Our Legacy...


History… Tradition… Legacy…

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

Online Self Tape Workshop

Free In-Person Introductory Session Los Angeles - Saturday October 22nd 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.

This will be an in-person class that requires you email a picture/scan of your Covid Vaccination and booster. No one is allowed to attend without providing proof of vaccination.
Email to reserve your spot.

Myths of Online Acting Training
Read what we learned about teaching online.


Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required to attend our in person training. Additional details and requirements for in person training will be provided during the interview process. 

December 2nd Year Traditional Program - Los Angeles

We will be starting our next 2nd Year Program in December of 2022. This is 9 months of “character work” training that completes the full Meisner program. Only students who’ve done the 1st year program from a reputable Meisner school can be considered and interviewed for this program. 
Cost is $285 a month. 
Email to schedule an interview

November Level 1 Intensive - Los Angeles

Our final class of 2022 for beginners will be a Level 1 Intensive starting on November 7th and completing December 14th. Classes will meet Monday through Friday from 3pm until 6pm.
Cost is $850 for 25 classes. 
Email to schedule an interview

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