The O'Neill Studio Free Lab
A PROVING GROUND
The O’Neill Studio Free Lab is a free-of-charge proving ground for new approaches to problems facing the actor.
Each Lab is based on an essay written by artistic director Stephen Kennedy Murphy, who also leads the Lab. Murphy studied acting with Sanford Meisner at The Neighborhood Playhouse and apprenticed as a director at The Juilliard School. CLICK FOR WIKIPEDIA
This fall, The O'Neill Studio will continue to evolve our approach to managing the tensions that inhibit the actor through what we call “Permission Work."
Permission Work integrates mindfulness, movement and music into a practice geared toward giving yourself permission to freely work.
This approach has been developed to help actors in acting O’Neill's plays, which require an exceptionally deep connection and with it great flexibility. We have found it equally applicable to other works of depth.
The Lab, which will involve no more than ten actors, will meet in a 2-3 hour session to be scheduled by consensus of participants.
To apply to be a part of The Lab fill out the survey at the following link: Link
Previous Labs have resulted in the following essays on which our ongoing classes are based:
O’NEILL AS YOU LIVE AND BREATH - On connecting breath to emotion: CLICK FOR ESSAY
MONOLOGUES AS SONG - On using song to open emotional channels: CLICK FOR ESSAY
ACTOR ASANA - On using yoga and core work to free and strengthen the overall actor: CLICK FOR ESSAY
If you have any questions reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your interest!