Why Study the Meisner Technique?

byCharlie Sandlan

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The professional actor training program at the Maggie Flanigan Studio is based on the Meisner technique, which was the life work of Sanford Meisner. In this video short video, Charlie Sandlan discusses one of the three reasons that actors should study and train with the Meisner technique.

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Why Should Actors Study the Meisner Technique?

There are a couple of things that a really well-trained Meisner actor can do. One of them is this, they have the ability to create fully realized organic human behavior. Stanislavski was the last major shift in what we consider good acting. Back in the 1920s, 1930s he really started and created this idea of organic acting. Meisner’s technique, which is rooted in your ability to really, truthfully do under imaginary circumstances has everything to do with creating behavior. That is the job of the actor. It’s what you’re paid to do.

I can break actors down in really two categories, those that truthfully do, that are organic, and vivid, and really illuminate something about the human condition, and those that indicate, those that act – hack actors that really don’t know what they’re doing. They perform but Meisner actors, they know how to create behavior. They do it organically and they do it consistently with craft and technique.

Learn More About the Meisner Technique

To learn more about training at the studio and the Meisner technique contact the studio during regular business hours at (917) 789-1599.

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