Whitney

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

I heard about The Studio through an online search. Within an hour of reviewing Jim’s website, Googling about Sandy and reading students’ reviews I knew that this was exactly where I needed to be.

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

My greatest fear in going after this is/was that I am no good. If I’ve ever set my mind to do something, I’ve always been able to – physically, mentally, even emotionally. I’ve always been able to push myself to succeed at whatever I aimed to accomplish.
But, this is different. I could want to do this, and try to do it, and I could still not be good. And, if I’m not good, then I would effectively not succeed.
With that said, I have to say that this WAS more of a fear before enrolling at The Studio. By taking the action of simply enrolling in The Studio, I’ve realized that this really isn’t about being “good;” it’s about the process of learning and growing, of trying something new, and of giving myself the outlet to express what I know lives inside of me.

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

After that first day, I came away feeling like Jim had peeked into my soul and knew exactly what to say. His story and message resonated with me to my core. I felt like I was in the exact right place at the exact right moment in my life.

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

To continue my daily practice of kindness and lack of judgment to myself, and to be patient and honor the journey of self-growth.

Sanford Meisner was _________::

a teacher, first and foremost, of great wisdom and kindness, with an insatiable thirst to help actors grow into their full potential.

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

Thank you Jim and Melissa for providing this wonderful, safe space for us creatives to come together and explore ourselves as actors and artists.

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

Continue to not be critical of myself along the journey, and to be patient in the process.

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

My dreams mean something and are attainable; I don’t have to be embarrassed of or apologize for what I want to be in this life.

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

I am my own worst critic; I need to be kind to myself and value the learning process and not be “perfect.”

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

Go for it. If you made it to the first session, then you know “IT” lives in you – so honor that by showing up to give your dreams a chance.

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