The Maggie Flanigan Studio is a home for serious actors who have a desire to master the craft of acting through a commitment to the training of the Meisner Technique. Our 18-month acting program provides the complete progression of Meisner training along with the entire conservatory program in only 18 months instead of 24. Beginning in January and running through the end of July, this accelerated approach is possible because we remove the holiday and summer breaks that come with the full two-year acting program. Taught by our master acting teacher Charlie Sandlan, this program option allows our students the ability to study with Charlie in their second year.
Created for the NYC resident, the 18-month program is perfect for international students interested in pursuing our full acting conservatory program on an M1 Visa. Additionally, the Wednesday evening, Saturday morning schedule is ideal for students who must navigate the responsibilities of a full-time job while training. Also, many of our students are making their move to NYC in late summer and early fall, making a January start date convenient for them to move, find work, and get acclimated to the city.
The work in our 18-month program requires dedication and a willingness to put in the time and energy necessary to train professionally. For those serious about pursuing a long and substantive career, the Meisner Technique will turn you into a vivid, truthful, organic actor, capable of illuminating the human condition. Meisner trained actors are known for their imagination, their ability be truly present, to listen, and to function from a vulnerable, sensitized place.
Year 2: Building Professional Skills for a Long Career
The fundamentals of acting are instilled in the Actor 1 training. Actors heading into the second year of training have developed a truthful acting instrument, capable of crafting in a simple, specific and personal way with a body that is pliable, vulnerable, sensitive and empathic. These are all hallmarks of a well- trained Meisner actor. Acting 2 will focus on character work and is taught by our Head Of Acting Charlie Sandlan. Students will work on major parts from playwrights such as Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Eugene O’Neil, August Wilson to name a few. You will get the tools necessary to approach a major part as a professional. You will learn how to break down a script and step into the shoes of another human being.
The 18-month Acting Program also makes available the full collection of conservatory classes (our PATP program) that have made the Maggie Flanigan Studio the gold standard of professional actor training in NYC. We believe in training the complete artist. An actor who possesses artistry and craft that expects to be working professionally for the rest of their working life. This work will open you to the deep beauty of this important art form. If you wish to be a vivid, organic and experiential actor, if you are trying to navigate this dream while surviving in NYC, then the 18-Month Acting Program may be the perfect fit for you.
The opportunity to work with both Karen Chamberlain and Charlie Sandlan is one of the best aspects of this program. Charlie Sandlan has become the leading teacher of Sanford Meisner’s technique, taking the art of teaching this work to the next generation of aspiring actors. The teaching tree from Sandy Meisner to Bill Esper, to Maggie Flanigan and now to Charlie is the result of the passion and belief in this technique. Both Charlie and Karen’s 20-year teaching mentorship under Maggie is why the Maggie Flanigan Studio has the reputation that it does.
If you have a dream and know that you have a voice to contribute to this art form, we will help you take your creativity, your passion, and your imagination and channel that into a craft that will support you for the rest of your life.
Apply for Admission to the Maggie Flanigan Studio
Maggie Flanigan Studio http://www.maggieflaniganstudio.com is the premiere acting program for professional actors looking to train in the Meisner Technique in New York City. Prospective actors can apply by going through the admissions process. This 18-month program is designed for actors who would benefit from the two-year program, but need to train on an accelerated, condensed schedule. This program is also suitable for international actors looking to train using an M1 Student visa.
Serious actors willing to work hard and dedicate themselves to developing their acting instrument are encouraged to schedule an interview with the Head of Acting at Maggie Flanigan Studio, Charlie Sandlan by calling (917) 794-3878.