Half my job is to bring you together with yourselves so you can make peace with who you really are. Because as long as you care what people think about you, you will never step into your true talent.
- Sanford Meisner


The Meisner Technique is all about truth, freedom, and authenticity. At the base of the Technique is Sanford Meisner’s core belief: acting is the ability to behave truthfully under imaginary circumstances. At The Meisner Technique Studio, we strive to uphold the same standard for the craft of acting that Sanford Meisner instilled in each of his students. To that end, students cannot be late for class or miss class. We expect the highest level of commitment from our students and vow to respect their time and efforts with world-class training. 


All classes are full at The Meisner Technique Studio. We are currently interviewing for our next available First Session class. 

The next session starts Wednesday Sep 9, 2020.
Sunday - 2:30pm - 5:30pm / Wednesday - 3:30pm - 6:30pm.

All sessions last three months. The cost for each session is $1200


You are welcome to audit the first two classes of the first session, but after that, no auditing is allowed. This was Sanford Meisner’s policy as well, and his reasons were clear:

  • First of all, this truly is a technique, with each class taught brick by brick. If you were to audit a class without the benefit of experiencing all the teachings and technique leading up to it, the content would be extremely confusing.
  • Secondly (and equally as importantly), due to the depth and sensitivity of the work, Sandy felt it was inappropriate and disrespectful to the students to have strangers dropping into their classes. That said, Jim created MEISNER TRAINED, an online teaching series of over 70 videos of Jim teaching and the work at various stages. This teaching series is a wonderful chance to experience a more in-depth glimpse of the training and is free of charge.


All students interested in enrolling must interview with Jim Jarrett. Interviews can be conducted online via Skype or in person at The Meisner Technique Studio in San Francisco’s Presidio.

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