Howard Meyer's Acting Program 

The Classes

Our teachers are committed to individualized attention
in a supportive environment

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2014 Summer Classes

Summer Basic Acting Technique with Rachel Jones

In this class, taught by Rachel Jones, a directing and acting member of Axial Theatre, we lay the foundation of the actor's craft with a range of exercises developed by master teachers Sanford Meisner and Lee Strasberg. The exercises help develop the actor's use of his/her senses and imagination and are practiced individually and in groups. Monologues and scenes are integrated as new exercises continue to be introduced.

July 2nd - August 6th - Wednesday Evening — 7:30-10:30 pm — 8 Sunnyside Avenue, Pleasantville

  • $245 for 6 week session

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Summer Intermediate/Advanced Technique and Scene Study with Howard Meyer

Classes begin with a relaxation practice designed to invite a sensitive awareness of the body and the promptings of the imagination. From this open and prepared place, character is extensively analyzed and explored through acts of courageous risk-taking. Prior study will be enriched through an examination of technique as applied to scenes and monologues.

July 7th - August 11th - Monday Evening —7:30-10:30pm — 8 Sunnyside Avenue, Pleasantville

  • $280 for a 6 week session

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Summer Basic Technique for Teenagers (For ages 13 to 17) with Jess Erick

We believe that the right way to start acting is to focus on learning the techniques and principles of the craft in this 6-week session beginning July 2nd and ending August 6th. We will focus on exercises which cultivate the imagination, the use of the senses, and expression of voice and body. Each student is encouraged to access their own uniqueness and point-of-view. Jess Erick fosters a creative and safe environment for these explorations..

July 2nd - August 6th - Wednesday Evening — 5:15-7:00pm— 8 Sunnyside Avenue, Pleasantville

  • $235 for a 6 week session

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2014 Fall Classes

Basic Acting Technique with Rachel Jones

In this class, taught by Rachel Jones, a directing and acting member of Axial Theatre, we lay the foundation of the actor's craft with a range of exercises developed by master teachers Sanford Meisner and Lee Strasberg. The exercises help develop the actor's use of his/her senses and imagination and are practiced individually and in groups. Monologues and scenes are integrated as new exercises continue to be introduced.

Begins September 10th - Wednesday Evening — 7:30-10:30 pm — 8 Sunnyside Avenue, Pleasantville

  • $395** for a 12 week session
  • $245 for 6 week session

**Please note this discounted price is only valid when registering for 12 weeks up front!

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Intermediate Technique and Scene Study with Rachel Jones

Classes begin with a relaxation practice designed to invite a sensitive awareness of the body and the promptings of the imagination. From this open and prepared place, character is extensively analyzed and explored through acts of courageous risk-taking. Prior study will be enriched through an examination of technique as applied to scenes and monologues.

Begins September 9th - Tuesday Evening —7:30-10:30pm — 8 Sunnyside Avenue, Pleasantville

  • $465 for a 12 week session

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Advanced Acting Technique and Scene Study with Howard Meyer

The goal of this class is to help you build on acting fundamentals already established through study or prior experience. When introducing new exercises, we place great emphasis on experimenting with the tools of acting to find an effective, personalized approach to the craft. Within this context we integrate an intensive examination of the physical life of the actor. Individual exercises are encouraged along with monologues and scenes.

Begins September 8th - Monday Evening 7-11pm — 8 Sunnyside Avenue, Pleasantville

  • $190 for a 4 week month
  • $225 for a 5 week month

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Basic Technique for Young Actors (Ages 10 to 12) with Jess Erick

In this 12-week session beginning Wednesday, September 10th, we will look at all aspects of acting for the stage, with special focus on improvisation, monologues and discovering and using your voice! You will learn how to project your voice with clarity and build confidence, skill and trust through fun improvisational exercises and pre-scripted and original monologues.

Begins September 10th - Wednesdays — 4 to 5:00 pm — 8 Sunnyside Avenue, Pleasantville

  • $385 for a 12 week session

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Basic Technique for Teenagers (For ages 13 to 17) with Jess Erick

We believe that the right way to start acting is to focus on learning the techniques and principles of the craft. In this 12-week session beginning Wednesday, September 10th, we will focus on exercises which cultivate the imagination, the use of the senses, and expression of voice and body. Each student is encouraged to access their own uniqueness and point-of-view. Jess Erick fosters a creative and safe environment for these explorations.

Begins September 10th - Wednesday Evening — 5:15-7:00pm— 8 Sunnyside Avenue, Pleasantville

  • $395 for a 12 week session

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Acting Master Class with Howard Meyer

Tuesday Evenings — 7-11pm — 8 Sunnyside Avenue, Pleasantville
Admission by audition or interview. Contact Howard Meyer.



Playwriting Workshop with Howard Meyer

Learn how to develop a play scene by scene. Students will bring in writing each week and hear their work read out loud. With the aid of in-class writing exercises and guidance for the work brought in each week, one-act plays and full lengths will develop for each playwright. Come discover your voice in a safe environment and watch what develops.

Howard Meyer's Playwriting Course

Thursday Evenings—Starts 9/13—7:30pm to 9:30pm —8 Sunnyside Avenue, Pleasantville

  • $265 for a 6 week session

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Monologue Audition Workshop with Francesco Campari

Future dates to be announced.


2014 Fall Schedule

Monday

Advanced Acting Technique and Scene Study with Howard Meyer
7:00pm to 11:00pm — 8 Sunnyside Avenue, Pleasantville

Tuesday

Acting Master Class with Howard Meyer
7:00pm to 11:00pm — 8 Sunnyside Avenue, Pleasantville

Intermediate Technique and Scene Study with Rachel Jones
7:30pm to 10:30pm — 8 Sunnyside Avenue, Pleasantville

Wednesday

Basic Acting Technique with Rachel Jones
7:30pm to 10:30pm — 8 Sunnyside Avenue, Pleasantville

Basic Technique for Young Actors with Jess Erick
4:00pm to 5:00pm — 8 Sunnyside Avenue, Pleasantville

Basic Technique for Teenagers with Jess Erick
5:15pm to 7:00pm— 8 Sunnyside Avenue, Pleasantville

Thursday

Playwriting with Howard Meyer
7:30pm to 9:30pm — 8 Sunnyside Avenue, Pleasantville



Payment Policies

Admission is rolling, payment is due in full on the first class of the month or of the session.  To secure your place in a class, you may register in advance by calling 914-286-7680.  We will then mail you a registration form, which you may return, accompanied by a 50% deposit. 

We do not offer refunds for classes you may miss due to illness or other personal reasons. However, if you miss a class, we encourage you to make it up according to the following schedule: Mr. Meyer's students may make up in Ms. Jones' Basic or Intermediate Technique class; Ms. Jones' adult students may make up in her class or Mr. Meyer's class; Ms. Erick's teenagers may make up in Ms. Jone's Basic Technique class (parents please note the Basic Technique class sometimes deals with adult issues); and Ms. Erick's Young Actors may make up in her Basic Technique For Teenager's class.

Refund/Cancellation Policy for 6 and 12-week Classes and Workshops:

If you cancel your enrollment in a class in advance of 15 days from the start date, you will receive a full refund. Beyond this point we will retain a 10% administrative fee in addition to the charges for any classes attended as follows: For 12 week enrollments, up to the fourth class. For 6 week enrollments, up to the 2nd class. Beyond these parameters, the entire course fee is non-refundable.

Refund/Cancellation Policy for On-going Classes: 
Payment is made month-to-month, and is non-refundable if you cancel your enrollment within the month.

Attendance Policy
Please try to do make-ups within 8 weeks from the missed regular class. You must be a currently enrolled student to be eligible to redeem a make-up.


Our goal is to have a classroom environment in which all of our students feel comfortable and get the most benefit from our program. If we feel any student's behavior is not in the best interest of their, or the group's learning experience, we reserve the right to discontinue their participation at our discretion.

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