with Quinn Mander
Dates: Nov 5th, Saturdays 6-9pm.
6 weeks, $325. Skips Thanksgiving weekend, ending Dec 17th
Quinn has taught both the Meisner and Chekhov techniques in New York City and for several years in New Mexico and has received numerous accolades from his students. He received his MFA in Acting from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, headed by William Esper, and completed the summer training intensive at The Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. At Rutgers, he studied the Meisner technique under tutelage of William Esper and the Michael Chekhov technique under master Chekhov teacher Lenard Petit. In the years since, he has incorporated Chekhov’s principles into his approach to every role and has taught and coached other actors in the use of the technique. He has appeared on The Night Shift (NBC) and has performed in theatres in New York, as well as regionally. In New Mexico, key roles have included, Prince Hal/King Henry V in The Henry Project (The Vortex Theatre), Caliban in The Tempest (The Shakespeare Guild), and Bradley in Buried Child (Ironweed Productions). Other representative roles include Vicomte de Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Robert in Betrayal, and The Third Man in The Baltimore Waltz.
“I’ve been waiting a long time for a teacher with the knowledge and pedigree to teach the Meisner Technique here in ABQ. Someone with an intimate, elemental understanding of the technique AND the ability to teach it. Quinn Mander is that person. If you have any desire to learn this technique, don’t walk, run to sign-up. You won’t regret it!” – Tom Schuch
“Quinn is an incredible teacher. With his encouragement and patience, I was able to access emotions I didn’t know I had in me and really connect with my scene partner. I am a more honest actor because of his class – Thank you, Quinn!” – Ashley Ward
“In my previous training I was introduced to acting techniques that I found uncomfortable or could not understand. The Meisner Technique takes a wholly different approach that takes an actor out of their head and into the scene. Quinn’s teaching was energetic, compassionate and relatable. I highly recommend this class and this teacher.” – Ethan Schwartzmann
“Really enjoyed learning from Quinn. Was not at all surprised to learn his father was a psychologist as Quinn, too, is a master of the human condition. He’s extremely observant, deft at reading his students, gifted at guiding them as needed. You can tell Quinn has been a fearless explorer in his own life, reaching both depths and heights, and he uses that whole expanse to inform his work. Searingly honest yet extraordinarily kind, Quinn is a real asset to the theatrical community. Would study with him again in a heartbeat. 10 out of 10.” – Kirste Plunkett
“I’ve taken Meisner 1&2. I can’t wait to get started on the next Meisner class. The classes with Quinn have really taught me to listen closely and react honestly to my acting partners. As a beginning actor, I feel that these skills are creating a solid foundation on which my skills will grow.” – Becca Farrell