Meisner Summer Intensive | Carolina Solorzano | 917-789-1599

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Q: What did you think acting training was before you started the six-week summer intensive?\n

A: I had no idea what an acting training program meant at all, and really how I got to Maggie Flanigan Studio was because I took an acting and film course with a teacher of mine and towards the end, he asked me \u00e2\u0080\u009cwell, what do you think of the course? What is it that you want?\u00e2\u0080\u009d And I told him, \u00e2\u0080\u009cI feel like I don\u00e2\u0080\u0099t have a foundation and when he gave me a script, I didn\u00e2\u0080\u0099t know where to start. I didn\u00e2\u0080\u0099t know what he meant. Like: \u00e2\u0080\u009cReally listen\u00e2\u0080\u009d. I had no idea what he meant when he mentioned those things in class. And he told me, \u00e2\u0080\u009cWell, if you really want to know, you know, have a foundation for acting, then you have to go to the Maggie Flanigan Studio. Because there you are going to learn what acting is and what it takes and if this is something you really want to do for the rest of your life.\u00e2\u0080\u009d\n

Q: And what happened to you specifically during the Six Week Summer Intensive that changed your perspective on acting and training? \n

A: Well, I realized that I had no idea what acting was whatsoever or even acting classes. I\u00e2\u0080\u0099ve taken so many random classes and all they give you is lines and \u00e2\u0080\u009cwork on this, work on that\u00e2\u0080\u009d. Really I had no foundation. I didn\u00e2\u0080\u0099t know where to begin, I didn\u00e2\u0080\u0099t know how to approach it, I didn\u00e2\u0080\u0099t know what I was supposed to do, feel, Where do I get these emotions from and all that stuff, and really what I learned was that the most important thing is to really listen to the other person. That it\u00e2\u0080\u0099s not just about saying lines, but actually taking in what someone is telling you, being truthful in your response and when I saw that I thought, \u00e2\u0080\u009cOkay. I need to learn how to do that (Laughs)\n

Q: And what did you learn about yourself during the Meisner Summer Intensive that surprised you or changed you?\n

A: I learned a lot. A lot. A lot! One of the things that just sticks out the most is that I learned about being vulnerable. And I learned that, you have to open up and you have to be willing to be seen. All parts of you. Not just this one part. And I also understood that in order for me to learn behavior, I needed to understand myself. What do I do when I\u00e2\u0080\u0099m in certain circumstances. And that way I be able to understand me and what triggers me, and that way I\u00e2\u0080\u0099ll be able to respond truthfully. \n

Q: So why did you decide to enroll in the two year Meisner Conservatory program after the summer intensive?\n

A: I saw that I had to. There was no other choice. It wasn\u00e2\u0080\u0099t a question in my mind. I decided I was doing it two weeks in to the program. I was like, \u00e2\u0080\u009cI need this\u00e2\u0080\u009d. I really want to be a good actor. I really want to be truthful when I work and I realized that I needed training. I had no training whatsoever and the Meisner program is really comprehensive. It entails everything. You work on so many different sides and that\u00e2\u0080\u0099s something I need as an actor. \n

For more information about how you can apply for admission to the Meisner Summer Intensive, contact the studio directly by calling (917) 789-1599.\n

In the next video, Victoria Dmitriev talks about her experience in the Meisner Summer Intensive and what it means to be vulnerable as an actor:
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This video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbQcSrPpgLo, can also be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLF3VXonk-wHnlXXNb5RlpoAivsMI_XfOt&v=hbQcSrPpgLo.

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