Beginning Meisner Technique

Meisner Technique

Don’t Act It -- Live It.

Really Listen & Truthfully Respond

Access & Trust Your Impulses

Heighten Your Instincts & Imagination

“The truth of ourselves is the root of our acting.”

Sanford Meisner

Are you ready to stop acting and start living your scenes? 

The secret to good acting is to not act at all. Meisner Technique takes actors out of their heads and helps them focus on the other actor, responding instinctively and spontaneously in the moment. This course meets in-person twice a week -- perfect for actors just starting out who want an intensive experience or actors with training who want to bring more immediacy to their work.

This course starts with repetition and incrementally adds more complex exercises that culminate in moment-to-moment scene work. The goal is for the actor to work unselfconsciously and truthfully with ease, trusting the impulse of the moment. Outside rehearsals with a scene partner are required. 

Meisner Technique is for you if you...

Want to learn how to express organic, truthful behavior on stage and screen.
Desire a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to the Meisner Technique.
Are ready to add a new technique to your actor toolbox.


After this course, you will…

Have increased confidence and access to your impulses.
Perform roles with heightened imagination and bold instincts.
Use the reality of what's happening in the moment and achieve truthful spontaneity.

Upcoming Dates

Thu January 11 - Mon February 12
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Meets IN PERSON Twice a week on Mon/Thurs.
Fee: $595/10 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
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In-Studio classes require proof of full vaccination before enrolling.  Masks are encouraged but not required. We reserve the right to adjust these policies at any time. Click here to see our in-studio guidelines.

Meisner Technique Will Teach You The Fundamentals

Instructor: Nicolas Landry

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  • This is an open level class and no audition is required. You can apply online. 
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  • Questions? Call us at 212-741-0209 or send an email to so we can help.

Nicolas Landry (Meisner Technique, Scene Study) has been involved in the acting profession for over thirty years, devoting ten years alone to the study of The Meisner Technique with many teachers including, James Price, Jeff Goldblum, Martin Barter and Sanford Meisner. His working credits include television shows such as DAYS OF OUR LIVES, GUIDING LIGHT, AS THE WORLD TURNS, GENERAL HOSPITAL and the Showtime series, RUDE AWAKENING starring Lynn Redgrave. He has also appeared in several national commercials, Independent feature films, including HOBOKEN LOU which was nominated for the 2002 b-movie award. His many stage credits are regional and off off Broadway including, the Dramalogue's Critics Choice award for the twentieth anniversary of BENT and his portrayal of Coleman Shedman in Romulus Linney's HOLY GHOSTS. In addition to acting, Nicolas received the much coveted HASSELBLAD MASTERS award as semi finalist for outstanding photography. His writing credits include the novel, INDIAN ECHOES and is currently working on a second novel set to be published Fall 2023.


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