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If you want an acting program that will give you the foundation to become a simple and truthful actor, then this is where you want to be. Before I began, I took a few classes here and there but I had no idea what I was really doing. I had no idea what it meant to be an actor. Then I stepped throu...

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Up front, I want to clearly state that I don't consider myself a "natural" actor. I'm one who needed to learn the skill set and had to work very hard to soak those skills into my soul. And I could never have accomplished any of this without Maggie Flanigan Studio.

First year, Charlie and Maggi...

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After studying at another acting school for years, I still felt that I had not developed a strong acting technique. I was left with a sense that technique was this elusive and mysterious thing that I could not quite grasp. Then I met Charlie and Maggie. They completely demystified the process by ...

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I had been waiting to hear back from a couple of MFA programs for weeks, when a coach of mine suggested I look in to the Maggie Flanigan Studio. I had my heart set on getting an mfa, but decided there would be no harm in meeting with Charlie Sandlan to talk about the program. Within minutes of ta...

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There was a point in time when I felt stuck after my training at the studio had ended. I was auditioning as much as possible and taking industry workshops but something was missing. It was an awful feeling. I was down on myself and I allowed some of the realities of what it means to be an unknown...

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I was in a rut in my life before joining the studio. Working a full time job that I was not happy with, unable to find anything worth committing myself to. I knew for the longest time that I wanted to be an actor but I had no idea how to even begin the process. After research and recommendations ...

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Reiki is truly a treat. As an actor in NYC I often neglect my emotional well-being and internal growth. I often feel emotionally drained after an intense class or rehearsal, and Reiki is where I come to rest my mind and body, and turn my intention inwards to cultivate my emotional wealth. Reiki c...

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The movement classes offered at the Maggie Flanigan as a whole is a life changing experience, and Movement Two is where the real transition begins as your understanding of how to recognize where you hold tension and how to release those areas in order to be open and free in your body becomes clea...

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The Maggie Flanigan Studio has changed me as an actor, an artist, and as a human being. When I enrolled in the summer intensive I expected to learn the foundation of Meisner technique and head straight back to the audition room. I was feeling burnt out and frustrated when I started the summer int...

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Testimonials

10 months ago
Online acting classes with Charlie have been a revelation for me. I have found the online format an invaluable way to continue my acting training from home and stay plugged into a community of like-minded artists. And for better or worse, the future of this industry is virtual in many aspects. Is the online platform more challenging to work with at times? Yes. Do I have to hold myself much more accountable for my work? Yes. Do I miss the physical contact? Of course I do — but all of these challenges make the online classes that much more effective for those who are truly committed. I've continued to grow in abundant ways since taking my classes online with Charlie and think there is immense value for those looking to get their acting training started online at Maggie Flanigan.
- Belén C
11 months ago
REVIEW FOR MOVEMENT CLASS AT MFS: Movement I was highly recommended to me by all my Acting classmates and by my teachers. I thought that movement class was going to be all about dance and expression through movement in a general way, but it was a lot more centered on specific applications of movement to deepen contact and response with other people, which was challenging but deeply rewarding. It was also about using movement to release my body and allow emotion to flow more freely. The contents of the class were much more intimately related to the craft of acting than I expected. The teacher, Sarah Faye, teaches with humor, grace, and freedom and it was a joy to be part of her class.
- Juan C
a year ago
In addition to the Acing Class in the summer intensive, I took Voice 1. Liz Eckert is an excellent voice teacher. She's very attentive and patient with everyone - I could see how much she enjoyed witnessing each of the students progressed along our own exploratory process. Working with her was a pleasure. As a singer and an actor I know how crucial it is to be able to express myself fully, without having physical obstacles that get in the way of fully using my voice to do so. I wanted to see what this class had to offer and see what blocks I might not even know I needed to deal with. The class left me with highly practical techniques in the form of an adaptable warm-up routine. I have something I can use to relax and free up my body and voice for any situation that I need it. The work we did was incredibly subtle; with each exercise and lecture I found how challenging it is to explore how my entire physical body connected to my voice. It was surprisingly difficult to find ways to re...
- Adam M

Acting Classes in New York, NY

Who it comes to acting classes the Maggie Flanigan Studio is widely considered to have the best acting classes in NYC. The acting studio has acting classes and professional acting programs based on the life work of Sanford Meisner and the Meisner Technique.

We are proud to be NYC’s most respected professional actor training program. We welcome aspiring actors interested in going the distance with themselves; risk-takers who want to feel safe, nurtured, and yet pushed in a way they could have never imagined in order to fulfill their fullest artistic potential. Charlie and all of the faculty approach every day honored to be the caretakers of Maggie’s artistic vision.

Maggie established the Maggie Flanigan Studio to offer smaller acting classes and to give individual attention to serious actors in a conservatory-based program. She has carefully chosen the faculty and designed the curriculum to parallel an MFA-based program. Over the past decade, the Studio has become a magnet for talented actors interested in the Meisner technique.

It is widely acknowledged by actors familiar with Meisner training and by professionals in the industry that the Maggie Flanigan Studio and its staff understands and teaches the Meisner work more clearly and precisely than any practicing Meisner studio or Meisner teachers today.

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