Week-end workshops Meisner


Ashlie Walker & Anastase Philippe Rouillé

Week-end workshop Meisner with Ashlie Walker - 

16 hours of training : 250€ for one workshop


This year, AZOT Studio has the honor of receiving Ashlie Walker with Anastase Philippe Rouillé, for a series of workshops on Meisner's technique.


These workshops will be in English, translated into French.

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

             Ashlie Walker

Ashlie began her working life as an actress at the age of 9 and has many TV, Film Commercial and Theatre credits. After 20+ years of training and working as an Actor, she began coaching others and became the Managing Director of Actors Temple Studio London.


Ashlie has trained/ taught extensively in Meisner’s Technique, Mindfulness  Meditation, Intuitive Coaching, the work of Stanislavsky and the Science of Acting as taught by Sam Kogan. She also holds a Bsc (Hons) in Psychology and a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy.



Ashlie is committed to training actors to reveal their most authentic performance, spontaneous creativity and the courage required to succeed in the profession. Based in London and leading courses at The Actors Temple, she also travels internationally for teaching, workshops and retreats, including Actors Academy Finland.


November 22-24

December 13-15

January 17-19

February 28 - March 01

March 27- 29

01 - 03 May

May 29-31

June 12-14


Friday from 18:00 to 22:00

Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00

Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00


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

These 9 workshops will be on the basic training of the ACTORS TEMPLE


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


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


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


- To become impulsive and spontaneous actors, improvisers and confident in any scenario, audition or repetition process.


- Explore the work of the scene in a way that is not subject to the constraints of "ideas" or concerns about the "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 an ability to express themselves according to their imagination, the other actors and the requirements of the text.


At the end of basic training, the actors will have a reliable and fulfilling way to act without fear, with ease, depth and clarity, which will prepare you for life as a professional actor and for our advanced training.


This serie of 9 workshops combines improvisation exercises and scripts to guide you towards the full realization of your “instrument” game.

The structure on the 9 workshops is fluid. The actors will learn how to move from simple repetition to improvisation by introducing independent activities and imaginary circumstances.

You will learn to create inspiring, motivating and engaging circumstances that will allow you to connect deeply to your inner emotional life on stage.

We will continue this momentum by introducing the "knock at the door", exploring the feared "entrance" and how to prepare emotionally and mentally to respond instinctively rather than with "ideas". You will learn to use your imagination in a specific and targeted way to immerse yourself in a "scene" with absolute faith.

Increasingly complex relationship exercises will grow your ability to create the illusion of complex relationships, engaging your partner and your imagination.

The actors will gradually abandon the repetitions in favor of impulsive responses, thus creating a realistic dialogue essential to the development of the scenario and to the repetition processes.

The introduction of emotional preparation will teach you to prepare yourself internally for any stage or improvisation. You'll apply everything you've learned to a second set of more complex scenes.


Each workshop of the 9 workshops weekend can be followed independently of the others.

However the nine workshops form a complete whole offering a real toolbox to the actors.

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

In order to prioritize the participants in the six workshops, we open registrations for individual workshop, one month before the beginning of the workshops for people who have not participated since the beginning.


The Meisner method this practice in couple work. It is therefore possible to integrate at any time because even if the rest of the group is already advanced, you can practice exercises corresponding to your level. However, there are very few places left. Please contact us before registering to make sure there is space




9 workshops week-end from October 2019 to June 2020 (one workshop per month).

250 euros per workshop.

A discount of 10% will be applied for registration to 9 workshops.


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


The training day will be announced later.


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