Ongoing • Tuesdays 6-9pm • $100 paid monthly • Taught by Luke Heyerman • Enrollment ongoing, a brief interview is required
It doesn’t matter if you’ve ever been on stage...or never been off. Meisner study is possibly the surest path to a more truthful and vital connection to yourself, your scene, and your fellow actor. A vibrant yet grounded approach that teaches you to live fully in imaginary circumstances without having to do any "acting."
We're the only class in the northwest teaching the extended method and tools perfected by Meisner during his later years in Hollywood where he thoughtfully augmented his approach in order to overcome the flaws built into his earlier, more industrial system.
Certainly, no one acting method is for every actor, but the method perfected by Mr. Meisner and adopted by Sowelu has proven to have helped even the most confounded artists bring their truest, most expressive selves to their work.
3520 SE Yamhill St (near SE Belmont St) Portland, OR 97214
The word Sowelu comes from Norse and Celtic Runes, signifying wholeness, remaining present in the moment, trusting and honoring process, and a commitment to truth likened to the action of a “spiritual warrior.”
For 20 years, the Sowelu ensemble and associate artists have created theater and film that deeply impacts the community.
CURRENT & PAST MEMBERS: Barry Hunt, Artistic Director/Board; Lorraine Bahr, Associate Artistic Director/Board President; Jeb Pearson, Board; Tim Stolenwerk, Resident Sound Designer; Kelly Tallent, Grant Writer; Daniel Hill, Instructor/Board; Joaquin Lopez, Board; Tom Mowe; Board; Luke Heyerman, Education Director; Jodi English, Michael Fetters, Chris Harder, Amanda Boekelheide, Lesia Galimore, Nan Gatchel, Jenni Green, Devan McCoy, Sarah McKinlay, Peter Moesler, Jordy Oakland, Brian Russell, Sean Skvarka, Joe Stoddard, Rhea Wolf.
ASSOCIATED ARTISTS: Julie Akers, Deirdre Atkinson, John Breen, Gretchen Corbett, Lea Floden, Keith Goodman, Lauren Hasson, Mychele Hasson, Penny Kavan, Val Landrum, Kevin-Michael Moore, Tom Mowe, Tania Myren, Sue Portinga-Bean, Jen Portinga, Robert Proganski, Jamie Rea, Ted Schultz, Andrea Schwatz-Feit, Brad Scoggins, Clayton Szczech, Michael Williamson, Frank Woodman.