John Ruskin was Sanford Meisner’s apprentice for many years and served on the acting faculty at the Neighborhood Playhouse under Meisner. The Ruskin School of Acting teaches the Meisner technique and other acting classes.
Ruskin brings his first-hand experience with Meisner to his teachings. The course is divided into a two year program described below.
The first year of work is the foundation of Sanford Meisner’s entire technique. Exercises in repetition, independent activities, emotional preparation, and scene work. The class meets twice a week.
Training in advanced Meisner technique exercises including work in characterization, relationship, improvisation, and Spoon River Anthologies: applied scenes performed from plays of both modern and classic text. The class meets twice a week.