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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

Overview

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. 

Classes

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

Classes

There are two ways to begin your studies at The Meisner Technique Studio - either the Formal Training or the Introductory Class.
We are now interviewing for the next available start dates for both classes.

At The Meisner Technique Studio, we present Sanford Meisner’s teachings exactly as he intended.

  • Acting classes meet twice a week for three hours
  • Class size is always kept small to guarantee individual attention every class
  • All classes are taught by Jim Jarrett
  • You must be invited to return after each session, ensuring the highest quality experience

The Meisner Technique Formal Training

Instructor: Jim Jarrett

The Formal Training presents Sanford Meisner’s teachings exactly as he intended, taught exclusively by Jim Jarrett, Sanford Meisner’s last teaching protégé.

  • Class meets twice a week for three hours per class
  • $1500 each 3 Month Session
  • Six three-month sessions
  • Class size is kept small, and students must be invited to return after each session

Introduction to the Meisner Technique

Instructor: Maeve Montgomery

The Introduction to the Meisner Technique offers a simplified approach to the foundation of the Meisner Technique

  • Class meets once a week for three hours per class
  • $600 each 3 Month Session
  • Two three-month sessions
  • Students who excel and wish to move forward with the Formal Training will be given the option to interview with Jim for the Formal Training

Auditing

You are welcome to audit the first class 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.

Admissions

All students interested in enrolling must interview with Jim Jarrett. Interviews can be conducted online via Zoom or FaceTime. 

Enrollment
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Calendar

Key Dates for 2024


 

WINTER SESSION – 2024

January 7th – Formal Training Winter Session Begins (Sun/Weds classes)

January 8th – Formal Training Winter Session Begins (Mon/Thurs classes)

January 9th – Formal Training Winter Session Begins (Tues/Fri classes)

January 9th – Introduction Winter Session Begins (Tues classes)

January 11th – Introduction Winter Session Begins (Thurs classes)

 

March 1st-2nd – 13th Annual 24 Hour Film Festival

March 19th – Introduction Winter Session Ends (Tues classes)

March 20th – Formal Training Winter Session Ends (Sun/Weds classes)

March 21st – Introduction Winter Session Ends (Thurs classes)

March 21st – Formal Training Winter Session Ends (Mon/Thurs classes)

March 22nd – Formal Training Winter Session Ends (Tues/Fri classes)


March 23rd – April 6th: Spring Break


SPRING SESSION – 2024

April 7th – Formal Training Spring Session Begins (Sun/Weds classes)

April 8th – Formal Training Spring Session Begins (Mon/Thurs classes)

April 9th – Formal Training Spring Session Begins (Tues/Fri classes)

April 9th – Introduction Spring Session Begins (Tues classes)

April 11th – Introduction Spring Session Begins (Thurs classes)

May 26th – No class

May 27th – No class

June 25th – Introduction Spring Session Ends (Tues classes)

June 26th – Formal Training Spring Session Ends (Sun/Weds classes)

June 27th – Introduction Spring Session Ends (Thurs classes)

June 27th – Formal Training Spring Session Ends (Mon/Thurs classes)


June 29th – July 6th: Summer Break


SUMMER SESSION – 2024

July 7th – Formal Training Summer Session Begins (Sun/Weds classes)

July 8th – Formal Training Summer Session Begins (Mon/Thurs classes)

July 9th – Formal Training Summer Session Begins (Tues/Fri classes)

July 9th – Introduction Summer Session Begins (Tues classes)

July 11th – Introduction Summer Session Begins (Thurs classes)

September 1st – No class

September 2nd – No class

September 22nd – Formal Training Summer Session Ends (Sun/Weds classes)

September 23rd – Formal Training Summer Session Ends (Mon/Thurs classes)

September 24th – Introduction Summer Session Ends (Tues classes)

September 24th – Formal Training Summer Session Ends (Tues/Fri classes)

September 26th – Introduction Summer Session Ends (Thurs classes)