Following the methods of director and teacher Stanford Meisner, "Working With Actors" is a short course, designed to provide practical tools to actors and directors to collaboratively create truthful, in-the-moment performances for film and stage. The course covers many aspect of Meisner technique, from forging a connection via repetition to the process of personalising text to prepare for a scene.

The course is taught by Stephen Bayly, who brings over thirty years worth of industry experience as director and producer together with his dynamic, practical approach to teaching to create spaces where actors and directors work together and learn from each other.


For full details of the course, more information on Stephen, and for testimonials from past students please visit or contact me at


The next Cardiff workshop is set over three weeks:


20-24 Mar            Cardiff Week One

3 – 7 Apr            Cardiff Week Two

17-21 Apr            Cardiff Week Three


The workshops will consist of 4 weekday evenings (18.00-22.00), and 1 full day on the weekend (10.00-18.00), totalling 24 hours of contact.


The cost is £275 per week, with a 10% discount for members of DGGB, SMAW, and students who have attended previous demos or courses.


The venue is to be confirmed shortly.


“Take it from a director: If you get an actor that Sandy Meisner has trained, you’ve been blessed.” Elia Kazan

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