Don't Miss this 4-Week Online Intro to Meisner Intensive that will meet twice a week for 4 weeks! This class will be taught by leading casting director, producer and acting coach - Donna Morong! This class is for actors 18+. Limited to Only 14 students! This class will be held online via Zoom. You will be able to download the recordings of your performances for educational purposes only.
This is an introduction to the world famous technique used by celebrated actors such as Allison Janney, Robert Duvall, and Chadwick Boseman. You will work twice a week, for 4 weeks to introduce you to the foundation of the technique, actively listening and working off of your partner. This technique created in the 30s by Sanford Meisner, elevates on camera work for the 21st century.
"To be an interesting actor – hell, to be an interesting human being – you must be authentic and for you to be authentic you must embrace who you really are, warts and all. Do you have any idea how liberating it is to not care what people think about you? Well, that's what we're here to do." — Sanford Meisner
Donna Morong is a respected casting director with over 25 years in the business. She spent 15 years at The Walt Disney Company ultimately becoming Senior Vice President of Motion Picture Casting in the feature film division, where she cast films such as “PRINCESS DIARIES”, “SHANGHAI KNIGHTS”, “10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU”, “DEUCE BIGOLO”, “ANNAPOLIS”, “CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN”. In 2008, she won an Artios Award for casting Ben Affleck’s “GONE BABY GONE” for Miramax which garnered an Academy Award Nomination for Amy Ryan.
Her ability to spot talent helped launch many successful careers including Heath Ledger, Jennifer Garner, Chris Pine, Rachel McAdams, Anne Hathaway, and Joseph Gordon Levitt.
Ms. Morong began her career in casting in New York City working on some of the most prestigious, original Broadway productions including “HURLY BURLY”, “BILOXI BLUES” and “BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS”. She cast for Yale Repertory and Second Stage while concurrently running a successful studio for young actors on Theatre Row. Prior to casting Ms. Morong trained with Bill Esper in the Meisner Technique and taught acting at Rutgers University.
After a career as a top executive at the Walt Disney Company film division, Ms. Morong decided to launch her own casting company where she has been working on independent and studio films in Europe and the U.S. More importantly, she has returned to her first love: teaching. Her dream as a teenager of building a studio of like-minded artists continues to flourish, first at the Aquila Morong Studio and now in a new venture, Donna Morong Acting Studio. is passionate about nurturing actors’ talent and uses her years as a casting director, as well as her training, to aid the actor in realizing their talents through technique and training.
This intensive will meet online via Zoom on Mondays & Wednesdays 2-4PM EST / 11AM - 1PM PST on October 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th & November 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th
PLEASE NOTE: We don't offer refunds under any circumstances but offer full credit that you can apply toward another class if you cancel your class 24 Hours or more prior to the class. We won't provide credit after the class has already begun. Please read our Studio Policy for more information.
*The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Acting seminars or acting classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director."