Actors in Action About
Based on 30 years of practical experience primarily in the Major Markets of Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles, Julie-Anne Liechty’s Technique stands on the shoulders of such theatre greats as Sanford Meisner, Stanislavski, Uta Hagen, and David Mamet. Emphasizing mastery of the Structure of Drama and Behavioral Dynamics (use of behavior to achieve objectives), the Liechty Technique, taught exclusively in ACTORS IN ACTION Classes, demystifies script analysis, giving it a practical focus and thusly, granting the actor vital clues into the world of the film/play and into the heart of the character.
Armed with this knowledge, an actor can make specific, playable choices that allows them to fully inhabit their role. It allows them to access their inner life and behave honestly in imaginary circumstances, which is what great acting is all about.
ACTORS IN ACTION is a “full process” class, meaning every aspect of the technique is taught in each class including: a physical and vocal warm up, Emotional Muscle Development (based on Meisner’s Emotional Preparation), Meisner’s Repetition Exercise, Behavioral Dynamics (verb playing), a “One-Line Audition” cold read/audition practicum, script analysis, and scene performance. Each student receives weekly videos of their work for personal review and professional study.