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LEARNING TO LISTEN THE MEISNER WAY
THE ELEMENTS OF CHARACTER
FINDING MY WAY BACK
IT'S A JUGGLING ACT
 
 
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Alan Gordon StudioCLASSES

I can’t stress enough the importance of taking the “polite routine” out of your work. You gain nothing by holding back. Follow your impulses. Your body doesn’t rationalize, it reacts.  Emmy doesn’t let David hesitate and he returns the favor. “Good actors are generous actors.”

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Alan Gordon StudioSTUDENT NEWS

Germar Gardner was cast in the role of ‘Ethridge’ in “Happy Madison”, directed by Robert Smigel, due out in 2018 / booked a commercial for Ben Gay, currently streaming on Netflix / booked a principal role in “The Meyerowitz Stories”, starring Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Adam Sandler, and Ben Stiller. (more)

Livingston Steele was cast in the lead role of ‘Conscious’ in the play of the same name by writer Kim Singleton... (more)


Alan Gordon Studio TESTIMONIALS

Germar Gardner"I wouldn't have been able to take the steps I have in my career without the help of my teacher and coach Alan Gordon, who actually helped me prepare for my role in ‪'Standing 8'‬. From time to time I get asked by those interested in pursuing the actors path, where do you start? For me, it began with the Meisner Technique in Alan's class. Check him out... (more)


Alan Gordon StudioCLASSES

Scene Tip 2: A “beat change” is a change in emotion that is caused by an action. You don’t discover the change by “thinking” about it. The “beat change” is intuited. Find out why it changed. What did the other person do to you that caused the change? Remember: we find the meanings through our bodies. Not through our heads. Acting is doing, not thinking. ‘Shrevie’ (Daniel Stern) admonishes wife ‘Beth’ (Ellen Barkin) for touching his records in Barry Levinson’s “Diner”. The “pinch” provokes the change in action and emotion.

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Alan Gordon StudioSTUDIO NEWS

The Alan Gordon Studio is proud to announce the arrival of three new students; Neftali Boyer, Nia Angelique Ferguson, and Katherine Horton. Their Meisner education with teacher Alan Gordon has begun as they join these ongoing classes for our 2017 schedule!

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Neftali Boyer
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Nia Angelique Ferguson
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Katherine Horton
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Alan Gordon StudioSTUDENT NEWS

Maris Karchin played the role of ‘Female Narrator’ in Moto Osada’s “Four Nights Of Dream” at the Japan Society of NY and Tokyo Bunka Kaikan... (more)

John Petrizzi will be playing the role of “Toro Anderson in the short film “Snowflake”’... (more)

Ivan Goris booked a role on Madam Secretary as a "Federale"... (more)


Alan Gordon Studio TESTIMONIALS

Roeshawn Hunter After attending countless workshops and classes in search of a great Meisner class, I found one when I met Alan Gordon. From the first day - I learned much about the acting technique - including the history, successful actors who use it and the exercises associated with it. Alan's humor and patience creates a great aura and class environment. He teaches with passion and guides you through each exercise until you gain the confidence to move to the next step. He is by far one of the best teachers that I've ever worked with... (more)


VIDEO : INTERVIEW

Jerry Liu Films | INFP Stories : I talk to Meisner method acting teacher Alan Gordon, based out of New York City. I took a sampler class with him in 2014, and it was a lot of fun. I wanted to bring him onto this channel to talk more about the craft of acting. We also talk about classic actors like Marlon Brando. Enjoy this conversation. Let us know what you want us to talk about next time!


Alan Gordon Studio TESTIMONIALS

Marisa Karchin I can’t recommend Alan Gordon Studio enough. I am an opera singer, and I came to Alan’s class hoping to develop a foundational acting technique. His Meisner Technique class surpassed my expectations, and I’m so happy to have found such a caring, knowledgeable, and motivating mentor. While the other acting classes I had taken in New York City offered tricks and quick fixes, Alan’s course provides a clear, methodical and organic approach to acting. His realization of the repetition exercise teaches you to be fully present and to react instinctively and vulnerably; to... (more)


Alan Gordon StudioSTUDENT NEWS

Ivan Goris : will be appearing as 'Felipe' in "House Of Charity", directed by Andre F. Degas and presented by the Theater For The New City... (more)

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Alan Gordon Studio TESTIMONIALS

Mike DeBlis The environment he creates in his classrooms fosters learning. Mistakes are part of the journey and he makes it possible for everyone to grow and learn from our mistakes. His teaches with a precision that encourages freedom of expression. The discipline he provides allows us to spread our wings and fly. I have experienced this type of freedom in any class I have attended Working with Alan has been transformative. Every class opens your heart and taps into your instinctive, unfiltered responses... (more)


Alan Gordon Studio TESTIMONIALS

David Kilgannon When I first began studying the Meisner Technique with Alan towards the end of 2016 I had zero prior acting experience. Didn't have acting contacts and pretty much felt like an imposter. Studying with Alan, I have progressed through several Meisner stages and at this point I have seen evidence that the technique will work even for me. Alan gives pointed feedback in a manner that is supportive and allows for greater risk-taking and subsequent learning. My experience has been fantastic and I highly recommend studying with him... (more)


Alan Gordon StudioSTUDIO NEWS

The Alan Gordon Studio is proud to announce the arrival of four new students; Ginnine Cocuzza, Julian Mileta, Romie Acosta, and Orlando Leon. They have begun their Meisner education with teacher Alan Gordon and we are extremely excited to have them join these ongoing classes for our 2017 schedule!

For those interested in auditing a class email Alan Gordon here -> EMAIL

Ginnine Cocuzza
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Romie Decosta
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Orlando Leon
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Alan Gordon StudioSTUDENT NEWS

Annemarie Hagenaars : Will be reading two roles in The Playwrights Theatre Of East Hamptons stage reading of Robert Karmon's, "The Resettlement Of Isaac", directed by Robert Kalfin. The reading will take place August 22, 2017... (more)


Alan Gordon StudioWORKSHOP FEEDBACK

"Thank you for an amazing workshop on breaking down the script. I found it fascinating. This was a new way of experiencing a script and it showed the connection between the practice of Meisner's technique and nuts-and-bolts application. Thank you for the invitation." ~ David Kilgannon

"Alan was so affirming. On the 2 hour bus ride home I thought about the class the whole time. I look for to studying with Alan in the future." ~ Elaine Maggiore

"I truly enjoyed the workshop and look forward to working with you in the future." ~ Alexander Pineiro (more)


Alan Gordon Studio TESTIMONIALS

Ivan Goris What can I say that I have not said about Alan Gordon Studio. When I first spoke to Alan about taking his class, the first thing I said was, "I need you to be honest with me and not blow smoke up my ass. I want to be a better actor." His response, "I never resort to false praise. You will always get truthful feedback from me." He never let me down. Alan is an actor's encyclopedia. I mean I'm a guy who grew up in the Projects of NYC, and I didn't know the difference between emoting and living truthfully, and thanks to Alan I know the difference and I rely on the instincts I developed while studying with him... (more)


Alan Gordon StudioSTUDENT NEWS

Michael Barbieri (Movie Review For Spider-Man : Homecoming) The reality is, not every superhero movie needs world-threatening stakes. The main thrust of the story revolves around a series of heists and low-level transactions. By keeping the story of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” relatively low-key — there are no giant lasers shooting into the sky at any point, which feels like a breath of fresh air... (more) (Full Review Here)


Alan Gordon StudioTESTIMONIALS

Annemarie Hagenaars "Dear NYC actors, If you are looking for exceptional training with a knowledgeable, experienced, personable teacher I highly recommend Alan Gordon, the owner of Alan Gordon Studio. Alan specializes in the Meisner Technique, scene study and audition technique. He also provides private coaching that is invaluable for auditions. In the several years I have been working with him he has helped me to develop my skills tremendously. He always... (more)


Alan Gordon StudioSTUDENT NEWS

Lou Martini has just been cast as a series regular in the TV pilot, SOBER. Lou has also been named best actor in a leading role in The Manhattan Theatre Festival for his outstanding work in CENTENNIAL CASTING... (more)


Alan Gordon StudioSTUDIO NEWS

"Of course we want to get paid for what we do. But part of being a good teacher is making myself available outside of the classroom. Sharing knowledge isn't always about dollars a scents. I have a good feel for people that are genuine and those that are looking for freebie. My students are honorable people that never take advantage of my generosity" ~ Alan Gordon

The first question David Kilgannon asked me in his first Meisner class was, "Does everyone get as nervous as I am?" I assured him he was not alone. I recounted my first acting class when I was so nervous I was literally talking to myself on the street. I told David, "you're nervous because you care." Since that day David has grown in leaps and bounds. He "listens" and lets his body do the talking. It is my sincere pleasure to be able to witness his growth from day one.

Enya Mommsen has done such a wonderful job progressing in every stage of the "repetition" exercises. Her fellow students love working with her because they know she is going to respond from her gut at all times. Every time she works she gives the polite routine the heave-ho and that keeps her partners on their toes.

When Jesse Gruberg started with me he learned quickly that the "repetition" exercises are demanding. To his credit Jesse hung in despite the difficulties and little by little he is gaining an understanding of the importance of "listening" and not "trying" to make something happen. He's got moxie and his hard work is paying off as he's beginning to land roles. I'm proud of his accomplishments.


Alan GordonSTUDENT NEWS

My dear friend and student Lloyd Goodman has lost his fight with cancer. True to form, Lloyd smiled to the end, never losing hope. Lloyd was loved by everyone that had the good fortune to have known him. His passions in life were his family and acting. Lloyd never did anything half-way. He gave all of himself to everything he did. I will always love him and he will always be in my thoughts. I miss him already and I will honor his memory by living my life to the fullest and never back down from a challenge. May my dear friend rest in everlasting peace.





Alan Gordon


Alan Gordon StudioWORKSHOP FEEDBACK

"I learned so much from the anecdotes that Alan told and the examples he gave of actual director to actor interaction. I felt involved throughout the evening." ~ Audrey Lane


"Alan has a keen insight of the technique and the business. He brings humor to the occasion and that makes learning a pleasure. Thank you Alan for a fun evening filled with insight." ~ Nicole Whitfield (more)


Alan Gordon Studio STUDENT NEWS

Audrey Taylor Lane had a wonderful private coaching session with Alan Gordon. She is warm, sensitive, open and hungry for knowledge. They worked on relationships, beats, stakes and the importance of bringing all of yourself to the work. She came in smiling and she left smiling. And most importantly her audition went well... (more)

Jesse Gruberg was cast in a new play. His hard work is paying off. I have every confidence that he will do well. .... (more)

John Petrizzi got off to a great start in the new year by booking a role in the off-off Broadway play "The Sketches Of New York", February 10-12 at The Producers Club.... (more)

Annemarie Hagenaars continues to impress in her last 2 auditions: KIDS AND CRIME RECREATION SPECIAL (ABC) for director, Mark J. Parker, and for upcoming feature film for Tineka Becker Casting... (more)


VIDEO : TIP OF THE WEEK

Teacher, Alan Gordon, goes over ways of finding the right teacher for you and the student he is looking for in you.

Learning any craft can be easy if you have the correct relationship, trust, and communication freedom to understand each other. It is a two way street when it comes to dedicating yourself to learning.

Alan goes into detail of ways to find a perfect learning environment and how he vets his future students to allow them to get to know him as well... (more)


VIDEO : TIP OF THE WEEK

Teacher, Alan Gordon, goes over the Meisner Technique the 'Knock on the door' exercise.... (more)

 
 
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