The Meisner Intensive


“Acting in a scene is like paddling a canoe from a pebbly beach on to the river, the writer builds the canoe, and the actor provides the river. The river is the actor’s thoughts and emotions.” –Sanford Meisner

In this class we delve into the foundations of the Meisner Technique exploring the fundamental principles of the emotional preparation, focusing on the other person, receiving and discovering our impulses. Students will learn to embody Meisner’s philosophy that an ounce of behaviour is worth a pound of words while digging into the concept that acting is “living truthfully under the given imaginary circumstances”. Implementing these crucial techniques will allow the student to give voice to the moment-to-moment connection of the work. Students will participate in Meisner’s two seminal exercises; the word repetition and improvisation. This course is a great starting ground for any new Meisner student and a solid refresher for returning students who wish to reconnect with the foundations of the work.

Stacie Harrison

A graduate of the BFA program at the University of Calgary, is a director, actor, producer and acting instructor with over 25 years of experience. Stacie was a Primary Instructor at Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio in Calgary for 20 years and has taught countless students throughout Alberta and BC. She is the co-founder of Any Road Productions and was the founder and Artistic Director of Shakespeare in the Valley in Cochrane, Alberta.

Stacie’s Film & Television credits include ‘Damnation’ (USA Network), ‘Wynonna Earp’ (Syfy), ‘Heartland’ (CBC/NETFLIX), ‘Jann’ (CTV) and ‘A Bridesmaid in Love’ (Reel One Entertainment). Some of her favorite credits include the upcoming feature film ‘Faultline’, The Convos Show (Convos with my 2 Year Old), ‘Marlene’, the Telus Original series ‘Realization’, ‘Who Is Riley Oakes’, ‘The Great Fear’, ‘Dryland’ and ‘My Misspent Youth’ (w/ award-winning filmmaker, Cam Christiansen/Anlanda).

With an extensive directing & assistant directing resume, Stacie has done countless productions with well-known theatre companies like Vertigo Theatre, Lunchbox Theatre, New West Theatre, Theatre Calgary, FUSE TC, The Shakespeare Company, Dark Forest Theatre, and Seraph Theatre.

The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers recently awarded Stacie the first inaugural ‘Stinger Award’ for Best Actress for ‘Faultline’.


“Stacie’s Meisner class has revolutionized my approach to character work, scene study and even auditions. I have learnt so much about following impulses, taking risks and trusting my fellow actors, all in a safe and encouraging atmosphere. Stacie’s years of experience and positive approach have made this such a refreshing class for me. I highly recommend it!” – Karrie Drake

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Dates: July 23rd – 26th 2024
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Participants: 10
Fees: $275 GST included – per person
Where: Suite 216, 1118 Homer Street, Vancouver. Safety protocols in place.
Ample parking on Richards between Helmcken and Davie.
$1/hour with a 3 hour maximum

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Cancellation policy:
There will be no make up classes.

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