Constantin Stanislavski

Stanislavski: A One Day Intensive Workshop
Run by Elizabeth Moynihan
(Actress And Writer)

We have two workshops available – one for inexperienced actors and one for experienced actors.

Actors may participate as observers on the day they are not booked in. So inexperienced actors can observe more experienced actors on day 2 and if they wish experienced actors can observe the workshop for inexperienced actors on day 1. The is no additional charge for this.

The workshop is suitable for those who want instant knowledge of the Stanislavski Method without the trouble of having to plough through books – often with very bad translations.

Here you will get an instant access as to what Stanislavski is all about.

The Method empowers actors to use their imagination, senses and emotions to create real performances that are founded in the ‘truth of the moment’. Lots of actors use this technique, like Julia Roberts, Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper.

Stanislavski was a Russian actor, director, and teacher, and he co-founded the legendary Moscow Arts Theatre. He created  a ‘system’ for actors to use in rehearsals. This ‘system’ was to develop an understanding of the motivations, obstacles, and objectives of any character in every moment. All of these elements will be discussed.

You will be required to bring one/two film or theatre  monologues or duologues to the workshop and Elizabeth will work with you on them.

Places are limited.

The feedback on previous workshops to Dublin Central School of Acting has be excellent.

Both workshops will cover:

  • Evolution of Stanislavski via The Actors Studio in New York.
  • The Classic Stanislavski Warm -Up.
  • The Magic If is a highly effective tool for actors. When an actor starts to ask themselves if questions about the character that they are playing, they can discover whole new elements that can be used anytime they approach the creation or rediscovery of a role

Basic Stanno exercises:

  • Logger heads and the art of improv.
  • Justification of an action.
  • Room Re-Call.
  • Portrait
  • Moment before.
  • Inner monologues.
  • Building a character.
  • Hot seating

Date TBC – for inexperienced actors

  • Stanislavsky history, warm up and exercises
  • Justification of an action
  • Room Recall
  • Portrait
  • Sense memory.
  • Logger heads
  • Improvisation
  • Scene study.

Date TBC – for experienced Actors – wishing to hone their skills using the Stanislavski technique

  • Unlocking negative habits. 
  • Your story. 
  • Building confidence.
  • How to stay in feeling.
  • Stanislavsky warm up.
  • Scene Study.: Monologues or Duologue
  • Making your own work.



January Saturday 16th 2021