Blognews and updates from the studio

Are Your Acting Habits Affecting Your Performances?
27 Feb

It is easy for emergent actors to be cavalier about or completely unaware of their physical habits and restrictions. An uninformed actor might think she can gamble with her talent or investment in training; assuming that she can summon her most physically creative, expansive and authentic behavior at will. The inexperienced, emergent actor can assume […]
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A Crisis in American Acting
11 Feb

A Crisis in American Acting

Charlie Sandlan
11-02-2015
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In a recent issue of Entertainment Weekly, Jeff Labrecque writes about the incredible influx of British actors in America, and the crisis that is unfolding for American acting. He correctly states that it comes down to one major weakness: training. I believe that the American actor is lazy. The Dedication of British Actors The thousands […]
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Simplicity in Acting
21 Oct

Simplicity in Acting

Charlie Sandlan
21-10-2014
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Cherry Jones visited the Maggie Flanigan Studio in August to talk about her career and her process. Among the many incredible insights she shared was the moment in her career when she truly understood what simplicity meant. For Ms. Jones, it came after years of professional and artistic success, in a rehearsal room with a […]
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What Makes A Good Audition Monologue?
04 Aug

What Makes A Good Audition Monologue?

Acting Classes
04-08-2014
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As the Executive Director and senior acting teacher of the Maggie Flanigan Studio, my faculty and I spend a good deal of time in second year helping our students prepare for the professional world. Finding, selecting, and crafting great audition monologues is a big part of that preparation. Monologues are an important part of an […]
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Tony Award Winning Actress Cherry Jones Visits Maggie Flanigan Studio

New York, NY, July 15. 2014 – Maggie Flanigan Studio, New York’s top professional actor training program, is excited to welcome Tony and Emmy award winning actress, Cherry Jones on July 31, 2014. Ms. Jones, is the recipient of numerous awards, most notably the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best/Outstanding Actress in a Play, […]
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Emotion in Acting
14 Jul

Emotion in Acting

Maggie Flanigan
14-07-2014
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Emotion in acting is a subject that can be misunderstood by many actors, particularly those who are not trained. Most actors think that an actor is “good” if he/she can cry. For many it stands as a benchmark of talent. This is a major misconception. Bad actors want to feel. Bad actors strain to bring […]
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What makes a great acting studio?
18 Jun

What makes a great acting studio?

Charlie Sandlan
18-06-2014
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As the Executive Director and senior acting teacher at the Maggie Flanigan Studio, I am consumed with this question. As with any art form, acting requires a solid craft, and I believe that any great studio should be rooted in a clear and solid, teaching philosophy. But that isn’t enough. I believe that if you […]
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