The Glorious Adventure of the Creative Process

The Maggie Flanigan Studio trains professional actors ready to enter the business with a solid craft and a clearly defined work ethic. In this video Charlie Sandlan discusses what actors need to do to truly be considered great actors. Our studio is not a place for everyone. We are...

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Austin Kairis: Six Week Summer Acting Program

The Meisner Summer Intensive at the Maggie Flanigan Studio allows actors to experience the first part of the professional actor training program as initially conceived by Sanford Meisner. In this section of the interview at the studio, Austin Kairis talks about starting the six-week summer acting program. Q: Austin,...

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Awareness. Acceptance. Allowance.

Sara Fay George teaches movement classes for actors at the Maggie Flanigan Studio in New York. In this blog post, Sara discusses the different levels of the creative process. Awareness. Acceptance. Allowance. Although deceivingly simple these, three principles create the foundation of any prosperous, creative process. Once initiated, this...

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Alumni News: Meg Hennessy

The Maggie Flanigan Studio congratulates studio alumni, Meg Hennessy. Meg has the role of Minnie in “The Shadow of a Gunman” at the Irish Repertory Theater. Review: “The Shadow of a Gunman” at the Irish Repertory Theater, Meg Hennessy “The Shadow of a Gunman,” Sean O’Casey’s tragicomic 1923 play about gun...

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The Unavoidable Meisner Process

The New York summer acting program at the Maggie Flanigan Studio includes the Six-Week Meisner Summer Intensive. The acting intensive is based on the training that Sanford Meisner created to teach professional actors. Here in this video, Andrel McPherson discusses the acting program. Andrel McPherson Interview: New York Summer Acting...

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Facing the Conflict and Taking it Personally

The New York summer acting programs at the Maggie Flanigan studio train professionals actors based on the acting technique that was created by Sanford Meisner. In this interview Angie Elliston discusses how Meisner training during the six week program was different than she expected. Angie Elliston Interview: New York Summer...

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Bill Esper: Mentor and Artistic Father

William Esper was the preeminent acting teacher in NYC when I trained with him as an actress and then as a teacher. He was also the authentic interpreter of Sandy Meisner ‘s work. I worked with Bill for 19 years. We co-taught the MFA Acting Program at Rutgers University....

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Making Complicated Look Simple

Actors who commit to the professional actor training at the Maggie Flanigan Studio establish the skills and tools that they need to succeed as professional actors. Hailey Vest talks to Katie about the confidence that she has gained at auditions and the actors who are inspiring her right now....

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Underestimating Meisner

The best 18-month acting program at the Maggie Flanigan Studio starts the first week of January every year. The acting program is an accelerated two-year acting program. In this interview, Sam Super talks about his experience with acting classes and the Meisner technique before he came to the studio....

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Acting Demystified

The eighteen month acting program at the Maggie Flanigan Studio is an accelerated acting program based on Meisner acting techniques and principles. Oriana, a student in the acting program, talks about what it was like auditioning without professional training and her decision to start training in the acting program...

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