In the environment of professional actors, Gary Condes rarely needs to be presented. He is a man with 20 years of theater, film and television experience. He performed, among others on the stages of the West End, Off-West End, repertoire and traveling theater. During his tenure as a teacher of Meisner’s technique, he worked with prominent personalities like Sam Rockwell (“Moon”), Helena Bonham Carter (“Wings of the Dove”), Colin Firth (“Fever Pitch”) and Ray Winstone (“Five Seconds to Spare “).
For over 10 years he has been traveling all over the world, sharing his knowledge, experience and skills. He taught actors in London, Paris, Zurich, Krakow and Prague. Gary’s workshop is deeply rooted in Meisner’s technique, but also inspired by the selective practices of Stella Adler and Stanisławski. He encourages the actors to work from the bottom of their hearts, not from the intellectual head. According to Gary, the role of the actor is to give the viewer an emotional “kick” and what they do on the stage is happening at the moment. Condes’ aim is to lead the actors to the path through which they will be courageous or even fearless, but at the same time specific and precise in their expression. It’s about combining artistry with technical discipline in such a way that every performance is filled with real life.
In addition to courses Gary also conducts individual trainings, preparing actors for roles in feature films, theater productions and television series. He worked, among others with Lars Von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac”, “Game of Thrones” by HBO, or “Youth” by Paolo Sorrentino.