Meisner

What Is Meisner Technique?

Create Intimate Moments On-Screen & On-Stage

Stop Performative Listening & Start Actively Listening

Embody Truthful Human Behavior

Learn the Technique Required for Film & TV

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“Don't be an actor. Be a human being who works off what exists under imaginary circumstances.”

Sanford Meisner

Modern audiences are accustomed to eavesdropping on the lives of the characters they see on screen. Meisner is more than just acting -- it’s about truthful human behavior under imaginary circumstances. Are you ready to create eavesdrop-worthy scenes?

Sanford Meisner cultivated one of the best-known approaches to acting. Meisner Technique is a collective series of training exercises, each building on the last.  Actors work to:

  • Focus on their partners instead of themselves, letting go of self-consciousness. 
  • Be attuned to what is happening in the here and now.
  • Improvise freely as the character existing in this moment.
  • Bring the spontaneity of your instinctive personal response to the text.

*Now you can study with T. Schreiber Studio in-person or online from anywhere in the world.

Online Meisner Technique Classes

Beginning Acting Technique

Beginning Acting Technique

New to acting? This course gives beginner actors a hands-on introduction through famous acting exercises using the methods of Hagen, Meisner, Guskin, and Strasberg. This course does not include scene work and should be taken before other technique classes.
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Hagen/Meisner/Strasberg

Hagen/Meisner/Strasberg

Using Hagen, Strasberg & Meisner exercises, the actor will learn to work instinctively and freely while building techniques in order to feel what it’s like to bring a character and scene to life. This course is perfect for new actors who are eager to learn multiple techniques.
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Beginning Meisner Technique

Beginning Meisner Technique

Beginning Meisner Technique focuses on putting together the fundamentals of a solid acting technique with a step-by-step approach to working with the Meisner technique. Open, honest listening and responding is taught through a series of structured Meisner exercises that build into scene work.
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“The only way to deal with yourself as an actor is to follow the emotional truth of what you have to do...And as you develop you become confident. You come to believe in what you’re doing and trust it because it’s out of you.”

Sanford Meisner

A Meisner Class is for you if you...

Want to ground your acting practice.
Don’t understand how they make it feel so real on-screen.
Have trouble getting out of your own head.

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After this course, you will…

Trust yourself and your impulses.
Unselfconsciously bring a script to life.
Allow moment-to-moment truthful behavior.

 

“Find in yourself those human things which are universal.”

Sanford Meisner

Read one T. Schreiber master teacher’s first take on Meisner

“He Told Me to Take a Meisner Class and I Laughed”

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