Why the Meisner Technique
"Take it from a director; if you get an actor that Sandy Meisner trained, you've been blessed." - Elia Kazan
"He has been the most principled teacher of acting in this country for decades now, and every time I am reading actors, I can pretty well tell which ones have studied with Meisner. It is because they are honest and simple and don't lay on complications that aren't necessary." - Arthur Miller
The Meisner Technique is one of the most respected techniques in the professional world of acting, and when a director or casting director sees that you have studied the Meisner Technique for a considerable length of time, they know that they can expect an actor who is truthful, connected, present, grounded, believable, committed, free, authentic, spontaneous, imaginative, emotionally full and with a fully developed character informed by talented, strong choices and the craft to earn every single moment. These are all gifts that the Meisner Technique brings. One of the great strengths of Meisner Technique training is that it is a clear, step-by-step approach to the craft of acting. It develops complete freedom of expression and confidence in your craft.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.”
― Marianne Williamson
Empowerhouse Acting Studio is located inside the French Press Films production studio. Located a short walk from Lake Merritt and Snow Park, we are in the heart of downtown Oakland—close to transportation, stores and dining. 19th Street BART is just three blocks away.
1610 Harrison Street, Suite E East