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Welcome to the Jim Bonney Acting Studio website, devoted to the growth of creative artists by training actors in the MeisnerPlus® technique, a combination of traditional Meisner approach plus body and emotional work.



And the winners are...

Best Actor in a Play
Sean King - Orphans - Conklin Barn

Best Director of a Play
James Bonney - Orphans - Conklin Barn

Best Play
Orphans - Conklin Barn

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LISTEN: Podcast with Jim Bonney
LocalTheatreNY Podcast Episode 1 - Jim Bonney Acting
By Roger Gonzalez

LocalTheatreNY Podcast Episode 1 - Jim Bonney Acting
By Roger Gonzalez

 

Jim Bonney Works with Actor Theis Weckesser

 

What's it like to work with Jim Bonney? Actor Theis Weckesser explains
from Roger Gonzalez - LocalTheatreNY on Vimeo.

 

Orphans by Lyle Kessler
a Bonney/King Production

Opening August 20th, 2015 for a twelve-performance run:
August 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 at 8pm
Sept 2,3,4,5 at 8pm
Aug 23, 30 at 3pm

Venue:
Conklin Barn, 2 High St. (off New York Ave./ across from Appliance World), Huntington, NY 11743

Buy Tickets:
brownpapertickets.com

Read a Review:
A powerful ‘Orphans’ hits the boards at the Conklin Barn - TBR News Media
http://tbrnewsmedia.com/a-powerful-orphans-hits-the-boards-at-the-conklin-barn/

Q&A with Lyle Kessler,
Orphans Playright

 



And the winners are...

Best Actor in a Play
Sean King - Prisoners & Criminals - Conklin Barn

Best Director of a Play
James Bonney - Prisoners & Criminals - Conklin Barn

Best Play
Prisoners & Criminals - Conklin Barn

VISIT BROADWAYWORLD

 

Jim Bonney on Anger

 

Jim Bonney on MeisnerPlus

 

Don't Go To Acting Class!

Jim Bonney, Acting Coach from Roger Gonzalez - LocalTheatreNY on Vimeo.

 

Jim Bonney with Tim Howar

“An award-winning, harrowing one-man show in which seven meticulously detailed characters, all suffering from varying states of self-inflicted imprisonment are performed with a passionate ferocity that renders the fragile machismo, of legends like Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro.” - BACKSTAGE, NYC

“4½ stars out of 5, heartbreaking to sidesplitting…” - Ottawa.Com

Jim Bonney and Sean King are Broadway World 2013 Award Winners for Best Director and Best Actor. 

Bonney/King Productions Presents

Prisoners and Criminals, the hit one-man show written by Jarret Wright, starring Sean King, and directed by Jim Bonney. 

Huntington, Long Island, New York - July 24, 2014

Prisoners and Criminals

Written by Jarret Wright
Directed by Jim Bonney
Starring Sean King

Opening July 24th, 2014 for a twelve-performance run:
July 24, 25, 26, 27, 31
August 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9
Thurs-Sat @ 8pm
Sun @ 3pm


Venue:
Conklin Barn, 2 High St. (off New York Ave./ across from Appliance World), Huntington, NY 11743

Buy Tickets:
brownpapertickets.com

Contact Info:
Barbara Gasparik
631-484-7335
Barbara@kingorourke.com

"Prisoners" & "Criminals", ranging from an obsessive-compulsive animal lover to a mafia hit-man whose childhood trauma still haunts him to a veteran of WWII making his last will to a mentally deficient child unable to comprehend his violent actions to name a few!

The show is based on REAL PEOPLE then adapted to the stage. All are trapped in circumstances that seem excruciatingly unendurable… "The resulting stories are unforgettably heart breaking or side-splitting dark comedies."
The characters and their personal stories are a result of 10 years of research into real life people, outcasts and those demonized by society, their lives and psychology. They were found in newspaper articles, psychology case studies, direct one on one interviews and video archives.

Written by Jarrett Wright, critically acclaimed international actor/writer
Starring Broadway World Award Winning Actor Sean King
Directed by Broadway World Award Winning Director James Bonney*

Prisoners and Criminals Inteview with LocalTheatreNY.com



*Professional actor, director and teacher Jim Bonney starred as Danny in a 1986 production, and he directed the show at the John Houseman Theater in Manhattan in 1996. Jim teaches the Meisner-plus technique of acting in New York City and Long Island.

 

Jim Bonney with Tim Howar

BroadwayWorldJim Bonney wins
Broadway World - Long Island Best Director Award 2013

For
"Danny and the Deep Blue Sea"

Written by John Patrick Shanley
(screenwriter for the 1987 blockbuster Moonstruck)

Directed by Jim Bonney*

*Professional actor, director and teacher Jim Bonney starred as Danny in a 1986 production, and he directed the show at the John Houseman Theater in Manhattan in 1996. Jim teaches the Meisner-plus technique of acting in New York City and Long Island.

 

The concept for the MeisnerPlus® technique was created out of necessity by working with all levels of actors, from beginners to professionals. The need was discovered concerning the Meisner technique and other famous acting training methods when consistently actors tried to hit an emotional note, or a moment in their scenes, yet struggled because their instruments (voice, body & emotions) could not fulfill that emotional note.

It seemed that no matter how clear and clever the technique, the actor was always limited in their capacity to express feelings, like a singer trying to hit a high note without the capacity or freedom to do so. The actor's instrument had to be open and fully emotionalized. The MeisnerPlus® techniques can increase these skills.


Buy Our Emotional Prep Training CD!

Jim Bonney's Emotional
Preparations for the Actor:

How to Get Into the Emotional Life of a Scene
By Jim Bonney

Now available at: The Drama Book Shop Inc.
Click here for more info!

The tradition of the Jim Bonney Acting Studio is to develop the emotional life of the actor as well as teaching the tools of the trade. Jim Bonney has discovered and created unique exercises to take the actor step by step to be fully expressive by removing blocks and mannerisms, helping to relieve jamming and anxiety, improving the actor's own judgment, and uncovering fears about the actor's feelings.

All levels of actors have benefited from this work, from Broadway, film, soaps, and stage actors to beginners. This unique method, married to the traditional Meisner technique, creates a powerful, emotionally full actor.

If you'd like to put the excitement back in your acting, contact us by email at or give us a call today at 212 896 5001 or 631 760 2341 . The answer to your acting is in your passion and soul. Unleash your power, creativity, and artistry.

 

 
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