Living in the Moment: a master class in the Meisner Technique
Executive Director, Pamela Moller Kareman, brings this world-class acting technique to London. This workshop is a unique opportunity to experience the Meisner Technique as it was developed by Sanford Meisner at The Neighborhood Playhouse during his fifty-six years of teaching there. Workshop participants will be guided through core exercises such as repetition. This American acting technique is designed to improve the actor’s concentration and strengthen the actor’s instrument to be both responsive and expressive within the imaginary circumstances. The Meisner technique develops a more specific, skilled, and authentic actor with an organic, spontaneous, and disciplined instrument. Adults (18+ years) with all levels of experience are welcome to register and attend.
Pamela Moller Kareman, a born and bred New Yorker, has worked in the theatre for many years as a director, producer, actor and educator. After two seasons directing and acting in a comedy group at The Manhattan Theater Club’s cabaret, she became the artistic director of New York’s Acorn Productions. During her tenure with Acorn she produced numerous shows in New York, including an acclaimed revival of JP Miller’s The Fox.
From 1997 to 2014 Ms. Kareman was the artistic director at The Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls, New York where she directed and produced over 40 successful productions. While at The Schoolhouse, Ms. Kareman nurtured new playwrights and unearthed little-known gems by renowned writers, as well as presenting some of the great American classics. A number of productions directed by Ms. Kareman were moved to Off-Broadway theatres, including Ingmar Bergman’s Nora, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, and S.N. Behrman’s Biography. During her tenure as artistic director, the New York Times recognised that the theatre “has evolved in credibility, professionalism and stature” and called it “Westchester’s sole claim to consistent professional theater.”
In 2012 Ms. Kareman succeeded Harold G. Baldridge as the Executive Director of The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and in 2014 resigned her position as Artistic Director with The Schoolhouse Theatre.
She continues to direct professionally and recent off-Broadway productions include Elaine Del Valle‘s award-winning Brownsville Bred, as well as Helen Edmondsun’s critically acclaimed The Clearing, both produced at 59E59 Theatres.