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ELECTIVE: Acting & Improv w/Joseph Meissner

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ELECTIVE: Acting & Improv w/Joseph Meissner
Date: June 05, 2016
Time: 12:00PM - 4:00PM

Venue: TNM Nola
2706 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans LA
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Upcoming shows

Full elective coming to TNM Sundays this June!

Beginning Sunday, June 5th @ 12p-4p (also June 12th, 19th, & 26th)
COST: $225 (class size capped at 10)
TEACHER: Joseph Meissner
Email for more info.


“Fuck polite!” – Sanford Meisner, acting teacher

No more half-assing. We are going to COMMIT to our characters, bear-hug our perspectives, fully inhabit our bodies, and leave ourselves exposed.

In this class we will do those fruity-tooty acting exercises everyone makes fun of, and we’re not going to be embarrassed about it. We’re going to fall in love. We’re going to recall the smells of our childhood. We’re going to do mime. At the end, we’re going to be braver, more joyful, multidimensional performs. We will learn to tap into our intuition and cast our inhibitions to the wind.


Joseph Meissner is an actor, director, comedian and writer. With his wife Helen Krieger, he created the award-winning feature film Flood Streets and web series Least Favorite Love Songs, a 2014 Webby Honoree. As an actor, he has worked with physical theater directors Andre Gregory, Lee Breuer, and Jerzy Grotowski, appeared in over 20 movies and TV shows, and was a founding company member of Austin’s Salvage Vanguard Theater. He teaches level 4 improv at TNM New Orleans and movement for actors at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. Joseph is part of the sketch groups Cerberus and All 50 and improvises with TheJetBlacks and Quiet on the Set.


NOTE: Unused classes are refundable on a case-by-case basis and there is a non-refundable 10% cancellation fee if you cancel your class within 24 hours of your first class.

All refund requests must be in writing. Students seeking a refund or a partial refund, should send an e-mail to the Conservatory Director as soon as they have decided to withdraw. Each refund request will be processed within 30 days of such request. Refunds may be issued for courses upon student withdrawal under the following provisions:

8-Week Courses

A full refund of deposit/tuition (minus a $25 processing fee) is available only when withdrawal notification is received by noon (12pm) three business days prior to the start of the course. For example, refund requests for a Monday night class must be received by Wednesday at noon. Requests for Saturday or Sunday classes would have to be received by Tuesday at noon.

For withdrawal after the start of the first session of the class, students will receive a refund of their tuition/deposit minus a $25 processing fee and a $25 administration fee.

For withdrawal after the start of the second session of the class, students will receive 25% of their tuition/deposit.
After the third class, there are NO Refunds or Partial Credits.


Because of their lower price, most workshops are non-refundable, but we will consider refund requests on a case-by-case basis.