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We believe that the purpose of an acting school is to get you working professionally. And that begins with Professional Level training. Training that has worked for over 70 years and continues to work today, for a new generation of actors. Overseen by Martin Barter, a master teacher, you will be taught one of the strongest acting foundations available today. Our commitment to Sandy’s legacy is to maintain the technique as he left it behind. We come from a rich history and deep tradition, as noted by The New York Times, Backstage, and Variety.

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Star Don
"Look another person dead in the eye and just FEEL. It’s the simplest yet hardest thing to do."
Jacob Dimenstein
"...my advice to you would be to be open to the possibilities."
Juliene Winborne
" I had taken numerous acting classes, but none of them fully embodied what I was looking for."
Nina Umpierrez
"Completing this program has left me feeling ready and excited to go out and get what I need!"
Heidi Shon
"The Meisner Center gave me a process to work with that I was desperately seeking."
Michael Campion
"It’s maddening trying to communicate the simple, ungraspable beauty this program IS."
Danielle Vega
"I felt I needed a class of Meisner caliber to have in my repertoire to take me to the next level of my career."
Jonathan Freudman
"This is not a Mickey Mouse class, this is serious acting, this is MEISNER.”
Jada Merritt
"...know what it is that you need and fucking go get it!!!
Albert Emery
"I am a better communicator as a result of speaking from my heart."
Jasmine Hill
"Before, I didn't like to say I was an actor because I didn't feel like one. Now I know I'm one."
Damith Warnasuriya
"...this is not a class that you sign up for but more like a life course that challenges you..."
Vanessa Parker
Vanessa Parker
"...this class shows you that you can go straight to the heart and the emotion"
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Yisreal Dubov
"...not only did I walk away with an incredible training in acting; I walked away with a family, and memories that will last a lifetime"
Nerlyn Jean
"A true challenge and commitment, it was the best decision I made for my career thus far."
Channing McKindra
"This is the work that I imagined doing when I first decided to become an actor years ago..."
Brandon Quinn
"I have worked so much more since studying at the Meisner Center..."
Tanya Bettencourt
"I used to think showing vulnerability was a weakness. Not anymore."
Michael Roshangah
"I found that I am stronger than I gave myself credit for."
DeShaude Barner
"The 2 years spent learning from Martin and Ranjiv are something I will never forget... "
Stacey Danger
"The amount of growth I’ve had in nine months far surpasses that of all other studios I’ve trained at combined."
Amir Hasan
"It did not take long for me to realize that my brain was the biggest obstacle holding me back..."
Torrey Drake
"...my ability to utterly connect and live in the moment is second nature to me."
Andrew Carter
"It was by far the most challenging educational and artistic experience of my life."
Bryan Shilowich
"You learn to stop “trying” to “act” and instead learn how to feel your deepest emotions..."
Matthan Harris
"This is without a doubt the best acting class I’ve ever taken."
Christina Ramirez
"...there is nothing like seeing yourself grow into the person you always were meant to be..."
Zachary Gordon
"...it has been an emotionally exhausting journey, but beyond rewarding."
Mikhail Suvorov
"The Meisner technique, unlike anything I've done before, is something you can't pull through just sliding on the surface."
Shalonda Shaw
"...I know what I'm capable of as an actor, and that is a wonderful feeling."
Tanner Risner
"You have no idea what this class can do for you."
Nicole J Butler
Alessandro Marino
"This class cuts the bull*** and tells you the truth..."
Johannes Aspegren
"The Meisner technique allowed me to really see my progress."
Jule Johnson
"I walk away proud, thankful, and immensely confident with the person I’ve become"
Alexandra Dunmore
"I am astounded that I thought I knew how to act before this class."
Sierra Smith
"..I learned that ACTING IS NOT ABOUT ACTING."
Cameren Foley
"This class is definitely not the easy route..."
DeRon Horton
..."the emotional capacity of which i am able to reach now I cannot see myself gaining somewhere else"
Menen Basha
"I’m not quite sure where to begin because so much of this experience is too big to summarize..."
Alex Montalban
Alex Montalban
"However seemingly simplistic Sandy's method may appear, this school is not for the faint of heart..."

Online Self Tape Workshop

Free In-Person Introductory Session Los Angeles - Saturday February 18th at 6pm

Join us for this hands-on session that details what the Meisner technique is. You’ll experience the same exercises taught to every beginning student and leave with a deeper understanding of the technique, as well as acting.
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1st Year Traditional Program- Los Angeles

Our next twice a week 1st year program will begin March 7th, 2023. Classes will meet Tuesday evenings at 7pm and Saturday afternoons at 12pm.
Cost is $295 per month.
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Myths of Online Acting Training
Read what we learned about teaching online.

 

Updated Covid Policy

As of February 1st 2023, you can now provide proof of a negative at home Covid antigen test to enter the studio. Ongoing students who provide proof of a Covid vaccine booster from the past 6 months are not required to do weekly at home testing.

Level 1 Intensive - Los Angeles

Our next Level 1 Intensive will start April 3rd of 2023. This is a 5 week course that meets Monday through Friday from 3pm until 6pm. 
Cost is $885 for all 25 classes.
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Watch Casting Network's interview with Ranjiv Perera about the Meisner Technique.

How to choose your Meisner teacher.

You should interview with different schools and teachers to find the best fit for your training. Here are a number of questions you can ask during the interview process. Read More

Acting Certificate Program

These classes meet twice a week, for 9 months. This is the full Meisner Technique as it’s been taught for over 25 years by Martin BarterRead More