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What Separates Meisner Trained Actors from Other Actors?

The Maggie Flanigan Studio is dedicated to preserving the life work of Sanford Meisner, the Meisner Technique. In this blog post, Charlie Sandlan discusses the second reason that actors should study the Meisner technique.

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One of the marks of a really well-trained Meisner actor is their vulnerability, their sensitivity. Meisner’s first-year work, which really takes about nine months to teach, has to do with chiseling away all of the defenses, all of the socializing, and the parenting, and the educating, that has kind of kept you safe and protective, in order to get through life. But a really good actor needs to be very open and very vulnerable.

Meisner’s repetition exercise and their progression of that first-year work have to do with sensitizing your instrument. That is one of the great things that really separates a Meisner actor from anybody else, is their vulnerability, their empathy, their ability to be able to connect to another human being, to be played upon, and changed from moment to moment, to moment. Sensitized to the way they’re being treated and the way they’re being talked to. It’s the mark of a really well-trained actor.

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Why Study the Meisner Technique? Maggie Flanigan Studio (917) 794-3878

Vulnerability – A Reason to Study the Meisner Technique

Learn more about the Meisner Technique and the professional actor training that the studio provides, call the studio during business hours at (917) 794-3878.

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