Special Sundays 12-3pm

Special: Special Class

Prerequisites May require previous UCB class experience. See course description below for details.
Scheduled Sundays 12-3pm
Start Date Jun 23, 2019, 12:00pm
Price $340
Class Size 12 students
Sessions 6 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Aug 1, 2019, 6:00pm

Acting

Whether you are performing solo characters, in a sketch, a play, or a film/TV show, having the tools to find the fun, know what the script needs and becoming confident as a performer is key.  In this class we will learn some basic acting techniques.  You will be expected to perform and memorize written (your own and given) material in class. Also, outside rehearsals with your scene partner(s) will be required. 
 

Pre-requisite: Completion of Improv 301 OR Sketch 201 OR Character 201

Only one absence allowed. Instructors must be notified of absence at least one week in advance to adjust at home scenework accordingly. If you miss more than one class, you may be removed from the course.

Leslie Meisel, teacher

Leslie Meisel Leslie Meisel is an actor, writer, director, teacher and in college worked at a bowling alley thinking it would be exactly like Grease 2.
It wasn't.

Currently a co-host of the monthly show COUPLES SKATE and most recently she was a cast member on the UCB house team CHARACTERS WELCOME (Season 1 & 2) and Winner of the 5th annual NBC/UCB Diversity Showcase.

On screen, Leslie can be seen on the new NBC show RISE, Difficult People, Broad City, Netflix’s The Characters, and the feature film Bachelorette (w/Rebel Wilson & Kirsten Dunst).

As a director, she has worked on many shows at the UCB Theatre, including AzN Pop!: Live in Concert!, All In Favor, United Federation of Teachers with Natasha Vaynblatt (IFC, Funny or Die, McSeeney’s), co-directed Stone Cold Fox: Sexy Idiots with Aaron Burdette, (Man Seeking Woman, The Onion), several Maude sketch teams, co-director/writer of He Said She Said with Kate Riley-Zelensky (MTV, Two Guys Named Josh) and worked with Bridge & Tunnel‘s staged show for Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival.

Other staged shows at UCB: BOB ODENKIRK and UCB PALS: A LOAD OF HOOEY, Oh My God I Heard You're Dying!, The Unbreakable Gun, Thunder Gulch Presents MNL: Monsters Night Live and she performed in LOVE CAN SUCK A D**K...AND SO CAN I! A show that was co-created by Leslie and Megan Neuringer (written by Megan with Material/Characters by Leslie) all about how much love sucks a big 'ol dong which played to sold out shows at UCBLA and had a year long run at UCBNY.

website: www.lesliemeisel.com
twitter: @lesliemeisel

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