Intro to Acting with Meg McLynn: Mind, Body, & Voice
Mighty Tripod is thrilled to welcome Meg back to the studio! Meg is a dynamic instructor, a stellar performer, and we always hear great things about her from her students. In this class, Meg will teach you how to connect with your mind, body, and voice.
~ Angela & David
MAX ENROLLMENT: 8
DATES: Thursday, Jan. 27 - Thursday, Feb. 24 (5 consecutive Thursdays); 6:30pm-9:30pm.
REGISTRATION: At the bottom of this page.
This 5-week class will introduce you to foundational acting concepts and vocabulary that apply to any medium (film, stage, voiceover). It will also help the actor begin to craft a personal practice to develop their “actor’s toolkit” for the demands of this work. Students will learn warm-up exercises that engage the body, the voice and the mind while also developing awareness of habits that may hinder you in performance. We will also explore acting as “doing”, a pursuit of action in response to a specific need. Students will work solo and in pairs, in a fun and supportive atmosphere, using structured exercises to take ownership of the basics of this craft.
Meg McLynn is an actor, vocalist and teaching artist who loves sharing her passion for performance with students of all ages and backgrounds. Her own work as a performer has taken her to stages of all sizes as well as work in film, television and the recording studio.
Meg is a member of the Seattle-based vocal groups, Sugartime Trio and Blue Plate Special. As a concert soloist, she’s performed several songbook series with Purple Phoenix Productions (Patsy Cline, Judy Garland, Carly Simon), and she has been an Anthem Singer for the Seattle Seahawks.
Regional and local stage credits include roles with Classic Stage Company, HERE Arts Center, Theatre for a New City, Huntington Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Company, Book-It Rep, Seattle Opera, and Seattle Symphony.
You can see her now in “The Girl in the Woods” streaming on Peacock, as well as the feature films “Different Drummers”, “7 Minutes”, and “Colton”.
Meg is on faculty at Cornish College of the Arts, where she teaches the first-year Theater Voice and Speech classes. She also teaches the Core Curriculum at Freehold Theatre Lab and serves as a vocal coach with Jack Straw Studios. In any class she teaches, there is a focus on creating a brave space for play and risk-taking: learning to be comfortable with a bit of discomfort, and learning to see failure as an opportunity to grow. Each group of students works as “an ensemble”, and much of the learning comes from observing the work of others.
Meg received her BFA from Emerson College and her MFA from Columbia University. She has also trained in Knight-Thompson Speechwork and Somatic Voicework.