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My NYC, New York acting classes will give you a very basic beginners training that will help you get cast in plays, low budget films or big budget films and episodic TV. Wilton Guzman was a man who never acted before, he didn’t have any training when he came to me. I started training him from scratch and he participated in a few showcases I put together. His confidence and techniques began to grow as… Continue Reading

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At the NYC, New York Acting School of Alberto Vazquez you will learn how to become a professional actor who works like David Pinon (see his credits on www.imdb.com). David came to study with me in 2007 and didn’t have an agent, or any pro credits. After six months, I realized he was talented and asked him, “Why don’t you work as an actor?” He didn’t know why. So I told him to do an… Continue Reading

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In the NYC Vazquez Acting School you will learn about Motivation which is a theoretical construct used to explain behavior. It represents the reasons for people’s actions, desires, and needs. Motivation can also be defined as one’s direction to behavior, or what causes a person to want to repeat a behavior and vice versa.[1] A motive is what prompts the person to act in a certain way, or at least develop an inclination for specific… Continue Reading

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In the NYC Vazquez Acting School you will learn about substitution which refers to the method of understanding elements in the life of one’s character by comparing them to elements in one’s own life. For example, if an actor is portraying a character who is being blackmailed, he or she could think back to some embarrassing or private fact about his or her own life, and mentally superimpose that onto the character’s secret. This is… Continue Reading

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In the NYC Vazquez Acting School you will learn the term Given Circumstances is a principle from Russian theatre practitioner Konstantin Stanislavski’s methodology for actor training, formulated in the first half of the 20th century at the Moscow Art Theatre. The term given circumstances is applied to the total set of environmental and situational conditions which influence the actions that a character in a drama undertakes. Although a character may make such choices unconsciously, the… Continue Reading

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NYC, NY Acting: Meisner’s Technique.

Posted by Felxi on April 28, 2016
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Category : New York Acting, New York Acting School, New York Acting School and Classes, New York Actor, New York Drama School

In the NYC Vazquez Acting School you will study Meisner technique. Many American acting teachers inspired by Stanislavski broke off with Strasberg, believing his method was not an authentic adaptation of Stanislavski’s system. Sanford Meisner, another Group Theatre pioneer, believed the method was far too focused on the internal workings of the actor, and that acting should be “outside in” rather than “inside out”. His ideas came to be called the Meisner technique, and he… Continue Reading

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