All of our courses are held in English and are simultaneously translated into French

Meisner
Exceptional intensive courses

with Sylwia Kaczmarek and Anastase Philippe Rouillé

This year again, Sylwia Kaczmarek makes us happy to join us for a series of internships throughout the year.
She also offered us several exceptional themed internships, around the Stanford Meisner playing method.
During these intensive 3 to 5 day internships, Sylwia will work on the essential aspects of acting, casting preparation, the actor's different tools to interpret, characterize the character, emotional preparation and many more. themes to be announced soon.

Useful information

September 21-25 , 5 days of Workshop (30h: 6h / day)


October 27-29 , Themed Workshop  (12h: 4h / day)


November 30-December Themed Workshop  (12h: 4h / day)

​Stages week-end Meisner 

avec Jo Romero et Anastase Philippe Rouillé

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DATES

24-25 October

November 21-22

5-6 December

January 9-10

6-7 February

6-7 March

3-4 April

May 8-9

June 5-6

Hours


Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

(14h of training)

Program

Continuous training, ranging from basic training to advanced acting, depending on the level of the participants.

9 courses based on the principles of Sanford Meisner and William Esper

 

The basic training is a part-time transformation course, inspired by the principles of the Meisner technique.
The actors become familiar with increasingly complex and sophisticated improvisation exercises:

 

- Explore the power of your imagination and the ability to create dynamic and useful "circumstances" for you to take action
without effort or tension.

   

- Give yourself fully to all parts of yourself to be able to deepen what it means to be free and truthful on stage, on set ... and in life.

    

- Become impulsive and spontaneous actors, adepts of improvisation and confident in any scenario, any audition
or any repetition process.

    

- Explore the work of the stage in a way that is not subject to the constraints of "ideas" or concerns about "text".

 

 

Actors suffer from having too much of their attention on themselves. In this state, they wait for signals, plan their responses, push for emotion, and indicate.

Our training aims to solve these problems, so that the actors develop a capacity
to express themselves according to their imagination, the other actors and the requirements of the text.

 

By the end of the basic training, actors will have a reliable and fulfilling way to act fearlessly, with ease, depth and clarity, which will prepare you for life as a professional actor and for our advanced training. .

 

This series of 9 workshops combines improvisation exercises and scripts to guide you towards the full realization of your playing "instrument".
The structure on the 9 stages is fluid. Actors will learn how to go from simple rehearsal to improvisation
by introducing independent activities and imaginary circumstances.
You will learn how to create inspiring, motivating and engaging circumstances that allow you on stage to connect deeply with your inner emotional life.
We will continue this momentum by introducing the "tock at the door", exploring the dreaded "entrance",

and how to prepare emotionally and mentally so that you can respond on instinct, rather than “ideas”.
You will learn to use your imagination in a specific and targeted way, to allow you to immerse yourself

in a "scene" with absolute faith.


Increasingly complex relationship exercises will serve to deepen your ability to create the illusion of complex relationships,
to engage your partner and your imagination.

The actors will gradually abandon rehearsals in favor of impulsive responses, thus creating a realistic dialogue essential to the development of the script and the rehearsal processes.
Introducing Emotional Preparation will teach you how to prepare internally for any scene or improvisation.
You will apply everything you have learned to a second set of more complex scenes.

 

The 9 courses form a complete whole, thus offering a real toolbox to actors.

We therefore strongly advise you to follow the nine courses, if you have the possibility.

In order to prioritize the people registered for all the courses,
we only open individual registrations one month in advance.

Admission

The Meisner method is practiced in couple work. It is therefore possible to integrate an internship at any time because
even if the rest of the group is already advanced, you can still practice exercises corresponding to your level.

However, there are very few places left.

Before registering, please contact us to make sure there is space.



Registration

9 weekend courses from October to June (ie one course per month).
250 euros per course.

For those who want to do in-depth work, these courses can be coupled with a weekly training , on the theme of courses and which takes place once a week in the evening.

The training day will be announced later.

 

​Week-end workshops Meisner

with Sylwia Kaczmarek

& Anastase Philippe Rouillé

Useful information

This year, Studio AZOT is honored to welcome Sylwia Kaczmarek with Anastase Philippe Rouillé, for a series of workshops on the Meisner technique .

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These courses will be in English, translated into French.

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Dates

September 26-27

October 31 - November 1

28-29 November
January 16-17

February 13-14

March 27-28

April 10-11

01-03 May
May 29-30
June 12-13

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Hours


Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

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Meisner Workshops with Sylwia Kaczmarek

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September 21-25 5 days of Workshop (30h: 6h / day)
27-29 October Workshop Themé (12h: 4h / day)
November 30-December 2 Workshop Themé (12h: 4h / day)

 

THE TRAINERS

Jo romero

 

Comedian, actress and trainer, who has won numerous awards.

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With over 25 years of vast and diverse experience in the performing arts,

teaching in particular at the Actors Temple in London.

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She has been teaching the Meisner technique since 2007 at the Actors Temple in London and also at Studio Esper in New York, as a student under the supervision of William Esper.

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Jo has traveled the world to coach many actors, leading Meisner technique training workshops in the UK, Los Angeles, Paris, Greece, Ireland and Israel.

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She writes and directs her own humorous shows, which she performs on stage as an actress,

both in Europe and the United States. She therefore has real expertise in acting techniques,

supplemented by many experiences on television and radio.

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Jo is eager to share her unique style of transmitting her art, which encourages students to take risks,

to jump into the unknown, to work from their instincts and to play!

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“I work with everyone, comedians, improvisers, actors, performance artists and singers,

people who just want to know how to speak in public.

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What I teach has great strength in allowing participants to "be in the moment" with others,

to speak out without self-censorship and to gain great confidence by feeling "right" in their role.

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The Meisner technique has been used by actors such as Gregory Peck, Naomi Watts, Dustin Hoffman

and many others to become more authentic and truthful in their work.

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It can literally bring your performances to life. ”

Anastase Philippe Rouillé

After studying Drama at the Conservatory of St Barbara in Greece, Anastase-Philippe Rouillé lives in France where he works as an actor, trainer and director since 2007.

 

After his training, he followed many workshops in France and in Europe. After a workshop at the Cartoucherie, he founded a training and research group on Michael Chekhov's Method, made up of professional actors and directors, whom he directed for 4 years. He also discovered Sanford Meisner's method, training with many teachers including Jack Waltzer with whom it is formed for 5 years and the Temple Actors.

 

He is very interested in Peter Brook's work, which he considers to be very close to Michael Chekhov’s work. He meets those comedians : Yoshi Oida, Jean Paul Denizon, Sudana Tapa and formed with them. He also works as a comedian on an adaptation of Hermann Hesse's novel "Sidharta" directed by Jean Paul Denizon and Tapa Sudana. He plays in short and feature films, several plays, through Tragedy, traditional Greek Tales, but also more contemporary forms. He is a frequent contributor to director-led projects working with Grotowski and Thomas Richard-inspired approaches, including Gunther Leshnik, Anastassia Politi and Patrck Thoraval. It sets up the AZOT Actors Studio, a place of research and development for actors and directors.

 

He staged : 

Elements Bacchantes  (a creation from Euripides Bacchantes)

Pauvres comores by Ibrahim Barwane

Sauvez le Clown Zigzag 

Les comptes de Nasredin Hodja.

He is currently working on a creation inspired by Shakespeare

As well as a creation inspired by a Charles Dickens tale

Sylwia Kaczmarek

 

Actress.

Acting Teacher at Laboratorium Meisnera in Warsaw

(2012-Present), The Actors Temple in London (since 2016). Founder and teacher at ActingOnline (since 2020). President of Act 4 Art Foundation im, Meisnera.

Sylwia is currently teaching Meisner Technique for actors and elements of Meisner Technique for directors, casting directors, writers and vocalists. Apart from teaching

in acting studios in Poland and UK she's worked

in Switzerland (FOCAL) and for repertoire theater

in Katowice and Rzeszów, festivals such as Transatlantic Festival and even for businesses (Elavon, Toyota).

Sylwia's unique mix of gentle, compassionate and the same time has a firm and uncompromising style. She supports her students to expand their ability to be authentic and access their true and deep emotions in their work.

Sylwia says:
After my full time modeling career and performing in 2 feature films I decided to take acting more seriously and to train and study in the subject. I moved to London to study The Method acting (2007-09), mostly under Giles Foreman. I learned a lot. But I felt something was still missing.

Then I observed my friend participating in Meisner Technique class and I felt this is it! The students were authentic, cried and laughed for real and took me on their journey. Things were not acted, things were really happening. I've heard tfor the first time famous Meisner's quote which stile my heart and imagination:
'Acting is the ability to live truthfully under given imaginary circumstances'.

So I've joined the Actors Temple and in 2009-11 I trained under Simon Furness and Tom Radcliffe.

I returned to Poland in 2011 with no intention to teach, but other actors asked me to share what I had learned, so in 2012 I found myself teaching other people and also coming to London to observe Simon’s classes regularly. A little later in 2012, I established my own acting studio in Warsaw: the Laboratorium Meisnera.

In the meantime, I’ve also directed two projects: a 30 minute film ‘Homo Geminus’ and a 15 minute one called ‘No Easy Way Out’.


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Location :

Weekly workshops : 35 rue Saint Roch, 75001 PARIS

Professional workshops : in different places at Paris

Email : cie.azot@live.fr

Tel: (+33) 6 23 08 29 22