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FORT MYERS, FL (January 9, 2019) – New York director, acting coach, and Sanford Meisner-alum Steven Ditmyer will offer both a workshop and a Meisner Level One certification course at The Laboratory Theater of Florida. The 3-hour Meisner taster workshop will be January 25th from 2 – 5 pm at the theater. The 20-hour certification course will be held over 4 days, Feb. 1, 2, 8, and 9, from noon until 5 pm each day.
As an actor, Steven has worked with the likes of Al Pacino, Arthur Miller, Tony Randall, Ron Rifkin, Sam Waterson, Dianne Wiest, and more. As a director, he has worked with Alec Baldwin, Charles Durning, Jack Klugman, and many more. This spring he will be directing Sarah Ruhl’s How to Transcend a Happy Marriage at The Laboratory Theater of Florida.
The Meisner Technique is a foundational part of acting. Sanford Meisner said, “Acting is the ability to live truthfully under given imaginary circumstances.” It is one of the systemic and complete acting techniques in the western world. This technique not only changes the way the actor responds to other actors on stage but in every aspect of character development.
The 3-hour Meisner taster workshop will give actors 18 and up an in-depth glimpse into the Meisner method, which espouses living truthfully under imaginary circumstances.
Thanks to the support of generous sponsors, and as part of the Lab’s community outreach program, The Lab is able to offer this workshop for $10. Seating is limited.
The 4-day, 20-hour Meisner Level One certification course will be held from noon – 5 pm on Feb. 1, 2, 8, and 9th. Participants must attend all sessions to receive certification. This course is open to actors of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, ages 18 and up.
Workshop: January 25, 2 pm – 5 pm, $10
Course: February 1, 2, 8, 9 noon – 5 pm. $325 for non-members, $250 for Lab members.
Tickets are available to purchase by calling the box office at 239-218-0481. For additional savings, guests may purchase an annual membership.
The Laboratory Theater of Florida, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts, through live performance, education, community outreach, experimentation, and the development of ensemble work. The company features ensemble productions, produces classic works, takes artistic risks, which both feature and challenge local performers. For more information visit or the physical location at 1634 Woodford Avenue, in the Fort Myers River District.

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