Wayne Dvorak??s Meisner acting class has been an excellent experience, providing a challenging and rewarding study of the craft. Working in the industry as a director, I searched for a serious and structured experience that would immerse me into the actor??s process. This class accomplished that and more. In addition to the Meisner technique, Mr. Dvorak teaches scene study, script interpretation, language, vocal exercises and other intangibles that I??ve found uniquely helpful in my work.
Our class meets weekly in Los Feliz with at least two rehearsals a week completed outside the studio. We work through what Mr. Dvorak has designed as seven levels of the Meisner technique over a period of two years. Two years sounds like a huge commitment, and it is, but developing one??s acting tools takes time, work and dedication and I believe that this structure works.
Many of the exercises are difficult because Mr. Dvorak challenges you to operate outside of your comfort zone until you are comfortable and adept at visiting all the key emotional aspects of yourself. Class sizes are small and reasonably priced and though the program last two years, we take a hiatus in December and July. He??s been teaching this class for many years and his experience is evident with his perceptive and honest critiques.
As my class approaches the end of two years of study, I feel fortunate to have found Mr. Dvorak??s program and am very appreciative of the experience and development as an actor and as a director, writer and creative person. My respect and admiration for the craft of acting has grown exponentially as has my confidence as an actor. I cannot imagine moving forward in my career without this experience.
It??s worth the time to pay a visit to Mr. Dvorak??s studio and audit a class before committing to a course of study.