Meisner Workshop with Keith Farquhar

April 12th - 14th, 2024| Piaristengasse 32,1080 Vienna

Keith Farquhar is returning to Vienna to lead the courses cater to both beginners and advanced participants.

Sanford Meisner developed a playful method to establish intense partner connection and perceive what is happening in every moment. For actors, it's a simple tool to achieve presence and authenticity in performance. His mantra: "Acting is living truthfully under imaginary circumstances."

Structure of the workshop


April 12th, 2024 | 17-20h

The journey starts here!
Everybody who wants to get a taste before signing up entirely, this is a meet and greet with Keith. 3 hour session to get to know him and his teaching. Sign up afterwards for the entire course and you get a refund for the teaser!

Meisner / Improv Workshop

April 13th 2024 | 10-17h | 150€ / 120€

April 14th 2024 | 10-17h | 150€ / 120€

Each day can be booked individually as the workshop days are not built upon each other.

With the fundmental works of Sanford Meisner in combination with Keith Johnstone our main focus lies on being truthful in improv on stage. Discover how the Meisner technique benefits your acting skills in improv by working from moment to moment. Learn or improve the repetition and POV excercise. Create a character by taking on different mindsets or POVs that are not your own. Use Keith Johnstone exercises to learn how status works. Games and technique - this workshop has it all to get you to the next level on stage! An intensive weekend awaits you!

About Keith

Keith, is an Anglo French actor, director and acting coach. Recently he’s been in the Netflix show « les 7 vie de Leah », the movie « Reprise en Main » and toured Tunisia with a Yasmina Reza play. He’ll be shooting in the Movie White feather this summer. He studied and teaches a mix of The Meisner technique, the Keith Johnstone system, The Chubbuck Method and David Mamet’s approach.He believes like life, all acting is improvising.

He started teaching theatre at 16 working with kids during the summer holiday and apart from a fifteen year hiatus to play in a rock band he’s been teaching ever since.

For the past twenty years he’s used improv and elements of the Meisner technique to teach public speaking, negotiation and self confidence at Lyon Jean Moulin University. He’s also head of theatre at Atre école de théâtre in Lyon, a theatre school in Lyon that gives a state qualification .

He developed his eye for staging, working as an assistant to numerous directors at Lyon Opera such as Peter Stein (Schaubühne , Berlin head in the 60’s) Yoshi Oida, Declan Donnellan and of course Keith Johnstone.

Keith has a masters degree in applied Human Psychology, a French state diploma in acting as well as a post graduate diploma in Acting from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He qualified as a Meisner technique teacher with Larry Silverberg at the Eckerd College of Performing Arts in Florida.

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