Tyler Jones

Name:
Tyler Jones
What session are you currently in?:
6th
How did you hear about The Meisner Technique Studio and why did you reach out to study with us?:

I heard about the Meisner Technique Studio through researching the Internet, and stumbling across the wonderful reviews of this school. Before coming to this beautiful school I started studying acting at my local community college. After studying for about a year and a half I started to realize that I didn’t necessarily have any craft to my act. I looked like an actor doing a play instead of a human being living truthfully under these circumstances. I realized I needed something more to help further develop my craft of acting.

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

To be completely honest after two years of giving myself completely over to this training I don’t have any fears about going after this. Even though I’ll have my struggles and heartaches I feel healthy enough to deal with those “problems”in order to become a stronger and healthier human being as well as an actor.

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

I had the deepest sense that this is exactly where I need to be. It was almost that feeling of “man have I been here before”. I remember leaving with such a deep sense of excitement for what was coming next.

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

So many things on so many deep wonderful levels that it might take me a few hours to truly type it all out, so I’ll try to be vague.
This training brought out the truest and purest version of my being. I feel as we walk through everyday life it’s easy to lose ourselves to who we think we are and go against who we truly are.
I feel more instinctual; more aware; more awake; more in the moment;more open and accepting of myself and other. I feel free, and that I truly can do anything I put my mind to.

Sanford Meisner was _________::

I imagine Sandy as a beautiful awoken human being with a mind unlike any other. He is an original who I feel made not only an impact in the world of acting, but an impact on the world in general.

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

This training is literally indescribable. It’s something that nobody could ever take away from me. No matter what happens this training and this school will always have roots in the deepest parts of my soul. I feel as though I’ve grown more as a human in these past two years than any other years in my life combined. If you can work hard and hang in there when the going gets tough the reward is priceless.

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

As of right now I feel very in balance so I can’t really say there’s anything I need to improve on at the moment. However life is a constant battle of balance and I know there may be a shift that takes place at some point. But for now I’m riding this wave of solidity and it feels absolutely wonderful.

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

The main things I took away are:
1. In order to do my best while acing I must remain balanced in my everyday life outside of acting.
2. I have to work my ass off in order to make this dream a reality.
3. Life (acting) is all about choices
4. I can do this!
5. I have the power to create my own content.

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

I think it all depends on the exercise or the scene. I feel as though I’m constantly facing an array of obstacles, and it’s the overcoming of these obstacles where my biggest growth takes place. There’s nothing quite like a good ol challenge.

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

Have fun and play like you’ll never play again. Take the work seriously but have fun and don’t be hard on yourself. None of us are here to be good; were here to learn and work to the best of our ability. If you make it your goal to have fun and learn every time you get on that stage you can never steer wrong. It is called a play after all ?

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