Artie Shase

Name:
Artie Shase
What session are you currently in?:
Sixth
How did you hear about The Meisner Technique Studio and why did you reach out to study with us?:

Recently moved back home to the bay and was in search for an acting class that just felt right to me. After meeting with Jim in the interview, I got just that.

Describe your greatest fear(s) about either going after this and/or studying at The Meisner Technique Studio.:

Well fears a funny thing, because at first I was scared of not knowing what I was really scared of but through the training, I was able to recognize exactly what the fears were and where they came from and take it head on, knowing now that it can ONLY make me better.

Describe your feelings as you walked into then out of your very first day of class at The Meisner Technique Studio.:

I’m not really sure what was going on through my head but I do remember that it was very different from anything else I’ve imagined and that I innately knew this was the start of something very special.

Describe the greatest gifts/benefits this training has so far brought to you personally and professionally.:

The greatest gift I’ve received so far is simply the CONFIDENCE to believe in myself. To me, working on that these two past years, its almost like giving myself permission to really go for it. Its a feeling like none else and it has affected all aspects of my life.

Sanford Meisner was _________::

a man who believed in something much greater than himself.

Is there anything else you’d like to say or share?:

I’ve realized that you have to have your “why” in all this, because that’s why we’re all here anyways. Nothing will ever drive you to work harder than your “why”.

What is the one area that you as as a student need to improve upon?:

Trusting my vulnerability, because that’s everything.

Describe the most valuable thing(s) you’ve learned at The Meisner Technique Studio about going after your acting dreams.:

That all my fears are illusions and I, ultimately decide what’s real.

Describe the main obstacles(s) in your work.:

I feel like a broken record but really, my fears and insecurities have been and still is my biggest obstacles.

The best advice I can give a beginning student at the Meisner Technique Studio is_________::

Be VERY honest with yourself if this is what you want. Because if you’re not serious about this, this place isn’t for you.

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