The Method International
Sense Memory Technique
FREE Online Workshop
|February 3rd - March 10th (5 weeks)
(No class Feb. 17th)
|11:00am to 1:00pm
The Method International held by Valentina
Mariucci is inspired by the Strasberg Method, one of the most important
and successful acting techniques, a concrete discipline, a
revolutionary sequence of training exercises, based on mental and
physical relaxation, on sense and emotional memory and on the
willingness to lead actors to discover and fulfill their whole and most
Strasberg’s technique, as Strasberg himself used to say, is “an amalgam
of the work of Stanislavski, Vakhtangov, Meyerhold and the Group
Theatre”, a detailed study and an evolution of the main innovations
brought by the Russian Theatre. Through a careful observation of the
human behavior, through his studies and intuitions, Strasberg managed
to guide actors towards a personal investigation and search for
truthfulness, towards the abolition of any structure, emotional block
or judgement, towards the sincere transformation into a real and
veritable character with his/her own way of thinking and moving.
The Method International is a journey in which every actor takes up a
truthful transformation, by getting rid of all the habits and tensions,
which prevent us from being fully expressive and artistically creative.
Each actor will go through an evolutive path where the most important
thing is the effort and commitment to get to the result, and not the
result itself. There is no judgment. Everything is based on the truth
and authenticity of the moment. Every movement, every breath, every
word is something new for the actor. Every exercise is a gift, a
research, an inspection, a true artistic and human discovery.
This workshop will be held via Zoom, a free program
you can download to your phone, computer or tablet. We highly
recommend downloading Zoom in advance to avoid any issues signing on
for the workshop.
This program is
very popular, so register early while slots are still available. Space
will be limited. You don’t want to miss it!
Mariucci is an Italian actress, director, singer, writer and acting
teacher focused on the Strasberg Method. After her classical high
school studies, she graduates in Law from Bocconi University Law School
in Milan and attends several courses in the USA, specifically at
Harvard University in Boston and Fordham Law School in New York.
After graduation she decides to completely devote herself to music and
theatre. She attends Accademia09 School of Performing Arts in Milan and
in 2012 she begins to work as an actress and singer on very famous
stages such as The Teatro Filodrammatici of Milan, Teatro Princesse
Grace of Montecarlo, Teatro Zelig Off of Milan, Teatro Manhattan of
In 2013 she is selected as translator and teaching assistant for the
Master Class about the Strasberg Method held in Milan by Lola Cohen,
who was Strasberg’s student herself and who is considered the most
influential Strasberg Method acting coach and representative at
present. This precious collaboration went on for six years and led
Valentina to be personally trained by Lola Cohen as a Method teacher
and to create her own workshop, “The Method International”.
Since 2018 she has been holding the “The Method International” in
several schools and theatres worldwide, among which: Teatro Las Sillas
in Mendoza, Argentina; Edinburg Acting School, Edinburgh, Scotland;
Scuola di Cinema Immagina in Florence, Italy; Michail Checov Studio in
Chieti, Italy; Accademia Nico Pepe, Udine, Italy; Accademia Cinema
Toscana, Lucca, Italy; Modena Workshop Theatre, Modena, Italy;
Accademia Talenti Nascenti, Lecce, Italy.
Among her most important roles as an actress, Valentina is touring many
Italian theatres by performing Eva Cassidy in “Eva Cassidy”, a
biographical play dedicated to the American singer directed by Luca
Pasquinelli, and by playing the comically troubled Anna, main and only
character in “A cena con Anna”, a play directed by Elisabetta Vicenzi
and based on the renowned “Anna Cappelli” by Annibale Ruccello which
was selected to be showed inside the main prison of Milan, “Casa
Circondariale San Vittore”, male and female department, where Valentina
is a volunteering teacher and actress.
As a director, she wrote and directed the play “La luce del buio”, which debuted in Milan and toured several Italian theatres.
As a singer, she is also known as Eriis and she released her first
album “Eriis + the Boxroom” in all the musical digital platforms in
As a writer, she published her first poetry collection “La luce del
buio” in 2015 and she was included in the “Encyclopaedia of
Contemporary Italian Poets 2019”.