Meisner Acting Class Student Showcase

July 10 & 11 / 8:00pm

Teaching Artist Grant McGowen


The Meisner Technique emphasizes the importance of truthful acting on the stage and screen. Sanford Meisner, who became well known for his long list of famous acting students, defined acting as “the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances.”


Featuring Pedro Ferreira, Hillary Heath, Jamie Dion, Monique Grant, Nadya Zeitlin, Laurel Tyndall, Bubba Carr, Philip Mertz, and Janice Wesley

Directed by Max Reed, Robby Glade, and Sarah Hodges


"Teaching artist Grant McGowen and the hardest working man in the theatre business conducts courses into the finer points of acting, in this class he centers on the Meisner method... These actors are believable and do a good job of being vulnerable... For those of you that have a bucket list or are seeking a shift in careers, join in the fun and take a course from Pinch ‘N’ Ouch Theatre." -The Backstage Beat


"Grant McGowen has gotten fine, sharp performances from all his actors, in every play...Pinch ‘N’ Ouch continues to grow as perhaps Atlanta’s finest “Off Broadway” company. We’ve mentioned in these pages that Mr. McGowen has a gift for attracting talent." -Atlanta InTown Paper


“McGowen’s gutsy actors give naturalistic powerhouse performances... The name, “Pinch ‘N’ Ouch, honors legendary acting coach Sanford Meisner, who taught that acting had to be absolute truth — fully from the heart and soul... That, ultimately, could prove to be the strength of this theater group." -East Atlanta Patch