully under imaginary circumstances.

This class is intended for adults 18 years of age or older

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Dates: 31 January - 2 March 2017


Dean Lundquist is an award-winning writer, director, actor and instructor. He holds dual Masters degrees in Playwriting from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts and Directing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Additionally, he underwent actor training at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.  He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.  Dean’s plays have been performed throughout the English-speaking world.  He is the artistic director and founder of Asylum Theatre Ltd. He teaches locally at Lasalle College of the Arts and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.