Creating Behavior podcast is a source of inspiration for the serious actor, a reference point for all of you who have the vision of being a respected artist. A show for those of you who have a yearning to illuminate the human condition in all its aspects. Charlie Sandlan, owner and Master Teacher of the Maggie Flanigan Studio in NYC, is considered one of the best acting teachers in the United States. Charlie will share with you what has up to now, only been available to the students of his NYC acting classes. Each episode of Creating Behavior will explore the actor as artist. You’ll learn to establish a habit of creativity that will increase your empathy toward the human condition, deepen your understanding of craft and technique, and ignite the passion of instilling artistry into your life’s work. Join Charlie each week for a mix of solo shows and interviews, as he nourishes your intellectual curiosity, answers your questions about the art form, and inspires you to go the distance with yourself. Creating Behavior is the podcast that will give you everything you should consider if you have the desire to create organic, vivid, fully realized human behavior for a living.




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The Maggie Flanigan Studio has earned a reputation for putting well-trained, professional artists into the business. We have actors, directors, writers, and producers working all over the world. Our NYC acting studio is a thriving community of dedicated, passionate people who are dedicating their life to the beauty and importance of a creative life. Below you can look at some of our alumni, and the exciting careers they continue to establish.


“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.”

Marco Bettencourt Urbina

Jes Macallan

Maggie taught me that I could control my work, my acting, and to throw all of the bullshit out that I had in my head about ‘what I should be doing’ and to just listen and respond honestly, in the moment. She gave me a craft. She is, quite simply put, THE BEST.”

Marco Bettencourt Urbina

Leslie Bibb

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.”

Marco Bettencourt Urbina

Andrea Anders