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What Vital Skill Does the Meisner Technique Teach Actors?


The Maggie Flanigan Studio acting classes and programs are based on the Meisner Technique and the passion of the late Sanford Meisner. In this short blog post, Charlie Sandlan discusses the third reason to study the Meisner technique.

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

One of the important aspects of a really well-trained Meisner actor and one of the things that I think Meisner’s technique really instills in you so that it’s second nature is your ability to be spontaneous. It is an incredibly vital part of an actor’s skill, your ability to act before you think.


When a Meisner actor is well-trained the ability to be spontaneous becomes second nature.

Charlie SandlanExecutive Director, Head of Acting

When that comes to working on a script, when that comes to being able to apply that to a scene, it is the difference between a hack actor and somebody that really knows what they’re doing and knows how to work.

Your freedom, your spontaneity, your ability to improvise in the moment with other actors on stage or on the screen is vital to your work. Being fresh, being surprising, being vulnerable is one of the important things that Meisner training will instill in you, you’re spontaneity.

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

Why Professional Actors Need to Study the Meisner Technique

To learn more about the classes and programs at the studio, as well as, the Meisner technique, call the studio today to arrange an admissions interview with Charlie Sandlan. Call (917) 794-3878.

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