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LEARNING TO LISTEN THE MEISNER WAY
THE ELEMENTS OF CHARACTER
FINDING MY WAY BACK
IT'S A JUGGLING ACT
 
 
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Germar GardnerGERMAR GARDNER

"I wouldn't have been able to take the steps I have in my career without the help of my teacher and coach Alan Gordon, who actually helped me prepare for my role in ‪'Standing 8'‬. From time to time I get asked by those interested in pursuing the actors path, where do you start? For me, it began with the Meisner Technique in Alan's class. Check him out."


Alan Gordon StudioROESHAWN HUNTER

"After attending countless workshops and classes in search of a great Meisner class, I found one when I met Alan Gordon. From the first day - I learned much about the acting technique - including the history, successful actors who use it and the exercises associated with it. Alan's humor and patience creates a great aura and class environment. He teaches with passion and guides you through each exercise until you gain the confidence to move to the next step. He is by far one of the best teachers that I've ever worked with"


Alan Gordon StudioMARISA KARCHIN

"I can’t recommend Alan Gordon Studio enough. I am an opera singer, and I came to Alan’s class hoping to develop a foundational acting technique. His Meisner Technique class surpassed my expectations, and I’m so happy to have found such a caring, knowledgeable, and motivating mentor. While the other acting classes I had taken in New York City offered tricks and quick fixes, Alan’s course provides a clear, methodical and organic approach to acting. His realization of the repetition exercise teaches you to be fully present and to react instinctively and vulnerably; to overcome self-censorship and self-consciousness. He provides honest and insightful feedback, and will give you about a thousand movie and book recommendations to keep you learning from the best. Alan also offers Meisner and Scene Study workshops, which I’ve found very helpful in learning how to approach a character and break down a script. In only a few months, this class has completely changed the way I think about acting and performing, and I’m excited to continue working!"


Alan Gordon StudioMIKE DeBLIS

"The environment he creates in his classrooms fosters learning. Mistakes are part of the journey and he makes it possible for everyone to grow and learn from our mistakes. His teaches with a precision that encourages freedom of expression. The discipline he provides allows us to spread our wings and fly. I have experienced this type of freedom in any class I have attended Working with Alan has been transformative. Every class opens your heart and taps into your instinctive, unfiltered responses. Alan's highly developed instincts are a window into the truth. I often find myself nodding and thinking "that's true."

"It is rare to find a teacher who is as passionate about teaching as they are about acting. Alan Gordon is that teacher. He is warm, insightful, and and conscientious about helping us to find the truth in every moment. His credo is "laugh and learn."

Every week I'm provided tools that contribute greatly to the building of a solid technique. This journey has provided me with insights about myself that have been eye-opening. "If you want to take your acting to the next level, I highly recommend taking his class."


Alan Gordon StudioDAVID KILGANNON

"When I first began studying the Meisner Technique with Alan towards the end of 2016 I had zero prior acting experience. Didn't have acting contacts and pretty much felt like an imposter. Studying with Alan, I have progressed through several Meisner stages and at this point I have seen evidence that the technique will work even for me. Alan gives pointed feedback in a manner that is supportive and allows for greater risk-taking and subsequent learning. My experience has been fantastic and I highly recommend studying with him."


Alan Gordon StudioIVAN GORIS

"What can I say that I have not said about Alan Gordon Studio. When I first spoke to Alan about taking his class, the first thing I said was, "I need you to be honest with me and not blow smoke up my ass. I want to be a better actor." His response, "I never resort to false praise. You will always get truthful feedback from me." He never let me down. Alan is an actor's encyclopedia. I mean I'm a guy who grew up in the Projects of NYC, and I didn't know the difference between emoting and living truthfully, and thanks to Alan I know the difference and I rely on the instincts I developed while studying with him. Thanks to Alan I can feel when I push and when I'm being false. I tell Alan all the time and I will say it here, Alan has made me a better actor because of his knowledge and love for our craft."

 


Alan Gordon StudioANNEMARIE HAGENAARS

"Dear NYC actors, If you are looking for exceptional training with a knowledgeable, experienced, personable teacher I highly recommend Alan Gordon, the owner of Alan Gordon Studio. Alan specializes in the Meisner Technique, scene study and audition technique. He also provides private coaching that is invaluable for auditions. In the several years I have been working with him he has helped me to develop my skills tremendously. He always provides corrective criticism that is straight forward and respectful. He does not offer false praise as he has told us so many times that it "is destructive and compromises our growth as artists.” He creates a safe environment that allows students to take risks and make mistakes and learn from their mistakes. Alan has developed a clear and effective way of teaching the Meisner Technique that has a lasting impact on the development of your instincts. This method has helped me enormously in all aspects of my work. I am happy to have Alan Gordon in my life. I am very grateful that the hard work with Alan helped me to get the many acting jobs that have been coming my way. I wish you all the best of luck in your careers."


Alan Gordon StudioJENNA DiMARTINI

"Alan Gordon has the unique gift of helping students at all levels of their artistic development find truth in their work and in their lives. As all great teachers do, he inspires growth by creating a safe environment where students feel free to take risks without fear of being stifled. By no means does Alan coddle his students. His feedback is clear, precise, and always with his students' best interests at heart. He never humiliates or embarrasses anyone. He respects his students and treats them like adults. With his expert guidance students feel empowered and develop the ability to find and expose the truth that lives inside of them. Students learn to free themselves in the classroom so that they can work believably and spontaneously onstage or in front of the camera. His approach to teaching Meisner is direct, stressing at all times the importance of listening. When necessary he provides clear cut examples that illuminate the point of the exercises. His candid ability to distill the meaning of Sanford Meisner's work preserves the lineage and the process of achieving truthful behavior and fullness through this technique. What is real for the actor will be real for the audience and through that exchange we may reach enlightenment."


Alan Gordon StudioJAMES KACEY

"Alan has been the one person that I have continually stuck with after all these years. I met Alan 10 years ago and not only have I found that he provides me with what I need as a foundation to grow, I find that I am constantly learning in his class and always have his support and guidance all along the way, which to me is an invaluable gift. Alan has me itching to work every time which I haven't found anywhere else. It's a ride through personal freedom and specificity in acting that I recommend to everyone."

 




Alan Gordon StudioLOU MARTINI JR.

"Alan Gordon is absolutely the finest teacher and coach I have ever worked with in all my years in the business. He is sincere, dedicated, has a passion for his work, and teaches you how to bring the truth out in yourself and how to connect that to the character. He is meticulous in his care of the material and just as important his respect for the individual. Always positive and encouraging he motivates you to get the very best out of yourself. His ability to break down a scene is nothing short of remarkable. Whether you are a seasoned professional, a beginner or somewhere in between I highly recommend that you study with him.

 


 
 
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"Alan Gordon has the unique gift of helping students at all levels of their artistic development find truth in their work and..." ~ Jenna DiMartin
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Germar Gardner
"I wouldn't have been able to take the steps I have in my career without the help of my teacher and coach..." ~ Germar Gardner
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"Alan Gordon is absolutely the finest teacher and coach I have ever worked with in all my years in the business..." ~ Lou Martini Jr.
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