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Discover the secrets of the first-year Meisner acting program in this exclusive breakdown by Master Teacher and Maggie Flanigan Studio Owner Charlie Sandlan. Uncover its rich history, the core essence of its work, and the critical factors to consider when choosing your place of study. Ready to embark on a transformative journey in acting?

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“Maggie Flanigan has been one of the most important people in my artistic life. I want to work with Maggie trained actors. As an actor myself, she is my first source. I do not say this lightly, if you are serious about acting, and willing to work very hard, then go to Maggie.”

Stephen Adly Guirgis Testimonial for Maggie Flanigan Studio

Stephen Adly Guirgis

“I was placed in the intense reigns of Charlie Sandlan. I became a better artist, actor, friend, sibling and daughter because of the studio. Even now, I crave the studio every day. What I learned is present in my work every day. I truly believe in everything they stand for.”

Stephen Adly Guirgis Testimonial for Maggie Flanigan Studio

Jes Macallan

“Maggie Flanigan taught me the true meaning of artistry, passion, and professionalism. I am certain that I continue to work as an actress because of my training with Maggie. At every audition and every performance, her guiding voice is with me. It is a gift beyond measure.”

Stephen Adly Guirgis Testimonial for Maggie Flanigan Studio

Andrea Anders


The Meisner Technique and Meisner Acting

Acting at its best is a creative, transformational art. Actors must work incredibly hard in order to master their acting instrument. I opened this acting studio determined to provide what was lacking in American actor training: a small, intimate, and nurturing home for serious actors to sharpen their skills and solidify their craft with Meisner acting. The work at my studio is rooted in the Meisner technique of Sanford Meisner combined with my experience teaching the work for over thirty-five years. If you want to be taken seriously as an actor, dedicate yourself to mastering the craft.

Founder of the Studio


I believe in the actor as artist. I am not interested in pop-culture superficiality. Art is about truth, and this must be the pursuit of any serious actor. It takes incredible courage to function from the human heart. Our goal is to train and nurture actors who value artistry, understand the importance of a developed body and voice, embrace work-ethic and self-discipline, and possess a desire to illuminate humanity in all its aspects. This requires craft. The job of the actor is to create behavior, and the Maggie Flanigan Studio believes the best actors do this organically and truthfully from genuine experience. We are a home for serious actors who want to play full out with themselves and seize the opportunity to live up to their fullest artistic potential.

Executive Director, Head of Acting & Master Teacher

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