Centers with Joseph Meissner


Sunday February 24th
10:30am  at TNM Red Room


Create fully physicalized, distinct and subtle characters using Micheal Chekhov’s “centers.”

This simple, imaginative acting exercise can instantly get out of your head and make you act from your gut– or your heart, elbow or little toe. Surprise yourself with intuitive movement and character choices using techniques that relate to yoga chakras and Asian martial arts.


Joseph Meissner is an actor, director, and writer. With his wife Helen Krieger, he created the award-winning feature film Flood Streets and web series Least Favorite Love Songs. As an actor, he has worked with the great physical theater directors Andre Gregory, Lee Breuer, and Jerzy Grotowski, appeared in over 20 movies and TV shows, and was a founding company member of Austin’s Salvage Vanguard Theater. He moved to New Orleans in 2001, where he runs a Chinese martial arts school and teaches movement for actors at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. He has trained with the New Movement since 2011 and is impressed with the level of talent, creativity and energy of its faculty. He’s thrilled to be a part of ImprovWins!