Q: Why did you decide to take on not just the acting class but movement, voice, theater history and script analysis?
A: I think voice training is so important and I was unaware of how untrained I was with my voice. https://goo.gl/2KcByi
Q: How did you feel walking into those workshops without a real foundation?
A: I definitely did not feel confident and I definitely did not feel prepared. I tried to be as confident as anybody would be like, “Oh you got this, just be yourself, give them what you got”, but no I didn’t have anything to ground myself in. I definitely was not confident. I didn’t even know how to prepare. #meisnertechnique #actingclassesnyc http://www.maggieflaniganstudio.com/two-year-acting-program/meisner-technique-matthew-ramirez/
Q: What were the steps that led you to choose the Maggie Flanigan Studio?
A: I read so many books on technique which, honestly, it doesn’t really do anything justice. Charlie was the best fit for me after speaking with him. https://goo.gl/kwdYSn
Q: What were the problems you were having as an actor that led you to the two year training program at the studio?
A: I think definitely for me there would be so much downtime in between a workshop to the next workshop to the next one on one that it would kill that motivation, especially not really knowing what to do, what to read, what to look for. While I was in the workshops I was completely in there, I loved it and I knew that this is something that I really wanted to pursue, but that downtime and just not being committed to something five days a week, just like once a week, it leaves so much room for distraction and yes, so much distraction out there that it’s easy to just fall back and stay comfortable. I think the comfort factor, it’s easier to just be comfortable when you’re going to do something once a week and you think you’re really pursuing it, but at the same time, you know deep down that you’re scared to fully commit, so the downtime. I didn’t like that. I didn’t like feeling comfortable basically. #meisnertechnique #actingclassesnyc http://www.maggieflaniganstudio.com/two-year-acting-program/meisner-technique-matthew-ramirez/
To learn more about training at the studio and the #Meisner Technique contact the studio during regular business hours at (917) 789-1599. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJTeaCEz1pY