Meisner Institute 

A Center for Actor & Teacher Training & Research

Sanford Meisner 

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In his 60 years of teaching, Sanford Meisner developed a step-by-step approach to train actors - simple, direct & effective. Thirty-seven of his actors were nominated for Oscars. The Meisner Institute is dedicated to following in his tradition. Our goal is to provide the best training for actors and acting teachers and continue Sandy's 60 year exploration of the best way to teach acting. Get involved and help us bring Meisner actor training into the 21st century.

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Workshops for actors & teachers
Starting in January!

Learn how you can become a Designated Meisner Teacher (DMT)

Exchange ideas  with teachers, directors & actors from around the world! 


Meisner for Teachers

The Meisner Institute continues Sanford Meisner's teacher training approach through an intensive and progressive program. Learn the benefits of getting Meisner teacher training. 


Meisner for Actors

If you are just starting your actor training, the Meisner approach is a perfect way to begin your studies. If you have studied other approaches but still feel like something is lacking in your training, perhaps Meisner is the answer you are looking for.

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Sanford Meisner

Sanford "Sandy" Meisner taught acting for over 60 years. He was one of the original members of the legendary Group Theatre. He continually innovated in his classroom as he searched for the most simple, direct and effective way to train each individual actor the difficult craft of acting. 

Books by and about Sandy Meisner


Sanford Meisner on Acting


De Tree A We: The Remarkable Lives of Sanford Meisner, James Carville and Boolu

Wear your Meisner with pride