Keith Farquhar (GBR/FRA)


Keith Farquhar started teaching theatre at 16 while working with kids during the summer holiday and apart from a fifteen-year hiatus to play in a rock band he’s been teaching ever since.
He has a master's degree in applied Human Psychology, a French state diploma in acting as well as a postgraduate diploma in Acting from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He qualified as a Meisner technique teacher with Larry Silverberg at the Eckerd College of Performing Arts in Florida.
He developed his eye for staging while working as an assistant to numerous directors at Lyon Opera such as Peter Stein (Schaubühne, Berlin head in the 60s) Yoshi Oida, Declan Donnellan, and of course Keith Johnstone.

For the past twenty years, he’s used improv and elements of the Meisner technique to teach public speaking, negotiation and self-confidence at Lyon Jean Moulin University. He’s also head of theatre at Atre école de théâtre in Lyon, a theatre school in Lyon which gives a state qualification. 

Recently he’s been in the Netflix show "Les 7 vie de Leah", and the movie "Reprise en Main" and toured Tunisia with a Yasmina Reza play. He has studied and teaches a mix of The Meisner technique, the Keith Johnstone system, The Chubbuck Method and David Mamet’s approach. He believes like life, all acting is improvising.

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Keith teaches "Meisner for beginners" 14-16.06.2024