James Price

Acting Faculty Member

James Price (Meisner Technique) is the founding Artistic Director of The Acting Studio – New York and Chelsea Repertory Company. Mr. Price majored in theatre at Indiana University and worked as a professional AEA actor before attending and graduating from the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater, to where he later returned as a member of the teaching staff under the tutelage of Mr. Sanford Meisner. Mr. Price is grateful for his 15-year relationship with Mr. Meisner as his protege and personal friend.

Mr. Price has also taught acting at Trinity Rep Conservatory in Providence, RI and has worked as actor, director, teacher, and producer in regional, Off-Off-Broadway, stock, and college theatres. A task-master with 49 years of experience, he is featured in several books on acting, among them Stagecraft by Robert Blumenfeld, Legitimate Acting Coaches in New York by Larry Silverberg, and Acting Professionally by James Manos.

"James Price is a gifted artist, teacher, and human being whose mission in life is sharing his authority and love of acting with each and every one of his students. His attention and perception are uncanny, and I will never forget him or the time that I spent in his classroom."
— Kathy C.
"James Price is a teacher in the truest sense of the word, and, by being his student, my life (acting and otherwise) has been permanently changed for the better. I have just commenced on the long road to understanding the “truth” of what acting really is, and I am blessed to have James."
— Rahoul R.
"James Price is without question one of the greatest acting coaches - fostering, nurturing, and challenging each and every student while uniquely ferreting out their strengths and weaknesses, and enhancing them in a way that allowed virtually everyone to come out of the class as better actors, technicians..."
— Jeff A.